small ignighters

The electrically triggered means to get your motor started.
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small ignighters

Postby gregelling » Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:45 pm

I am looking for a good recepie for small igniters for estes motors.

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Re: small ignighters

Postby PGagnon » Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:49 pm

Greg, I use a conductive pyro from Firefox. I'll show you at the black friday launch.

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Re: small ignighters

Postby patelldp » Wed Nov 11, 2015 3:38 pm

This is always a hot topic (terrible pun). I could use some help in that arena because I have a few old Apogee E6 motors for my Alien Enterprises Monocopter24, some Kosdon E40's, Ellis G37's, and intend to try some 29mm moon/c-slot/d-grain motors in the coming winter.
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Re: small ignighters

Postby Black Sunshine » Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:45 pm

Very small shooters wire, stripped about an 1/8" rom the end. Powdered graphite mixed with nitrocellulose lacquer and dipped about 1/4'-3/8" up wire. Works good.

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Re: small ignighters

Postby mdutch » Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:51 am

Here Greg, I think these will work for what you want/need;
I'll have them for you to test at the Black Friday Launch, They are basically what Dan S. told you to use.
FYI: That is a dime in the middle of the photo.
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Re: small ignighters

Postby cwbullet » Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:49 am

Could you post a picture of your igniter blanks?

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Re: small ignighters

Postby mdutch » Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:24 pm

cwbullet wrote:Could you post a picture of your igniter blanks?



Just refer to black sunshine's post.
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Re: small ignighters

Postby patelldp » Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:35 pm

Black Sunshine wrote:Very small shooters wire, stripped about an 1/8" rom the end. Powdered graphite mixed with nitrocellulose lacquer and dipped about 1/4'-3/8" up wire. Works good.


Any recommendation on Graphite:Nitrocellulose?
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Re: small ignighters

Postby mdutch » Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:35 pm

patelldp wrote:
Black Sunshine wrote:Very small shooters wire, stripped about an 1/8" rom the end. Powdered graphite mixed with nitrocellulose lacquer and dipped about 1/4'-3/8" up wire. Works good.


Any recommendation on Graphite: Nitrocellulose?


I use a 50/50 mix of door lock graphite from Lowes and Advance Auto.

Nitrocellulose Lacquer: 8oz Acetone and 6 chopped up ping pong balls, wait for PP balls to dissolve.
(the finer chopped they are the faster they dissolve), the fluid will be a translucent milky white. Recommend put fluid in sealable mason jar or the acetone will evaporate. (if that happens just add more acetone to thin back out.)
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Re: small ignighters

Postby asandoval » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:23 pm

Mix your NC lacquer in a quart-sized paint can from Home Depot/Lowes. The seal on these is less affected by the acetone than the seal on a mason jar, and when you drop it, you don't get glass and NC lacquer everywhere. (From personal experience!) You'll have fewer problems with it drying out.

You can also use real NC solids from Firefox-fx.com, or use Cellulose Acetate solids with acetone -- which unlike NC solids don't have to be dried first (can be shipped dry.)


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