001256 - Alpha III®

001256 - Alpha III®

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Hooked Again at 50! Review by Richard L.

Bought the Alpha III Launch Kit at a flea market, never used. Everything was there but the launcher legs, so drilled a hole in a board and made my own launcher. I made lots of Estes Rockets when I was a kid in the 70's, including a Scale Honest John. I put it together with my 10 year old son on Sunday and launched it three times on Labor Day. My son was AMAZED and grinning ear to ear on the first launch and recovery, and 35-40 years later, his dad is hooked again. It flew great, but I didn't realize there was a B4-4 engine in the package for the second launch..........so it went WAY up that time, and ended up in a tree because it drifted MUCH further. Got it down, however, and launched again at an angle with an A8-3, and it drifted down to my yard that time. Now I'm looking to buy more kits. GREAT thing for me to do with my boy!!

(Posted on 9/3/2013)

Easy & Fun Review by Joe

Super easy to build although the decals where a challange

(Posted on 8/5/2013)

Alpha 3 Review by tedman

Great rocket. I got one when I was 12 in the 70's. On it's maiden flight it flew great. The only problem was it made a splash down in my ditch. This completely distroyed it. Later as a young adult (20's), I purchaced another. Launched it a few times and set it aside. Now as an older adult with kids I have turned my son onto the hobby. He has his rockets and I have my Alpha 3. That Alpha 3 flies better than all of his rockets (not that they are bad). I suggest the A8-3 since it flies plenty high with that one. Great to be back in the Hobby again.

(Posted on 7/15/2013)

Up, Up, And away Review by Gstep55054

I bought this for my son's 12 birthday. It was 1 day for build so glue could dry. The next day we went to the park it was a calm day. We launched it and up it went the only thing we could see was the smoke form the engine. Finally the parachute popped out then it just floated away we never found it but it was lot's of fun.

(Posted on 7/7/2013)

lost it Review by joseph

This is a good rocket but it is too powerful. I was really excited but I used the c6-5 engine and it just disappeared.

(Posted on 6/20/2013)

Out of Sight Review by Father's Day with Daughter

My daughter surprised me on Father's Day with a model rocket. We went to the park with lots of wide open space. Loaded the Alpha III with the C6-5 (max height) and watched it disappear, never to be seen again! It was fun while it lasted. We had a great laugh about it. Specail time spent with her. Thanks, Dad

(Posted on 6/16/2013)

so much fun to build and flly! Review by Ryan

the alpha III is a classic kit that's been around for at least 30 years. i keep crashing mine and keep buying more! they are just perfect and so much fun.

(Posted on 6/10/2013)

Great Review by keith

I love it

(Posted on 5/27/2013)

nice rocket Review by fly high

I got this as my first rocket frome michaels easy and fun to assemble.The first time i launched it was fast and went high

(Posted on 4/27/2013)

Use nothing bigger than B6-4 Review by John

Beware, this rocket goes so high, so fast that you may not be able to recover it. Live and learn. B6-4 is the biggest engine I would recommend... I used a C6-5 on the first and only launch. One month later, I think it may orbiting the Earth (or Moon).

(Posted on 4/9/2013)

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