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#21 usapyro

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 02:02 PM

Honestly... I was looking around the hardware store looking for something to put a clear coating on it with.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 02:18 PM

I still want Twignberry's kit visco machine.
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Posted 01 October 2017 - 05:40 PM

+1 OM. That thing was sweet! Hopefully whatever gears are turning on that deal work out, and they become available.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:28 PM

I'm building torpedoes and this is just the ticket! Now if I can figure out how to sink my Styrofoam submarine I'll be golden!

 

It takes some testing, but if  you build the styrofoam enclosure with some metal inside, iron or lead work well, then seal up the enclosure, it will sink. Figure out the right amount for the size of submarine and you can accurately sink it to a specific depth without hitting the bottom.



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 10:29 PM

I tried that but they needed the pool back for swimming lessons.
Science is hard.
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Posted 03 October 2017 - 12:15 AM

After testing a few brands... The dollar store stuff is the only type that works!!!

Edit: Actually, Saran Cling+ works if you cut it clean with a razor.
Update: Got Glad ClingWrap to work, just needed to cut the edges perfectly square with a razor.

Cannot get Stretch-Tite to work, and the stuff smells like garbage. Recycled plastic?

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 03:16 AM

I tried that but they needed the pool back for swimming lessons.
Science is hard.

 

Today's lesson: How to avoid torpedo armed submarines... in the community pool.



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Posted 05 October 2017 - 05:46 PM

I wonder what would happen if you used stretch wrap, like you wrap pallets or boxes. I think you could put in more powder and get a longer finished product. Maybe not, just thinking 😎

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 08:22 PM

I tried the wrap we use at work but it broke. Of coarse, I filled it with dust I found on the ground so that may not be a good test.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 09:16 PM

I find black match to be very easy to make and I would imagine it having a more consistent burn rate because you dont have to roll it yourself. This being said, I can see a few situations in which this fuse could be useful.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 11:27 PM

I find black match to be very easy to make and I would imagine it having a more consistent burn rate because you dont have to roll it yourself. This being said, I can see a few situations in which this fuse could be useful.

This fuse does have a very consistent burn 



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Posted 06 November 2017 - 06:18 AM

Black match does have a consistent burn but it is very dependant on Its orientation. When used on rockets the flame envelope tends to cause the match to burn extremely fast and inconsistently due to its vertical orientation. Sure, bending the match to the horizontal will remedy the problem but it rarely stays where it is placed on its own. If you try Sondres method you will find a consistent burn in any orientation and regardless of ambient weather conditions which rivals visco fuse.
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 05:08 PM

If you try Sondres method you will find a consistent burn in any orientation and regardless of ambient weather conditions which rivals visco fuse.

 

One of few drawbacks, being the usual... Environmental effects from burning plastic, is a bit worse then cotton and NC. I'll be staying away from it for that reason alone, but everyone else has to make up their minds.



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Posted 06 November 2017 - 09:48 PM

Now that is something I'd like to know more about. What toxins are released from burning plastic wrap, and how that compares to burning your average chlorine donor in colored stars? Maybe we should give up those as well, in the name of saving the environment.
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 09:51 PM

I'd think the toxins released from a piece of fuse are so minuscule as to be negligible when compared to the average Chinese town's output. Oh yeah, they make most of the fireworks too.


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Posted 06 November 2017 - 11:32 PM

If I can reduce pollution creation in one way, the existence of other pollution does not negate the reduction I can do.

 

Each of us can decide what we are willing to do/do without in order to reduce harm to our environment.



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Posted 07 November 2017 - 12:01 AM

All pollution is not created equal. I love a good warming wood fire but unfortunately it releases about the same amount of soot into the air as an equal btuh of burning several plastics. I choose my devil by the wonderful aroma.


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Posted 07 November 2017 - 02:46 AM

Who said they were all equal?



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Posted 07 November 2017 - 11:24 AM

If I remember correctly polyethylene, the stuff plastic wrap is made up of, burns cleanly and for the most part only releases COand H2O.



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Posted 07 November 2017 - 12:43 PM

So Captain Planet will give us his blessing? It's got to be better than my idea of using juvenile bald eagle quill feathers stuffed with BP and covered with a heavy coating of oils derived from baby seal blubber.

All joking aside, B's concern for burning plastic wrap was one I did not even think of. Is anyone else able to confirm the combustion byproducts of plastic wrap? CO2 and H2O?





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