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Estes Riptide Launch Set

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Product overview

• Soar up to heights of 183 metres with the Riptide rocket
• The Riptide rocket comes in at 457mm long
• Package includes launch pad and launch controller so you can be just like NASA’s mission control
• Requires assembly as well as motors, starters and recovery wadding – available to purchase separately with the Blast Off Flight Pack
• The rocket comes in a highly reflective blue chromed finish

What is included in the rocket set?
The Riptide Launch Set from Estes comes with a rocket as well as a launch pad and launch controller. The launch pad and launch controller allow you to position your rocket vertically and launch from a safe a distance so you can ensure the safety of those around you. The rocket itself can reach up to a maximum of 183 metres in the air.
The rocket will require some assembly, including the use of carpenter’s glue, plastic cement and a modelling knife. The Riptide is an easy to assemble rocket and can be built in approximately an hour.

What is the difference between a single stage and a two stage rocket?
A single stage rocket, such as this one, only has one motor and will therefore only have one burst of fuel per take off. A two stage rocket has two bursts of fuel, and would be able to reach a higher altitude.

What do I need to launch the rockets?
To get your rockets off the ground you will need a compatible motor. There are a range of motors that can be used with these rockets, we recommend the following: B4-4, B6-4 and C6-5. You will also require starters and recovery wadding to launch your rockets which can be found in the Blast-Off Flight Pack, as well as on their own. These extras can be found in the links below.
N48DK – Blast Off Flight Pack
N51DK – C6-5 Rocket Motor 24 Pack
N58DK – Recovery Wadding
N59DK – Solar Starters

What other accessories can I use with the rockets?
Accessorise your rockets with a range of great additions to really get the most from them. With the Estes Altimeter you can accurately measure your rocket’s altitude up to 3000m whilst the Estes AltiTrak can also measure your rocket’s altitude by utilising basic trigonometry and the device. Wewould recommend the Tube Marking Guide as the perfect addition to your rockets. This device will make building your rockets a lot easier by marking your fin and launch lug placements to ensure you don’t make a mistake when putting the rockets together. Find a link to the accessories below.
N55DK – Estres AltiTrak
N56DK – Estres Altimeter
N57DK – Tube Marking Guide

What is the recommended age for these rockets?
It is recommended that these rockets are used by ages 10 and up, with adult supervision for children under 12 years of age.


Age group 10+ (Adult supervision required for under 12’s)
Set includes 1 x Riptide rocket
1 x Astron II launch controller
1 x Astron II launch pad
1 x Parachute
Maximum altitude 198 metres
Fuel type Solid
Built in parachute? Yes - 305 mm
Material Plastic
Assembly required No
Compatible with other kits? A range of motors are compatible
Dimensions 34 mm x 34 mm x 457 mm
Weight 75 g