- Model: 05032
- Skill Level 2: Previous Rocket Experience Suggested
- Length: 45.000" (114.3 cm)
- Weight: 10.000 oz (283.5 g)
- Diameter (Max): 2.600" (6.6 cm)
- Fin Count: 3
- Motor Size: 24mm
- Recovery System: 32" plastic parachute
- Launch Pad Type: Mid Power
- Manufactured by: Dynastar
Are you looking for a big rocket that you can launch from just about any small launch field? Then the DynaStar Grappler is the perfect rocket for you.
As you can see from the images here, this rocket is very big. It is 45 inches (114.3 cm) tall, and 2.6 inches (66mm) in diameter. You most certainly will impress the kiddies when you bring this model out to the range because it is that big. They'll all come running up to you and ask when are you going to launch it; that is a guarantee!
While this rocket is big, it is very light weight. It weighs just 10 ounces (283.5g) empty and well under a pound with a D12-3 engine installed. The reason it is so light is that it is engineered to use thin-wall paper tubes and also uses a brand new BT-80 size plastic nose cone that is also very light for its size.
Even though this rocket is large, that doesn't mean it needs a big field. The rocket flies to about 300 feet on a D12-3 motor. This is a perfect altitude for small fields. Just think how impressive it will be and how much you'll love being able to bring out a big rocket even on a small field.
Like the other kits from "DynaStar Mid-Power Rockets", the GRAPPLER is designed to fly on the less expensive "D" size black powder rocket motors. And it will give you the same performance as other mid-power kits that require "E" and "F" size composite propellant rocket motors. The lighter weight rockets fly faster and higher.
How do you get the same performance using smaller motors? Simple: the DynaStar brand of rocket kits use thin-wall body tubes, which are significantly lighter. So the rocket doesn't need a big motor just to get it off the launch pad. You'll save money because you don't necessarily need to buy larger rocket motors!
And the DynaStar Grappler can also use reloadable rocket motors. This can save you money and allows you to pick some awesome smoke and flame effects that add another dimension of visual effect that spectators love.