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Estes Flying Model Rocket Launch Set Alpha III 1427

$32.79 $26.19
(You save $6.60)

Estes Flying Model Rocket Launch Set Alpha III 1427

$32.79 $26.19
(You save $6.60)
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Estes Flying Model Rocket Starter Set Alpha III  1427

Join the hundreds of thousands of people who got their start in model rockets with this classic! The Estes Alpha III was the very first rocket in the E2X series. E2X (Easy to Assemble) is a rocket series designed with beginners in mind. With all pre-colored rocket parts and easily applied self-stick decals, you're ready for liftoff in minutes. With nothing more needed than glue for this launch set, you can be on the flying field in no time at all! Using standard Estes engines (sold separately) the Alpha III soars to heights of 1100 feet. Whether you're a first time rocketeer or a long time flyer, the Alpha III is a true classic that should be in everyones' collection.

E2X - Easy to Assemble

Length: 12.3 in. (31.2 cm)
Diameter: .98 in. (25 mm)
Estimated Weight: 1.2 oz. (34 g)

Plastic Fins, Self-stick Decals, 12 in. (30.5 cm) Parachute Recovery

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

Projected Max Altitude: 1100 ft. (335 m)


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
Wood Glue, Model Cement or CA(Super Glue)
Masking Tape
Finishing Supplies like:
Wood Filler
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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