[Space] Interested Rocket Man

James Mulroy james.d.mulroy at gmail.com
Tue Jul 12 09:14:37 UTC 2011

hybrids are cool.  I tend to pursue things that are actually usable in the
real world.  Fortunately for the astronauts NASA doesn't use giant PVC
rocket motors. Alternatives though, require one extra step.  You can turn
various plastics/rubbers on a lathe and bore out the center, and that's your
propellant for the oxidizer.

Not to discourage you from pvc, but if you want to make one, then, alright,
let's do it!  :)


On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 1:04 PM, Jonathan Moore <moore at eds.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 12:00 PM, James Mulroy <james.d.mulroy at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > I suggest that if you want an "easy" motor then you make a "nozzleless
> > rocket motor."  This is something that I want to pursue.  They have a lot
> of
> > benefits, they're cheap, and they're awesome!  Look up Ray Goodson's
> > nozzleless rocket motors on Youtube.  There is a 5" and 3" version you'll
> > see.
> Thous are some great videos, but I still like the hybrid engines more.
> -Jonathan

James Mulroy
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