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Homemade rocket with rocket fuel and engine
Exactly, NERDS FOR THE WIN!!!(upbeat musical crescendo)
Potassium nitrate isnt inherintly explosive. In fact, its sold in bulk at hardware stores under the name "stump remover"
Rocket fuel doesnt explode if used properly. It combusts, much like the gasoline or diesel fuel in your engine. But instead of pushing a piston head, it applies the thrust directly out its jet
It depends on what type of fuel, how much per batch, and how big of a rocket engine you make. If you poke around, you can find the legal guidelines.
While those rockets are fun, you cant (safely) get them up more than about 50 feet. To achieve any real altitude, true pyrotechnic rockets are needed
waste of time. I'll make sugar motors that will KILL them
Can any other fuel be used and if I go outside and buy Ammonium Nitrate what's the concentration that should be used?
I made it but the solution was to weak. maybe 7 cups of water instead of 17?
If i do this in Australia where i live and get cought i will probly go to jail for 20 years or so
umm isn't that salt :/
The big difference between strike anywhere and "safety" matches is that safety matches have the phosphorus only in the striking surface, while strike anywhere have it in the white tip of the head. The striker isn't "engulfed in flames" because the phosphorus is too thinly distributed to sustain combustion (fire triangle -- you must have fuel, oxidizer *and heat*), but in combination with the chlorate in the match head, it can start the match head mix burning.
Try using a baking soda and vinegar rocket. The kids and I had one years ago and it launched pretty well...had to ask the neighbors to retrieve it from their yard!
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