Fireflies on Cocaine (or Flaming Shit Falls on You)
by Bill Kimbrough
Potassium Nitrate 46
Pine Charcoal 44
Magnalium, 30 mesh 10
Barium Carbonate 6
"I like to take the pine charcoal as it comes out of the yard grinder, and put it in the ball mill for 10 minutes. Sift out (remove) what doesn't fall through a window screen, and just use the mixed granulation of the charcoal--Better charcoal effect. I mostly roll mine with starpol as a binder, but I have made the formula into comets, firework stars, and even tried it in lances. Pump, cut or rolled firework stars, worked good for me, but never use starpol as the binder if it is to be the outside of a color change firework star, as it will surely cause a moisture problem." -Bill
Here's a video of a rocket using the comp as a delay, and a 3" ball shell header with stars of the same comp.
I just coped a post of FrankRizzo's from another thread. This is a great formula! I cut a 1500g batch earlier tonight and it took 40% water/alc (75/25, 600g)! I subbed dextrin for the starpol. I'll put up a video of these as soon as I get em dry and in a shell.. For the smaller ones, they might even be ready tonight - things dry fast here in the winter.
Edited by tentacles, 28 December 2008 - 03:24 AM.