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Estes Flying Model Rocket Kit Alpha 1225Bk 1 Bulk Pack Kit **

$9.99 $7.99
(You save $2.00)

Estes Flying Model Rocket Kit Alpha 1225Bk 1 Bulk Pack Kit **

$9.99 $7.99
(You save $2.00)
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EST 1756
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The Estes Alpha has been the first rocket for millions for over 36 years! This easy-to-build, high performance rocket is the perfect model to get you started.  This item was part of a bulk pack that does not include a header card and fancy packaging.

1225 - Alpha® 

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!

With a rocket this well known you are bound to get compliments from fellow rocketeers on choosing such a thoroughbred. The Alpha is a classic Skill Level 1 kit that includes a one piece body tube, laser cut balsa fins and an aerodynamic nose cone that completes the sleek look.

Building this speed merchant takes about an afternoon and flying is just as easy and enjoyable as building this classic. When powered with a C engine, the rocket can reach cloud topping altitudes of 1,000 feet. Recovery of this aerodynamic wonder is accomplished with a colorful 12 inch preassembled parachute.

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. Get an Alpha and start flying today!

Skill Level 1

Length: 12.3 in. (31.1 cm), Diameter: 0.98 in. (24.9 mm), Estimated Weight: 0.8 oz. (23 g) 

Laser Cut Balsa Fins, Self-stick Decals, Parachute Recovery 

Recommended Engines: 1/2A6-2, A8-3 (First Flight), A8-5, B4-4, B6-4, B6-6, C6-5, C6-7 

Projected Max Altitude: 1000 ft. (305 m) 

This kit is from a bulk pack that does not include the fancy packaging but does contain all of the parts an instructions that come with the classic kit.  Because of the reduced packaging the cost is significantly less than a fully marketed kit.

Model Rocket Kits are rated by Skill Level

1 Beginner
2 Intermediate
3 Advanced
4 Expert
5 Master
If you are just starting in the hobby start at the beginner level and move up from there at your own pace.
 
What is needed to build and fly
All model rockets come in kit form that require assembly.  The materials are primarily cardboard tubes, balsa or plastic fins and nose cone.  Materials will vary by model and are typically specified in the description of each kit. 
Additional supplies will be necessary to build and finish your model rocket kit and may include:
Scissors, Hobby Knife
Ruler
Wood Glue, Model Cement or CA(Super Glue)
Sandpaper
Masking Tape
Finishing Supplies like:
Wood Filler
Sealer/Primer
Paint
 
Launching Equipment and Supplies like:
Recovery wadding
Launch Pad
Launch Controller
Power supply
Model Rocket Motors and Igniters
A safe place to fly using guidelines from the National Association of Rocketry Safety Code 

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