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Old 08-25-2018, 12:04 PM
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Today I finally had all of the elements come together. I dipped the Estes starters in the acetone/ping pong ball mixture, then in the black powder that I finally found at Wal Mart yesterday. I'd hoped to sneak up to B6-4 Field to try them out, but as I type this it has started raining. There's always tomorrow.
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Old 08-25-2018, 12:32 PM
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You can always test-fire a couple in the garage or even a fireplace.
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I've been using Chris Michielssen's method with great success. Fabri-tac and 4F BP.

http://modelrocketbuilding.blogspot...ers-part-1.html
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I have been dipping Estes starters in the acetone/ping pong ball mixture, too. Recently I have added some Quickdip mix to the goo and it has worked well. DARS does a lot of outreaches with scouts and other groups. Always have some of these igni...starters on hand. Went though almost 20 at one launch. I dip them far enough in the mix to coat the two parallel sections of the "item" to help insulate them.

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I just use dope and black powder. Seems to work OK.
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Old 08-25-2018, 05:02 PM
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As long as it is NITRATE (Nitrocellulose) dope. Regular Butyrate Dope when dry is actually a retarder to combustion, not an enhancer.
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I've been using Chris Michielssen's method with great success. Fabri-tac and 4F BP.
http://modelrocketbuilding.blogspot...ers-part-1.html


Yay! Glad it's working for you -
Here's the link to both blog posts:
http://modelrocketbuilding.blogspot...ers-part-1.html
http://modelrocketbuilding.blogspot...ers-part-2.html
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