ESTES Model #7244


A great addition to any rocket collection! A simple build! Powered by mini engines!

A simple build and mini engine powered! Give us about an afternoon of your time and we will give you a fun rocket build! Standing over 21 inches tall, watch the Indicator reach 200 feet on an A10-3T engine!

Additional Information

  • Length: 31.8″
  • Diameter: 0.98″
  • Weight: 1.3 oz.
  • Fins: Laser Cut Wood
  • Decals: Waterslide
  • Altitude: 200′
  • Recovery: 9″ Parachute
  • Recommended Motors
    • A3-4T, A10-3T


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Build History

  • 11/29/2019 – Purchased Estes #7244 Indicator from Estes for $4.97 (Retail $16.99).
  • 12/07/2019 – Took picture of package.
  • 02/14/2020 – Opened package, scanned and took pictures of contents. Sanded balsa sheet with 200 grit sandpaper. Made copy of page 2 and cut out guide and shock cord mount. Glued fin parts together. Marked motor tube at 3/8″, 3/4″ and 1-3/8″. Cut a 1/8″ slit at 1-3/8″ mark and installed engine hook. Glued engine retainer ring at 3/4″ mark. Removed centering rings from card stock and glued one at 3/8″ mark and other at forward end of motor mount tube. Marked larger tube with fin and launch lug guide. Glued lower body tube fins to guide marks. Used guide to mark smaller diameter tube and glued fins t it and adapter. Adapter was cemented to aft end of smaller tube.
  • 02/15/2020 – Filleted fin joints. Glued launch lug to larger body tube at 3/4″ mark from forward end and even with aft end along launch lug reference line. Filleted launch lug joints. Glued engine mount into aft end of larger body tube. Cemented transition to larger body tube. Applied masking tape around nose cone shoulder. Glued shock cord to mount and then inside by at least 2″ of the forward end of small body tube. Tied end of shock cord to nose cone.
  • 03/02/2022 – Spray painted entire model with black primer.
  • 09/08/2023 – Sanded balsa parts with 120 & 220 grit sandpaper and entire model with 60 grit sandpaper. Wiped model with alcohol wiper. Spray painted entire model with Rust-o-leum # 328373 High Gloss White.
  • 09/10/2023 – Masked all but two fins. Spray painted two fins with Rust-o-leum # 371767 High Gloss Majestic Red. Removed masking.
  • 02/11/2024 – Spray painted over black specks on main body tube caused when tried to hand paint black fins.
  • 02/13/2024 – Masked all of model except 2 sets of fins and spray painted the fins with Rust-oleum #327938 Satin Apple Red. Removed masking.
  • 02/14/2024 – Spray painted one set of fins with Rust-oleum #327870 Gloss Black.
  • 02/16/20024 – Due to the black crackling, sanded black areas and hand painted with Pactra #A1 Gloss Black.
  • 02/17/2024 – Hand painted red area spoiled with black paint using Pactra #A7 Gloss Red and white areas spoiled with black paint with Pactra #A2 Gloss White.
  • 02/18/2024 – Applied water slide decals using photo card as guide. Several decals were the wrong color and were not applied. This completes construction of Estes #7244 Indicator model rocket.