Cakes (the Official Thread)
Posted 02 June 2010 - 02:08 PM
Posted 02 June 2010 - 02:54 PM
I had another thought with the timing. Has anyone tried electrically firing a cake. Could make for very good timing.
Some big Cat4 cakes now come with a separate quickmatch leader for each row, the advantage being that if you set up more than one accross a front you can keep them in perfect synch.
I remember watching the Dubai Atlantis opening with the 'waves of fire' running out along the arms of the island in unison and thinking that this might have been one of the techniques used.
Edited by BrightStar, 02 June 2010 - 02:54 PM.
Posted 02 June 2010 - 07:53 PM
Posted 02 June 2010 - 08:13 PM
Posted 02 June 2010 - 08:42 PM
Small single shot comets are availble commercially, similar to the individual tubes in a barrage. They allow for shot by shot timing with great precision, at the extra cost of an e-match and firing system channel per tube. Pre-wired looms of e-matches are available on a single connector for this purpose.
PS: The circuit you've illustrated is basically a 'diode multiplex' as used by MLE and others(though you forgot the diodes )
Posted 02 June 2010 - 09:14 PM
i was looking to have a comet fan in the cake. i was thinking of having 2 fans left to right and right to left, then an all fire row and repeat.
how much for an ematch loom?
i was going to ask if anyone had access to commercial ematches as the only ones Ive found that are pre-dipped are not far off £1 each, plus theres the old favorite request of QM, just down to does anyone think my contributions to the forum have earned me the right to be trusted to buy some yet. lol
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