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Rocket Engines

Post by Pistolen08 » Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:41 pm

Hello,

I am interrested in building a rocket engine. I was thinking of something to this extent. The oxydizer will be Nitrous Oxide, and the fuel will be asphalt.

Please warn me if this wont work, and i will blow myself up, Thanks!
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Post by Pistolen08 » Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:47 pm

The nitrous oxide will be controlled and regulated by a ball valve. When the valve is squeezed harder, the more comes out. Then it will pass through a hose, and into the combustion chamber, containing asphalt (combustible and clean burning) and out a rocket nozzle.

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Re: Rocket Engines

Post by steve » Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:05 pm

Pistolen08, are a luger fan or something? (oh, that would be 09, wouldn't it?)
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Re: Rocket Engines

Post by Pistolen08 » Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:28 pm

How did you guess???
It actually is 08 Pistolen
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Re: Rocket Engines

Post by steve » Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:44 pm

It was the first thing that popped into my mind when I saw it. (and I was thinking 09 since it's a 9mm parabelum) Thats what happens when you read too many gun books/magizines.

I was actually intending to call myself PPsh41, but a website glitch screwed that up. Oh well, we prefer to use real names here anyway, so it worked out well.
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Re: Rocket Engines

Post by Pistolen08 » Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:45 pm

So... about my plan...

Do you think it will work?

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Re: Rocket Engines

Post by Mark » Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:42 pm

I just saw a rocket bike in the March issue of Popular Mechanics, it took the fellow about 3 hours to make, 200 pounds of thrust. He used a nitrous oxide tank and asphalt in a pipe. And to light it he used a sparkler, then released the N2O into the pipe. He also worked on the latest private rocket ship that won the prize for first in space. It too used N20 and asphalt I think, but dont' quote me.
He also made a bike for his daughter that did 30 mph using a simple C02 tank.
With his N2O bicycle he said it was like the hand of God pushing him along, pulling one G he said.
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Re: Rocket Engines

Post by Pistolen08 » Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:29 am

That is where I got the idea to build one. (page 121)
I e-mailed an asphalt company, asking about the combustible properties of their asphalt, here is my initial e-mail and their response.

I burst out laughing when i heard this

Thanks for the email. Not knowing much about what your doing, I don't think EZ Street is what your looking for. It is used for patching potholes. Thanks again

> Hello,
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> I am currently working on an experiment relating to solid/gas state
> rocket engines. What I would like to know is if your Asphalt is
> flammable (the 35 lb. bag). Will your asphalt be sufficient to use as
> a burner fuel for a solid/gas state engine (meaning it will burn
> gradually). I am aware that it is clean-burning, thus my interest in
> using it as a fuel.
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> If it is, would you know what the oz/min ratio for burn time is?
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> Thank you for your time,
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> -Elliot


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re: Rocket Engines

Post by maddmaxx » Thu Jul 07, 2005 2:06 am

I was part of the HALO Team ( search for HALO) and worked with the guy that designed the hybrid motor for Space Ship one. Here is a picture of one of our test. N20 & asphalt producing 850 pounds of thrust.
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Re: Rocket Engines

Post by ed knesl » Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:06 am

Pistolen08 wrote:So... about my plan...

Do you think it will work?
Yes, it will work.
You may use also PVC, or ABS plumbing pipe. Asphalt would work
if it is hollow core. I know that anything combustible would burn in NOS enviroment. This concept is called Hybrid Motor.

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