- Feb 1, 2012
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That's my non-safety objection to this vid. A BP motor does -not- burn this way, it burns from the lit end like a very angry cigarette.One really gets the idea of how that propellant burns inside. I never new it burnt up that fast and pressurized all at once like that. I can see how CATO's can happen threw the side now, and out the top.
And one can get the idea of how much fire is actually deployed at ejection and why protection is so vital.
I found it quite fascinating!
Thank You Kindly for sharing.
Exactly. Much better videos can be found here showing how a sucrose/KNO3 Bates grain burns within an intact clear PVC casing. It would be interesting to see this demonstration repeated only with an end burning, black powder grain. Running a black powder slug through a table saw is a recipe for disaster and I doubt the filmmaker knew what he was cutting.That's my non-safety objection to this vid. A BP motor does -not- burn this way, it burns from the lit end like a very angry cigarette.