Major difference:Originally posted by JStarStar
I'm gonna think twice about my plans to mix my own propellant in my basement.
Problem is, when done by somebody without extensive experience and training in the field, which would certainly be the case with me, "done properly" is much easier said than done. I do not have, nor are ever likely to get, the experience and know how to do any of that stuff in my basement, so I am completely fine with letting professionals do it under highly controlled conditions.Originally posted by daveyfire
These are fireworks.
Rocket propellant is NOT firework material.
The spectacular display was probably caused by sympathetic ignition of and heat transfer to many hundreds of pounds of sensitive, professional grade fireworks materials, likely including chlorates, incredibly reactive metals (magnesium, etc.), and black powder. Most of it was likely unbound, as fireworks are usually assembled dry. In a binder mix, APCP burns much slower and definitely does not explode.
When done properly, EX is quite safe.
Don't confuse it with fireworks, PLEASE!
I have also seen that video before! But kelltym88 , im sorry to say , but that last explosion killed the camera man. That is the closest ever video footage of the explosion that killed 15 (IIRC) people , and demolished 4blocks of houses.Originally posted by kelltym88
Holy Crap!!!! Hope that guys OK. That was some video.
The Aerotech fire all but gutted their prodction facility. It also killed one employee.Originally posted by rocketsonly
Does anyone know the details of the fire at the Aerotech factory? I've been wondering about it for a while now. When was it? Why has it caused them to produce fewer motors?
That was in the Netherlands wasn't it?Originally posted by Karl
I have also seen that video before! But kelltym88 , im sorry to say , but that last explosion killed the camera man. That is the closest ever video footage of the explosion that killed 15 (IIRC) people , and demolished 4blocks of houses.