Standing more than 30" tall, the Maxi Alpha 3 looks impressive on your launching pad and even more so as it rockets skyward to altitudes near 700 ft. Flight will be all the more enjoyable knowing you've assembled the rocket yourself from the included components using glue, plastic cement and paint (not included). This set includes the 3/16" Maxi Launch Rod and a standard 1/8" launch rod, along with an Electron Beam Launch Controller and Porta-Pad II Launch Pad. Four AA alkaline batteries required (not included). No. 2274 Recovery Wadding needed for flight (sold separately). Recommended for ages 10 and up with adult supervision. Skill level: 2 – Some assembly required. Length: 33.25". Diameter: 2.6". Estimated weight: 6.6 oz. Recovery system: 24" parachute. Projected maximum altitude: 700 ft. Recommended engines (sold separately): D12-3 (first flight), E9-4*, E9-6* (* requires Estes Porta-Pad® E and E™ Launch Controller sold separately).