How a Firework Rocket works is varied as they have many names: Rockets, Pinwheels, Firecrackers, Roman candles, and Catherine wheels. The rocket fireworks which are designed to fire into the air have five main sections. They are:
- Stick: It is also called the ‘tail’. It is the long plastic or wooden stick that makes the fireworks shoot in a straight line direction. It performs the function of helping the fireworks to go in the direction it is needed and also to avoid injuries or damage to surrounding properties.
- Fuse: This is the section that triggers the main part of the firework burning which turns to ignite others. It acts as a timer to ignite the charge later.
- Charge: Charge is also referred to as the ‘motor’ which is relatively in the form of explosive to blast the fireworks to the sky to a far distance (based on its design) up to about 1000 feet at a speed of about hundreds of kilometers per hour. This is the main part of a firework which is made up of explosive gun powder called black powder.
- Effect: The effect starts its function once the firework is fired into the air by making a fascinating display on air. One firework can have one or multiple effects arranged in the isolated compartments to fire-off sequentially at the set time given to each effect.
- Head: This is the top part of the aerial firework consisting of the effect(s). It is also known as ‘payload’. It sometimes has a nose cone shape for fast firework travel; thereby helps the firework to improve its straight line mission.
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Firework info article by Deanna Gush