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    Match Rockets!

    OK, kids, be sure to try this at home! Especially AFTER you've emptied the fire extinguishers!

    What you need:
    • paper matches
    • aluminum foil
    • the slenderest needle you can find
    • a paperclip
    • an almost total lack of common sense and/or love of playing with fire!


    Take one of your matches and lay the needle along the flat side, with the point just barely overlapping the head of the match. Take a small rectangle of foil (experience will teach you how much) and fold it over the head and wrap tightly, so that the only way air can get to and from the head of the match is through the opening left by the needle. The foil should extend about 1/4 inch (1 cm) up the length of the match from the head. Slide the needle out carefully. Bend your paperclip so that you have an angled launch pad for your rocket. Prop it up with the foil wrapped end sticking out, light another match, and hold it under the foil until the match head lights. The expanding gasses will shoot out the nozzle made by where the needle was, and it will propel itself into the air! Properly made, tehy can go 30, 40, even 50 feet! What fun!

    Try this in bars! Make bets with your mates about which random total stranger's drink you can get it to land in! Or shoot one into some drunk musclebound thug's ear, and then point at your buddy when he looks your way! Watch the fun!

    Seriously, though, these things are pretty hot when they land. Be careful doing this. I can not be held accountable if you burn your house down.

  • #2
    No comparison to the Fly Plane:
    http://www.digital-eel.com/sirl/flyplane.htm

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    • #3
      I prefer making sparkler bombs...
      Genius is a blink before a moment of insanity.
      "Dream is Destiny"
      Waking Life

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      • #4
        I prefer Fire Bolts... :roll:
        "There's no problem that can't be solved with a big crate!"

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        • #5
          Nah, just light fireworks under someone's lawn chair.
          It's not my fault everything you like is terrible.

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          • #6
            molotov cocktail is my choice.

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            • #7
              Fine, DON'T try it then. At least at Crackaz, I got one guy to try it out at the bowling alley tonight....

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              • #8
                Potato cannon = my fav... lots of fun!

                http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Rapids/1489/

                Have not had one in a while, but some old friends of mine and I had a couple... fun to shoot at things... he he he

                Thought for the day: Beware of Gods who do not laugh

                http://bobthemad.8m.com/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by LaughingRat
                  Fine, DON'T try it then.

                  Didn't say I WOULDN'T.

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                  • #10
                    does all this really work?!

                    I LOVE FIRE!!!
                    This is my cool sig.

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                    • #11
                      goddamnit i wish you Crackaz were a little .. norther.er.
                      because i swear, i'm NOT driving all the way south to play at your LAN party. no, really. okay, i suck. the truth is, nobody feels comfortable driving all that way in a car with me. damn new yorkers don't like new jersey driving (i moved to NYC from Jersey... watcha gonna do?)
                      Gotta knock a little harder
                      Gotta knock a little harder
                      Gotta knock a little harder
                      Break through the door
                      --Cowboy Bepop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door OST signed by Yoko Kanno *heart*

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                      • #12
                        The ultimate invention in vegetable propulsion!

                        Over the summer, my friend and I built a carrot sniper. I know it sounds rediculous but we made a gun that can fire carrots! It has deadly accuracyat fifty yards and a spring loaded clip that can hold aabout 6 carrots! It can fire at six carrots a minute! may be our replacement if we run outta paintballs :twisted: shattering orange pointy vegetables on concrete walls is soo satisfying. Potato cannons are so bulky and slow to fire.....

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                        • #13
                          any details on the carrot sniper you'd like to share?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by daniel
                            does all this really work?!

                            I LOVE FIRE!!!
                            Yes, it really does work, although it works better if you make them carefully. I have the exact same initial post here, but further down is a pictorial on how they're made. Anyone who wants to fill in what I look like beyond just the eye, will be able to add my hands to their mental image as well.

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                            • #15
                              aha! pictures! that i can work with.

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