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Alpha VI 60th Anniversity

Model #1958

Description

There is no better way to celebrate Estes anniversary than with one of the most iconic and highly recognized rockets of all time! The “classic” styling of the Alpha line continues with the “very special” limited edition of the Alpha VI! Celebrate 60 years with Estes! Join the FUN! Young and not so young Rocketeers will want to add this rocket to their collection for sure! And you just might want to buy two – one to launch and one to build and proudly display on that shelf of yours.

With all pre-colored rocket parts and easily applied 60th Anniversary self-stick decals, you’ll be ready for liftoff in no time at all. 1,100 feet is the altitude you can reach when you launch this beauty on the C6-5 or C6-7 engine!

Additional Information

  • Length: 12.6″
  • Diameter: 0.98″
  • Weight: 1.3 oz.
  • Fins: Plastic
  • Decals: Self Adhesive
  • Altitude: 1100′
  • Recovery: 12″ Parachute
  • Recommended Motors:
    • 1/2A6-2, A8-3, A8-5, B4-4, B6-4, B6-6, C8-5, C6-7

Instructions

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Build History

  • 08/22/2018 – Purchased Estes Alpha VI from Estes for $14.99 (Retail $14.99).
  • 11/16/2018 – Took pictures of package and components. Scanned decal, engine block, ring, shock cord mount, fin sheet and plans. Measurements on page 38 Book #4.
  • 11/20/2018 – Scanned page 1 of plans and cut out shock cord mount. Measured motor mount tube at 1″ and 2-1/4″ from aft end and cut a 1/8″ slit at 2-1/4″ mark. Inserted engine hook into slit. Glued slotted green centering ring to aft end of motor mount tube. Glued mylar retainer ring onto 1″ mark. Glued other centering ring onto other end of tube. Glued launch lug to aft end of body tube. Screwed screw eye into base of balsa nose cone. Glued shock cord to mount and inside forward end of body tube about 1-1/2″. Applied self adhesive decals. This completes construction of Estes Alpha VI model rocket #1958.

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