The Estes 803 Bandito Model Rocket Kit is a great way to get started with model rocketry. It can be assembled in less than an hour and can soar up to 600 feet with the largest allowable engine (A10-3T). After it reaches apogee (that's rocket speak for peak!) it returns to earth under a colorful and reusable 12 inch parachute. This is a Skill Level E2X (Easy to Assemble) kit so minimal assembly is required but painting is not necessary. The fins and nose cone are plastic and self stick decals are included. Completed kit measures 11.2" tall x .74" diameter. Weight (without engine) is 0.6 oz. Needs the following to fly (sold separately): Estes Recovery Wadding Estes Rocket Engines (one per flight). Recommended Engines: 1/4 A3-3T (First Flight), 1/2A3-2T,A3-4T, A10-3T Glue and Hobby Knife. Launch Pad Launch Controller Estes model rocketry is recommended for ages 10 and up with adult supervision for those under 12. ATTENTION: Residents of California, New Jersey, Rhode Island and North Dakota please review the Terms of Sale for state specific restrictions on model rockets. ATTENTION: Estes products may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm.