How To Build A Rocket

a few years ago i came up with the idea of strapping a rocket to a merry-go-round. the little ones in playgrounds not the big ones with horses and stuff. i've been trying to find some sort of rocket hobby community since then but there are surprisingly little. and not a whole lot of instructables on rockets with enough power. so tips? hints on how to at least get started?

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GScience4 years ago
I am making an 'ible on rocketry. Coming from a guy who's been into rocketry for a long time, DO NOT point rockets anywhere but up. Chemical rockets made with rocket candy (KNO3 Sucrose) are powerful. Good luck with your rocketry projects! And check out my 'ible when it is finished.
caitlinsdad4 years ago
You probably wanted to do this.

got to love carnies
Those carnies are the hackerspace Madagascar Institute somewhere in the seedier hipster industrial part of Brooklyn who showed that at Maker Faire.  The jet ponies were never to be seen again, probably due to noise complaints by the neighbors.  A slip ring type of valve or the swivel air valve that the auto mechanic has on his air compressor tools allows the hose to not tangle up. 
either way they are good people.
Dang, why didn't I think to suggest that?

@zixster, pulse jets aren't such a silly idea. If your engineering skills are up to it, they would be safer than rockets, will run longer, and be much easier to find fuel for.
It's still not too late to build one for the backyard or front lawn this Christmas.
zixster (author)  caitlinsdad4 years ago
yeah all i would have to do is learn the bascs of engeneering, what a pulse jet is, and how to spell in 10 days. good things m.i.t. has free courses.

now where to get a chicken suit?..
Step 1: Apply to get local noise abatement regulations suspended...
zixster (author)  Kiteman4 years ago
no noise regulations. ala-FREAKIN-Bama :)

which also means lots of rednecks with scrapmetal, welding torches, and a "hold my beer and watch this" mentality.
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