ESTES Model #0803


Need to spice up your next trip to the launch pad with a slick looking, high performance mini rocket? The Estes Bandito from our beginner series offers the perfect blend of both. This cool looking rocket is just a little over 11 inches tall and is aerodynamically shaped with a ballistic nose cone and radically swept fins for awesome flights to over 600 feet. This hyper velocity mini rocket is easy to build and fun to launch.

This mini engine powered rocket can be assembled in about an hour and features a black, slotted body tube for easy installation of the bright green fins. The matching nose cone tops off this mini powered bullet and the cool looking, yellow and green self-stick decals make it easy to spot as it streaks toward the clouds! The Bandito is one of the Estes rocket kits that fly only on our powerful and economical mini rocket engines. After its galactic voyage, it returns safely to the launch site using a colorful 12 inch parachute.

Make out like a bandit and buy a Bandito today!

Additional Information

  • Length: 11.2″
  • Diameter: 0.74″
  • Weight: 0.6 oz.
  • Recovery: 12″ Parachute
  • Altitude: 600′
  • Fins: Plastic
  • Decals: Self Adhesive
  • Recommended Motors:
    • 1/4A3-3T, 1/2A3-2T, A3-4T, A10-3T


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Build History

  • 04/17/2007 – Purchased Estes #0803 Bandito from Hobby Lobby in Columbus, IN for $5.24 (Retail $6.99).
  • 05/06/2020 – Took pictures of package and components. Scanned components. Cemented lower plastic pieces together and then into end of motor mount. Cemented upper ring over the motor mount forward end. Made motor mount by cutting BT-5 to 2″ and glued a centering ring on both ends. Centering rings were 5/20 so it will fit into a BT-20 tube and over the BT-5 motor mount tube. Glued motor mount assembly into body tube. Cemented launch lug and fins onto body tube. Placed measurements on page 58 Book #4. Made copy of first page and cut out copy of shock cord mount. Glued shock cord to mount and the shock cord assembly into forward end of body tube by 2″. Tied free end of shock cord to nose cone.
  • 05/08/2020 – Applied self adhesive decals to model. This completes construction of Estes Bandito model rocket #0803.