Riptide Launch Set
Estes Riptide Launch Set
Estes Riptide Launch Set Straight View
Launch Set Box
Estes Riptide Box
Estes Riptide Up Flame
Estes Riptide Launch Set Side Flame View
Estes Riptide Launch Set Recovery View
Rocket Flight Sequence
Riptide Parts
Building the Riptide
Riptide Launch

Riptide™ Launch Set


Punch a hole in the atmosphere with the Riptide Launch Set! This Estes rocket launcher contains almost everything you need for hours of high-flying fun. This no-assembly, shiny beauty is crafted by specially-trained artisans to give you a top-quality beginners’ rocket. The Riptide at 18 inches tall is an aerodynamic bullet full of features like -

  • Cool blended, blue body tube
  • Highly reflective, blue chrome-colored fins and nose cone
  • 18 inches tall or 45.7 cm.
  • Pre-assembled and ready for lift-off in just minutes


3, 2, 1, lift off and rip through the sky with your own ready to fly Riptide Launch Set!

The Riptide rocket assembles in just minutes and requires Estes engines for the launch. Start with B4-4 engine for the first flight. Then, proceed with B6-4 for subsequent launches.

This set can reach cloud topping heights of 675 ft. (206 m) on Estes C6-5 engine using the Estes launch pad and launch controller. 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.  Requirements for this Ready-To-Fly (RTF) Riptide Launch Set, which are sold separately, includes –

  • Building Tools and Construction Materials
  • Finishing Supplies
  • Estes A, B or C Engines
  • Batteries for Launch Controller

Aside from the excitement and entertainment the Riptide Launch Set provides, an easy-to-assemble rocket instantly draws people in since the launch happens fast. Any rocket set from Estes, teaches kids the basics of propulsion, flight, and aerodynamics. And with an easy-to-assemble beginner rocket like Estes Riptide 1403, kids of all ages get instantly encouraged to think about how rockets work and fly it themselves. One of our most popular kits of all time!


Includes Launch System!

  • Rocket

 1 Riptide Flying Model Rocket
  • Launch Pad

 Pota-Pad II
  • Launch Controller

 Electron Beam Launch Controller

What You Need to Launch

Estes Engines, Recovery Wadding, Starters, and AA Batteries.

What You Need to Build

 Pre-Built, Assembly Required

Tools, Construction, and Finishing Supplies Not Included.Shop Supplies

Technical Specifications

Technical Specifications

  • Recommended Engines

B4-4, B6-4, C6-5
  • Launch System

Porta-Pad II (Included)
  • Projected Max Altitude

675 ft. (206 m)
  • Recovery System

12 in. (30.5cm) Parachute
  • Length

18 in. (45.7 cm)
  • Diameter

1.35 in. (34 mm)
  • Weight

2.7 oz. (76.5 g)
  • Fin Material

Molded Plastic

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This product recommended for children ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.

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This product recommended for children ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.