THANK YOU for another GREAT season!


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    THANK YOU for another GREAT season!

    We will continue to ship 07/01 & 07/02 but WE WILL BE CLOSED 07/03 - 07/05. Orders placed over the holiday weekend will begin shipping 07/06.

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STROBING PROPELLANT #1

SOURCE: John Steinberg

COMMENTS: Strobe rockets function similar to strobe stars in that the reaction oscillates between flash and smolder phase. This formula can create different colors by replacing the barium sulfate with various other metal sulfates.

DANGER/CAUTION
Copper sulfate can NOT be used in this formula to produce a blue strobe. Copper sulfate readily absorbs moisture from the surrounding atmosphere. This moisture would then cause the magnesium and ammonium perchlorate to react, producing heat, and eventually spontaneous combustion.

PREPARATION (parts by weight):

CHEMICALPERCENT/PARTSAMOUNT
Ammonium perchlorate
0.600
Barium sulfate 
0.150
Magnalium (-200 mesh)
0.235
Magnesium (100 mesh, flake) 
0.015
Potassium dichromate
+0.100
Petroleum jelly  +10%
Total


NOTE: +10% is 0.100 x batch weight
(For example: 0.100 x 200 g = 20)