DEAR FELLOW ROCKET ENTHUSIASTS,
FireStar Electric Match has the highest thermal energy per unit volume igniter in the marketplace today!
We are the Mercedes Benz of igniters and you will see the performance difference compared to other low cost igniters. The difference is between advanced development engineering that understands size, shape, and grain boundary interface problems versus just mixing some chemicals together. If you want high performance, this is the igniter for you!
After ignition all electric matches produce a plasma ball of relatively light atomic weight particles that slam into the motor propellant. These particles penetrate several atoms deep to start a secondary ignition. If there is not enough igniter material then the flame front will not possess enough energy to give an all surface burn. Instead, they only produce random hot spots that will produce the "Chuffing" sound heard in all composite motors.
The FireStar Electric Match produces the same plasma ball but with one great difference! From within the plasma ball there is a release of literally thousands of white hot metal particles, (over 5900 Degrees Fahrenheit). These particles are like miniature shooting stars that slam into the surface of the propellant creating a crater hundreds of atoms deep. The crater in turn produces a large propellant debris field that is hurled upward in the heart of the expanding plasma ball. This propellant debris field immediately ignites adding its energy to the main plasma burst. Thus, the FireStar Electric Match is a Volume Penetration Burn. The bullet points below summarizes the results:
- Wimpy Igniters = Surface Hot Spots
- Igniter with more Ignition Material = Full Surface Burn
- FireStar Electric Match = Full Surface Burn + Volume Penetration Burn
With Volume Penetration Burn your Rocket Motor will leap off the launch pad leaving your competition eating your rocket motor exhaust gases!
Happy Rocket Flying Time!
Your Friends at FireStar Electric Match