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Subject: Using carbon dioxide for the propulsion of model rockets

Date: Thu Oct 1 13:42:39 1998
Posted by Alexander Mueller
Grade level: grad (science)
School: free university
City: Berlin State/Province: No state entered.
Country: Germany
Area of science: Engineering
ID: 907267359.Eg

For model rockets most people use pyrotechnics (such as in fireworks 
rockets). However, this can be dangerous and there are legal problems 
to it. So, I came up with the idea to use water being ejected by 
carbon dioxide that is generated from baking soda + vinegar (or 
something similar). 
Has anyone ever done this? I searched the internet (including 
Mad Scientists library) but didn't find anything appropriate. 

Please note: Our model rockets are strictly NON-military 
For further info see

                   Many thanks, A.

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