Konesky & Reaman Bros. Propane Powered Potato Gun Konesky & Reaman Bros. Propane Powered Potato Gun Features: Electric Ignition Propane Propellant 350+ Yard Range Muzzle Break Canadian Made *DISCLAIMER* Please do not attempt this yourself. Although the participants in the film look like amateurs, they are actually engineers and trained professionals with a wealth of experience in potato propulsion. Be Safe: Know your materials & Propellants before attempting any type of potato gun. ***Some plastics are not pressure rated*** ***Some propellants will dissolve your gun*** For more information, please visit: (The content of this video is in no way associated with these websites)
ALICE Purdue PSU This is a video describing the initial development of a nanoscale aluminum and water ice (ALICE) propellant. This work was done by a collaborative effort between Purdue and Penn State University and was funded by AFOSR and NASA. The support of Dr. Mitat Birkan is particularly noted. Applications include in situ propellants. Much work remains to improve performance.
PEM XP100 Test 1 073110 Trim.avi Propellant Evaluation Motor - Test firing a 4.23 cm x 12.22 cm single grain with a 1.9 cm perforation; 197 g of ANCP burning inside the core and ends. Wheels are part of the transportable test-stand.
Ammonium Nitrate Propellant Ammonium Nitrate Composite Propellant (ANCP) burning. Ammonium Nitrate: 52.8%; R-45HTLO binder: 22%; E 744 curative: 3.21%; magnalium (600 mesh), 22%. Propellant grain is 2" long and fits inside 1" PVC pipe.
High Powered Rocket Propellant Test This is a short video of a new rocket propellant I came up with. The main ingredient is your basic high grade Ammonium Perchlorate. The other ingredients are proprietary for or at least until I can find out if it has been used before or is currently being used. I had way too much aluminum in this batch and it ended up being ridden with a lot of slag and not a very clean burn - while very hot I don't think it would be very good for propulsion. When making your rocket formulations, make sure you know where your chemicals are coming from and insist on american made (not chinese) products. While China might be cheap, remember - it's cheap! There are reasons for this. If you play around with chemicals that might be tainted with other things, you could end up with one serious accidental explosion (See Nevada AP factory explosion here on YouTube to see what I'm talking about). Ammonium Perchlorate, Potassium Chlorate, Potassium Perchlorate and other powerful oxidizers are not things to play with! If you have any questions, feel free to write me. I work with model rockets for fun and science. I also belong to the Music City Missile Club and encourage anyone interested in rocketry to join a local club to learn more about this exciting hobby. I will not 'teach' you how to make things explode nor will I tell you where to buy chemicals, so please don't ask.
An introduction to propellants -- Part 1 An introduction to propellants
KNO3 sorbitol propellant i talk about the underated KNSB propellant. I SHOW INCREADIBLE BURNS!
GasGun Animation.mov Visit for more info. This is an animation of a well stimulation performed with the use of a GasGun propellant stimulation tool. In this example, the GasGun tool is conveyed into the well on wireline, but it can also be run on conventional tubing or coil tubing. The GasGun is a solid-propellant well-stimulation device based on proprietary ballistic technology from the US military. It incorporates the most advanced design on the market with the use of progressively burning propellants that have been proven by independent research to be many times more effective in creating fractures and increasing formation permeability. The GasGun uses solid propellant, often referred to as a low explosive, to generate high pressure gas at a rapid rate. The rate is tailored to the formation characteristics to be rapid enough to create multiple fractures radiating 10 to 50 feet from the wellbore, but not so rapid as to pulverize and compact the rock as is experienced for classic high explosives such as nitroglycerine. The star-shaped pattern of multiple fractures removes wellbore damage or blockage and increases the formation permeability near the wellbore.
Saturn V Rocket - Walk Around The Saturn V was the largest operational launch vehicle ever produced. Standing over 363 feet high with its Apollo Spacecraft payload, It was designed under the supervision of the rocket man, Wernher von Braun, and was chosen in 1963 from a list of potential systems proposed to make good President Kennedy's promise that a man would visit the moon within a decade. The Saturn V located at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas was completely restore by the Smithsonian Institute. Dedication date: July 20, 2007. Saturn V size: 111 meters (363 ft) Payload to orbit: 129300 kg (285000 lb) Payload to Moon: 48500 kg (107000 lb) 1st stage: Five F-1 engines built by Boeing Propellants: RP-1 (kerosene) and liquid oxygen Total thrust: 3360000 newtons (7500000 lb) The five F-1 engines equal 160000000 horsepower, about double the amount of potential hydroelectric power that would be available at any given moment if all the moving waters of North America were channeled through turbines. 2nd stage: Five J-2 engines built by Rocketdyne Propellants: Liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen Total thrust: 5560000 newtons (1250000 lb) 3rd stage: One J-2 engine built by Rocketdyne Thrust: 1112000 newtons (250000 lb) The ratio of propellant to payload in Saturn V is 50 to 1.
An introduction to propellants -- Part 2
High power APCP test with blue flame HD Two tests of APCP. FLAWLESS burn Composition 1: AP 69 (I take that class at school ;) Aluminum 8 (I use eckart 10890 flake Al) CuO2 3 (Catalyst and flame colorant) Silicone rubber from a caulk tube 20 (binder) Composition 2: AP 69 Aluminum 8 CuO2 3 Fiberglass resin 20 (my second binder type) Results: the difference in burn rate is because the first test lit on the side so it had a larger flame front. Both propellants burnt very nicely with little smoke the fiberglass resin is much easier to work with than the silicone rubber. If I get enough comments about it i might make a How to video on it. I just ask that if you make a video using this propellant formula, please give credit where credit is deserved.
Environmental Aeroscience - Aerospike Nozzle Solid Rocket Motor Static Firing eAc (Environmental Aeroscience Corp) developed and fired the first solid propellant Aerospike motor in 2003. Aerospike nozzles are designed to be altitude compensating and self adjust the expansion ratio making them extremely useful for ground-launched sounding rockets. This feature is specifically useful for long burn hybrid rocket applications. Several design verification tests firings using short burn solid propellants, with the goal of applying the technology to the long burn Hybrid motors.
China Low Tech: 'Ancient Giant', the largest and heaviest rocket blasts off [ITN] China is set to launch a space module on board a huge ten-minute rocket. Rocket engine From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia RS-68 being tested at NASA's Stennis Space Center. The nearly transparent exhaust is due to this engine's exhaust being mostly superheated steam (water vapor from its propellants, hydrogen and oxygen) Viking 5C rocket engine For reaction engines not possessing a de Laval nozzle, see reaction engine. A rocket engine, or simply "rocket", is a jet engine that uses only propellant mass for forming its high speed propulsive jet. Rocket engines are reaction engines and obtain thrust in accordance with Newton's third law. Since they need no external material to form their jet, rocket engines can be used for spacecraft propulsion as well as terrestrial uses, such as missiles. Most rocket engines are internal combustion engines, although non combusting forms also exist. Rocket engines as a group have the highest exhaust velocities, are by far the lightest, but are the least propellant efficient of all types of jet engines.
Rocket toy wheel loader Nine attempts to move toy car using different types of amateur propellants.
Ammonium Perchlorate Blue Rocket Propellant Test. Nozzleless PLEASE RATE 5 Stars & SUBSCRIBE FOR AWESOME BLUE FLAME!!! Bob Doran On the first test the nozzle blew, so rather than putting a new e-match in, I just stuck in a visco fuse re-lit the engine and enjoyed the nice blue color. No thrust at all since the nozzle is gone. Still looks nice though. This engine was composed of Ammonium Perchlorate, Copper Oxide, epoxy resin/hardener, and Aluminum. Please check out my site at:
Homemade Rocket Propellant In this episode, we give an overview of KNO3 rocket engines. Also known as Rcandy, this mix is volatile when in the right proportions. Make sure to secure the nozzle!
my APCP propellant#1 full making my first promissing how-to video on an apcp propellant. Works great
Ammonium Nitrate Rocket Motor Test.avi Static test firing of a homemade I-167 Ammonium Nitrate Composite Propellant Rocket Motor on May 03, 2010.
Electrically-Powered Spacecraft Propulsion. An electrically powered spacecraft propulsion system is any of a number of forms of electric motors which spacecraft can employ to gain mechanical energy in outer space. Most of these kinds of spacecraft propulsion work by electrically powering propellant to high speed, but electrodynamic tethers work by interacting with a planet's magnetosphere. Electric thrusters typically offer much higher specific impulse, however, due to practical power source constraints thrust is weaker compared to chemical thrusters by several orders of magnitude. Russian satellites have used electric propulsion for decades, and newer Western geo-orbiting spacecraft are starting to use them for north-south stationkeeping. This type of rocket-like reaction engine uses electric energy to obtain thrust from propellant carried with the vehicle. Unlike rocket engines, these kinds of engines do not necessarily have rocket nozzles, and thus many types are not considered true rockets. Electric propulsion thrusters for spacecraft are usually grouped in three families based on the type of force used to accelerate the ions of the plasma: The electrothermal category groups the devices where electromagnetic fields are used to generate a plasma to increase the heat of the bulk propellant. The thermal energy imparted to the propellant gas is then converted into kinetic energy by a nozzle of either solid material or magnetic fields. Low molecular weight gases (eg hydrogen, helium, ammonia) are preferred ...
Ajax-N rocket flight EX rocket,powered by new candy propellant formula, made for pink smoke effect.
Digital Solid State Propulsion rocket propellant A short video demonstrating a rocket propellant that can be turned 'on' and 'off'
ANSIAL propellant, 10 seconds working moonburner "SKY" rocket (3kg), AN-SI-AL propellant, moonburner J70
12 Rockets and propellants 1.mov Liquid propellants, rocket activities
ToravonTV - Airsoft Gas pistol Propellants, differences and applications (overview) i think the title is rather explanatory, but this is a comparison and general outline of the different gasses to use in Airsoft pistols. Always use what your gun's manufacturer recommends, and modify at your own risk. Remember, higher air flow and FPS doesnt always directly equal more accuracy!
Rocket Candy Propellant Test Home made rcandy consisting of KNO3, Karo Syrup, Cane Sugar, Water, and a little bit of love : )....which comes out to be.....AWESOME ROCKET PROPELLANT!!!
TEDxSanJoseCA - Jeff Greason - Rocket Scientist: Making Space Pay and Having Fun Doing It He's a Rocket Man! Jeff Greason has devoted his life's work to creating and managing innovative technical project teams at XCOR Aerospace, Rotary Rocket Company (RRC), and Intel Corporation. Time magazine named Jeff as one of their "Inventors of the Year" for his team's work on the EZ- Rocket in 2002. He is the president and co-founder of XCOR; leading an engineering team that has developed 11 different long life, highly reusable, liquid-fueled rocket engines using nitrous oxide, liquid oxygen, and hydrogen peroxide oxidizers, with kerosene, alcohol, ethane, and other nontoxic propellants. Under Jeff's leadership the company has also developed low cost liquid propellant piston pumps and two generations of piloted reusable rocket aircraft. The EZ-Rocket was flown 26 times, and the X-Racer flew 40 times, without a mishap. Jeff is also the co-inventor of XCOR's Nonburnite technology. About TEDx, x=independently organize event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
Kno3 Dry mix rocket with Red Iron Oxide This is a video of a 125 gram pvc rocket motor I tested on a 3 ft long stick. I ground the Potassium Nitrate in a coffee grinder, and combined 65 parts of the Kno3, 35 parts sugar, and 1% Red Iron Oxide. The pvc is 3/4" ID and 9.5 cm long. I used bentonite clay as my plugs, and the nozzle was 5/32". I filled the fuel grain with black powder, crimped a piece of visco fuse, and shoved it in the nozzle. I'm working on a candy propellant, but so far all I've had are CATO's. If anyone can lead me to a good tutorial for making candy propellants then that would be great. BTW, I know how to make good rcandy, I just need help with motor construction.
CVA Muzzleloader Black Powder 101 - Various Propellants - This video covers the various muzzleloading propellants for your CVA Muzzleloader, CVA Muzzleloaders, CVA Muzzleloading.
Tests, Tests & Launches!.wmv Testing of Propellants & Rocket Launching
ALICE Propellant - 09.10.12 Purdue, NASA, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and Pennsylvania State University are all working together on a new rocket propellant called ALICE. Not named for anyone's girlfriend or mother, the name ALICE comes from what the propellant is made out of: frozen mixture of water and "nanoscale aluminum" powder.
1.1W Laser Igniting Rocket Propellants.m4v 1.1W 445nm handheld laser igniting various APCP solid rocket propellants.
how to make smoke bomb propellant part 2 cooling the mixture
HTPB based propellant test.mp4 my batch of rocket propellant based on hydroxcyl terminated polybutadine technology. solid propellants are based on this energetic compund. HTPB is used by virtually everyspace agency. my test was not so great in terms of results but who is complaining.
sodium chlorate rocket propellant a preview of my sodium chlorate rocket propellant, this doesn't use pure chlorate surprisingly, it'd probably burn too fast if it was pure, i should probably try it, a vid will be coming soon on how to make a complete rocket and how to make this propellant
How To Make Small Sugar Rocket Nozzles (Part-1) This how-to tutorial is part-1 of a two part video. In this first part, I show you how I make consistent and accurate 3/4" inner-diameter rocket nozzles. I demonstrate two types: packed bentonite clay (or clay-grog) nozzles, and quick cement nozzles. I use some common tooling that is used extensively in the amateur rocketry and homemade firework community. In particular, I use the Perfect-Nozzle kit. Professional drawings and the source list are available at for FREE. In Part-2, I will demonstrate how I load pressed sugar candy propellant in powder form. This motor can easily be loaded with other rocket propellants such as black powder propellant, APCP propellant, and casted R-candy propellant.
Sugar propellant homemade rocket engine A short video of a static fire test of a pvc motor I put together. This motor took one of my larger rockets to about 700 metres.
BGEXRS KNIS research A compilation of EX rocket flights and tests made by KNIS /KNO3-Isomalt/ sugar propellant in Bulgaria.
KNDX Propellant with Red Black & Brown Iron Oxide Experimental 38mm 1 grain KNDX motor tests with 0.1% red, black, & brown iron oxide added.
Solid Propellant Rocket 2008 solid propellant Rocket manufacturing ans static testing - Cairo university - faculty of engineering - aerospace department
How to Play Paintball : All About Paintball Propellants Learn about paintball propellants, mainly CO2, and how to test paintball tanks and propellants in this free instructional video on paintballing. Expert: Dan Foss Contact: Bio: Dan Foss is the owner of Paintball Adventures in Cottonwood az. Call Paintball Adventures to book a paintball party in the Sedona Arizona area. Filmmaker: Chuck Tyler
ChicoraTankHydroFail.mov Hydro testing of sample Chicora propellant tank. 6061-T6 aluminum tube, .125" wall thickness, 8" diameter, 16" long. Welded to tank ends. Working pressure 500 PSI. Hoped to get to 625 PSI, but weld had hardly any penetration and let go just north of 400 PSI. Weld was so poor the underlying material wasn't torn, just the filler parted. We'll cut an inch off the ends, chamfer the tube and tank caps, then go for a full penetration weld. That's why we have a test tank - and 2 more to be used later for LOX and LPG propellants. And yes, my math in the verbal commentary is bad - 625 PSI is 25% safety factor for 500 PSI operating pressure, and 750 PSI would be a 50% safety factor. I'm surprised the thing held to over 400 psi with just the strength of a thin section of 4043 filler metal holding the pieces together. Guess I shouldn't have made such a big deal about keeping the heat down into the base metal - there was barely any base metal fusion at all. :-(
MadBull Defender, XM993, and XM995 Review (FunkingLizard) This is the first review that I have ever done. Sure, there are a few errors, but just appreciate it for what it is. Products that I reviewed in this video: MadBull Defender 40mm grenade shell Ammo used: Five (5) 10.8mm rubber balls Gas Propellants Used: 900psi CO2, Propane Rating (1-5): 5 MadBull XM993 40mm grenade shell Ammo used: fifty four (54) 8mm plastic BBs Gas Propellant Used: Propane Rating (1-5): 4 MadBull XM995 40mm grenade shell Ammo Used: One (1) MadBull foam rocket Gas Propellant Used: Propane Rating (1-5): 2 The temperature of the air was 75 degrees Fahrenheit, and the temperature of the pool water was 74 degrees Fahrenheit. Song credit: "Deliriuns Tremens" by The Dead Rocks