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Unread postAuthor: CallOfOrion » Sat Jun 25, 2005 4:14 pm

Yeah, I'm a complete n00b at this. The other day, i was bored and didn't have supplies or money for a larger launcher, so I built a mini combustion using a bottle for some random spice out of the cabinet, a pen tube and a grill lighter sparker. I used some small screws for the electrodes that i connected to the sparker to. I managed to get the sparker to 'arc' virtually every time i clicked it, but i couldnt get it to ignite the fuel (Axe body spray). So I was wondering, have any of you knowledgable people had a similar problem, and if so, how did you remedy it?
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Unread postAuthor: saladtossser » Sat Jun 25, 2005 4:17 pm

too much fuel, the small gun need such little amount of fuel that u can never spray the right amount. so wait a bit after spraying then shut the lid.
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Unread postAuthor: Timbo12989 » Sat Jun 25, 2005 4:17 pm

You probably have too much fuel in the chamber. It is very hard to get the right mixture for mini's. Try less fuel and if that doesn't work try more it is unlikely that you don't have enough, but experiment around till you get the right amount. It should only take a tiny bit in a mini chamber...
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Unread postAuthor: spudshot » Sat Jun 25, 2005 4:44 pm

try a quick shot of butane, that works pretty good
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Unread postAuthor: saladtossser » Sat Jun 25, 2005 4:54 pm

or use a eye dropper to get just drops of fuel
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Unread postAuthor: CallOfOrion » Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:28 pm

ok, thanks guys. I did get it to work some, but the damn sparker wasn't very reliable. I ended up breaking it trying to get it to work. So i was wondering if there are devices that use piezoelectric igniters that I could tear one out of, cause I won't be out anywhere to buy one anytime soon. Thanks.
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Unread postAuthor: pvt joker » Tue Jun 28, 2005 4:56 pm

hey mate

i think you can get them out of jet lighters. but they aint as good as a bbq sparker are they
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