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Estes

Alpha

Description

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! Many of our customers purchase multiple Alpha’s, and using different paint schemes, build an entire Alpha fleet. How cool is that?

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. The Alpha has been a staple in the Estes catalog 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!

Additional Information

  • Length: 12.3″
  • Diameter: 0.98″
  • Weight: 0.8 oz.
  • Recovery: 12″ Parachute
  • Decals: Self Adhesive
  • Fins: Laser Cut Wood
  • Altitude: 1000′
  • Recommended Motors:
    • 1/2A6-2, A8-3, A8-5, B4-4, B6-4, B6-6, C6-5, C6-7

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Build History

  • 05/28/2008 – Repaired broken fin from AMOREA launch on 05/25/2008.
  • No additional build information is available for this model rocket.

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