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Need help for a sci-fi novel scene where pyrotechnics are involved

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#21 FlaMtnBkr

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 02:12 PM

No one mentioned dry ice and water salutes? Maybe it can be dry ice that is packed around the dormant energy lobe of a slain infant prigoptera which will provide the near infinite power needed for deep space travel.
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Posted 30 August 2014 - 04:25 PM

No one mentioned dry ice and water salutes? Maybe it can be dry ice that is packed around the dormant energy lobe of a slain infant prigoptera which will provide the near infinite power needed for deep space travel.

 

I like it!!!



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Posted 30 August 2014 - 05:29 PM

No one mentioned dry ice and water salutes? Maybe it can be dry ice that is packed around the dormant energy lobe of a slain infant prigoptera which will provide the near infinite power needed for deep space travel.

 

Now we're thinking like Hollywood!

 

Congratulations, Google returned 0 results for "prigoptera" however there is apperantly such a a thing as a "Trichoptera" also known as the Caddisfly.


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 07:13 PM

If there is a hardware store nearby, quick n dirty black powder and some pipe parts don't take long to scrounge up. Even the most sloppily made b.p. can make a bang if it is well confined. They have primers and smokeless powder at Walmart fer cryin' out loud! The possibilities are as wide as the imagination you need to write a compelling story.

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 08:25 PM

I would look into the acetylene/air (NOT OXYGEN!!!!!) cannons.

The same principle should work with most flammable gases. I think they use propane in those "bird scaring gas cannons" they use around some landfills.

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 11:13 PM

or here ya go: they ran into the music store across the street, turned a couple of marshall stacks toward the offending building and plugged a smartphone into the input. visit one of limitless moronic pages on you tube where some kid blows up some tatp and there you have it. a loud bang with no chemicals or unbelievable or unobtainable technology.


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 11:25 PM

Rogeryermaw, I like the way you think! I'd personally go with a Mesaboogie though.
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Posted 31 August 2014 - 08:28 AM

Rogeryermaw, I like the way you think! I'd personally go with a Mesaboogie though.


Or Cerwin Vega for that concrete shaking bass thump?





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