001403 – Riptide™ Launch Set

(39 customer reviews)


Launch Set – Beginner Skill

(Formerly Ready to Fly)

No assembly required means you are at the launch sight quick! Featuring a really cool chrome nose cone and fins, the Riptide is one cool rocket!


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Launch Set – Beginner Skill

(Formerly Ready to Fly)

The Estes Riptide Launch Set contains almost everything you need for hours of high flying fun! This shiny rocket is completely assembled by specially trained craftsman and is ultra aerodynamic and has totally awesome highly reflective blue chrome colored fins and nose cone.

The Riptide stands 18 inches tall. When launched on our Estes standard model rocket engines, it can reach heights over 650 feet and returns smoothly on a colorful 12 inch parachute.

Rip through the sky with your own ready to fly Riptide!

LAUNCH SYSTEM includes Estes Porta-Pad II Launch Pad and Electron Beam Launch Controller.

WHAT YOU NEED TO LAUNCH (sold separately): Estes model rocket engines, starters and recovery wadding. Four 1.5V high quality AA alkaline batteries are also required for launch controller (not included).

Additional information

Projected Max Altitude

675 ft. (206 m)

Recovery System

12 in. (30.5 cm) Parachute


18 in. (45.7 cm)


1.35 in. (34 mm)

Estimated Weight

2.7 oz. (76.5 g)

Estimated Assembly Time

15 Minutes (painting and glue drying time not included)


Chrome Components

Fin Materials


Decal Type


Launch System

Includes Porta-Pad II and Electron Beam Launch Controller

Launch Rod Size


Age Recommendation

Estes model rocketry is recommended for boys and girls ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.

39 reviews for 001403 – Riptide™ Launch Set

  1. BindyBlue

    So easy

    Partner brought me this little baby yesterday for my birthday within 30 mins of getting it we had already launched (that includes the 15min drive to park away from air feild) used a B6-4 and wow my little girl and me cant wait to launch again

  2. Avatea

    First Launch and lost 🙁

    Bought the rocket 6months ago. Launched it for the first time today on a C6-5. Awesome flight and height. Sadly the wind took it over the park and houses. Unable to find it :(. Highly recommended. Just make sure to watch the wind and a good size field park.

  3. Gibby Rocket

    Epic set, Riptide is an incredible rocket!

    I got this for my first ever set, I went to launch it with my friend Lane, It had outstanding performance! Definitely worth my money. 🙂

  4. Joker

    Great to be back in

    Great little set, bought it at noon, had some lunch and then first launch at 1:30, landed with in 30ft of launch with B6-4s. Great to get my 7yr into the same hobby I had 30+ years ago!

  5. Michael

    Just for old times

    I started with this lauch kit over two years ago. I pulled it out today and it still flys well

  6. Dante


    I love this rocket so much. I want to fly it over and over again

  7. Carmen

    Worked Perfect

    The Riptide rocket is a solid performer. My ten year old son has launched this rocket ten times since Christmas and no issues. Successful launch everytime. Highly recommend this rocket.

  8. Michael

    First one got hooked

    I bought this for my son as a Christmas present last year. I think I we are up to 16 rockets now!! This still one that goes with us all the time and does well. Great one to start and get hooked with!!

  9. Bubba

    Great Starter Kit or for someone getting back into the hobby

    I got this rocket in a starter kit after being out of the hobby for over a decade… My son and I had a great time flying this one and still continue to fly it at almost ever launch…

  10. tim

    nice rocket

    the 001403 – Riptide™ Launch Set is as good as it looks good buy

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