Estes 1960 Nova Payloader Flying Model Rocket Kit

Estes 1960 Nova Payloader Flying Model Rocket Kit

0 out of 5

$15.99 (as of July 10, 2018, 11:21 am)

Clear payload section
Easy to build and fly
Laser cut balsa fins

SKU: EST1960 Categories: ,

Shop Now

  • Description
  • Amazon Customer Reviews


A clear payload capsule, lightweight design and high altitude performance combine to make the Nova Payloader a great cargo carrying rocket! Powered by standard Estes engines, this rocket can carry that special something 1,000 feet into space! This Skill Level 1 kit is one of the easiest payload rockets to build and finish, making it perfect for the first time rocket builder. Rocketeers aged 10 and up can enjoy high-altitude thrills, with adult supervision for children under 12.

Assembled Rocket

A clear payload section only adds to the excitement of this Estes favorite!

Rocket and Equipment

Amazing heights of 1,000 feet can be reached with your completed Nova Payloader.

3, 2, 1, Lift Off!
The Estes Nova Payloader rocket is an all-time favorite that rocket aficionados have enjoyed building and flying for years! It’s truly the number one choice of rocketeers wanting to experiment with payloads. This rocket stands over 21 inches tall and has a clear 4 inch payload section that can be filled with all sorts of fun things, from bugs to mini dolls. Launch a small action figure or try some gumballs and see how high your rocket flies. As a science experiment, see how your specimen withstands a suborbital journey. Adding to your growing fleet of Rockets? Check out this extreme pay load rocket, the Payloader II Skill Level 1 Model Rocket Kit.

Blast Off to Learning Fun
In addition to the excitement and entertainment it provides, rocketry also has significant educational value. Model rockets transform kids into amateur rocket scientists, encouraging them to think about how the rockets work. Rocket building teaches kids the basics of propulsion, flight, and aerodynamics, and can help foster an early interest in science and engineering. Some painting, gluing and sanding are required for the Nova Payloader. Quality Estes body tubes, laser cut wood fins, molded plastic nose cone and self-stick decals make for an afternoon of building enjoyment with this Skill Level 1 kit.

Mission Control
The Nova Payloader requires an Estes Launch System and Estes engines for the launch (not included). A8-3, B4-4, B6-4 or C6-5 engines suggested for all missions. Unless otherwise specified, all models require assembly. Tools, construction and finishing supplies sold separately. In order to launch, a launch system, model rocket engines, igniters, recovery wadding and four ‘AA’ alkaline batteries are required – sold separately unless otherwise specified. Read all instructions before beginning. Make sure you have all parts and supplies required. Test fit all parts before applying glue. Sand as necessary for precision assembly. Product color and shape may vary. When launching, stand back as far as the launch controller cord will allow (15 feet). Rocketry is not intended for indoor use. Choose a large field (500 feet), free of dry weeds and brown grass. Launch only with little or no wind and good visibility.

What’s In The Box?
Estes body tubes, laser cut wood fins, molded plastic nose cone, self-stick decals, 12 inch preassembled parachute and instructions.


Requires some painting, gluing and sanding for the end result of hours of fun!

Clear payload section
Easy to build and fly
Laser cut balsa fins
Over 21″ tall
Flies over 1000′