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Smoke generators

14 June 2018 - 09:11 PM

Ain't YOUTUBE a wondeful place.  They buy the chemicals, dyes and fuse then make ther own.  Can you do this in the UK or can you buy pre-mixed compsition?


Shrike exploder L3A2 -Main unit connection pins

13 July 2017 - 06:26 PM



I know some here use this item.  I've had one for some times as it was always something I wanted.  It stopped working a while back and I put that down to the batteries not charging (I know there is a thread about this, I really must get around to rebuilding one)  I dug out the unit the other day and noticed some "furring" on the terminals.  I have cleaned the terminals on the unit and the battery with contact cleaner, but my real problem is the connection pins.  This is where you good people come in.  Can some please chech a working unit and confirm the the pins 2-4-2 are all pround of the housing? My unit only has the bank of 4 proud the banks of 2 are flat and I can't tease them out to sit in line, which is why I think I have poor connection.


Has anyone ever taken an exploder to pieces?  Thisn I can see how but don't want to break anything.  All help, comments (And picture you can supply) will be most welcome.  Thank you in advance.

FX tech looking for freelance work

15 September 2016 - 09:34 AM

Hi all


I have a friend who has just gone freelance after 10 years full time with a company.  He's looking for work if anyone needs a hired hand.  Thanks in advance.

British military smoke

10 July 2016 - 04:25 PM

The UK military has 2 handheld smoke devices, which look similar bar colour of container and labelling.  One which is dark green is labelled " TRAINING SMOKE SCREENING".  The other looks very similar and is light green labelled "SIGNAL SMOKE".  Can anyone please explain what the difference is?  Is there a different density or chemical make up of the product produce i.e. to stop IR penetration or is it the amount produced/duration.

Southhampton firework shop fire

13 May 2016 - 09:12 PM

Any news on how it happened?