Alpha Intermediate Model Rocket Kit
When a rocket has been sold to millions of model rocketeers for over three decades, there has to be a reason. With its high quality components, easy assembly and reliable performance, the Estes Alpha has become the all time leading entry level rocket! If you are brand new to rocketry, this is the place to start. The Alpha is a great introduction to sanding and painting, making it a perfect step up from one of our ready to fly plastic kits. Even if you are a master rocketeer, you will find nostalgic joy in building and launching this Estes classic!
Building this awesome rocket takes about an afternoon and flying is just as easy and enjoyable. When powered with a C engine, the rocket can reach cloud topping altitudes of 1000 feet. Recovery of this aerodynamic wonder is accomplished with a colourful 12 inch parachute. The Alpha is the best place to start for young rocket enthusiasts.
The Alpha has been a staple in the Estes catalogue for years, and will be for generations to come. The reason? It is easy to build, looks awesome, and is a great performer on the launch site. You can’t ask for a better starter rocket, so get an Alpha and start flying today!
WHAT YOU NEED TO BUILD (not included):
Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter’s glue, hobby knife, masking tape, primer (white), paint (red, white).
WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (not included):
Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller, Estes model rocket engines and recovery wadding. Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries are also required for launch controller.
1/2A6-2, A8-3, A8-5, B4-4, B6-4, B6-6, C6-5, C6-7
w/Engine Adapter (sold separately) - A10-3T
Projected Max Altitude: 1000 ft. (305m)
Recovery System: 12 in. (30.5cm) Parachute
Length: 12.3 in. (31.2cm)
Diameter: 0.98 in. (25mm)
Estimated Weight: 0.8 oz. (22.7g)
Estimated Assembly Time: 1 Hour (painting and glue drying time not included)
Fin Materials: Laser cut wood
Decal Type: Self-stick
Launch System: Porta-Pad II and Electron Beam Launch Controller
Launch Rod Size: 1/8"
Age Recommendation: Estes model rocketry is recommended for boys and girls ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.
Note: Rocket engines are sold separately and must be collected in store.