Basic solid fuel
good base to work from
fast and explosive. possibly to explosive
TERRIBLE, turned to a fluffy ash that is use less and extremely hot.
Best so far, long strong and just right burn.
we did 4 fuel tests on the 9 Aug 2015 and have now published it.
More coming soon!!!
first rocket we made is just a burning rocket not a flying thing.
But from it we have got some movies of it and lots of info to be posted soon :)
see blow later for more nfo:
The project is to try to build a sugar powered rocket called a candy rocket. I will try to make the best fuel for it to reach its highest altitude and will discover different mixtures for the rockets fuel.
This means that I will have to make our OWN fuels customised to my need of getting the rocket as high as it can. This will mean we will use:math, chemistry and physics.
The candy rocket fuel must be able to push itself up, not explode, burn at the best rate and have all the extras needed for different add ons in the future.
We will need to take notes on all the different ways of doing the fuel and what changes itare needed to be made to fit the needs listed above. We will find out which fuel works best and WHY. We will need to have a fair test meaning we must take into account things such as: wind, humidity, fuel, shape, mass, etc. We will also need to film the lift offs and the in air reactions and the engines performance.
I have gone and got some supplies for my first test flight. The supplies i got include: Sugar, Clay, PVC pipe, wood, KNO3, and some other chemistry stuff :).
hopefully the other stuff will arrive tomorrow so we can shoot up our first rocket. The team is as excited as i am and we cant wait to launch the engine rocket.
We still need more people in the tam so remember to sign up :)
The sugar is the fuel of the rocket as I have said. The sugar(s) that is used can be different but the classic but sucrose is common and works well. Some of my rockets may contain different sugars too. Sorbitol is a good sugar that makes a nice burn and burns slow, whitch can be good or bad, and it can be use as an other part of the engine.
Sugars with 2 oxygen parts, such as fructose and glucose, are less stable and sometimes caramelize when overheated, but have a lower melting point for ease of preparation. Sugars that only have alcohol groups, like sorbitol, are much less prone to this.
Thats about it for the basics on the sugar i will ad more as time goes on:)