Flare challenge


Junior Member
This is something I've been thinking of for a while, and currently the only thing that's really stopping me from doing this is lack of money and materials. So, I thought I'd put out a challenge!

The challenge is to create a "flare" system on their plane of choice using regular party poppers. Any airframe can be used, though it would be cool to see it as something you can re-use on different models. My original idea was to hook up a servo to one somehow, but I'm not sure if it would be strong enough. Anyway, good look to anyone who decides to take up on this challenge, have fun! :D


Senior Member
Thinking there may be some way of using some tiny Nichrome wire shoved into the tail of the popper. Flick a switch, current heats the wire and ignites the charge in the popper.

Then sets fire to the plane...

Fiery ball of foam board falling to the ground...

... I may have to rethink this idea.