Sweet, this is exactly the kind of info I wanted.
That last shell was a 1.5 and I just did another test with a 1.75 last night. I was able to get 4 stars instead of 3 for each layer. Only problem was that most of the stars in the middle of the shell were soft willow stars that got smashed on the break. The 8 white stars lit just fine however. It was a rather ugly launch, but it lifted high enough and broke pretty much at the apogee. The ugly launch was due to the fact that I had thick fuse and tape on the side of the shell, caused it to spiral pretty wiley... I mean wildly. The shell was still wet when I shot it, pretty much put it together and fired it right away with no drying. Also didn't even prime to spolette but it still took fire just fine.
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Had my buddy with me, he says "nice" right after the burst. haha, I usually try to stay silent on vids to let the echo ring out in the forest. This one weighed in at 86 grams. Here's a pic after the first spiking. I started with 4 turns of 60lb for the body, then spiked, then added another turn with more spiking on the outside.
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I greatly appreciate the offer for a punch and may take you up on that, very good to know.
The first time I tried wheat paste I didn't know to boil it...... so never tried it again. If it's cheaper than Elmer's I'm all about it!
Ugh, just realized I got another busy busy day waiting... g/g for now.
Edited by PhoenixRising, 14 May 2016 - 10:05 AM.