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Offline Naufal the B. S.

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What are the different types of rocket fuel?
« on: 02/08/2009 06:47:12 »
Just mention how many kinds of rocket fuel you know!

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Re: What are the different types of rocket fuel?
« Reply #1 on: 02/08/2009 10:22:32 »
H2O2, Hydazine, unsymetrical dimethyl hydrazine.
Lots of chemicals you won't be able to get have been used as rocket fuels.

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Re: What are the different types of rocket fuel?
« Reply #2 on: 02/08/2009 12:27:00 »
Just mention many kind of rocket do you know!
KNO3 + sugar, Zn + S, are the safer I know.
 

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Re: What are the different types of rocket fuel?
« Reply #3 on: 02/08/2009 12:36:48 »
Zinc + sulphur?
How to make it, lightarrow?
 

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Re: What are the different types of rocket fuel?
« Reply #4 on: 02/08/2009 13:34:09 »
Have you looked at any of the amateur rocketry sites?
 

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Re: What are the different types of rocket fuel?
« Reply #5 on: 02/08/2009 14:00:11 »
Yes, i have. Apogee, rocketry forum, etc.
 

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Re: What are the different types of rocket fuel?
« Reply #6 on: 02/08/2009 19:28:42 »
Zinc + sulphur?
How to make it, lightarrow?
You BUY it!
Try ebay?
 

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Re: What are the different types of rocket fuel?
« Reply #7 on: 02/08/2009 21:07:27 »
Zinc + sulphur?
How to make it, lightarrow?
IIRC, it's something like Zn 80%, S 20% in weight. You mix the powders very accurately and you compress it. The reaction starts only at high temperatures, so to ignite it you need another exothermic reaction, which is simple to ignite (maybe KNO3 + sugar or what you want). You'll have a powerful yellow-green flame and a lot of white smoke (ZnS) which dirts everything it touches, so keep valuable things quite away (anyway you can clean them with water, soap and...elbow grease).
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Re: What are the different types of rocket fuel?
« Reply #8 on: 02/08/2009 22:00:02 »
I really wonder how much practical advice we should be giving this guy. He might just go ahead and frazzle himself!!!
 

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