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! When powered with a C engine, this Skill Level 1 rocket can reach cloud topping altitudes of 1,000 feet. Rocketeers aged 10 and up can enjoy high-altitude thrills, with adult supervision for children under 12.
The Estes Alpha has become the all-time leading entry level rocket!
You’ll feel patriotic as you watch your Alpha fly 1,000 feet into the air.
3, 2, 1, Lift Off!
With a rocket this well-known you are bound to get compliments from fellow rocketeers on choosing such a thoroughbred. Building the Alpha takes about an afternoon and flying is just as easy and enjoyable as building this classic. Its suggested color scheme and classy red, white and blue decals are as American as you can get. You’ll feel patriotic building this sleek and colorful rocket as well as flying it. Get an Alpha and start flying today! Adding to your growing fleet of Rockets? Check out another Skill Level 1 Classic, the Der Red Max Model Rocket Kit.
Blast Off to Learning Fun
In addition to the excitement and entertainment it provides, rocketry also has significant educational value. Model rockets transform kids into amateur rocket scientists, encouraging them to think about how the rockets work. Rocket building teaches kids the basics of propulsion, flight, and aerodynamics, and can help foster an early interest in science and engineering. Some painting, gluing and sanding are required for the Alpha. Quality Estes body tubes, laser cut wood fins, molded plastic nose cone and self-stick decals make for an afternoon of building enjoyment with this Skill Level 1 kit.
The Alpha requires an Estes Launch System and Estes engines for the launch (not included). ½ A6-2, A8-3, A8-5, B4-4, B6-4, B6-6. C6-5 or C6-7 engines suggested for all missions. Unless otherwise specified, all models require assembly. Tools, construction and finishing supplies sold separately. In order to launch, a launch system, model rocket engines, igniters, recovery wadding and four ‘AA’ alkaline batteries are required – sold separately unless otherwise specified. Read all instructions before beginning. Make sure you have all parts and supplies required. Test fit all parts before applying glue. Sand as necessary for precision assembly. Product color and shape may vary. When launching, stand back as far as the launch controller cord will allow (15 feet). Rocketry is not intended for indoor use. Choose a large field (500 feet), free of dry weeds and brown grass. Launch only with little or no wind and good visibility.
What’s In The Box?
Estes body tubes, laser cut wood fins, molded plastic nose cone, self-stick decals, 12 inch preassembled parachute and instructions.
Requires some painting, gluing and sanding for the end result of hours of fun!
- An Estes classic
- Great beginner kit
- Standard engine powered
- Parachute recovery
- Flies over 1200′