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Black powder rockets There are many ways to make a rocket motor. The black powder rocket described here has been in use for many centuries, ever since black powder was invented by the chinese approximately 1300 years ago. It is still used today since the method is quite simple and requires little tooling. As an example, we will show the constructi..
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All you wanted to know about fireworks fuse   Fuses are used in fireworks, cannons, firearms, and many other forms of pyrotechnics. Also termed as pyrotechnic initiating device, a fuse is the part of the device that initiates the function of burning or lightning. Visco fuse is the simplest form of the fuse consisting of the burning core ..
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Cannon Fuse: A New Era In The Field Of Fireworks   Splendid fireworks have completely redefined the way mega events are being organized across the world. The lustrous kaleidoscope of the colors emanating in the sky is a true candy. Not only these displays provide a memorable experience but are absolutely safe as well.  At the heart of thi..
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effect stars       Chapter 9: effect stars White flare star Source: "Vuurwerk door de eeuwen heen"[11] Comments: Dangerous mixture since it contains both sulfur and a chlorate. Preparation: Wet with solution of shellac in ethanol..
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Rocket propellants       Chapter 1: Rocket propellants Rocket propellant #1 ('Candy Propellant') Source: rec.pyrotechnics Comments: This propellant is often refferred to as "candy propellant". Preparation: It is best prepared by ..
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Fireworks are great fun but only till they are safe. A little carelessness on our part in the form of buying low quality fireworks or mishandling them while lighting or leaving them with the kids without the supervision of elders can make fireworks a risky game. As far as low quality fireworks are concerned, many people complain that they are not ..
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Top 10 Fireworks Safety Tips With sparklers, rockets, fire lanterns, and other firecrackers, birthdays, wedding anniversaries, New Year’s Eve, and other special occasions can be so much fun and memorable. But fireworks if not handled prop..
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Aerial shells Cylindrical shells Cylindrical shells are said to have been in invented in Italy, centuries ago. Hence, they are also known as 'Italian shells'. They are easier to make than round shells. The pattern of stars (or 'break') produced by a cylindrical shell tends to be somewhat less symmetrical than that of a round shell. Because of thei..
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A brief introduction to smoke bomb   A smoke bomb is a special kind of a firework that produces a jet of smoke on being ignited. Made using potassium chlorate and sodium bicarbonate, the smoke bombs have small holes through which the smoke and heat comes out for 10-15 minutes at a stretch. Baking soda and sugar are also added to moderate t..
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Making black powder The practice of making black powder (often abbreviated 'BP')is often oversimplified in textbooks. Merely mixing the components, potassium nitrate, charcoal and sulfur, does not result in real black powder. The mixture this obtained is called 'green powder' or 'polverone'. It burns relatively slowly and leaves a lot of solid, un..
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Sky lanterns: an environmentally-friendly way to enjoy fireworks   Almost every one of us loves fireworks. The beautiful display of light, sound, and color produced by the fireworks fills our hearts with joy and ecstasy and we lose ourselves completely in that very moment. But most of us are not aware of the environmental impact of burnin..
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(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); How To Make Flying Serpents Using Our Flying Fish Fuse​ Materials Needed. Flying fish fuse, 1" x 2 1/2" Long tube or 2"x 3" long tube, 2  1" Plugs or 2 2" Caps, Nail or drill bit (To make a hole for 1/8"fuse). Black powder. Hot glue or Elmers Glue. (OUR FLYING FISH..
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