How to make pastime rocket “sugar motors” applying sugar and kitty litter, that shoot up around 2,300 ft significant, and charge significantly less than $.50 to make.

Some fast hyperlinks to a number of of the components I employed:

Screw lock sugar rockets
[✓] 12” x 3/4” PVC sprinkler riser:
[✓] Spectricide stump remover:
[✓] Powdered sugar:
[✓] Uncented kitty litter:
[✓] Magic bullet:

Element 2: (Redneck Rocketry)

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Eco-friendly Slime:
Magic Mud:
Fancy Napkins:
Glycerin Cleaning soap:

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Rockets are not toys, and this challenge definitely must not be duplicated. This video clip is mostly for instructional and demonstrational uses. If you are going to try it in any case, I hugely recommend getting in touch with local rocket golf equipment to turn into common with local laws, and how to stay out of difficulties with the FAA, and stay away from hurting any people or house. Participating in with unstable rocket motors could outcome in significant personal injury, house problems and/or lawful ramifications. Use of this video clip content is at your personal danger.

You must be knowledgeable that misuse, or careless use, of rocket propellants or ignition of an incendiary or explosive substance may perhaps not be lawful in your region. Check out local laws and inquire with local rocketry golf equipment on how to safely make and launch sugar rockets.

Tunes By: Scott & Brendo (“Reverie” – Instrumental)

Venture Impressed By:

4 a long time of tests and experimenting with sugar rockets, and not too long ago a large amount of affect from the e book “Easy PVC Rockets” by Jason Smiley. ( If you examine out the website link, please share the love and allow Jason know that Grant Thompson sent you. 🙂 Thank you!

My buddy NightHawkInLight also has an wonderful video clip on a different strategy of making a cored rocket with black powder. You can see that here:

Venture Background & Far more Info:

Just after making my video clip on Homemade Rocket Gas ( I experienced a large amount of requests on how I designed the one that launched at the end of the video clip. Despite the fact that that rocket motor labored really well, I desired to get the method down to a science just before making a video clip about it.

This challenge video clip demonstrates a marginally different tactic to the sugar motor applying the identical components, and a demonstration of how the rocket motor performs. The key big difference is that this is rammed powder as opposed to caramelizing the sugar combine.

Sugar rockets are the slowest burning of all rocket fuels, and it truly is hugely not likely that PVC will explode when applying kitty litter plugs and sugar for the propellent. In all my damaging tests, and controlled tries to get one to fail catastrophically, the PVC was in no way harmed. All that would come about is that the plugs would blast out.

Declaring that, I wouldn’t use PVC with black ability rockets. That is a different tale entirely.

These motor blasted up around 2,300 ft significant without any payload, which has been really consistent with all the motors I designed for the challenge video clip.

Some people marvel how I was equipped to evaluate it at 2,300 ft significant. It’s a rough guess based mostly on my raw video clip footage. I was equipped to detect the apogee of the rocket by a timed delay combine demonstrating the arch, then measuring the time from apogee to effects. It was just about 12 seconds accurately, and I entered that into a gravity calculator for falling objects ( and bought a outcome of 706 meters, which is 2,316 ft.

Despite the fact that the challenge video clip demonstrates action-by-action how to establish the motors, I would warning any person seeking to make one to choose safeguards. These are not toys. They can light points on fireplace, and tumble down on peoples heads, which I consider could induce significant personal injury.

You may perhaps need to have permits, or only be equipped to launch these on specific experimental launch days with local rocketry golf equipment.

My launch was out in the center of the dessert, miles and miles absent from any people, house and everything flammable. Basic safety safeguards have been in place in case everything went completely wrong.

Obtaining claimed that, I’m really happy of how these very little motors execute, and surprised at how cheaply they can be designed.

To see how to incorporate a time delay combine and parachute ejection charge, make guaranteed to observe portion 2 (Redneck Rocketry)


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