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In Topic: How To Properly Launch A Shell?

06 November 2010 - 02:00 PM

It says 1cm/s, as in the burn rate. You can use bared blackmatch instead of visco too. I'd probably add around 8cm of visco or blackmatch.

I tend to simply trim the paper/sheath of the quickmatch - around 10cm. then snip of 4 of the 5 peices of blackmatch. i save them for something else.

In Topic: How To Properly Launch A Shell?

04 November 2010 - 07:51 PM


Firstly, please stop using flash as lift powder, its NOT LIFT poweder, its flash. it burns too fast to be used as lift get it wrong, and the "m-80" will go off in the mortar....Not a good thing.

Secondly, to answer your final question :

go have a good read, and start making small batches of BP, and indeed turn it into lift powder.

You'll enjoy making it more, its safer, and you'll then ( with some testing ) be able to fire 2" shells with ease, again and again and again.....Regardless of if you are filling them with stars, or some report composition.

In Topic: Ground salute.....

02 November 2010 - 10:32 PM

Do you mean rockets? :)

If you will, a rocket with 2 end plugs.......

to be fair, some of the cato's ive had have been fairly loud - its a very different noise to a flash salute though.

In Topic: Ground salute.....

02 November 2010 - 08:59 PM

does the cabosil/grapite have the same effect, and indeed no nasty effects when using pot.Nitrate/Mg(or MgAl for that matter)

I never use S in my flash, its powerfull enough as it is. I'd have to mix a few % extra, than add risk by making it more sensitive !

In Topic: Ground salute.....

02 November 2010 - 08:10 PM

I guess a hpde container is safer than mixing it once sealed inside a 4" shell.

Do any of you guys make BP salutes ????? i once read about a pressed BP salute, in a big tube.....