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.

Estes Alpha Model Rocket Kits (12) Model Rocket Bulk Pack #1756
 Estes Rockets # est1756
Retail $144.99  SAVE 21% !
Estes Rockets Item # est1756
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

"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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  • 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


  • 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


  • 12 model rocket kits
  • Decals
  • Detailed Instructions

Requirements & Suggestions

For How To Launch a Model Rocket

For How To Build a Model Rocket

  • Model Rocket Glue (TES3501) or Cement (HLC107)
  • Sandpaper
  • Hobby Knife
  • Masking Tape (PACMT104)
  • Sanding Sealer for fins
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • How to Paint a Model Rocket
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"Camp Fun"
In our camp for children with cancer, we do alot of extra craft style workshops. Our kids have a blast constructing, decorating and launching these guys.

"Love the Alpha"
kiteflier11 (Northville, MI)
The Alpha is just one of those iconic rockets. We bought the 12 pack to share with our friends as it greatly reduces the price per rocket. We also built a few ourselves. The Alpha continues to be one of our straightest flying and stable rockets. It has a very wide motor range with a good flight on an A8-3 (perfect for small fields), a great flight on a B6-4, to an out of sight flight on a C6-5 (you may not get this one back). The box comes with 12 rocket kits, plus a bag of spare parts. The 12 chute seems a bit too large. We made our own 8 parachute and it comes down faster without any damage so far.

"Awesome first rocket!"
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.


When a model 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 model 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 rocket 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-class rocket engine, the rocket can reach cloud topping altitudes of 1,000 feet (305 m). Recovery of this aerodynamic wonder is accomplished with a colorful 12 inch (30 cm) 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!


Alpha Rocket Kit also sold seperately (est1225)

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