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Ynt: [SCA-Archery] fire arrows question - Napalm reference

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  • Luke Akan
    it depends on the oil :) apologies for my misuse of vocabulary, i meant to say molotof coctail. ... From: William Arwemakere To:
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      it depends on the oil :) apologies for my misuse of vocabulary, i meant to
      say molotof coctail.

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: William Arwemakere <arwemakere@...>
      To: <sca-archery@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 3:22 AM
      Subject: RE: [SCA-Archery] fire arrows question - Napalm reference


      > Actually, kerosene and oil would just make a runny oil.
      >
      > Napalm is jellied gasoline (gasoline and glycerine soap shavings works).
      > I've been thinking of trying a similar substance, but gasoline ignites
      > too quickly to be safe for novices.
      >
      >
      > William
      >
      >
      > > -----Original Message-----
      > > From: Luke Akan [mailto:austurk@...]
      > > Sent: Monday, February 17, 2003 3:38 PM
      > > To: sca-archery@yahoogroups.com
      > > Subject: Ynt: [SCA-Archery] fire arrows question
      > >
      > >
      > > if you dont want the flame to go out...mix the kero with some
      > > oil....than u have a napalm mixture. :)
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: Francois Leclerc <fleclerc@...>
      > > To: <SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com>
      > > Sent: Monday, February 17, 2003 6:32 PM
      > > Subject: RE: [SCA-Archery] fire arrows question
      > >
      > >
      > > > > Thus far, these arrows will work with a 30# bow. Anything higher
      > > > > than about 35 will blow the flame out.
      > > >
      > > > Place a cone at the tip of the arrow before the flamable material.
      > > > Prevents the flames from being blown out. I've shot fire
      > > arrows out of
      > > > a 70# bow during a fireworks display at the Benson & Hedge firework
      > > > competition in Montreal. It was cool to have six archers shoot fire
      > > > arrows into the sky.
      > > >
      > > > We used aluminun arrows (warps but doesn't burn) with "Vileda"-type
      > > > sponges tied to the shafts with metal wire. Coated in
      > > contact cement
      > > > and dipped in kerosone. The person that made the arrows
      > > figured that
      > > > kerosene burned too fast and the contact cement was
      > > flamable enough to
      > > > hold the flame.
      > > >
      > > > To dip the arrows, we figured (after the fact) that the
      > > best method to
      > > > dip the arrows was with three inverted soda bottle with the
      > > bottom cut
      > > > off. Tied together or taped together, the bottles would not dip and
      > > > spill the kerosene everywhere (it happened during
      > > practice). With the
      > > > arrow point and the cone, the arrow would reach the bottom
      > > of the soda
      > > > bottle and get thoroughly soaked.
      > > >
      > > > For safety, have a fire extinguisher close at hand. Don't fire the
      > > > arrows onto flammable material (we were firing over and
      > > into a lake).
      > > > We also used a torch bearer to light the arrows.
      > > >
      > > > Tar when lighted liquifies and runs (a number of things
      > > were tried).
      > > > When the arrow is pointed upward, it would run down the
      > > length of the
      > > > arrow. Not fun.
      > > >
      > > > The best source of knowledge used to come up with our fire
      > > arrows was
      > > > the fire department. They were pretty helpful in telling us what
      > > > materials were best and the best and safest way to use these
      > > > materials.
      > > >
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