Estes Leviathan

Estes - Leviathan {Kit} (9700) [2012-2017]

Contributed by Curt Hillier

Construction Rating: starstarstarstarstar_border
Flight Rating: starstarstarstarstar_border
Overall Rating: starstarstarstarstar_border
Published: 2013-03-06
Diameter: 3.00 inches
Length: 41.50 inches
Manufacturer: Estes
Skill Level: 5
Style: Sport


Curt Hillier's Flaming Leviathan


Standard build of the Estes Pro Series II kit.  Elmer's carpenters wood glue as adhesive.


Kit instructions were clear.  Migrating to mid-power using Estes Pro Series II kit was easy. 


I didn't use the kit decals as the style was a bit boring.  I painted the body black and then looked up how to paint flames on the internet and painted the nose code and top part of the body in an orange / yellow flame design.

Construction Score: 4


I've used a variety of motors:

F26Fj-6 - Estes, nice flight, very smokey.  Flew to about 800ft.

G40W-7 - Estes, great flight.  Lots of white smoke and a very nice loud roar.  Really big white flame shot out the back of the rocket.

G80T-10 - Estes, another nice flight.  Very fast, altitude around 2100 feet.

The recommended motors are good choices for this rocket.  Flight preparation is straightforward.  The rocket is strong enough with it's through the tube fine design and high quality components to handle an H size motor for Level 1 high power certification.


Nylon chute is good.  It would be nice if Estes, in their catalog, provided smaller nylon chutes and/or streamers for recovery on windy days.  In a 10 to 15 mph wind and with a G motor, the recovery takesa  while and the rocket tends to drift.

Flight Rating: 4


Excellent kit for introduction into mid-power.  Design and materials produce a very strong, relatively light rocket capable of handling multiple flights on F and G motors. 

Overall Rating: 4
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    This is a Pro Series kit that is four fins and 3" diameter.  It is designed for E, F, and G motors. Components The parts were good.  The fins are plywood while the tubes are cardboard and the nose cone plastic like most kits this size today. /h2 No real cons on the construction other then the shock cord attachment.  If done right, I'm sure it would ...

  • Estes Leviathan By Robert H. (July 2, 2013)

    This is the Rocket that I have chosen to do my level 1 NAR cert with. Components A Pro series kit, it has nice wood fins  and sturdy construction.  /h2 I built this rocket with the intention of flying large 29mm reloads in it so I used epoxy on everything.   I made a aluminum ring that sits about 2\3 down the body tube with a hole in the center. ...


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