I'd think JTO's projects have to be viewed certain perspective.
A few premises for most Europeans:
-To fly under the radar is not an option, it's mandatory. "Getting legal" is not possible.
-Apart from (per-)chlorates: Nitrates and metal powders are under surveillance or might not be available to private individuals at all.
-The effort to produce your own perchlorate, in a good chlorate-free quality increases your efforts at least threefold or more compared to just chlorate. For special applications that might be OK, for the bulk - no way.
So if you are such an unreasonable character and still try to pursue this hobby, developing a full chlorate system is an interesting challange worth taking. Especially if you only do small scale stuff and development is done for the sake of itself.
If magnalium is at hand, something like this
tuned for chlorate might be an option.
I remember trying the reds and blues once and it seemed to work nicely, but I didnt make proper notes back then.
That's an application where imho H3 is very well suited, maybe in combination with a similar blackmatch formula.
The fast burn is not a problem, but a benefit, because it makes timing more precise. Try to make multi breaks or a ring of reports and use a slow burning delay, then you know what i mean.
(Extreme example - burning speed is 1mm/sec and your working accuracy is maybe 0,5mm - the reports will be totally scattered!
The rocket rules also apply, you want good consistent compaction, dont want wrinkled tubes (no wonder why it burns so fast... ), waxing helps.
Edited by mabuse00, 26 September 2021 - 04:36 AM.