Metalized mylar streamer material?

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    Where to get it?

    I looked on Amazon and saw a bunch of stuff intended to scare off birds? Would that work?

    I want something highly visible for little rockets like the Hi Flyer!
     
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    I have some yellow plastic tape that I use for most streamers. But for min diameter rockets it is just too big.

    I was hoping the shiny silver metalized film might reflect light and be easer to see? If it is thin enough I might be able to roll a longer piece and fit it into the BT20?

    Last time I launched a high flyer with the tiny streamer that it comes with. All I saw was the tracking smoke, never did see the rocket, never found it.
     
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    Silver mylar streamers are much easier to find, as they flicker/glitter as they move in the air.
     
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    Thanks that was what I was hoping. Maybe easier to see / find at the launch.

    Not so much on amazon :D
     
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    Cheap emergency blankets are a nice source for aluminized mylar. Cut into streamers with a sharp razor blade and a straight edge.
     
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    Agreed on the "Happy Birthday" banners . . . Thicker Mylar that holds a crease, making it more efficient !

    Hit those Dollar Stores and Party Stores !

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    The rolls of bird scaring film are fantastic. They REALLY show up in the sky and on the ground (and, also by personal experience, in trees).
     
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    Yes, the bird repellent tape is suitable. You can check online & hardware stores also, you may have to special order it if they don’t have it on the shelf in the store. Makes a little bit of noise on the way down too and really reflects the sun in the air and on the ground.

    I totally lost sight of a third stage sustainer, but clearly saw it on the ground on the far side of a grass field thanks to the Mylar bird repellent streamer.

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/bird-b-gone-flash-tape-animal-repellent/999990234
     
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    Wow! Thanks you guys are great and a fountain of knowledge!
     

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