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How do i make a hybrid rocket engine? Answered

I know how a hybrid rocket works,but I don't know what to make the combustion chamber out of.Any ideas?

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science kid

6 years ago

I've made one now thanks guys.

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science kid

6 years ago

I want to use oxygen as the oxidiser and polyethlyene as the fuel.

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Kitemanscience kid

Answer 6 years ago

Have you got a supply of liquid oxygen?

If not, I'd start off on solid-fuel rockets. There are quite a few simple, reasonably safe mixtures you can start with.  If you can get it, I'd start with zinc and sulphur ballpoint rockets, because they are very cheap, and yu can make the entire system yourself (full instructions here).

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steveastroukKiteman

Answer 6 years ago

I thought that amateur hybrids used NO2, not LOX ?

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Kitemansteveastrouk

Answer 6 years ago

The author said he wants to use oxygen.

If he's a beginner at rocketry, though, I think he ought to stick with solid fuel for a while, even if it's fuel he makes himself.

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Kitemansteveastrouk

Answer 6 years ago

Blahg!

...solid fuel with combined solid oxidiser:-P

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steveastroukKiteman

Answer 6 years ago

He he.

You coming to the Derby Maker Faire thing ?

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Kitemansteveastrouk

Answer 6 years ago

Yes - what started as a day trip out for me has turned into a weekend away for the whole tribe...

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rickharris

6 years ago

Experience?

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iceng

6 years ago

Hammer compressed Kitty-Litter works better then....
You know, have a look at this ible it tells it better :-)

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