how do i build a simple liquid or solid fuel rocket engine

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Post by marksteamnz » Fri Nov 04, 2005 4:12 am

Hmm Well you actually can make a powder only rocket. You just have to really press the powder and this can get "interesting". I know I keep harping on but the Nakka site does cover this using a zinc sulphur mix (used to be very popular in the 1960's). From personal experience it does work but it tightens the spincter a good deal pouring the mixed powder in and then hammering on a wood plunger every 10mms to pack it. Works though, spark, swoosh, 5000ft, gone.
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Post by Dang911 » Fri Nov 04, 2005 4:59 am

That is true.......

Did you know that almost all breath mints are just pressed powder? Same goes for a lot of pills..........

If you have access to an Arbor press, you might, (probably not) be able to press it all into a tube, and actually have it remain a solid mass. You would need a minimum of a 5 ton Arbor press though. I believe the mints take something like 75 tons to compress.
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Post by driveit » Sat Nov 05, 2005 1:05 am

the local pharmisy dosnt carry sulfur or kno3 but they said i might be able to get it at the hospital pharmisy i dunno. they better have it or im screwed.


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Post by Dang911 » Sat Nov 05, 2005 1:45 am

I knew you didn't have any of the chemicals.....You wouldn't have been so clueless if you had ever done some experimenting.

Well here are your options to getting them..........

Go to:

A local nursery/garden shop, they should have both
Home Dept and lowes sells KNO3 as Grants Stump Remover
Ebay has it all.........
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Post by driveit » Sun Nov 06, 2005 7:34 pm

I already told you before i didnt have any chemicals if i had them i wouldnt even had start ths forum. anyways i may not this now way to much work for such a short deal. i may take up archery instead.

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Post by El-Kablooey » Sun Nov 06, 2005 10:45 pm

You are very determined to cause some accidental deaths. Maybe you would better your chances by combining the two hobbies, archery and rocketry that is.



Oh yeah, if you think builing a Rcandy rocket is too much work, you might as well forget ever learning to shoot properly.
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Post by marksteamnz » Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:21 am

driveit wrote:I already told you before i didnt have any chemicals if i had them i wouldnt even had start ths forum. anyways i may not this now way to much work for such a short deal. i may take up archery instead.
So if the above is true how could you post
(Wed Oct 26, 2005 6:25 am
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after being told it would be no good as a rocket propllent?
Was this wishful thinking, fantasy, alien abduction of the thread?

Anyway all this indicates you should take up archery and a very good place to start would be to balance an apple on your head.
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Post by Tom » Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:27 pm

I am very tempted to lock this thread, it's going nowhere fast.

To Driveit,
You seem hellbent on not following our advice. You are not going to get anywhere with this on your own, I can assure you. You seem to have almost no idea of the chemistry of how this works, no evidence of stochiometry equations or the like are shown, thus you are not going to magicaly come up with a working propellant. Untill you are ready to listen, and I mean listen, please, don't come back asking what's already been answered.

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Post by driveit » Fri Nov 11, 2005 4:21 am

i got thoughs anwsers from jimmy yawn. nvm

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Post by pezman » Fri Nov 11, 2005 4:52 am

It would be really cool of driveit could add an entry to this
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Post by Jim Berquist » Sat Nov 19, 2005 1:41 am

DRIVET:

My name is Jim berquist, and I too am a newbee!! I am 48 years old and I have lot's of Idiea's on the things I have interest in...

I'm a independent thinker and know thing's a lot of other people do not know!

After some time on the forum I was quick to find these people know alot more about this stuff then I did....

They are trying to help you!!!! Teach you!!!! Point you the right way!!!

When you want to be good at something / know more about something / be the best in something.........Hang around the people who are better at it then you!!!

Your there!!!!

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Post by Jim Berquist » Tue Nov 22, 2005 3:57 am

I forgot about the match rocket....

I took it to a higher level and used a saftey pin to form a nossel!!

I remember the time I launched to many from the car port to the shed!!

Mom Dad and I was eating and the sudden BOOMB....

It seems I sent to meny into the shed about 5o ft away...

About 5 cans of paint caught fire and if not for that the fire would had been much more...

Yea I took a woopen!!!!

Some Day I'll tell you about the CO2 cartrage feaco!! I tried to make a engine from a CO2 cannister and a bit of B.P. Not good!!!!

I Have a theird titty from that one.....

The Kid lives in CANADA........ They took away all the good stuff..

Translation ( phramacy ) Drug store ( Chemist ).....

There is a real cheep souce of KNO3!!!

Pig Poop.....

You take a 5 gal source and bring to rolling boil...

Let settle and let cool..

Poor white broth into a drying pan and or jar....

This is your product!!!


Let qristalize and yeld should be about 2 oz per gal of poop..

don't laungh it works......

Old vet would call it a PISS BOMB!!!
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Post by Red_Armor » Wed Nov 30, 2005 10:00 am

I find this tutorials...
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Post by Red_Armor » Wed Nov 30, 2005 10:08 am

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Post by Red_Armor » Wed Nov 30, 2005 10:09 am

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