PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS NOT A PRODUCT YOU CAN BUY - THIS IS A GATEWAY TO OUR RANGE OF STARTER SETS TO SUIT ALL ABILITIES AND BUDGETS
Get a great start in model rocketry from £14.99
At the Model Rocket Shop we pride ourselves in the wide range of Starter (or Launch) Sets we offer for beginner rocketeers. We offer the full range of Estes sets, created a few of our own combinations and offer them either in Economy or Deluxe versions.
Our Deluxe Sets make a perfect gift as they contain everything needed to build and fly the rocket at least three times. We include glue where required, batteries, recovery wadding and rocket motors with igniters. In addition, all you really need is suitable weather and a place to fly!
Because our Deluxe Sets include rocket motors they must be sent by courier (using ordinary post is strictly not allowed). To get best value from the courier fee, you can order additional motors. We send out our sets with lower powered motors because we believe that lost rockets do not help us delight beginners!
If you want to try stronger motors, each product has recommendations in the Vital Statistics section that provide thrilling flights after you have learned about wind speed (and hopefully not tree climbing!)
Ready to Fly Starter Sets
No messing about with glue or paint. Please read the enclosed documentation so you have a fun and safe experience!
A minute will have the parachute and wadding installed then assemble the launch pad (2 minutes) and put the batteries in the launch controller (1 minute) and stick a motor and igniter in the rocket. Head for the great outdoors! Count down and launch!
CLICK HERE to make your selection from our Ready to Fly Starter Sets
Deluxe Easy to Build Starter Sets
Your satisfaction will be multiplied when you build your own rocket. Depending on the glue (and sometimes paint) and your modelling experience, you can get these rockets in the air in an hour or sometimes less.
CLICK HERE to make your selection from our Deluxe Easy to Build Starter Sets
Deluxe Starter Sets for Grown Ups
Not for kids! Some require adult building and finishing skills, some just go way high on powerful motors. These rockets are big fun for big people! Or share amazing rockets with your youngsters?
CLICK HERE to make your selection from our Starter Sets for Grown Ups
Economy Starter Sets
These sets are for the budget minded - straight off the shelf as Estes makes 'em. Because they don't include motors we can just pop them in the post which is cheaper than a courier. On the other hand, you will need to have batteries, recovery wadding, motors and maybe some glue already to hand.
CLICK HERE to make your selection from our Economy Starter Sets
The Weakest Link
If problems occur in any standard rocket kit chances are it is the recovery system. Estes standard components are built to a low price, not a high level of durability.
To be sure you get your rocket back we recommend Starter Set Upgrade Kits, an economical version of our Recovery Upgrade Kits that addresses the standard recovery components' short comings and is a bit kinder on the environment, too.
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Our full-on Recovery Upgrade Kits provide the highest level of durability. They are principally for rocket builders that value the time and skill they put into their birds. That's not to say that failing to get back a beloved Starter Set rocket is any less traumatic (especially if child disappointment is involved).
for more information on our range of Recovery Upgrade Kits