Pyro Stand

Michael D. Fain

 

An effect of an exploding ship was desired for a production of Peer Gynt. We investigated the idea of using the Pyropak® airburst placed on a stand to create the effect. The Pyropak® airburst charge is a small quantity (1 teaspoon or less) of airburst flash powder contained in a 3″ × 3″ square of flash paper tied into a small bundle with an electric match inserted into the center. See Figure 1. The airburst charge leads are attached to the airburst transformer terminals, and the transformer is connected to the Pyropak® multi-channel controller.

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FIGURE 1: FULL-SCALE PICTORIAL

The ship, located 3′ upstage of a white ...

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