Kerosene powered rocket

The Rocketry Forum

Help Support The Rocketry Forum:

Steve Shannon

Well-Known Member
TRF Supporter
Joined
Jul 23, 2011
Messages
6,056
Reaction score
2,561
Location
Butte, Montana
Liquid motors are not permitted by our safety codes.

As a purely technical question it would be very difficult; you would also have to have an oxidizer and all the special equipment to deliver and combine fuel and oxidizer in the right amounts. For a model rocket, a Class 1 rocket weighing less than 1500 grams completely ready to fly, it’s just not practical.
 

Bat-mite

Rocketeer in MD
Joined
Dec 5, 2013
Messages
10,622
Reaction score
1,417
Location
Maryland
The question might be better worded: how many people would need to suffer 3rd-degree burns before we get the formula just right?
 

cwbullet

Obsessed with Rocketry
Staff member
Administrator
TRF Lifetime Supporter
Global Mod
Joined
Jan 24, 2009
Messages
24,328
Reaction score
2,644
Location
Glennville, GA
Is it possible to make a kerosene powered model rocket?
You are new here. This is not recommended and violation of most safe practices. Karosene is only used by government space agencies.

If you planning to get into rocketry, I recommend you visit a club and get a mentor.
 

Cupcakebaby

New Member
Joined
Feb 25, 2019
Messages
2
Reaction score
0
Oh oops i didnt know as cwbullet stated i am still new to these types of things
 

boatgeek

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 27, 2014
Messages
2,409
Reaction score
840
To answer the question: Is it possible? Probably with a lot of time, money, experimentation, blowing things up, and risk of serious injury. Is it a good idea? Absolutely not, since there are far better options available.

Also, since you're new, "model rocket" has a very specific meaning (<1500 grams liftoff weight, <125g propellant weight). If you're looking at going bigger than that, it probably becomes easier to make a functioning rocket (ie enough power to lift off and fly) but the expense and risk are also exponentially higher.
 

prfesser

Lifetime Supporter
TRF Lifetime Supporter
Joined
May 7, 2017
Messages
1,041
Reaction score
817
Location
Murray, KY
FWIW any liquid rocket is essentially an extremely complicated plumbing exercise; the aeronautics are much less of a problem for (large) model rockets.
 

dhbarr

Amateur Professional
Joined
Jan 30, 2016
Messages
6,195
Reaction score
883
Most liquid rockets are one or more of: teratogenic, cryogenic, hypergolic, toxic.

So if you survive the freezing fluid turning you into a poisoned human torch, congratulations you have graduated to slow, terrible death.

Hyperbole? Yes, but only a little bit. Please stay safe out there.
 

cwbullet

Obsessed with Rocketry
Staff member
Administrator
TRF Lifetime Supporter
Global Mod
Joined
Jan 24, 2009
Messages
24,328
Reaction score
2,644
Location
Glennville, GA
He got the point. I think we stop piling on. Welcome to the hobby and find a club to launch with. They can help steer you in the right direction.
 

OverTheTop

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 10, 2007
Messages
3,415
Reaction score
839
Location
Melbourne Australia
Kerosene rocket would be allowed if the oxidizer is a solid I believe. If it is a hybrid it is likely allowed somewhere. Don't have the rules to look up ATM.

Liquid/liquid is definitely out.
 

cerving

Owner, Eggtimer Rocketry
TRF Sponsor
TRF Supporter
Joined
Feb 3, 2012
Messages
3,535
Reaction score
785
RattWorks made some tribrid hobby rocket motors, basically they were hybrids (N2O liquid oxidizer and plastic fuel grain) with alcohol injection. They were never certified, so you could only fly them at a Tripoli research launch. http://www.rattworks.net/research_tribrid.html
 

stealth6

insert witty tagline here
Joined
May 1, 2011
Messages
2,542
Reaction score
91
"I was born in this town
Live here my whole life
Never anything to do in this town
Probably learn to die in this town
Nothing to do, sit around at home
Sit around at home, stare at the walls
There's Kerosene around, something to do
There's Kerosene around, we'll find something to do
Kerosene around, set me on fire..."


ssixsixsix
 

CoyoteNumber2

Original San Diego High Power Rocketry
Joined
Jan 30, 2009
Messages
561
Reaction score
56
Top