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A collection of auctions for a fundraiser for BurritoBandito

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Discussion of low to high power rocketry.

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Discussion of Pyrotechnics related Chemistry.

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Discussion of the tools required for our hobby

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Pyrotechnics Compositions

Compilation of tried and tested pyrotechnic compositions submitted by members of the APC forum.

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Tutorials on "Everything Pyrotechnics". High-Explosives-related info forbidden here. Read the stickied rules before posting!

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Rocket Competition

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    I have some red star seeds with aluminium bit it is very hard to light not taking fire easily , can any one help me giving some suggestion in the form of prime i dont have access to pot chlorate or perchlorateand silicon.

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    This looks like a great forum for pyrotechnics-enthusiasts. Hope to be able to post here soon.

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