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Need advice on making a proposed rocket I've devised different to the ones seen on here, before I waste materials? Answered

I was thinking of making a rocket and using the fuses in a party popper as the propulsion, I was going to set up 4 gutted poppers with just the fuses on a 600ml/1 or 2 lt bottle and use a string fuse attached to the popper fuses at equal distrance running into a centre fuse/string to light it and get clear.I would use skewers or something to make it launch straight up.I would have the bottom of the popper housing/film cannister against the ground/launch pad.
Has anyone tried this? Would the popper/poppers just simply blow up the thing I put them in and not work? Would I be better of doing the film cannister cannon thing instead of poppers.?

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lemonie

10 years ago

Poppers don't sound like a good propellant, not 4 anyway. Fireworks or water tend to be a "safer" bet. L

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grenteslemonie

Answer 10 years ago

Would doing the whole deodorant spray/perfume inside the cannisters the poppers are in and using the popper as the ignition for the fumes work in stead of the motor?

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grenteslemonie

Answer 10 years ago

Have seen that, but there's the whole thing of getting each one to light at the same time, as I said I was going to try a multi motor rocket, even if it doesn't work out and blows up it will be interesting. Don't worry about shrapnel, I'm going to build a fold in half blast shield and use a welding mask eye piece/s in the middle to be able to still view the launch while hiding behind blast shield.

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grentesgrentes

Answer 10 years ago

Actually, would a sparkler/match powder based fuse ignite the combustables in the cannisters?

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lemoniegrentes

Answer 10 years ago

Matches can make good propellant & fuse, only trouble is that you need a lot of them for anything above small.

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