Mosquito (2)

ESTES Model #0801


The Mosquito features simple and quick construction with out of site performance.

Tumble recovery brings this awesome little rocket back to earth. When powered by the A10-3T mini engine, heights of 800 feet can be reached! That’s more than 200 times his own height! But buyer beware, with him being so small and using the most powerful mini engine we make, he might not return!

Additional Information

  • Length: 3.8″
  • Diameter: 0.54″
  • Weight: 0.11 oz.
  • Fin: Laser Cut Wood
  • Decal: Water Slide
  • Recovery: Featherweight tumble
  • Recommended Motors:
    • 1/4A3-3T, 1/2A3-2T, 1/2A3-4T, A3-4T, A10-3T


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Build History

  • 03/19/2001 – Purchased Estes 0801 Mosquito from Bob Gelina for $2.00 (Retail $3.99).
  • 03/28/2018 – Took pictures of package and scanned in parts and instructions.
  • 03/30/2018 – Made a copy of fin and tube marking guide. Using fin guide cut out fins from balsa stock, marked fin reference lines on body tube and glued fins onto body tube with yellow glue. Cemented nose cone into body tube with Testors #3512 cement for plastics.
  • 04/13/2021 – Spray painted model with white primer.
  • 02/12/2023 – Sanded model with 120 and then 220 grit sandpaper. Wiped off dust with alcohol wipe.
  • 02/20/2023 – Spray painted with Krylon #327874 gloss white.
  • 02/26/2023 – Using Gorilla yellow glue, glued launch lug to fin joint.








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