The students designed and built the kg, 7m solid fueled rocket, which reached over 10km in altitude. Apogee Model Rocketry A rocket company that specializes in combining model rocketry with education about rocketry. Rocketman Inc. The Rocketman website sells high-power rockets kits, recovery systems and videotapes of rocket meets but also much more.
There is quite a number of propellants used in experimental rocketry and often people will get attached to one type or another and become quite knowledgeable about that propellant. The three most common types of propellants are compressed powder, usually black powder, sugar propellant most commonly sucrose, dextrose and most recently, sorbitol and composite propellant using ammonium nitrate or ammonium perchlorate as the oxidizer and a powdered metal usually aluminum or magnesium as the fuel. There are three well known people who are "experts" in each of these propellants: David Sleeter Teleflite Corporation has a book on black powder motors "Amateur Rocket Motor Construction. Richard Nakka is the sugar rocket specialist and has the most comprehensive experimental rocketry website bar none.
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Rocket Candy , or R-Candy , is a type of rocket propellant for model rockets made with sugar as a fuel, and containing an oxidizer. The propellant can be divided into three groups of components: the fuel, the oxidizer, and the additive s. In the past, sucrose was most commonly used as fuel. Modern formulations most commonly use sorbitol for its ease of production.