A super FUN Launch Set!
- Helicopter Nosecone Recovery
- Cool Cat Decals
Bought this for my 10 yr old son. We loaded the C6-5 for the third launch, where it drifted past the tree line on the horizon, we never saw it again. Going to cut a hole in the parachute next time.
(Posted on 9/28/2015)
The Alpha III is a great E2X kit. The only change I made to mine was to paint the launch lug black so that it didn't stand out so much. I love the classic lines and the ease of construction.
(Posted on 5/20/2015)
Thank you, my boy may technically be a little young for model rockets per the recommendations, but he helped build this rocket and put all the pieces together. We finally got a good day to take the rocket out and launch it. He had a great time and was all excited when it landed not too far away on the A8-3 rocket. Final launch of the day was a C6-7. Leaned the launch into the wind and up range slightly. We were lucky to get it back as it drifted down range about 1/4 mile away. The C6-7 really launched it up there. Great fun to build and easy to build with my big guy. Looking forward to building more with him over time. I bought 6 more rockets to slowly give to him over time.
(Posted on 12/2/2014)
Really easy to assemble. Do not use a HOT GLUE gun, I lost my nose cone as it drifted away without the fuselage. As far as flight is concerned it flew up there like it was no mans business. I would highly recommend this as a perfect rocket for those wanting to star modeling/putting rockets together. Good Job Estes.
(Posted on 9/29/2014)
it is so easy to assemble
(Posted on 9/20/2014)
I remember my brother having this rocket so decided to get it. I didn't like the "new" color design so I painted it like the red, white, and black 80's version. A classic rocket that should be in everyone's collection.
(Posted on 7/15/2014)
This makes a great addition to the "Alpha" collection. Easy to assemble and flies really high.
(Posted on 5/24/2014)
It takes a little while to assemble but its fun when you shoot it off. :-)
(Posted on 12/9/2013)
This is a great rocket but when you launch it make sure (1) You have a VERY open space and (2) there is very little wind! Otherwise you might spend lots of time looking for your rocket!
(Posted on 9/21/2013)
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)
A super FUN Launch Set!
Just a fun Launch Set!
Tons of Fun