Functioning Of Rocket

The following figures show the rocket functioning: Figure 78 shows the manner in which the rocket is supported when the match is lighted.

Figure 79 shows the rocket being propelled upward by means of the rapid burning of the propelling charge.

Figure 80 shows the rocket having reached the zenith of its flight, the expelling charge having blown out the contents of the rocket head. The garniture, consisting of parachute and signal, may be seen in the upper part of the picture, having been thrown to a distance of approximately 45 feet.

Igniting rocket.

Fig. 78. - Igniting rocket.

Figure 81 shows the parachute opened and the suspended signal functioning properly.

Rocket functioning showing gases issuing from orifice.

Fig. 79. - Rocket functioning showing gases issuing from orifice.

Rocket functioning showing signal expelled from rocket.

Fig. 80. - Rocket functioning showing signal expelled from rocket.

Rocket functioning showing parachute opening.

Fig. 81. - Rocket functioning showing parachute opening.

SIGNAL ROCKET FLOW SHEET.

Plate 1. SIGNAL ROCKET FLOW SHEET.

SIGNAL ROCKET MATERIAL CHART.

Plate 2. SIGNAL ROCKET MATERIAL CHART.

YELLOW SMOKE ROCKET HEAD MATERIAL CHART.

Plate 3. YELLOW SMOKE ROCKET HEAD MATERIAL CHART.

WHITE LIGHT ROCKET HEAD MATERIAL CHART.

Plate 4. WHITE LIGHT ROCKET HEAD MATERIAL CHART.

RED and GREEN ROCKET HEAD MATERIAL CHART.

Plate 5. RED and GREEN ROCKET HEAD MATERIAL CHART.