Gryphon Boost Glider - Estes® 7280

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Meeting all expectations set by its legendary name, the Gryphon model glider kit will be the “King of the Air”. The Gryphon itself can soar to the height of 700 feet on an A10-3T engine. Upon reaching apogee, a colorful streamer acts as a tracking and recovery device to show where the rocket will land. During that time, the Gryphon’s stealthy glider moves magically across the sky to serve as a protector to everything below and will also gracefully return to earth to be readied for another flight.

Made from lightweight paper tubing and laser-cut balsa, the Gryphon is a great first step above a beginner rocket. In about two hours, plus painting time, rocketeers will build a rocket that will garner attention in both the air and when on display.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD: Scissors, pencil, ruler, wax paper, fine sandpaper, hobby knife, yellow glue, hobby knife, masking tape, clear tape, primer (white), paint (white, gray), clear coat (optional). Tools, construction and finishing supplies not included.

WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes Porta-Pad II launch pad with launch controller, Estes model rocket engines, recovery wadding and four 1.5V high-quality AA alkaline batteries (not included).

Additional Information


18 in. (45.7 cm)


.54 in. (14 mm)


Laser Cut Wood

Wingspan: 6 in. (15.2 cm)

Estimated Weight:

.6 oz. (17 g)


12 in. (30.5 cm) Streamer

Skill Level:

2 - Intermediate

Estimated Altitude:

700 ft. (213 m)

Recommended Engines:

A3-4T, 1/2 A3-2T, A10-3T

Launch System: Porta Pad II and Electron Beam Launch Controller
Launch Rod Size: 1/8"
Estimated Assembly Time:

2 Hours (painting and glue drying time not included)

Estes model rocketry is recommended for ages 10 and up with adult supervision for those under 12. Unless otherwise specified, all models require assembly. Tools, construction and finishing supplies sold separately. In order to launch, a launch system, model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding are required - sold separately-unless otherwise specified.

Instruction Manual

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