Composition Tests - Stars and Stuff

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Date: 2006-05-13


A few composition tests.

Some new candle composition 5:3:2 BP, milled to integrate and damp granulated to ease loading. Charged by funnel and wire into a 5 mm lance with a kitchen paper drumhead.

A few stars, 1/4" plate pumped Winokur 20 and D1 Glitter meal primed, 5 mm Chlorate Red sulfurless primed.


Worked OK.

The candle fuse composition isn't much cooler than the 6:1:1 I made it to replace, its sulfur content should probably be reduced. However I will give it a try in a candle and see how it goes with the thicker walls of the candle tube. Its burn rate seems quite acceptable.

The stars were pretty cool. I still love the sizzle/crackle of Winokur 20.


title type size
Candle Comp Lance video/x-msvideo 7.966 Mbytes
Winokur 20 #1 video/x-msvideo 1.607 Mbytes
Winokur 20 #2 video/x-msvideo 2.405 Mbytes
D1 Glitter video/x-msvideo 1.358 Mbytes
Chlorate Red video/x-msvideo 999.442 kbytes