Skill Level: Beginner
Start your model rocketry journey with a true classic. The Alpha III was the first rocket in the beginner series. With pre-colored parts and self-stick decals, the Alpha III will be ready for liftoff in an hour. Whether you’re a first timer or a long time flyer, the Alpha III beginner rocket is a must have in every rocketeer's collection!
- Recommended Engines: 1/2A6-2, A8-3, A8-5, B4-4, B6-4, B6-6, C6-5, C6-7
- Projected Max Altitude: 1150 ft. (351 m)
- Simple assembly
- Matching Orange 12 in. parachute
Join the hundreds of thousands of people who got their start in model rockets with this classic! The first rocket in the Beginner level series, the high-flying Alpha III was designed with beginners in mind.
Renown for its classic good looks, simple assembly, and excellent performance, the Alpha III beginner rocket is one of the model rocketry's best-known and most-loved designs. The black body tube, fluorescent orange nose cone and one piece fin unit makes this rocket easy-to-assemble and fun to fly! With nothing needed more then everyday household supplies and some glue, you'll be ready for liftoff in an hour.
Using Estes standard model rocket engines (sold separately), watch as the Alpha III soars to 1150 feet high. Once the rocket reaches its peak altitude, it will gently return to earth on its brightly colored, matching orange 12 inch parachute. Whether you're a first time rocketeer or a long time flyer, the Alpha III is a true classic that should be in everyone's collection.
What You Need to Fly
Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller, Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding. Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries (sold separately)
B6-4, B6-6, C6-5, C6-7
Projected Max Altitude
Needed to Build (sold separately)
Scissors, pencil, ruler, fine sandpaper, carpenter's glue and hobby knife.