3 Top Tips To Help You Avoid Fireworks Disasters

Avoid disaster by following these 7 rules of building fireworks. By using these tips you will be able to make your own fireworks and put on a show that will have adults and children alike sitting in rapt awe and erupting in joyful cheering at its completion.

Learn the techniques to build your own Estes rockets

Learn how to make the correct black powder for the rocket. Use the correct tools and techniques to pack the black powder into the motor body. Learn the technique used to produce the right delay to control the height of the rocket before deploying the parachute.

Learn what the Estes rocket model numbers mean eg D12-5 motor has 12 Newtons of thrust and a delay 5 seconds before the parachute charge activates.
Learn the correct techniques for producing the two types of black powder needed, the powerful “thrust” rocket fuel and the less powerful “delay” fuel.
The author details the exact tried and tested method of damping, screening and drying the black powder that produces the right granulated powder to produce the correct burn time and thrust needed for the Estes rocket.
Using ordinary paper towels and a spray on universal fire-shield product make your own fire proof wadding to protect the parachute and strings.

Learn how to make aerial shells using plastic film canisters

Learn a simple technique to turn ordinary green Visco fuse into a reliable time fuse. Build your own stunning aerial fireballs or Lampare, with black power and naphthalene (moth balls). Building on these techniques make your own stunning 2 inch plastic cylinder shells, 4 inch plastic ball shells, and the awesome 8 inch Tiger Willow shells

Due to the space limitations in a film canister, standard time fuses and rammed spolettes are unsuitable. Built your own reliable time fuses with simple tools, masking tape and green Visco fuse.
Using simple tools and a hot glue gun learn how to correctly make the lift charge from a paper cup from a fast food restaurant and using a 1 and 1/2 inch paper tube launch your film canister lampare.
Follow the detailed instruction, starting with PL1022 plastic shell casings and finish up with completed fireworks ready to launch.
Next using the Pl022 plastic ball shells we are shown detailed build instructions showing all aspects including recommendation for the size and number of stars and the correct bust charge thru to completed star-shell.
Finally see the complete instruction as a grand master builds two 8 inch Tiger Willow shell in 2 and 1/2 days. Starting with preparing your own charcoal, burst powder, black match, lift powder, making black powder pucks, pressing stars, priming the stars, making spolettes, fitting the stars, completing the assembly, pasting the outside, making the match pipes and lift cups, final assembly. Also a complete checklist of all materials needed

Plan a Consumer Fireworks Display

Know the laws in your area, do you need a fireworks display operators licence? Select your site, budget, music, logistics (the sequence, helpers needed etc). Site layout, crowd safety, plan for bad weather.

The author has included a sketch and shown how to apply the NFPA 1123 code for firework distances, so you can keep the spectators, parked cars and the surrounding area safe.
For adding music there are 7 categories and over twenty songs suggested to stimulate the imagination and help you to put on a successful show.
Detailed thought is given on grading all the different fireworks by cost, height of display, sounds they make, and duration to help you plan the best sequence for the show. It is also recommended that 25 per cent of the display is used in the finale.
Finally some very practical ways to use aluminium foil, plastic bags and plastic stretch wrap to prevent bad weather ruining your show.

In this 800+ page book, learn the art of making your own rockets, aerial shells, ground effects, black powder and coloured stars.
Learn the techniques to build your own Estes rockets, Learn how to make 2 inch, 4 inch and 8 inch aerial shells. Plan a consumer fireworks display that will have adults and children alike sitting in rapt awe and erupting in joyful cheering at its completion.

Learn the techniques to build your own Estes rockets
Learn how to make aerial shells using plastic film canisters
Plan a Consumer Fireworks Display

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