Estes Flying Model Rocket Kit Mean Machine  EST 1295

Estes Flying Model Rocket Kit Mean Machine EST 1295

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Skill Level:
3 Advanced
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Estes Flying Model Rocket Kit Mean Machine  1295

The Mean Machine standing almost 80 inches tall is one TALL rocket and to make transport to the launch field easier, the clever rocket designers developed a unique twist lock connector set that allows you to take your rocket apart right in the middle!

This legendary rocket is a Skill Level 2 kit and has been one of our highly requested bring backs and you've got it now! We've just updated the decor and think you will love it as much as we do! This high performance rocket can be flown on our powerful E engines or D engines with the included engine spacer and can top out at about 700 feet. A colorful 24 inch pre-assembled parachute is included for recovery. This rocket kit is another of the favorite classics that no model rocket enthusiast should be without!

Skill Level 3

Length: 79 in. (200.7 cm)
Diameter: 1.64 in. (42 mm)
Estimated Weight: 8.5 oz. (241 g)

Laser cut Wood Fins

Waterslide Decals

24 in. (61 cm) Parachute Recovery

Twist-lock Coupler

3/8" Launch Lug

Estimated Assembly Time 2 Hours (painting and glue drying time not included)

Recommended Engines: D12-3 (first launch), D12-5, E12-4, E12-6

Projected Max Altitude: 700 ft. (213 m)

E Engine launches require an Estes Porta-Pad E Launch Pad, E Launch Controller and a 3/16 inch (5 mm) Maxi Launch Rod - sold separately.


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
  • 4
    Like The Estes Reissues

    Posted by Loyal Customer on 8th Oct 2018

    I have not yet built the rocket. Love the new graphics. balsa and airframe materials are very good. Twist lock assembly feature is nice of a long thin rocket. I always take a couple of E power Estes rockets to the high power launches I attend. I never use the included rubber band and plastic parachute. Just personal preference.

  • 5
    Great rocket!

    Posted by Steelhead on 20th Aug 2018

    Easy to build, fun to fly