[NRVR-Members] Members Meeting on Making your own HP igniters and ematches, Nov 18th, 5:30pm-8pm

Thomas Weeks tweeksjunk2 at theweeks.org
Sat Nov 8 00:10:23 CST 2014

BTW.. Bat is going to help show how to make various types of 
igniters/ematches. I'm planning on bringing my pyrogen mixture, some nichrome 
chips (heads), wire and a gas soldering iron.

Anyone else bringing anything?

Bob.. can you bring that silicone mixture you make and talk about that?


On Tuesday 04 November 2014 00:39:07 Thomas Weeks wrote:
> >From the calendar:
> 	http://nrvr.org/calendar.html
> 	Map: http://goo.gl/UTL2qd
> Members Meeting, Nov 18th at space building in the CRC, 5:30pm - 8pm.
> Ever had problems with an igniter not lighting your motor? Ever run out of
> igniters and wonder what to do (other than call for Bob)?  Or what the
>  actual difference is between an igniter and an ematch and why they're not
>  interchangeable? Have you ever tried to purchase igniters or ematches
>  separate from motors and wish you had easy access to extras?
> The topic for this meeting is Do It Yourself high power rocket igniters and
> ematches.  Both ejection ematches (for lighting black powder) and igniters
> (for HP lighting motors)  use  nichrome wire and pyrogen dip kits of
>  various formulations.  Come and learn from seasoned L3 experts in this
>  hands on demos what the differences are as well as what you need to know
>  to "dip your own".
> There will also be some out-of-door burn demos showing the difference
>  between various ignition technologies and tricks for safely getting a hard
>  to light motors going.
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