From: Tadeusz Wysocki Jr. <tswysocki**At_Symbol_Here**GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Rocket Fuel Incident
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:23:52 -0400
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU>
This e-mail is from DCHAS-L, the e-mail list of the ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety.
For more information about the list, contact the Divisional secretary at secretary**At_Symbol_Here**dchas.org
No details on the mixture that was used.
The "rocket sounds like a galvanized pipe,...maybe threaded at both ends with screw on caps.
small hole in one of those caps for the ignition of the " rocket fuel".
If the fuel is "loose", or hole is too small or gets plugged, then the rocket becomes very dangerous.
Our Elementary School "Show and Tell" classes, we used only Commercial Model rocket engines, and the class was protected by thick LEXAN Blast shield.
Never attempt making your own rocket fuel,....trace contamination has been known to speed things up a little bit.
Previous post | Top of Page | Next post