Estes Alpha III Flying Model Rocket
Estes Alpha III Launch Set
Estes Alpha III Straight
Estes Alpha III Launch Set Box
Launch Set Box
Estes Alpha III Up Flame
Estes Alpha III Side Flame
Estes Alpha III Recovery
Launch and Recovery
Estes 1427 Alpha III Launch Set Parts

Alpha III® Launch Set

Sku: 001427
MSRP/MAP: $35.99
$35.99
Must be purchased in master packs of 2
Beginner

The Alpha III was the first rocket in the Beginner level series. With easy-to-assemble parts, you’ll be ready for liftoff in an hour.

LAUNCH SYSTEM INCLUDED.

  • 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
  • Launch System included

Overview

Must be purchased in master packs of 2

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. The Alpha III Launch Set combines the classic Alpha III model rocket with our patented launch system.

The black body tube, fluorescent orange nose cone and one piece fin unit is easy-to-assemble and fun to fly! With nothing needed more than 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 Launch Set makes launching easier than ever.

LAUNCH SYSTEM includes Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller.

Estes Alpha III® Model Rocket
Estes Alpha III® Model Rocket Launch Set

Includes Launch System!

  • Rocket

 1 Alpha II Rocket Kit
  • Launch Pad

 Porta-Pad II
  • Launch Controller

 Electron Beam Launch Controller

What You Need to Launch

Estes Engines, Recovery Wadding, Starters, and AA Batteries.

What You Need to Build

 Scissors, Pencil, Ruler, Fine Sandpaper, Carpenter's Glue, Hobby Knife
Tools, Construction, and Finishing Supplies Not Included. Shop Supplies

Technical Specifications

  • Recommended Engines

1/2A6-2, A8-3, A8-5, B4-4,
B6-4, B6-6, C6-5, C6-7
  • Launch System

Porta-Pad II
  • Projected Max Altitude

1150 ft. (351 m)
  • Recovery System

12 in. (30.5cm) Parachute
  • Length

12.1 in. (30.7 cm)
  • Diameter

0.98 in. (25 mm)
  • Weight

1.2 oz. (34 g)
  • Fin Material

Molded Plastic
Alpha III® Model Rocket Launch Set Parts

Needed to Build (sold separately)

Scissors, Pencil, Ruler, Fine Sandpaper, Carpenter's Glue, Hobby Knife
This product recommended for children ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.