Balcony Shoot #17 - Axial Spinner

Date: 2003-10-18


A ground spinner item, made like a hummer. Rather thick case, 5 mm ID, 13 mm OD. 40 mm long. End plugs of paper wadding and hot-melt glue. Vent hole drilled using a 1.8 mm drill.

Propellant of modified blackpowder (my bottle rocket propellant containing Aluminium powder). Fused with a thin piece of blackmatch glued into nozzle with meal-NC paste blob.


Spun and sparked, fun device.

Reasonable thrust from the double surface area burning, spat out a nice long spray of charcoal and Aluminium effects.

Can't say much else, the empty flower pot I threw it into concealed most of the action. Fairly short burn, but that isn't suprising considering its size.


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