Please provide feedback (pyro separation testing)

Please provide feedback (pyro separation testing)

Post by Don Ashwort » Fri, 25 Dec 1998 04:00:00



See http://free.***-active.com/dashworth/pyro.htm

Please look at these MPEG movies and let me know what you think about the
strength of the charges used for separation.

Don_Ashworth(at)bmc(dot)com

 
 
 

Please provide feedback (pyro separation testing)

Post by Andy En » Fri, 25 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Hello Don,

I see you've finished toothpasting your wall 8^)

On your next series of tests, I would think you may want to include a
full size recovery system--the added resistance may be insightful...

Gonna be at Bomber Field next weekend?

Regards,
Andy

Quote:

> See http://free.***-active.com/dashworth/pyro.htm

> Please look at these MPEG movies and let me know what you think about the
> strength of the charges used for separation.

> Don_Ashworth(at)bmc(dot)com


 
 
 

Please provide feedback (pyro separation testing)

Post by Bob Hvarve » Sat, 26 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Don

I have had a lot of experience with Pyrodex in the form of muzzle loading
firearms.  The Pyrodex is a very close copy of BP, except is harder to
ignite; at least in the muzzle loading use.  It is cleaner burning, and will
provide the equivalent amount of gas formation to provide the "Push" needed
to separate the body sections.  It is my experience that it also doesn't
"pop" or build pressure quite as fast as BP and would probably be easier on
the parts than BP and my require a larger amount to get the desired effect.
Neat experiment....  Enjoyed the MPEG.

Bob Hvarven
NAR Section 572  -  Merry Christmas