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Old 05-03-2012, 01:49 PM
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Hi Guys,
Just wondering,
What do people use to achieve anti rocket flares on their Jets?
Any info on set up etc would be welcome.
Video or still photo's or links to same.
Thanks,
John
Old 05-03-2012, 02:33 PM
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There are these but they are damn expensive. Have seen Ali use them to great affect on his turbine powered gliders at UK shows.

http://alshobbies.com/shop/lookupstock.php?pc=47044

I have used smoke grenades from 'paintball' vendors with an electric igniter I got from a German model shop, although not on the wing tips of a jet.

Smoke grenades I got are here. As long as you have them shielded from the air stream they burn fairly slowly producing smoke for 4-6 minutes.

http://www.store.justpaintball.co.uk...-specials.html

If you need info on the igniter I can dig that out.
Old 05-03-2012, 09:49 PM
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Dunno which sort of fireworks, looks cool though





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Default RE: Pyrotechnics on Jets

What about just using a Roman Candle mounted out the back of the jet? It would give you 10 flares. I tried a Roman Candle on a heli once and the high airflow environment caused all 10 shots to happen within a couple of seconds or it was a defective candle, I never tried it a second time. Might be just what you want in this case.
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Pyrotechnics are great as long as you are not at an AMA field. They are specifically not allowed by AMA so you could jepardize your field and club charters, and you'd have no insurance coverage( high potential fire hazard).
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ORIGINAL: john491

Pyrotechnics are great as long as you are not at an AMA field. They are specifically not allowed by AMA so you could jepardize your field and club charters, and you'd have no insurance coverage( high potential fire hazard).
The OP is from England so he doesn't have to worry about AMA or Fire as it always wet there!
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I totally misunderstood what you meant then

You mean like the guy that is flying this MIG 29 Fulcrum I caught at Jetpower 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6Qxg87FLOo
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Default RE: Pyrotechnics on Jets

Thanks DominicM,
That is the sort of thing I am looking for as per your video link.

To be able to pull up & pop some sort of anti heatseeker flare would be great.

Anybody got any ideas on the firework used on the Mig?

Keep the suggestions comming,
Thanks,
John
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Default RE: Pyrotechnics on Jets

hi, i wanted the flares as well but were expensive so i settled for two launch tubes and flash bangs bought from www.maxotronic.at.
i test them last weekend on my electric calmato and planned to be used on the wingtips of my f-16.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmRkf...ature=youtu.be
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ORIGINAL: john491

Pyrotechnics are great as long as you are not at an AMA field. They are specifically not allowed by AMA so you could jepardize your field and club charters, and you'd have no insurance coverage( high potential fire hazard).
Ithink you can get special permission from the AMAfor airshow purposes.

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It's a prop plane, but like this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR0Ch8oj1hM

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