EASY to LEARN: Founded in 1958, Estes has been a pioneer in creating STEM educational kits for kids. Designed with kids in mind, Estes model rocket kits are made with lightweight materials and available in various skill levels from Beginner to Master. Newcomers can quickly snap a few pieces together for a ready to fly rocket, right out of the box. As their skills develop, our kits increase in complexity. With over 132 different rocket kits to build from, the sky’s the limit on what one can create.
GUIDES and SUPPORT: Each Flying Model Rocket Kit comes with its own easy to follow, step-by-step instruction guide for kids to follow. Educators and youth group leaders can access a resource library with dozens of lesson plans and curriculum for grade levels 5-12 in Science, Technology, and Math.
SKILL LEVEL: The Alpha is an Intermediate level rocket which will help a budding rocketeer develop some basic model building and finishing skills.
RECOMMENDED ENGINES (not included): 1/2A6-2, A8-3, A8-5, B4-4, B6-4, B6-6, C6-5, C6-7
PROJECTED ALTITUDE: 1000 ft. (305 m) on a C6-7
ESTIMATED ASSEMBLY TIME: 1 hour (glue drying time not included)
LAUNCH SYSTEM: Compatible with the Porta-Pad II launch pad and Electron Beam launch controller, or any launch system that can support a 1/8 inch launch rod.
AGES: For boys and girls ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.
- Recommended Engines
- 1/2A6-2, A8-3, A8-5, B4-4, B6-4, B6-6, C6-5, C6-7
- w/Engine Adapter (sold separately)- A10-3T
- Projected Max Altitude
- 1000 ft. (305 m)
- Recovery System
- 12 in. (30.5 cm) Parachute
- 12.3 in. (31.2 cm)
- .98 in. (25 mm)
- Estimated Weight
- .8 oz. (22.7 g)
- Estimated Assembly Time
- 1 Hour (painting and glue drying time not included)
- Fin Materials
- Laser cut wood
- Decal Type
- Launch System
- Porta-Pad II and Electron Beam Launch Controller
- Launch Rod Size
- Age Recommendation
- Estes model rocketry is recommended for boys and girls ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.