Fuse Types - Flying Fish Fuse

Discussion in 'Fusing Guides, Video And Tutorials' started by Illusion Fireworks, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Illusion Fireworks

    Illusion Fireworks Pro Firer/Crew

    Flying Fish Fuse


    Flying fish fuse is most commonly used for various coloured effects fireworks even though it can be used in place for regular visco. It is a cord with a pyrotechnic composition core that burns gold, green, red, silver or purple. There are three layers that make up the fuse. The first one layer of string is wound around the core, then a second, less tight layer of string is wound in the opposite direction to prevent unravelling. The last layer is a low-nitrate NC Lacquer to waterproof the strand and to prevent it from falling apart. The fuse burns at 24 seconds per foot. It is typically cut into small sections and placed inside a shell that is fired from a mortar tube or payload for a rocket. At effect time the small sections of fuse ignite and quickly propel themselves in the air in erratic directions, hence the name ‘Flying Fish’.

    Has more of a novelty application for our use, burns with great power, faster than regular visco.

    Burn Rate: 1s/1"
    Classification: 1.4g

    Green Flying Fish fuse burning:

  2. Could you ease the top of a rocket and put s few small strand of this type of fuse inside to add to the effect?
  3. Illusion Fireworks

    Illusion Fireworks Pro Firer/Crew

    No this would be classed as an act of manufacture