Bullshit! Seems to me that using a D12-3 is a very safe and effective way to
launch a pyrotechnic header.
There is nothing unethical about this web page. If you believe pyrotechnics
is not a respectable hobby, then you need to tell the thousands of members
of the Pyrotechnics guild international(PGI) and the Western pyrotechnics
association(WPA) and the members of all the other smaller groups out there
just like your rocket clubs. Those associations are there for the promotion
of safe pyrotechnics operations just like TRA and NAR are there for
If you are trying to say that these people are not allowed to purchase and
use a safe reliable device to launch their colorful headers, then you need
to be locked up with the key thrown away. Model rocket enthusiasts should
have a reliable propulsion device, but pyro enthusiasts should not right?
As obvious from my earlier posts I fully support educated safe practice of
making pressed BP motors, however some are incapable of doing as such. Some
people do not have the equipment or the knack for making a reliable motor,
and using an Estes motor is a great alternative. Heck, even just to practice
basic pyro rocket skills they are good. I never actually thought of doing
this to practice with headers. I think I will do a couple after I get some
more reliable stars made up.
If I am feeding a TROLL then I will feed it so full it cant take any more!
If this joker is serious, may he please be rendered incapable of
communicating his thoughts to others(preferably with a bus or something).
I am so furious with the disregard for what other people do. Pyrotechnics,
commercial and amateur is being regulated out of existence just like
rocketry. It is a very technical and potentially dangerous art, more so then
any form of rocketry, but it is the loved by those who do it often times
more then peoples love for rocketry. This is because they know it can be
dangerous, and they are willing to learn, study, and accept those risks to
do what they love.
Anybody on this list that fails to understand that is a hypocrite at best!
Wake up and smell the smoke!
> I came across this web page, and it bothers be because someone is
> the use of a D-12-3 in pyrotechnics. I realize there is no way of
> preventing the misuse of hobby rockets, as there is no way to prevent the
> misuse of guns, knives, butter, nicotine, ***, country music, etc.
> Would it be inappropriate for me to ask this person to take down this page
> to try and help prevent damage to my hobby?
> I imagine if this caught on, then we might not be able to get Estes motors
> any more, they could be legislated out of existence, I imagine.
> Is what this person proposing to do with Estes motors illegal?
> Thanks for your opinion,
> John G.