Most of my propellants are sugar based. I work
with Sucrose, Dextrose, Sorbitol, and Erythritol.
Of the four, I favor Dextrose for most of my
It is nothing more than personal preference. All
are wonderful fuels and serve different purposes.
Cheap and readily available. It is easy to
work with using
Jimmy Yawn's method.
Also cheap and readily available.
You can find it at your local brew shop
or health food store. It can also be ordered
in bulk from
Honeyvillegrain for around
$1.00 per pound including shipping.
I use Dextrose to make my C-slot
grains because it is easy to pour into the
casting tube. I also like the quick set time.
I also get this at the local health food store .
It has the advantage of a slow set time. It works
great when you are still learning how to cast
grains. It cost a little more, and has a
burn rate at higher pressures. Learn more
about this by visiting
This is the fuel championed by Scott Fintel.
He used it to fly to over 29,000 ft.
It has a slow burn rate and can be used when a
burn motor is desired. Learn more about
Erythritol by visiting