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Alpha III E2X Model Rocket Kit

The very first Estes almost-ready-to-fly rocket! One-piece fin unit! Still a favorite!

Alpha III E2X Model Rocket Kit Easy To Assemble #1256
 Estes Rockets # est1256
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Specifications :
  • Length: 12.3" (31.1 cm)
  • Diameter: 0.98" (24.8 mm)
  • Weight: 1.2 oz (34 g)
  • Recovery: 12" (30 cm) parachute
  • Fins: One piece plastic molded
  • Maximum Altitude: 1100 ft (335 m)
  • Estes Product Number: 1256
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Jul 01, 2013
"Great 1st rocket starter kit"
Bruce.Tran
I helped my 5-year old son build this one. It was his 1st rocket and it took us 30 minutes to assemble it. We launched it 3 times and had a blast. He is looking forward to build some other rockets.

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Features
  • Easy to assemble.
  • Flights up to 1100 feet.
  • Parachute body tube recovery.
  • Plastic fins.
  • One year warranty.
  • Detailed illustrated assembly and launching instructions.

Specs
  • Length: 12.3" (31.1 cm)
  • Diameter: 0.98" (24.8 mm)
  • Weight: 1.2 oz (34 g)
  • Recovery: 12" (30 cm) parachute
  • Fins: One piece plastic molded
  • Maximum Altitude: 1100 ft (335 m)
  • Estes Product Number: 1256

Includes
  • One model rocket kit
  • Decals
  • Detailed Instructions

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Reviews
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May 01, 2015
"Alpha III E2X."
Steven Bolin (United States)
Easy to assemble rocket of the classic Alpha, this rocket will please even seasoned rocketeers. You can fly these in a small to medium field on A's and B's saving the C's for larger fields. Very popular rocket in the Estes fleet for good reason. Very versatile with great performance!


Jul 06, 2013
"Good first build"
robert_s_schmidt
Very easy to assemble, as advertised. Flies very well, and can achieve very high altitudes with the right engines. Of course, be aware that winds at ground level may not reflect the winds at high altitude- have a big launch area with a good feel for the wind with any B engine or higher. Very sturdy. I had a parachute failure due to the parachute getting stuck in the cone section (from user error, I admit), and the entire assembly fell to earth WITHOUT DAMAGE.


Jul 16, 2014
"Great starting point"
wallyum (Ft. Thomas, KY)
While not quite RTF, the Alpha III is a kit that can easily be built the night before a launch and perform like a champ the next day. Looks good on the pad and builds surprisingly rugged. Be sure to add extra shock cord or Kevlar because it's one area where Estes continues to be lacking.

Comments
  • Due to small parts that could cause a choking hazard please keep away from children 3 years of age and younger
  • For your safety and enjoyment, always follow the NAR Model Rocketry Safety Code while participating in any model rocketry activities
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