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#21 justanotherpyro

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Posted 28 June 2006 - 02:58 AM

When I stumbled onto this comp I mixed some white mix with some C and Meal so as to get a star that had a white head, good TT trail, and a short but hard burn time so that it would burn brilliantly. Instead I got the gold TT, which subsequently is more desirable IMO. The original formula is my raw data, exactly what I mixed together to get this star. It can be broken down and figured into percents, etc...thats one of the main reasons why I shared it with the forum.

Making the white mix separately and then adding the other chems has given it a more steady gold color but has left the long burning C fallout, at least in my findings. When I ball mill all the chems together without separate white mix it affects it making it slightly more orange, but its only noticeable on video. I also think that the more white mix the more gold the star is.

At this point I'm too busy with the 4th to mess with it, so mix, ball mill, etc...in the manor that bests works for you.
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#22 d4j0n

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 01:34 PM

Sounds like my next shell should contain both normal TT and golden TT to compare.

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 05:09 PM

If you can't figure this out, you're fucking retarded and should quit pyro.
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#24 Livingston

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 02:30 AM

Mums you have a awesome way with words.lol

thank you

#25 Arthur

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 11:48 AM

Usually the method of milling and mixing is more important than the precise mixture. Several pyros will not measure to four figures, cheap kitchen scales don't weigh that accurately.



#26 Mumbles

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 04:23 PM

There probably is a post missing here to put that in context.

 

Haha, yeah I used to be somewhat more blunt.  I've learned to control things somewhat better now I assure you.  That's not to say I'm not thinking my previous sentiments on a semi-regular basis. 


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#27 Bobosan

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 04:56 PM

I think it's this post Arthur is referencing.



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Posted 05 November 2014 - 05:45 PM

Usually the method of milling and mixing is more important than the precise mixture. Several pyros will not measure to four figures, cheap kitchen scales don't weigh that accurately.

 

If I take Charcoal sulphur and Nitrate and mix them in  15/10/75 proportions at 20 mesh, I get a really crap fountain mix that blows dross out, If I mill it finer, incorporate press and corn it I get good fast BP. Method is ALL.

 

Anyone who thinks they are really weighing to 4+ figures (whether metric or pounds) is either skilled with expensive kit  or doesn't understand the specification of cheaper kitchen scales.

 

The principle behind a tailed comet is that there is a fast burning matrix holding together a lot of slower burning particles. The matrix burns away leaving the particles as the tail.


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#29 Mumbles

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Posted 05 November 2014 - 07:17 PM

I think it's this post Arthur is referencing.

 

Probably.  However, this was the post I was referring to.  Might want to check out some choice words I had in post 23 of this thread about 8 years ago. :)

 

Mums you have a awesome way with words.lol

thank you


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Posted 05 November 2014 - 07:49 PM

Mumbles for president



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Posted 08 November 2014 - 11:17 PM

Probably.  However, this was the post I was referring to.  Might want to check out some choice words I had in post 23 of this thread about 8 years ago. :)



Is there a link for me to hit to read? Sometime it's necessary to be blunt! Some one may get hurt real bad. I could share a little experience with a specific scenario but that has nothing to do with pyro.

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 05:03 AM

This will for sure be one of the first stars I will try to make. 

 

And yes, before anyone starts to make fun of me, it´s just that big of a newbie I am! :)



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Posted 18 June 2015 - 08:13 AM

This topic left me a bit confused.

Some people were saying You wouldnt need the individual preparation for it and just ball mill everything together according to:
Potassium Nitrate: 49.26
Charcoal: 35.56
Sulfur: 15.18
Dextrin: +5

 

and some other said you need that individual screening and so on.

so what is really right here?



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Posted 18 June 2015 - 01:44 PM

This topic left me a bit confused.

Some people were saying You wouldnt need the individual preparation for it and just ball mill everything together according to:
Potassium Nitrate: 49.26
Charcoal: 35.56
Sulfur: 15.18
Dextrin: +5

 

and some other said you need that individual screening and so on.

so what is really right here?

 

It all depends on your desired effect. Screening the components together will give you a bushier, longer lasting tail while milling will give you a finer tail that is more of a defined streamer, and likely faster burning.


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Posted 23 September 2019 - 04:19 AM

The Composition:
15 white mix( 57 KNO3, 27 Sulfur, 20 Meal powder : Submitted by al93535)
10 Charcoal ( pine )
7.5 Meal black powder ( wrong here) black powder 75 not 7,5
5% Dextrin

Efect: Realy is of this composition bright tail and amber-orange head.  https://www.youtube....h?v=Dbs_5CJZ6dA o 


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