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Estes Alpha III Starter Set

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Includes rocket, launch pad and controller.  Great set for getting started in model rocketry.

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For those that are new to model rocketry, a great place to begin is with a starter set. A starter set provides all the parts needed to create a model rocket and launch it. There are variations on the contents of the available packages; some come with motors, others come with two rockets. Whatever the combination, the starter set is sure to propel one's interest in model rocketry.

The Alpha III model rocket

One of the best rockets to get started in model rocketry is the Alpha III from Estes. The plastic fins and pre-coloured body tube make this rocket easy to build. The Alpha III can put together in under an hour. The rocket can fly on motors from an A through to a C. Although choosing a smaller motor initially is always a good policy to follow.

Getting Started Video

To help the beginner along, We have created a step-by-step video on building the Alpha III rocket, launch pad and controller. This video is a visual manual showing from beginning to end all the steps involved in making the rocket to how to launch it and may be seen by clicking on the button below.

We've purposely crafted this video to be just over 10 minutes so that you may get the information you need quickly.

Alpha III instructional video