ESTES Model #2168


The Metalizer is an easy to assemble model rocket.

Additional Information

  • Length: 22.5″
  • Diameter: 1.35″
  • Weight: 2.4 oz.
  • Recovery: Parachute
  • Fins: Plastic
  • Altitude: 760′
  • Recommended Motors:
    • B4-4, B6-4, C6-5


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Build History

  • 08/26/2006 – Purchased Estes Metalizer from Red Arrow Hobbies for $8.39 (Retail $13.99)
  • 01/13/2007 – Took pictures of package, opened package and took pictures of contents/. CA glued fin halves and lower body tube together.
  • 01/14/2007 – Attached shock cord to nose cone and applied decal to body tube. The parachute was pre-assembled. This completes construction of Estes Metalizer model rocket #2168.
  • 03/31/2007 – Repaired shock cord attachment by modifying how it was attached to the launch lug. Glued shock cord to mount about 1-1/2″ from forward end.


02/23/2008Hardin LandfillBS20C6-3Maiden Flight.
07/13/2008ADC ParkBS22C6-5sweet metal
03/22/2009Sim’s FarmFF2009B6-4
03/06/2010Sim’s FarmBS38C6-3Great Flight.
03/06/2010Sim’s FarmBS38C5-3First Flight of the Day.
03/07/2010Sim’s FarmTRA1A8-31st flight of the day.
04/03/2010Sim’s FarmBS40B6-4Nice Flight. Landed close by.
07/17/2010ADC ParkBS42C6-5Last flight of the day. Model was recovered east of the launch area on a 6×60″ orange cloth streamer.
03/26/2011Sim’s FarmBS48B6-4Great Flight and recovery. Landed a few feet from the launch table.
06/04/2011ADC ParkBS49B6-4
06/04/2011ADC ParkBS49B6-4
06/04/2011ADC ParkBS49B6-4
06/04/2011ADC ParkBS49A6-4
09/17/2011ADC ParkBS52C6-3Good Straight Flight
11/12/2011ADC ParkBS54C6-3Good Flight
12/142014Sim’s FarmBS88C6-3Good Flight
06/06/2015Sim’s FarmBS94C6-5Great flight
04/02/2017Sod FarmBS108B6-4
07/15/2017Sod FarmBS110B6-4Great flight