Alpha III Rocket Launch Set (E2X)

Alpha III Rocket Launch Set (E2X)

# 013115

Our Price: $35.95
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Item #: 013115
Grades: PK-AD

Product Description:

This starter set, unlike the above rockets, includes the following pieces - the Alpha III model rocket, a launch pad, launch controller, assembled parachute, safety cap with streamer and diagrammed instructions. Requires 4 AA 1.5V alkaline batteries, engines, igniters and wadding (not included). Recommended engines: A8-3, A8-5, B4-4, B6-4, B6-6, C6-5, and C6-7.

Publisher Description:

For the best results with your launch set, use only new fresh high quality AA Alkaline batteries. Alkaline is very important. Also make sure they are fresh, and not from a Dollar type store as these loose some neccesary oooomph that is required to launch the rocket!

Estes new Solar Starters require that you hold the launch button down a little longere than in previous years, sometimes as long as 5 seconds. Please keep this in mind for a successful launch.

Category Description for E2X Series - Almost Ready to Fly:

These kits are easy to assemble, with plastic fins and nose cones, decals, and an easy-to-attach recovery system. No special tools necessary, just glue the parts together, decorate, dry and go.

Category Description for Estes Rocket Kits:

5...4...3...2...1...0...LIFTOFF!!! Bring the excitement of Cape Canaveral to your own backyard with these fun and exciting rockets from Estes. Estes leads the world in model rocketry, combining the art of model-building with the thrill of liftoff. I have built several rockets, including the Supershot Starter Set, and though science didn't strike my fancy, rocketry did. The directions for assembly and liftoff were easy to follow; even though I had never previously dabbled in rocketry, I was able to build my rockets with little help, and soon proudly displayed my finished rocket, launcher, and launching pad. With the whole neighborhood looking on, I prepared for launch. Stepping back the required distance, everyone began the countdown. At blast-off, the rocket was engaged, soared up into the sky, and shrunk to a tiny dot we could hardly see. After apogee (the highest point in a rocket's flight), the parachute popped out, and the rocket floated gently down to our awaiting hands (we always try to catch them on their way down). Wow, I thought, everything went perfectly. Of course, everyone wanted to see it again. No problem. I just needed to replace the engine (maybe a bigger one this time), more recovery wadding, etc., and it was ready to launch again. Rocket kits are recommended for ages 10 and up, with adult supervision for children under 12.

Category Description for Flight / Rocketry / Aerodynamics Kits:
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Estes Rockets
1.35 (lbs.)
13.0" x 8.0" x 3.88"
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