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Elapid

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but a hybrid motor.
nitrous oxide and rubber...

still pretty cool!
just not what most rocketeers use...only the really cool ones!
 

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The cool part about Spaceship 1's hybrid power is the fact that the pilot can shut the thing off if something goes wrong.

Try THAT with an AP motor!

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Originally posted by sandman
The cool part about Spaceship 1's hybrid power is the fact that the pilot can shut the thing off if something goes wrong.

Try THAT with an AP motor!
Well...I think that on a normal motor, you could blow the nozzle off and the sudden drop in pressure would extenguish most APCP propellants...

Jason
 
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