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This shinny rocket is factory assembled by specially trained craftsman to give you a top quality beginners' rocket.
The Riptide can reach cloud topping heights of over 650 feet.
Blast Off to Learning Fun
In addition to the excitement and entertainment it provides, rocketry also has significant educational value. Model rockets transform kids into amateur rocket scientists, encouraging them to think about how the rockets work. Rocket building teaches kids the basics of propulsion, flight, and aerodynamics, and can help foster an early interest in science and engineering. As a part of the RTF series, the Riptide can be assembled in just minutes. No special tools or painting are required for this kit, leaving more time for flying. The Riptide is a reliable, high performance rocket for kids of all ages to enjoy.
The Riptide requires Estes engines for the launch (not included). Start with the B4-4 engine for the first flight. Use Estes engines B6-4 or C6-5 for subsequent flights. Unless otherwise specified, all models require assembly. Tools, construction and finishing supplies sold separately. In order to launch, a launch system, model rocket engines, igniters, recovery wadding and four 'AA' alkaline batteries are required – sold separately unless otherwise specified. Read all instructions before beginning. Make sure you have all parts and supplies required. Test fit all parts before applying glue. Sand as necessary for precision assembly. Product color and shape may vary. When launching, stand back as far as the launch controller cord will allow (15 feet). Rocketry is not intended for indoor use. Choose a large field (500 feet), free of dry weeds and brown grass. Launch only with little or no wind and good visibility.
What's In The Box?
Preassembled Riptide rocket, 12 inch parachute, Electron Beam Launch Controller, Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and instructions.
With all the parts you need for your launch included, just add the engines and you'll be ready for the launch site in less than an hour.
My boys had a wonderful time with this rocket set. They keep asking me every day if we can launch it. Easy set-up!Published 6 days ago by SF Native
I bought this for my son for Christmas and highly rate it and recommend it. I have NO prior experience with this stuff. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Anthony C.
Grew up flying these as a kid, bought this for my son. The launch pad included is NOT the Porta-Pad II it is the Astron II system. Read morePublished 26 days ago by YellowTang
Easy to assemble and smart looking- nice to have a complete kit ready to go - excellent beginner starter kitPublished 2 months ago by Craig T. Cummings
I love it ...but the batteries for the controller were not strong enough to fire the igniters. So we ended up connecting two controllers and tandem supplying 18 volts and finally... Read morePublished 3 months ago by sabrina
Rocket did not work so there's really not much else to say. Was pretty disappointed standing on a field looking like a complete fool while football players and track runners... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Justin C.
Relatively easy to put together and fun to launch. Ran into a problem when I was in the middle of nowhere launching it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by TheRussianSpy
I got this for my daughter and I to have some fun with. And so far, it has been a real hit. In eveyrhting I do with her (she is 7) I try to make it fun and educational. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jeffrey A. Kukral
Great starter rocket, the kids loved it. Definitely recommend buying if you are just starting out with rockets. I think c6-5 engines worked best for it.Published 5 months ago by Joe Logsdon