How to build a transparent hybrid rocket engine using acrylic rod
And an oxygen canister, With a description of how various types of
Rocket engines operate along the way.
The rocket uses a solid acrylic tube as its source of body as well as fuel.
The tube ignites from the inside when oxygen is added,
And the reaction is channeled through a graphite nozzle.
The tutorial below shows the materials and measures you’ll need to get you started.
Now, building a rocket engine isn’t exactly rocket science anymore.
The rocket engine starts nicely, and even better, the burning intensity can be managed through the oxygen supplied.
Youtuber NightHawkInLight uses both the housing and the rocket fuel as a thick acrylic rod, while a supply of oxygen acts as an oxidizer.
Hybrid rockets overcome some drawbacks of solid rockets,
Such as the hazards of propellant handling,
While also avoiding certain liquid rocket drawbacks, such as their technical difficulty.