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Alpha Model Rocket Kits (12)

For over 30 years, the Alpha has been the first choice for millions of model rocket modelers. Easy to build, rugged performance, parachute recovery - the perfect rocket to get you started! This educational bulk pack offers substantial savings over buying the rockets individually.

Alpha Model Rocket Kits (12) Model Rocket Bulk Pack #1756
 Estes Rockets # est1756
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Specifications :
  • Length: 12.3" (31.2 cm)
  • Diameter: 0.98" (24.9 mm)
  • Weight: 0.8 oz (23 g)
  • Recovery: 12" (30 cm) parachute
  • Fins: Die cut balsa
  • Maximum Altitude: 1000 ft (305 m)
  • Estes Product Number: 1756
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Spotlight Review

Mar 04, 2016
"Hits the sweet spot for educational use"
Dan G.
The Estes Alpha has been the most popular introductory Estes rocket kit for almost 5 full decades. The reason is that it represents the best overall combination of build simplicity and challenge, as well as a providing a satisfying launch experience. Easier builds (Ready to Fly, Almost Ready to Fly, and E2X) do not provide the learning opportunities that constructing a model rocket from scratch does. Smaller builds (e.g. Wizard) provide a less interesting launch experience due to their small size. Larger builds (e.g. Big Bertha) provide an even better launch experience than the Alpha, but come at a much higher price. I built my first model rocket, an Estes Alpha, in 1973. Today I use the Estes Alpha to teach 43 junior high school students qualitative and quantitative scientific concepts as part of a STEM program at two schools. I have tried other rockets, but unless the class is experience or of a higher age group, I find the Alpha to be the perfect fit for the entry-level rocketeer between 11 and 13 years of age.

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Features
  • The Alpha is an easy to build
  • high performance kit
  • Rockets also available individually (ESTT1225)
  • Self-adhesive decals
  • Parachute for soft gentle landings
  • Capable of reaching altitudes up to 1000 ft. (305m)
  • Engines and launch system are not included
  • This rocket is an unassembled kit
  • Each rocket is individually bagged
  • Instructions and warranty sheet included with each rocket

Specs
  • Length: 12.3" (31.2 cm)
  • Diameter: 0.98" (24.9 mm)
  • Weight: 0.8 oz (23 g)
  • Recovery: 12" (30 cm) parachute
  • Fins: Die cut balsa
  • Maximum Altitude: 1000 ft (305 m)
  • Estes Product Number: 1756

Includes
  • 12 model rocket kits
  • Decals
  • Detailed Instructions

Requirements & Suggestions

For How To Launch a Model Rocket

  • Model Rocket Engine: A8-3 (first flight), A8-5 , B6-4, B6-6, C6-5
  • Igniters (est2302) (usually included with the engines)
  • Recovery Wadding (est302274)
  • Launch Pad (est302215)
  • Launch Controller (est302220)

For How To Build a Model Rocket

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  • Sandpaper (tes8802)
  • Hobby Knife (tes50627c)
  • Masking Tape
  • Sanding Sealer for fins
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • How to Paint a Model Rocket
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Dec 14, 2015
"Awesome rockets"
simon.affi
These rockets were very fantastic and I had no problems with them at all. They are very easy to assemble and the manuals are all very helpful.


Apr 01, 2013
"Awesome first rocket!"
ktoon1969
We purchased this educator pack for our scout troop. The Alpha is a rocket that I remember flying as a kid and is the perfect first rocket to teach kids about the hobby. Great flyer and recovers well. You cant go wrong getting these rockets for young people looking to learn about this fun hobby.


Sep 09, 2014
"fun rocket"
kevincantu22 (Mt. Pleasant, MI)
Fun rocket to build and fly. Great for kids and adults. Easy to build and fly.

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Alpha Rocket Kit also sold seperately (est1225)

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