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Alpha III® Launch Set (Estes)


Price: $49.99 each


The Alpha III is an easy to build version of the classic Estes Alpha rocket kit! Featuring a flourescent orange nose cone and one-piece fin unit along with a pre-colored body tube this model is easy-to-assemble and flys great! Powered by a variety of engine sizes (sold separately), this rocket can be flown on almost any size field. Parachute recovery brings it back to earth for flight after flight!

Alpha III® Launch Set comes complete with an Alpha III model rocket kit and reliable Estes Launch System. Launch system includes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Controller. See below for other items you'll need to finish and fly your model!

Rocket Specifications:

Length: 12.1 in. (30.7 cm)
Diameter: 0.98 in. (28 mm)
Estimated Weight 1.2 oz. (34 g)
Estimated Assembly Time: 1 Hour (not counting glue drying time)
Recovery: 12 in. (30.5 cm) Parachute
Recommended Engines: 1/2A6-2, A8-3, A8-5, B4-4, B6-4, C6-5, C6-7
Projected Max Altitude: 1,150 feet (351 m)

What else you'll need to build this rocket:

Scissors, hobby knife, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, wood glue (tools, adhesives and finishing materials not included).

What else you'll need to fly this rocket:

Engines (see list above), Recovery Wadding, Four 1.5V Alkaline Batteries