Sunday, March 08, 2009

New propellant - flour and compressed air

A discussion on the water-rockets Yahoo group asked if talcum powder could be used in lieu of water in a water rocket. (Yeah, I know, it wouldn't be a water rocket.) One respondent came up with a link to a Thai site that presents several videos of a flour rocket. [raw link] [translated (as if it makes much of a difference)] I wouldn't have thought it would have worked that well. Here's another related link from that site [translated].