Home Made Ignitors

Home Made Ignitors

Post by Zipp » Sat, 02 Aug 1997 04:00:00



I'm sure someone out there makes their own ignitors similar to the
Electric Match style.  Anyone out there have a homemade brew which
they are willing to share?

I've been trying a few things here over the past couple weeks but
can't find anything which I feel would sufficiently heat/ignite the
propellant.

Should I cease my crusade for the Holy Grail and dip using the
commerial stuff?

Thanx,

Chris

 
 
 

Home Made Ignitors

Post by Tom Stoc » Sat, 09 Aug 1997 04:00:00


 I used to make ignitors by taking a single strand out of a multistrand 16
Guage wire,bend it like an ignitor, and dip it in black powder which was
mixed with elmers white glue and a little water.  I'd wait for them tro dry
and believe it or not they worked. (sometimes)

The best way was to strip the middle of a sort piece of wire, clip away all
the strands but one or two, and then bend it over, dip it, and tape the two
wires together.

Never tried to refine it.
-tom



Quote:

> I'm sure someone out there makes their own ignitors similar to the
> Electric Match style.  Anyone out there have a homemade brew which
> they are willing to share?

> I've been trying a few things here over the past couple weeks but
> can't find anything which I feel would sufficiently heat/ignite the
> propellant.

> Should I cease my crusade for the Holy Grail and dip using the
> commerial stuff?

> Thanx,

> Chris


 
 
 

Home Made Ignitors

Post by Brian William » Sun, 10 Aug 1997 04:00:00


Quote:
> > I'm sure someone out there makes their own ignitors similar to the
> > Electric Match style.  Anyone out there have a homemade brew which
> > they are willing to share?

> > I've been trying a few things here over the past couple weeks but
> > can't find anything which I feel would sufficiently heat/ignite the
> > propellant.

> > Should I cease my crusade for the Holy Grail and dip using the
> > commerial stuff?

> > Thanx,

> > Chris

Thin NiChrome wire, just a little elmers and (I use salvaged) fine grain
smokeless powder.  Seems to work

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bhw

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Home Made Ignitors

Post by george pachulsk » Fri, 15 Aug 1997 04:00:00


Gee I always took some fine steel wool shaped it into a "wire"  with a
thin section in the middle and
thicker section at the ends, then bend it in two . Hooked to a nice
motorbike battery for a few seconds it seemed to always fire off rocket
motors.

crude but effective.

Gp

Quote:

>  I used to make ignitors by taking a single strand out of a
> multistrand 16
> Guage wire,bend it like an ignitor, and dip it in black powder which
> was
> mixed with elmers white glue and a little water.  I'd wait for them
> tro dry
> and believe it or not they worked. (sometimes)

> The best way was to strip the middle of a sort piece of wire, clip
> away all
> the strands but one or two, and then bend it over, dip it, and tape
> the two
> wires together.

> Never tried to refine it.
> -tom



> > I'm sure someone out there makes their own ignitors similar to the
> > Electric Match style.  Anyone out there have a homemade brew which
> > they are willing to share?

> > I've been trying a few things here over the past couple weeks but
> > can't find anything which I feel would sufficiently heat/ignite the
> > propellant.

> > Should I cease my crusade for the Holy Grail and dip using the
> > commerial stuff?

> > Thanx,

> > Chris