Builds in under an hour even if you are all thumbs!
This venerable member of the Estes Beta series keeps on selling and flying because it is a lot of rocket for the money. It's a great beginner's rocket.
It flies on just about any 18mm motor: 1/2 As, As, Bs and Cs and will provide stunning performance thanks to its low mass and low frontal area. If you fly it on C motors, better consider a streamer. An Alpha on a C is a very high flyer!
The pre-painted body (black) and pre-fabricated fin unit (fluorescent orange) makes this rocket remarkably fast to build even by the very young. It flies particularly well for them as all precision work has been done in China ;-)
The bright orange fins and nose cone make for easy recovery in tall grass!
If you are looking for a bargain for a school class or youth group workshop, the Alpha III is also available in Class Packs of 6 or 12 rockets. The 12 pack has our own enhancements for quicker assembly and more reliable recovery.
We even offer Deluxe Alpha III Starter Set that includes motors, a recovery upgrade, full launch equipment and even batteries! Add a few dabs of glue and off you go!
Fins: Plastic pre-fabricated fin can
Decals: stick on
Recovery: 12 inch chute - use it as a streamer for closer recovery!
Recommended Motors: 1/2A6-2, A6-4, A8-3, A8-5, B4-4, B6-4, B6-6, C6-5, C6-7
Altitude: Up to 305m (1000 feet)
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, igniters and recovery wadding are required - sold separately-unless otherwise specified.