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wink.gif posted on 22-2-2020 at 11:19
What wessonsmith is working on.


1) Nickel Hydrazine Nitrate (NHN) - Dextrinated

How-to video- step by step process
https://youtu.be/rPxdDSUGxo4

2) Cardboard #8 power detonator based on NHN as the primary

*** DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS METHOD WITH ANY PRIMARY OTHER THAN NHN ***

How-to video
https://youtu.be/6P4yiN_A-o4

Power test
https://youtu.be/BzCQxxl_dw0
etn-nhn det tube.png - 27kB

3) Thermobaric (enhanced blast) plastic

*ETN 55.00%
Al(3μm/) 12.00%
Mg/Al(44μm/325mesh) 18.00%
Soy Lecithin(liquid) 0.30%
HTPB Resin 11.70%
Isodecyl Pelargonate Plasticizer 0.74%
Modified MDI Isocyanate Curative 1.84%
CAO-5 Antioxidant 0.44%

* If you don't use the positive OB% of ETN then you will need to adjust the formula as follows: 45% PETN or RDX and 10% Ammonium Perchlorate.

Thermobaric / NHN comparison video
https://youtu.be/aF3s5UIgMdY

4) Plastic based on ETN/NHN/Lithium Grease: UPDATED

67% ETN average particle size 220 µm
18% NHN average particle size 13 µm
15% Lithium Grease (Super Tech General Purpose Lithium Grease)

Power test / demonstration video
https://youtu.be/ZWfAZgSxsCI
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[*] posted on 24-2-2020 at 05:22
Energetics Documents


I have assembled a bunch of reading material that I have found useful.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MghARjFF35BnV4ZhMJKGKtrOYR...
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[*] posted on 28-2-2020 at 10:05


Your how-to video was fantastic, I was pretty pissed I only got to watch it once before it got removed....:mad:
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[*] posted on 28-2-2020 at 13:30


Great work Wesson! Be safe, it’s a very unique hobby!

Also. Check out energetic heretics videos on YT if you haven’t. Really interesting compounds.
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[*] posted on 28-2-2020 at 14:40


Quote: Originally posted by ShotBored  
Your how-to video was fantastic, I was pretty pissed I only got to watch it once before it got removed....:mad:


Thanks.

Which video, in particular, do you want back up?
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[*] posted on 28-2-2020 at 14:46


Quote: Originally posted by MineMan  
Great work Wesson! Be safe, it’s a very unique hobby!

Also. Check out energetic heretics videos on YT if you haven’t. Really interesting compounds.


Thanks.



[Edited on 29-2-2020 by wessonsmith]
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[*] posted on 28-2-2020 at 20:49


Curious about the NHN. Would it detonate if you put a small amount on a metal plate and gave it a rap with a standard sized hammer? What about moderate grinding? I know this isn't the most scientific test but just curious.
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[*] posted on 29-2-2020 at 08:14


Quote: Originally posted by twelti  
Curious about the NHN. Would it detonate if you put a small amount on a metal plate and gave it a rap with a standard sized hammer? What about moderate grinding? I know this isn't the most scientific test but just curious.


A solid rap with a hammer against a hard surface, yes. Moderate grinding, no.

Here is a paper testing various Hydrazine complexes of transition metals, including NHN.
https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/7ed5/24109f55815dc81cf1e7c3...
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[*] posted on 29-2-2020 at 13:44


wesson,

i would not like to hear that you had an accident with the above procedure.
although nhn may not be particularly sensitive to friction , the material underneath it,
is melt cast etn, which is i understand very sensitive to shock.

surely there is a risk of you pounding the wooden rammar (to compress
the nhn) and potentially setting of the melt cast etn.?

stay safe
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[*] posted on 29-2-2020 at 16:05


Quote: Originally posted by dave321  
wesson,

i would not like to hear that you had an accident with the above procedure.
although nhn may not be particularly sensitive to friction , the material underneath it,
is melt cast etn, which is i understand very sensitive to shock.

surely there is a risk of you pounding the wooden rammar (to compress
the nhn) and potentially setting of the melt cast etn.?

stay safe


I appreciate your concern. Melt-cast ETN is less sensitive to shock than powdered ETN it's nearly as insensitive to shock as PETN, 96% of PETN. ETN in the MOLTEN state is VERY sensitive and shouldn't be confused with melt-cast.

If you watch my video, I am not pounding anything. I am pressing down on the material. The reason I am using a waxed paper tube and a soft wooden dowel is to both eliminate friction and shock danger.

When I do use metal tubes, my setup is completely different. Even then, the risk of detonation pressing into a metal tube is very low, BUT because its metal the risk of being blinded by flying shrapnel requires extra special care. I can tell you this if I didn't have NHN I wouldn't be making detonators AT ALL. The amount of special equipment you would need to SAFELY make detonators using anything else wouldn't be worth it for the casual experimenter like me.




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[*] posted on 2-3-2020 at 06:08


Quote: Originally posted by wessonsmith  
Quote: Originally posted by ShotBored  
Your how-to video was fantastic, I was pretty pissed I only got to watch it once before it got removed....:mad:


Thanks.

Which video, in particular, do you want back up?



All of them were good, but the NHN synthesis video itself was very well done and easy to follow
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[*] posted on 2-3-2020 at 14:44


Quote: Originally posted by ShotBored  
Quote: Originally posted by wessonsmith  
Quote: Originally posted by ShotBored  
Your how-to video was fantastic, I was pretty pissed I only got to watch it once before it got removed....:mad:


Thanks.

Which video, in particular, do you want back up?



All of them were good, but the NHN synthesis video itself was very well done and easy to follow


Thanks. It's back up.
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[*] posted on 4-3-2020 at 22:13


Neat stuff!

Are your videos on bitchute? A bit of a reduced listing on Youtube for semi-obvious reasons currently....
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[*] posted on 5-3-2020 at 04:11


Quote: Originally posted by Johnny Windchimes  
Neat stuff!

Are your videos on bitchute? A bit of a reduced listing on Youtube for semi-obvious reasons currently....


Taking videos down is the way I stay under the radar, regardless of the platform. Anytime I see a video I like that I know the powers that be wouldn't, I download them:)
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[*] posted on 7-3-2020 at 17:37


What do you think about using Liptakov's CHP instead of NHN?
It looks like a reasonable alternative... pretty insensitive, non-toxic, powerful and safe to manufacture (unlike NHN synthesis which involves hydrazine)...
https://youtu.be/ZV9Pv3Jdtak

By the way, i really appreciate what you're doing around here, it's a pity this place is a bit dead (no pun intended).
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[*] posted on 8-3-2020 at 05:47


Quote: Originally posted by Mikhail01  
What do you think about using Liptakov's CHP instead of NHN?
It looks like a reasonable alternative... pretty insensitive, non-toxic, powerful and safe to manufacture (unlike NHN synthesis which involves hydrazine)...
https://youtu.be/ZV9Pv3Jdtak

By the way, i really appreciate what you're doing around here, it's a pity this place is a bit dead (no pun intended).


CHP is an excellent alternative. The main caveat is the need for strong confinement. I am also uncertain as to the shelflife of CHP and any reactivity issues it might have. As for the dangers associated with using Hydrazine Monohydrate, they are absolutely a SERIOUS concern, however, they are also easily addressed by using proper safety gear.

If you are going to synthesis powerful energetics, you are going to be around some VERY dangerous chemicals. So safety is paramount. I like NHN because I can use paper detonators which eliminate any shrapnel concern.

Thanks for the encouragement, you are correct, this board has died off.
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[*] posted on 8-3-2020 at 06:17


Quote: Originally posted by Mikhail01  
What do you think about using Liptakov's CHP instead of NHN?
It looks like a reasonable alternative... pretty insensitive, non-toxic, powerful and safe to manufacture (unlike NHN synthesis which involves hydrazine)...
https://youtu.be/ZV9Pv3Jdtak

By the way, i really appreciate what you're doing around here, it's a pity this place is a bit dead (no pun intended).


What ever happened to Liptakov?
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[*] posted on 8-3-2020 at 11:39


Quote: Originally posted by monolithic  
Quote: Originally posted by Mikhail01  
What do you think about using Liptakov's CHP instead of NHN?
It looks like a reasonable alternative... pretty insensitive, non-toxic, powerful and safe to manufacture (unlike NHN synthesis which involves hydrazine)...
https://youtu.be/ZV9Pv3Jdtak

By the way, i really appreciate what you're doing around here, it's a pity this place is a bit dead (no pun intended).


What ever happened to Liptakov?


The last time he posted was in Sept. He must be busy with real-world stuff:) He is/was one of the few posters on this forum that I have a lot of respect for.
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[*] posted on 9-3-2020 at 01:56


Ahhh. LL, truly one of my favorite posters. And PHILOU of course too! I wish both of those the best happiest life... they deserve super models.
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