Originally Posted by -= GYRO =-
I think your system looks awesome in the air! While I've only made smoke on my electrics on accident, I can see with some futher refinement on your project that this maybe become a viable low-cost alternative to buying a gas motor/smoke system.
Call me Mr. Positive today. I love what you did! and nice flying too by the way
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it. More smoke in the future for sure!
Originally Posted by JetPlaneFlyer
I'm absolutely taking nothing away from the skill and ingenuity that it took to make it work. Making a working smoke system in these small electric models is a great achievement, especially if you are making the smoke generator cartridges yourself, i'd be interested in what the formula is?
But it seems that we are on the same page when it comes to the effectiveness and practicality of the system in these small models with current technology.
So maybe not completely 'Mr Negative'.. maybe 'Mr Realistic'?
Oh, no worries, I didn't take offense to anything you said
It certainly came off as more realistic than negative! I knew that would be the first thing criticized when I tested just the smoke cartridge on its own, haha. And yes, we are definitely on the same page as far as practicality goes. I buy my planes to fly and abuse to their full potential, not to look pretty, so keeping it practical for actual use is a big thing to me. As of right now, the whole thing gets removed with a single servo screw so you can go back to the stock setup in about the same time it takes to change a battery.
Currently I'm purchasing the smoke cartridges, but ideally I'd like to make them to my own specifications once I figure out a proper cool burning formula. One concern is being able to acquire the materials without getting put on a watch list for purchasing pyrotechnic supplies
Technically, smoke bombs are