Estes Flying Model Rocket Kit Checkmate  EST 7276

Estes Flying Model Rocket Kit Checkmate EST 7276

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EST 7276
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Skill Level:
3 Advanced
Motor Mount Size:
13mm, 13mm

Estes Flying Model Rocket Kit Checkmate  EST 7276

Featuring a unique, highly swept nested fin design, keep your eyes on this one as you can easily reach 900 feet! Single stage or 2-stage, this rocket soars! a Skill Level 1 build makes it a great choice for someone just getting started with boosted rockets.

The Checkmate launches on mini engines (sold separately) and recovery is streamer for the rocket and tumble for the booster. Prepare for re-launch with a new Estes engine, wadding, a starter and starter plug.

Skill Level 3 Advanced
Length: 17"(43.2cm)
Diameter: 0.74"(19mm)
Estimated Weight: 1oz(28.3g)

High Quality Plastic Nose Cone

Waterslide Decals

Laser Cut Wood Fins

Streamer and Tumble Recovery

1/8" Launch Lug

Estimated Assembly Time 3 Hours (painting and glue drying time not included)  Download Instructions

Recommended Engines: Single Stage: A3-4T (First Launch), A10-3T. With Booster A10-0T (First Launch), A3-4T, A10-3T 

Projected Max Altitude: 900'(274m)


Model Rocket Kits are rated by Skill Level

1 Beginner

2 Intermediate

3 Advanced

4 Expert

5 Master

If you are just starting in the hobby start at the beginner level and move up from there at your own pace.

What is needed to build and fly

All model rockets come in kit form that require assembly.  The materials are primarily cardboard tubes, balsa or plastic fins and nose cone.  Materials will vary by model and are typically specified in the description of each kit. 

Additional supplies will be necessary to build and finish your model rocket kit and may include:

Scissors, Hobby Knife


Wood Glue, Model Cement or CA(Super Glue)


Masking Tape

Finishing Supplies like:

Wood Filler



Launching Equipment and Supplies like:

Recovery wadding

Launch Pad

Launch Controller

Power supply

Model Rocket Motors and Igniters

A safe place to fly using guidelines from the National Association of Rocketry Safety Code


Full one year warranty through manufacturer