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Trouble with spark ignitor - HELP!

Post questions and info about combustion (flammable vapor) powered cannons here. This includes discussion about fuels, ratios, ignition systems, safety, and anything else relevant.
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Unread postAuthor: ramses » Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:45 am

DYI, what did you pass current through in that picture? It looks like a good ignition source to me. Magnesium shavings would be interesting in the future. Steel wool is cool too:

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^----------not my picture.
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:01 pm

What's happening in that picture? Is that an electric spark, or something else?

I was using steel wool in the picture.
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Unread postAuthor: ramses » Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:40 pm

5kj through steel wool. The rest of his high energy fun is here

again it's not mine... but I wish it was...
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Unread postAuthor: rp181 » Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:43 pm

atleast say who its from =) (tesladownunder)

EDIT: oh, the here is a hyperlink... =p
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