We have a couple of rocket scientists and many members interested in model rockets, so one of the members threw out the idea of launching rockets and having a BBQ in the local park. Aside from the usual power line, roof, and tree issues it went off well. Until it was over. There were leftovers. Corn. Rocket engines. Other stuff. But mainly corn and rocket engines.
So one of the rocket scientists suggests boring holes in the corn for engines.
We made sure to leave the husks on. Center of pressure and all that. We didn’t want unstable ears of corn bombarding the neighborhood after all. Here’s the prep:
And here’s the second launch (on YouTube). The first launch didn’t go so well because the corn was a bit heavy. We broke the ears in half for the second launch (actually, one was already broken by the ejection charge in the first launch).
The Launch Video
Oh, and the engine from the ear, er, rocket on the left? It was in the street a block away.
Someone suggested using the ejection charges to make popcorn. We’ll leave that for a later date.