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Perfect for first time fliers
Ready to fly in minutes
E2X Skill Level
Very first E2X Rocket
Flies up to 1100 '


This is the Estes Alpha III and is a perfect beginner's rocket. Almost ready to fly! Brightly molded one-piece orange plastic fin unit and nose cone. Black cardboard body tube. Capability of flying over 1100 feet (335 meters), depending on the engine you select. Parachute recovery. Fly again and again!

For your safety and enjoyment, always follow the NAR Model Rocketry Safety Code while participating in any model rocketry activities. Use of this Estes product with any other brand-name rocket product containing any defect or causing any damage may void the Estes warranty.


  • Bright self-adhesive decorative decals
  • Estes' full 1 year warranty
  • Detailed illustrated assembly and launch instructions

Recommended Engines: 1/2 A6-2, A8-3 (First Flight); B4-4, B6-4, B6-6, C6-5, C6-7.
Wood Glue (White or Yellow)
Hobby Knife
Launch System


From the Manufacturer:
Join the hundreds of thousands of people who got their start in model rockets with this classic. The Alpha III was the very first rocket in the E2X series (Easy to Assemble). This rocket series was designed with the first time rocketeer in mind. With all precolored rocket parts and easily applied self-stick decals, you’re ready for liftoff in minutes. The black body tube, fluorescent orange nose cone and one piece fin unit quickly builds into one flashy rocket. With nothing more needed than glue, you can be on the flying field in no time at all. Using standard engines, the Alpha III sores to heights over 1,100 ' (335 m). Whether you’re a first time rocketeer or a long time flier, this 12.3 " (31.1 cm) rocket is a true classic that should be in every collection. What more could you ask for than a high performance, high flying classic rocket. Estes engines, and launch system and 4 AA alkaline batteries for the launch controller required - sold separately. Recommended for ages 10 and up with adult supervision for those under 12.

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