QC#52 - Sugar Blaster


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A rocket made with sugar and kitty litter, blasts over 2,300ft high!

Full project video: http://bit.ly/SugarRocket

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"Quick Clips" are clips of random experiments in a minute or less.

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Music By:
Music by Jason Shaw (RP-Clattertrap)

Project Inspired By:

4 years of testing and experimenting with sugar rockets, and recently a lot of influence from the book “Easy PVC Rockets” by Jason Smiley. (http://bit.ly/IBEasyPVCRockets) If you check out the link, please share the love and let Jason know that Grant Thompson sent you. :) Thank you!

WARNING: Although sugar rockets are the slowest burning of all rocket fuels, this project should not be attempted without adult supervision, proper permits, adequate training, and at a location far away from people, property, and anything flammable. Misuse, or careless use, of rocket propellants may result in serious injury, wildfire, and in extreme cases, death. Ignition of an incendiary or explosive material may not be legal in your area. Check local laws and inquire with local rocketry clubs on how to safely make and launch sugar rockets. Use of this video content is at your own risk.

Project History & More Info:

After making my video on Homemade Rocket Fuel (http://bit.ly/DIYRocketFuel) I had a lot of requests on how I built the one that launched at the end of the video. Although that rocket motor worked very well, I wanted to get the process down to a science before making a video about it.

This Quick Clip shows a slightly different approach to the sugar motor using the same ingredients, and a demonstration of how the rocket motor performs.

This motor blasted up over 2,300 feet high, which has been very consistent with all the motors I made for the project video.

Although the project video shows step-by-step how to build the motors, I would caution anyone wanting to make one to take precautions. These are not toys. They can light things on fire, and fall down on peoples heads, which I imagine could cause serious injury.

You may need permits, or only be able to launch these on special experimental launch days with local rocketry clubs.

My launch was out in the middle of the dessert, miles and miles away from any people, property and anything flammable. Safety precautions were in place in case anything went wrong.

Having said that, I’m very proud of how these little motors perform, and amazed at how cheaply they can be made.
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