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#41 dynomike1

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 01:47 PM

3" shell ready to go.


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Posted 15 August 2018 - 06:46 AM

I guess my stars wasn't as dry as i thought. Only 4 of them lit, but they flashed.


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Posted 17 August 2018 - 06:06 AM

I did notice that the more they dried they started loosing color. The last time i checked they were pink. So the next night i built a star mine and they looked like C-6, so i guess water does have an effect on them.


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Posted 17 August 2018 - 02:23 PM

Considering your strobes never worked from the get-go, and you provided little to no information on construction, etc, it's hard to surmise your problem. 

 

Taking a break from this for a little bit due to other projects getting in the way.   

 

I've got more stuff to share but will wait until it can all be put together, as to be actually useful.  ;)



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Posted 18 August 2018 - 01:34 AM

KClO4/SrSO4/Mg commercial 3 mm Red Glitter/Strobe stars give two-three flashes:

 


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Posted 18 August 2018 - 11:10 AM

I have never heard of a KClO4 strobe composition. Can you provide some starting point for a formulation? 



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Posted 19 August 2018 - 09:51 AM

The 'formoola' was posted in the angry pink glitter thread recently: 

 

35 KP

30 SrSO4

30 Mg/Al

5  Binder


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Posted Yesterday, 09:45 AM

 

Your source may have accidentally given you bad information.

 

I've had more than a few batches of Mg/Al comps have a reaction because they were too wet.

 

For what it's worth, it usually happens with charcoal heavy comps.  I've had it happen with both Potassium and Sodium NItrate glitter comps.  

 

Siimply decreasing the amount of water used remedied the problem.  10 percent moisture and below seems to be okay as long as no extra heat is applied during the drying process.  

 

I was told here that for glitters in general, you should never use more than 7% water. For some reason, too much water destroys glitter.


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