Ye Olde Rocket Forum

Go Back   Ye Olde Rocket Forum > Work Bench > Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry
User Name
Auctions Register FAQ Members List Calendar Today's Posts Search Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-13-2016, 06:41 AM
blackshire's Avatar
blackshire blackshire is offline
Master Modeler
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Posts: 5,896
Default 135 mm gel-monoprop rocket

Hello All,

Pressure (piston)-fed, gel-form *monopropellant* rockets have been developed and even flight-tested (see: - this link leads to numerous others), and they--unlike liquid monopropellant rockets--have proved very safe. They are being studied for everything from artillery rockets to sounding rockets to restart-able launch vehicle upper stages, because they share the trait of burn duration controllability with liquid rocket engines (maybe even gel-propellant model rockets will become available eventually). ALSO:

An existing gel-monopropellant rocket that is covered in one of the above-linked-to websites is a German 135 mm diameter test vehicle. With its "forward-offset," clipped-delta fins (this would reduce drag due to turbulence induced by the fins, giving the flow the opportunity to settle down before leaving the rocket), a scale model of this rocket should also have excellent low-drag characteristics, likely making it a good Scale Altitude contender.

I hope this information will be helpful.
Black Shire--Draft horse in human form, model rocketeer, occasional mystic, and writer, see:
All of my book proceeds go to the Northcote Heavy Horse Centre
NAR #54895 SR
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:12 PM.

Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ye Olde Rocket Shoppe 1998-2020