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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.
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 4 days 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 6 days ago by J. Qwits
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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months ago by Joe Logsdon
I purchased this kit for some quality father son time. This product is great quality and durability. Flies great. Read morePublished 3 months ago by justin Johnson
No this does not come with engines, wadding or a 9 volt battery. But that is all you need to get started.
I had this out the box and in the air within an hour. Read more
Great little rocket, worked flawlessly, grandkids loved it.
Perfect for the 4-8 yr old group. Will need to acquire more!
I went to a summer science camp, and received a small estes rocket. I loved it. Immediately after g the returning home, I purchased this. Read morePublished 14 months ago