1. Mini meet now Saturday 23rd September NOT 16th as containers are running late. Sorry for any mess about caused.

Where Is Anty In Our (my) Hour Of Need?

Discussion in 'Anthonys Thought of the Day' started by Jinn Kyja, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. Jinn Kyja

    Jinn Kyja Super Moderator Competition Meet 2015 Champion

    I was hoping to bump into our resident retro-pyro expert but I haven't seen him for a week at least.

    The thing is I fired a 3" Black Cat Colour Wheel (green snakey one out of the Bag 'o' Wheels) last night and it gave off a rather loud pop (bordering on bang territory) at the end.
    I didn't think this was usual so wanted some expert advice, but wherefore art thou Anthony?

    So I bit the bullet and 'tested' another today, which behaved rather differently.
    It span a few times but never got up to speed (BTW, I bashed both nails in with a half-brick so anyone complaining about wheels not turning needs to man up)
    Then it started slowing, stopped, flared up - the other side somehow caught so it was firing at two points, then it started spinning again for a few revolutions before flaring up again so the whole thing (including the plastic centre) was aflame.
    But no pop, no bang, nothing!

    I know these are a bit old now but I feel like I've hit the mini-wheel jackpot, shame I've only got 4 left.
    Not sure my bird-table will survive long enough, but I'm going to have fun finding out.
  2. Anthony

    Anthony Galactic Firework Addict

    I haven't been having a good time of it lately, what with benefits cockups, and getting nowhere with job applications, everything's falling apart for me literally. I have had that problem with old black cat wheels going bang straight after ignition, it might be a crack in the explosive composition that has caused this : as to the other problem, I've had wheels come to a stop then catch fire and burn the tube and composition to the plastic disc, but I don't know what caused that. :)
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2016
  3. Jinn Kyja

    Jinn Kyja Super Moderator Competition Meet 2015 Champion

    Thanks for the reply Sir Anthony :sparkler:, and good to see you!
    I know life is getting you down somewhat, but I was hoping the lure of pyro might help you forget your worries.
    We have missed you!

    I've still got 4 Bag 'o' Wheels left if you'd like a couple for testing yourself?
    I actually think it improves them so I'm not just trying to pass off any danger, lol.
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2016
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  4. ShaneFirework

    ShaneFirework Galactic Fireworks Forum Member

    I love danger jinn, we need our own test night lol


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  5. Jinn Kyja

    Jinn Kyja Super Moderator Competition Meet 2015 Champion

    I may have exaggerated the danger, it was only a 3" wheel and the birdtable was only slightly scorched because I had the garden hose on standby.
  6. ShaneFirework

    ShaneFirework Galactic Fireworks Forum Member

    If you are giving anything way let me no ;) happy to have something to put on my YouTube channel


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  7. Jinn Kyja

    Jinn Kyja Super Moderator Competition Meet 2015 Champion

    After further experimentation I can confirm:

    Half-bricks still good for hitting in nails...removing nails, not so much.

    Fly Wheel 1: Took longer to mount than to fire. Very weak, hardly span, each motor lasted roughly 1.358 seconds.
    Fly Wheel 2 (had to make sure): Much better, an actual spinny wheel thing that lasted a whopping 20 secs or so.

    Motor Wheel: = Two little light-founts, one being upside down.
    This little fecker spat at me when I lit the visco, hit me in the face but my rugged good looks simply made it bounce off.
    Could have been my eye though so in all seriousness a lesson could be learnt about using PPE even for the smallest stuff.
    I won't learn that lesson though, because its the learning nothing that keeps me young.

    In the Motor Wheel's defense, the cardboard mounting had ripped right through to the plastic nail holder, I just licked the two bits and tried to make them stick back together. They didn't.
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  8. bud3333

    bud3333 Galactic Firework Addict

    So I bit the bullet and 'tested' another today, which behaved rather differently.
    It span a few times but never got up to speed (BTW, I bashed both nails in with a half-brick so anyone complaining about wheels not turning needs to man up)

    Jinn, i spotted why the wheel didn't work, TWO NAILS cant be right, that would never work.blowup
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  9. Jinn Kyja

    Jinn Kyja Super Moderator Competition Meet 2015 Champion

    That'll be why I ran out of nails early!

    Can also confirm: No More Nails doesn't work for wheels. At all.
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  10. bud3333

    bud3333 Galactic Firework Addict

    there you go.
    in case of emergency please check how many nails to use with your friendly local 999 crew.
    i'm sure they'll be happy to call round and help
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  11. Galactic Nigel

    Galactic Nigel Pyro-King Staff Member

    Well Sir Anthony :sparkler: I'm not sure how this would work etc but I for one would like to help you out Sir Anthony :sparkler:. I think a good few of us on here have become friendly and a good few on here really do like you Sir Anthony :sparkler:, Yes you're a bit bonkers at times but as I say I for one see you as a mate.

    So what about us all chipping in to help our friend Sir Anthony :sparkler: ? Whatever everyone else donates to you Sir Anthony :sparkler: I will donate the same lets see if we can get £100 from everyone and as I say I will donate the same getting you a potential £200 to help you through. Now I hope you don't take offense on me making this post but everyone gets a bit down and desperate at times and its nice if friends can all chip in to help.

    Only thing is not sure how we can work this ?
  12. Krony

    Krony Galactic Firework Addict

    Stick me in for a tenner :)
  13. Anthony

    Anthony Galactic Firework Addict

    Thank you good friends one and all, I am all ready to accept, that's brightened me up a bit ;)
  14. Jinn Kyja

    Jinn Kyja Super Moderator Competition Meet 2015 Champion

    Done.
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2016
  15. Pyropimp

    Pyropimp Galactic Firework Addict

    Tenner from me Nigel, all about helping a friend in need. I know you would do the same for us anty.
  16. bud3333

    bud3333 Galactic Firework Addict

    mr t very generous, vouchers bought
  17. pyro crazy

    pyro crazy Galactic Firework Enthusiast

    I will put a £10 in, just let me know how you want paying
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  18. gog

    gog Galactic Firework Enthusiast

    you need a hand when things get tough, my tenner,s on its way.
  19. Krony

    Krony Galactic Firework Addict

    Paid mine in vouchers too.
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  20. Galactic Nigel

    Galactic Nigel Pyro-King Staff Member

    I suppose you can give me the cash to pass on or simply buy a £10 voucher online stating for anty

    Thanks Pyro peeps its things like this that bring a tear to my eye as its so nice all helping each other.

    I did say I hope Sir Anthony :sparkler: doesn't now come on the auction and outbid someone who donated to him for pyro LOL that would be so funny. But hes banned from buying pyro I think
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  21. bud3333

    bud3333 Galactic Firework Addict

    it seems strange not burning it for once. you bring the best out in us all Sir Anthony :sparkler:
  22. Galactic Nigel

    Galactic Nigel Pyro-King Staff Member

    I cant remember who gave me £10 today for Sir Anthony :sparkler: ? I think Harry wrote it down so will put on here but Im sure we are almost there if not there so what a fab lot ten of you are giving a helping out to anty :)

    So Sir Anthony :sparkler: I'm not sure how you want me to pass this money over to you ? I could post if you like ? But Team Galactic and other forum members have clubbed together and have £200 for you. I'm sure we all hope this will help you out :)
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  23. Peter alderton

    Peter alderton Galactic Fireworks Forum Member

    Put me down for £10 I'll pay later on!!
  24. Anthony

    Anthony Galactic Firework Addict

    Thank you for the kind offers of money, it'll keep me going till first payment of UC round 25th Nov ;)
  25. martywolfman

    martywolfman Galactic Firework Enthusiast

    You're extremely welcome for my small contribution Anthony. I've been in that situation, I know how tough it can be, so I'm glad to help :)
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  26. Jinn Kyja

    Jinn Kyja Super Moderator Competition Meet 2015 Champion

    You're more than welcome Sir Anthony :sparkler:, but is it true you are banned from buying pyro? :eek:

    Why am I now imagining Ant with the biggest bag of Pic'n'Mix in the World? :D ;)
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  27. Anthony

    Anthony Galactic Firework Addict

    I already have a load of leftovers, Galactic auction win material of course, that I'm gonna use up....;)
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  28. pyro crazy

    pyro crazy Galactic Firework Enthusiast

    Hi Anthony

    You are most welcome my friend, hope you are getting back on your uppers & all turns out ok for you.
  29. Krony

    Krony Galactic Firework Addict

    You are welcome mate.
  30. spookycat

    spookycat Galactic Firework Enthusiast

    Just purchased a ten voucher for you .
    hope everything works out for you.

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