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WHISTLING PROPELLANT #1

SOURCE: John Steinberg

COMMENTS: Whistle rockets must be made in the same way as a standard firework whistle, in the sense that it must be pressed very firmly for it to produce a whistling effect. The catalyst can be any metal oxide, though the usual ones used are titanium dioxide, copper oxychloride, and red iron oxide. 

This propellant can create loud, "whistling" rockets. The author used this propellant in nozzleless whistling rockets. The rocket casings were 3/4" diameter and 3 1/4" long. The fuel gran ended 1/8" from the rear end of the motor tube.

DANGER/CAUTION
Whistle compositions should NEVER be rammed. They must be pressed, or an explosion may result.   

PREPARATION (parts by weight):

CHEMICALPERCENT/PARTSAMOUNT
Potassium perchlorate (fine mesh)
0.640
Potassium benzoate OR sodium benzoate 
0.320
Red iron oxide (Fe2O3)
0.010
Petroleum jelly 
0.030
Total