Alpha I Estes model rocket

D-ES1225
£2199
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Description

If you're looking for a high-quality starter rocket that won't disappoint, get an Alpha and start flying today! With millions sold over three decades, this rocket is the perfect introduction to the world of rocketry. With its easy assembly and reliable performance, the Alpha is sure to hook any student who gives it a try. Not only is Alpha easy to build and fly, it also looks great with its suggested color scheme and red, white, and blue decals. And with the ability to reach cloud-topping altitudes of 1000 feet, this rocket is sure to provide hours of entertainment. The Estes Alpha rocket has become a constant presence in the Estes catalog, and this is not without reason as it is built to withstand the test of time for generations. if you're looking for a high-quality starter rocket that won't disappoint, get an Alpha and start flying today!

  • SKILL LEVEL: The Alpha is an Intermediate level rocket that will help a budding rocketeer develop some basic model building and finishing skills.
  • RECOMMENDED ENGINES: 1/2A6-2, A8-3, A8-5, B4-4, B6-4, B6-6, C6-5, C6-7, w/Engine Adapter (sold separately) - A10-3
  • PROJECTED ALTITUDE: 1000 ft. (305 m) on a C6-7

A Rocket That Stands the Test of Time

There must be a reason why millions of model rocketeers have bought this rocket for over three decades. With its high quality components, easy assembly, and reliable performance, the Estes Alpha rocket is the all time leading entry level rocket! This is the place to start if you are brand new to rocketry.

Easy Assembly and High Quality Components:

The Alpha is a great introduction to sanding and painting, making it a perfect step up from one of our ready to fly plastic kits. Even if you are a master rocketeer, you will find nostalgic joy in building and launching this Estes classic! Many of our customers purchase multiple Alpha's and build an entire Alpha fleet using different paint schemes. How cool is that? Building this awesome rocket takes about an afternoon and flying is just as easy and enjoyable. When powered with a C engine, the rocket can reach cloud topping altitudes of 1000 feet. Recovery of this aerodynamic wonder is accomplished with a colorful 12 inch parachute.

Estes Alpha rocket is the best place to start for young rocket enthusiasts. Teachers and group leaders looking for exciting STEM (Science Technology Education Math) activities should look no further than the Alpha Bulk Pack to introduce students to the world of rocketry. Rocketry will hook any student who tries this rocket. Its suggested color scheme and classy red, white and blue decals are as American as you can get. You'll feel patriotic building this sleek and colorful rocket as well as flying it.

A Rocket That Will Last for Generations:

Finally, the Alpha has been a staple in the Estes catalog for years, and will be for generations to come. The reason? It is easy to build, looks awesome, and is a great performer on the launch site. You can't ask for a better starter rocket, so get an Alpha and start flying today!

Product specifications

Age recommendation
10+ with adult supervision or 12+
Altitude on max suggested motor
305m
Brand
Estes
Condition
new
Construction skill
Skill 2 Intermediate
Diameter
25mm
Dimensions
25mm x 312mm
Ground support equipment
Not included - Rocket only
GTIN
0047776012257
Hazard class
Not dangerous goods
Length
312mm
Maximum suggested motor
C6-7
Minimum suggested motor
1/2A6-2
Motor mount
18mm
MPN
D-ES1225
Recovery
12" 305mm Parachute
UN Classification
Not dangerous goods
Weight
23g
Quantity in pack
1
Type
Model rocket kit - Intermediate
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Manuals / PDF's

Alpha I instructions (Instructions-001225_Alpha.pdf, 1,083 Kb) [Download]

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All items on our website shown as in stock, are in our warehouse ready to ship unless stated otherwise on the product page. 

We aim to ship orders within 1 working day of ordering on your chosen shipping method.
We do not guarantee this however, especially at extremely busy times of the year. Therefore if you do require your order urgently, please drop us a email after you order to let us know.

Please note that you must use a courier option if your order contains rocket motors, you can not use the Royal Mail for orders with motors. The website should automatically disable the Royal Mail shipping option once these items are added to your cart. However in the case of a website mistake you will need to use the courier option. 

Orders will ship on your chosen courier, all UK Mainland couriers we offer are a next day service. The couriers however do not offer us a guarantee on this, so we are unable to pass one along.
Over 95% of our orders do arrive next day as intended. 

If you require Saturday delivery there is a Saturday delivery option on the checkout page. DHL do not offer Saturday delivery by default.
Delivery options.
We offer a variety of delivery options on the checkout page. We also off the option to pickup your order from our warehouse in Millom, Cumbria, LA18 4JS.
You can use the Royal Mail option for smaller items up to 2Kg in weight as long as they do not contain motors.
Please be aware if you require AM or Saturday delivery these orders may still take up to 1 working day to dispatch. We do, however, prioritise express orders for dispatch.  
Returns.
Returns for any reason
We will accept returns on all products for 90 days from the date of delivery.
If an item was sent un-tracked the delivery date is agreed to be 2 (two) days after shipment.

Changed your mind or do not like the product?
You are required to cover the cost of returning the item to us, we can send you a pre-paid label to deduct from your refund if it is convenient or cost effective for you.
Items without rocket motors
£7
Items with rocket motors
£13
These prices cover up to 25Kg in weight, and if the order is larger multiple labels will be required.  These prices are for UK collections only, please contact us if outside of the UK.

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You must package the item well so that damage does not occur in transit, although you do not need to use the original packaging.
Item was damaged, faulty or other reasons?
We are happy to cover the cost of returning a product that has arrived damaged or faulty within 90 days.
We will offer to replace the faulty or damaged item, or refund you in full at your preference.
In regards to missing parts of kits we reserve the right to replace the required parts rather than the entire kit. 
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Custom items & special order items can not be returned for a refund as they are not sellable or may be hard to sell again.
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