53mm Wildman Darkstar JR. All Fiberglass construction 38mm motor mount - high power G-J motors

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The Wildman Darkstar JR is a fiberglass rocket for extreme durability that can take some serious punishment.
It has a 38mm motor mount so is a great high power model. You can fly on 29mm motors with a motor adapter.
Suitable for high thrust G motors through to J motors. 

Flies to ~2696m (8529 feet) on a Cesaronni J354 motor, if you fancy something lower then you can fly to 257m (844 feet) on a G69 Cesaroni motor. 

All junior kits feature our new thin-wall, light-weight fiberglass tubing and

  • 32" booster
  • 16" payload tube
  • 1" vent band
  • 7" fiberglass coupler
  • Filament wound fiberglass nosecone with stepped aluminum tip
  • 38mm fiberglass motor mount
  • 3/32" G10 precision cut fins
  • Stainless steel hardware
  • CNC Stepped Av-bay ends

A fun and challenging build for the serious Rocketeer!!


This kit has a high quality body tube with slots pre-cut in the fiberglass.
It has a filament wound fiberglass nosecone with a machined aluminium tip. 
G10 fiberglass fins.
Filament wound motor mount tube.
Fiberglass Electronics bay.
Steel eye bolts and other parts for your recovery system.

You will need
There are some items you will need to complete the rocket that are not included.
Your choice of Parachute protector (9x9" in size suggested).
Your choice of Parachute, a 36" Main and 18" Drogue suggested.
Shock cord such as tubular nylon or braided kevlar.
Engine retainer (optional).
Building supplies.

Building suppliess
Here is a list of the majority of tools and items you will need for construction of this rocket.
  Pencil, Ruler & Masking tape.
  Hobby knife.
  Adhesives (CA Glue medium / Cyanoacrylate / 15 minute epoxy)
  Long dowel to spread glue inside the body tube.
  15 feet / 4.5m of shock cord.
  2.8mm drill bit & 4.8mm drill bit & 4mm drill bit. 
  Sanding block.
  Set of standard rail buttons.
  Acetone for cleaning up drips of epoxy. (Nail varnish remover).
  Disposable gloves.
  Particle mask filter suitable for sanding of fiberglass.
  Finishing supplies such as paint, sanding sealer, sandpaper (200 & 400 grit).
  Dust mask.
  Motor retention for your chosen motor system.

Launch pad
This is a large rocket so a heavy duty launch pad is required. A rail launcher is a good idea and the bigger the better (within reason). The last thing you want is instability during launch.

Product specifications

Age recommendation
10+ with adult supervision or 12+
Altitude on max suggested motor
Wildman Rocketry
Construction skill
Skill 3+ Expert
190mm x 1550mm
Maximum suggested motor
Minimum suggested motor
Motor mount
36" Main & 18" Drogue - NOT INCLUDED
Quantity in pack
Model rocket kit - Expert
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We aim to ship orders within 1 working day of ordering on your chosen shipping method.
We do not guarantee this however, especially at extremely busy times of the year. Therefore if you do require your order urgently, please drop us a email after you order to let us know.

Please note that you must use a courier option if your order contains rocket motors, you can not use the Royal Mail for orders with motors. The website should automatically disable the Royal Mail shipping option once these items are added to your cart. However in the case of a website mistake you will need to use the courier option. 

Orders will ship on your chosen courier, all UK Mainland couriers we offer are a next day service. The couriers however do not offer us a guarantee on this, so we are unable to pass one along.
Over 95% of our orders do arrive next day as intended. 

If you require Saturday delivery there is a Saturday delivery option on the checkout page. DHL do not offer Saturday delivery by default.
Delivery options.
We offer a variety of delivery options on the checkout page. We also off the option to pickup your order from our warehouse in Millom, Cumbria, LA18 4JS.
You can use the Royal Mail option for smaller items up to 2Kg in weight as long as they do not contain motors.
Please be aware if you require AM or Saturday delivery these orders may still take up to 1 working day to dispatch. We do, however, prioritise express orders for dispatch.  
Returns for any reason
We will accept returns on all products for 90 days from the date of delivery.
If an item was sent un-tracked the delivery date is agreed to be 2 (two) days after shipment.

Changed your mind or do not like the product?
You are required to cover the cost of returning the item to us, we can send you a pre-paid label to deduct from your refund if it is convenient or cost effective for you.
Items without rocket motors
Items with rocket motors
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You must package the item well so that damage does not occur in transit, although you do not need to use the original packaging.
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We will offer to replace the faulty or damaged item, or refund you in full at your preference.
In regards to missing parts of kits we reserve the right to replace the required parts rather than the entire kit. 
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My item has not arrived can I have a refund?
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