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Discussion in 'RC Gadgets' started by Younggun, Apr 7, 2015.
Don't forget the recoil effect....
I've seen several vids of Roman candles on planes. Facing front or back didn't seem to have any effect, I think the prop will be fine if they are mounted at least half way out on the wings. Would probably be worse to have one hit the tail anyways.
Those extras long sparklers would be cool if you had a safe place to take off with them burning.
Sure sounds pretty cool.
That would be cool but I'm flyin a 2lb foamie. I don't think the wing tips could handle the recoil / resultant torque not to mention if one candle happened to weigh significantly less (1/4 oz. would be huge) after firing, the balance would be way off and control difficult at best.
I see mounting the candle at the wing/fuse intersection aimed off center to avoid the prop or tail, just not sure how I'll maintain that position.
Light it mid air... Disconnect your parachute drop and wire it to relay connected to a model rocket igniter on the sparkler.
If I did the sparklers I would create some kind of loop below the fuse, near the center of weight, then probably a sewing thread tether to the sparkler well beyond the tail. I want a weak link somewhere, not a totaled plane.