Thanks Bob- you saved me a boat load of typing (and fixing same-I'm terrible on a keyboard).
While I'm not encouraging anyone to make their own bp, alternatives such as crimson powder, golden powder and grey shot are a lot more labour intensive and need tp be made ahead of time in small batches. CO2 based systems work extremely well, esp for higher altitude flites and there is no residue. One thing to consider is your ignition system for your charges. make sure you are using a 'sensitive' e-match your timer or altimeter can fire faultlessly. I'll have to admit, my eyes are getting older (just my eyes- I have the body of a 25 year old Adonis-lol) and I went from wrapping/soldering my own to the MF wires from Quickburst and have been very pleased with them at 100%. All the PerfectFlights, RRC2, and Adepts I have fire these off fine. It would be best just to go ahead and get a LEUP (Alley-Oop) and find somebody with a storage magazine your can get an agreement with to enable you to hold/use BP in your rocketry work. Having said that Pyrodex works fine with containment and no license is required. Straight smoke and good chutes!
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