23660Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: Fire arrows
- Oct 23, 2007I wonder if inertia has ever been a problem... I.e. I'm having a Looney
Tunes image form in my mind.
1. character holding a flaming arrow at draw
2. close up to where the fire is burning off the material used to secure
the rag-bundle to the shaft.
4. Arrow zips away leaving the mass of burning rags behind
5. Standard cartoon physics engage
6. Burning rags remain hovering while:
a) camera pans back to show full character.
b) character sees what happened.
c) character comprehends what happened
d) camera pans back more to show character
standing in the middle of something highly
flameable or explosive.
e) pan back to character.... Face fills with terror
f) one of two things happen.
o Fatalistic look of accepting cruel fate crosses face
o Plan for escape forms and character begins very
first step of plan.... Begins.. no more.
7. The forces of gravity resume function.
8. Rags drop in to flammable substance.
9. Woosh, upwards flame or explosion.
10. Smoke clears to show charcoal colored character & equipment.
11. Top limb of bow crumbles into ash top down.
12 Bottom limb of bow crumbles into ash bottom up.
13. White eyes of charcoal character blink exactly twice.
14. Character crumbles to ask bottom up and top down.
15. Ashes briefly hover before falling into small mound.
16. Optionally, eyes may remain unburned to fall and rest in little
mound of ash. They may again blink bewilderedly.
> Now might be a good reminder that the common arrow sealer used today--
> has nitrocellulose as its primary ingredient, and sustains
> combustion quite nicely, so if you do get the fire part to work, and
> stay lit after it hits a target, that the arrow will pretty much be
> toast afterwards. As well as the obvious dangers (flying flaming
> objects possibly sending flaming bits anywhere along the trajectory,
> having a burning wad of rags right by your bow hand, shooting an
> arrow that you cannot verify that it isn't about to burn through,
> --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "locm@..." <locm@...> wrote:
>> Does anyone out there have any information on making fire arrows
> that will stay
>> lit when you shoot them?
>> Leif of Crescent Moon
"Merry" Tirloghe Mirywoder Lutre
Shire of Standing Stones, University of Missouri at Columbia
Formerly known as Philippe Sebastian LeLutre
Mundanely known as Christian M. Cepel
'Toirdhealbhach' anglicized Tirloughe (1576), modernly 'Turlough',
pronounced 'TIR' or 'TUR' + 'low', 'logh', 'lock', or 'loch'
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