This article is from the Model Rockets FAQ, by Wolfram von Kiparski with numerous contributions by others.
Plans of old kits are available. The r.m.r. sunsite archive has a few
old kit plans, and hopefully, there will be more in the future.
Old kit plans available on the sunsite archive are:
Estes Avenger (2 stage model)
Estes Cherokee-D (first D motor kit for many)
Estes Cobra (3 engine cluster)
Estes Drifter (competition parachute duration model)
Estes Farside (big 3 stage model)
Estes Gyroc (gyro-recovery model)
Estes Mark (classic model, essentially the same as a Mark II)
Estes Nighthawk (canard boost glider)
Estes Pegasus (scale-up plans)
Estes Ranger (3 engine cluster version of a Big Bertha)
Estes Scout (classic, one of Estes first models)
Estes Sprite (ring tail, mini-model)
Estes Starlight (unique design)
Estes Trident (old timer favorite)
Estes X-Ray (classic payloader)
Centuri Payloader II (classic beginners kit)
To get to the r.m.r. plans archive, try:
Doug Holverson scanned the paper shrouds of:
Centuri X-24 Bug
You can find them on his web site:
Estes Mars Lander plans online:
Richard Pitzeruse <firstname.lastname@example.org> tells us:
OK folks, I FINALLY got the Mars Lander plans on my webpage.
They are scanned in at 300 dpi, 1 bit/pixel. They are saved as
tiff files (uncompressed) and then zipped into 2 different files.
Feed back is welcome and encouraged!
To get directly there, point your browser at...
List of every Estes kit ever made:
Tom McAtee <m219487@SL1001.mdc.com> wrote:
OK! I uploaded it to Sunsite...
The file is called ekdir.txt (for Estes Kit Directory)...
Jim Zalewski's site:
Jim <email@example.com> tells us:
I just added some plans to my webpage.
Check them out and let me know what you think.
Estes Andromeda plans online:
Lemeul E. Bryant <firstname.lastname@example.org> scanned the Andromeda decal sheet:
A scan of the Decal sheet for the Estes Andromeda is available at
It's not best scan in the world but it is better than nothing.
The decal sheet measures about 3 1/2 by 13 1/2 inches.
The colors are red and white with a yellow background.
Estes Bomarc (Citation Series) plans online:
Ed Bertschy <email@example.com> put plans for the Bomarc online:
Complete full size templates of the Citation BOMARC wings, fins,
pods, ramjets, and re-engineered spine will be posted on my site
in .dxf and .bmp format for downloading. These measurements and plans
were drawn up from xeroxes of all the original parts. A color scan of
the decal sheet will be posted as well. You will find them at: