Posted 09 June 2010 - 03:50 PM
Anyway Im going to use the 7:3 ratio Patassium Perc. and Indian aluminum. Only 3 grams though so the correct amount would be 2.1g of potassium perc. and 0.9g of indian aluminum. Im not crazy scared of FP, I respect it. Im not a kewl trying to make some FP bombz. Thanks to everyone who helps in advance!
Posted 09 June 2010 - 05:04 PM
- Albert Einstein
Posted 09 June 2010 - 05:18 PM
Also should I go Indian blackhead or German? I really dont know the difference.
Edited by Mario1, 09 June 2010 - 05:22 PM.
Posted 09 June 2010 - 07:58 PM
Im blunt, so don't get all cut up when I tell it like it is
Posted 09 June 2010 - 08:01 PM
Posted 09 June 2010 - 08:38 PM
Posted 09 June 2010 - 09:58 PM
Probably nobody is going to sell you the two components for flash at the same time, for fear of the CPSC. You probably won't get into trouble, but they will. I think the rule is if they have any reason to believe you're going to make flash, they become liable if they accept your order, and some will blacklist you. You may be ok if you're an established customer. But I think as a general rule it's safest to order each from a different supplier, because if those are the only items you're buying it's a bit bloody obvious.
Another question. Should I buy the Aluminum from a seperate site then the Perc or just a seperate order? I dont want to get in trouble.
Posted 10 June 2010 - 12:20 AM
Posted 10 June 2010 - 01:23 PM
Posted 10 June 2010 - 02:18 PM
The sky is my canvas, and I have 2,113 pounds of powdered paint in the workshop.
Posted 10 June 2010 - 02:33 PM
Posted 10 June 2010 - 02:53 PM
Mario, it may be better if you just tell us what you want to do and we will give you feedback on your efforts. I dont know you and you dont know me so if I tell you to go ahead and add this amount of something to this or that and you have an accident and in conversation you tell your lawyer that I said that it was just hunky-dory to add such an amount of such and such to this and that I could get in a whole lot of trouble.
That's why we are all being very quite...
BTW- Your link at the bottom of the page is flagged as malicious code. you may want to delete that before Mumbles or Sidewinder do.
Edited by dagabu, 10 June 2010 - 02:57 PM.
Posted 10 June 2010 - 03:08 PM
Posted 10 June 2010 - 04:12 PM
I also found myself getting careless and sloppy, because they are so easy and quick to mix up and fire.
I really don't feel that ground salutes are a good thing for someone who has "worked with BP before and made fountains, rockets, and stuff". These are not toys, and even three grams will at the very least destroy your hand if you are holding one.
I also agree with Mumbles. These questions do not sound like you have researched much on this subject. There are 2 threads about working with FP on the first page of the Safety section. There are multiple threads that give "direct, personal answers" to the same exact questions that you have asked. Google also will give up a goldmine of the same exact information.
Booms are fun and all, but I really think that you should avoid these types of devices for a while. Try out some aerial shells. In all reality, they will be just as loud as a small salute, and give much more staisfaction to you and your audience.
If you wish to go ahead, do so, but I personally cannot agree with what you are doing, what with the type of questions you are asking, and the intent you have.
Posted 10 June 2010 - 04:22 PM
Posted 10 June 2010 - 09:49 PM
Buy the chemicals from seperate suppliers, get the perchlorate from a reputable source. Get yourself either german black, or indian aluminum it won't make a difference. Use paper tubes, and use white or yellow wood glue to seal in the paper end caps, you dont need anything else. Mix your flash in a 7:3 ratio, and dont add anything other then the perchlorate and aluminum. Diaper mix it after spraying yourself and your work area with antistatic spray! Wear cotton clothing. Forget titanium for ground salutes as it can easily start fires! Make sure you use good quality fuse!!!! I use ONLY american for ground salutes. Drill your hole before any assembly and make sure you glue around the fuse to seal it well! You can fill the tube as much as you want, I have never found a difference in a half filled or almost completely filled tube.
Ground salutes are simple, and fun. I remember my first few... awesome! They have never lost thier glory for me!!!
Even though everyone else has already said it, just be careful. Make sure you have a suitable place for igniting these types of items.
Posted 11 June 2010 - 02:11 AM
Posted 11 June 2010 - 04:59 AM
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