- Model: 05031
- Skill Level 3: Average Skills Needed
- Length: 28.500" (72.39 cm)
- Weight: 7.000 oz (198.45 g)
- Diameter (Max): 2.220" (5.64 cm)
- Fin Count: 3
- Stages: 2
- Motor Size: 24mm
- Recovery System: Booster: Tumble - Upper: 32" Plastic Parachute
- Launch Pad Type: Mid Power
- Manufactured by: Dynastar
Doing it two-stage of course!
The Rip-Roar kit from DynaStar Mid-Power Model Rockets is intended to get you a roaring applause whenever you fly it. When the first stage ignites, it rips its way off the pad and into the sky. But the fun doesn't stop there. Next, the booster stage drops off, and the second stage takes over and continues the roar to astonishing heights.
Finally, when the rocket seems to be just a tiny speck in the sky, the colorful parachute pops out, and the model gently floats back to the ground. Fly it again and again and get the same great applause.
The best feature is that while this is a big model rocket, it is lightweight and can use the inexpensive "D" size rocket motors. So you can get big-time fun with little rocket prices.
This rocket was designed to be simple, simple, simple. It uses the simplest kind of staging, called direct staging (sometimes called Pop-N'-Go), where the booster stage ignites the upper stage. You don't need any expensive electronics or special starters, like those that are required on other "BIG" multi-stage rockets.
Another example of a simple feature is that the booster stage uses tumble recovery. That means it doesn't need a parachute or streamer to make it fall slowly to the ground. It tumbles end-over-end, and by doing so, it slows itself down. It lands very gently and safely. It is one of the biggest rockets ever made that utilizes the tumble recovery technique for the booster section.
Because of these simplifying features, this rocket is quite inexpensive compared to other big two stage rockets. You'll get the thrill of flying a big rocket with the loud roar of the motor and the billowing smoke. Yet you'll save money that you can use on other rockets.
The most unusual feature about the Rip-Roar kit is that there is a gap between the first and second stage motors. Most two-stage rockets have the motors touching each other directly. But the Rip Roar model just doesn't seem to care about convention. It just works!
This allows the Rip-Roar to use the cheaper black-powder propellant motors, and simple direct-staging. Of all the two-stage rockets ever built, this is one of the easiest to prepare for flight. Just clip in the motors, drop in the wadding and the parachute, and you're ready to go.