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Old 01-26-2019, 08:31 AM
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My home drome has just announced a day long concert to benefit local breast cancer charities. As my wife is a three time survivor and the airport will not be closed for the event, I see a need for some pink smoke.

I would prefer to avoid pyrotechnics, does anyone know how I can produce pink smoke from a standard smoke system?

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Old 01-26-2019, 08:47 AM
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I might be wrong, but I don't believe you can get colored smoke out of a convention piston engine smoke system.

The ones that I've seen have injectors for the colored oil that are quite a bit further downstream that for the white smoke.

Heres a link

https://novaspecialties.com/aerobatic-smoke/
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Old 01-26-2019, 10:11 AM
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For the 49 ship formation we did for breast cancer awareness we used canisters on the wingtips. They were the size of a soda can and burned for 2 minutes or so. We used the nav lights to light them off.

That is the only way we have done color smoke. Each one of those canisters is $50.

Video of the flight from the air

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Old 01-27-2019, 11:07 AM
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For the 49 ship formation we did for breast cancer awareness we used canisters on the wingtips. They were the size of a soda can and burned for 2 minutes or so. We used the nav lights to light them off.
That definitely looks like the right way to do this. Nice work!
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