Igniting Propellant from an Airsoft Gun (Part 2)

This pistol fires small plastic BB's using compressed propane gas as a propellant. However, if you unload the BB's and fire it into a flame, you can demonstrate some interesting things about the physics of combustion. Here, Tim moves the experiment to a dark room so that we can better visualize the flame front.
  • Ballistics and Blasters
  • Chemistry and Reactions
  • Marshmallows and Food
  • Off the Roof
  • Cutting Things in Half
  • Lab Milestones
  • Testing Toys
  • Ambushing and Fun Abuses
  • Curiosities
  • Playing With Fire
  • That's a Good Question
  • Art Enthusiasts
  • Willful Distractions
  • Don't Try This at Home
  • Balloons and Bubbles