Fireworks in the car - it's not necessarily a box of fireworks in the trunk to a party Pyromaniac. It is also a very useful accessory for safety in case of an emergency. We have studied the "fire" means of salvation, that, as is commonly believed, though any car owner is useful to carry a.
Characters from different countries dictate different characteristic troubles, providing, on the views of their authors, safety in the car. For example, not a secret, American automakers are very worried about the possibility to open the trunk from the inside, to accidentally closed it man could without the help of others to get out into the wild. But in Japan practice equipment pyrotechnic machines Fire, allowing to apply a distress signal in an emergency situation.
In talking about the pyrotechnics question appears: but, properly, why the Fire? After all, the car is equipped priori powerful battery, which powers the bright head light, "Emergency gang" and a loud horn? What else you need? Well, Firstly, battery at least may suffer an accident, and in one fell swoop, you run out of all of the above. Secondly, and an electric light, and the horn is very familiar to the perception, and often are not able to attract the attention of others to pay tribute to the degree. Вспомните, how it happened in the late 90's with the siren the alarm - they have become a normal part of the background sound of any city, their stopped paying attention, and whether the hijackers were not a bit quiet afternoon poking around in the vehicle wiring under the characteristic "wah-wah", from which, frowning, passers-by turned away.
And here is glowing and smoldering torch, hemmed in actively waving their hand, focus continues to lure, and does it very effectively. The man with the Fire even faster, than without it, stop a passing car, a train (if suddenly stalled at the crossing), It will signal to rescuers by helicopter, and even be able to scare away wild animals. Cases th, says a well-known anecdote, There are all sorts of ...
A traditional example of automotive signal pyrotechnics - the same Japanese Flare, familiar to many owners of Russian "pravoruchek". Traditionally, it is in most Japanese cars under the control column or in the driver's feet.
Fire is a body of a narrow, soft polyethylene red, inside of which is a two-layer plastic, a cardboard tube with a fuel charge. A tube with a light force is removed from the body, whereupon the latter is joined with her, forming a handle. signal Lights, of course, without external sources of ignition - scratching of phosphoric head of the built-in cap grater. For those unfamiliar with the "munspikom", whose script is littered with abundant body, there is a summary in pictures.
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Burning Fire prescribed held horizontally or obliquely. If you raise it vertically, then the combustion may be falling into the hands of burning particles and sparks.
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Before you light a Flare, must, of course, leave the car interior. But when an accident may lock the door with the surviving glass, a window mechanism to deform and deny. In that case, in the end there is a strong flares and sharp steel tip, protected by easily removable cap - cullet.
Occasionally someone, owning a second-hand "Japanese", have not tried it out of curiosity, ignite this device, and I must have been pleasantly surprised, that full-time pyrotechnics of the cars of the rising sun with the age of one and a half years, the 10-ka lights up steadily from the first time and is burning so much, as put a new. At the same official warranty period of storage of Fire - four years, and on the body in a large font written production date and the date of substitution.
"Hen — not a bird, Poland - not abroad!" - So, it seems, used to say in Russian while ... Yet, we assume conditionally European Flare under the brand of Polish companies, released on the Chinese factory.
The device is made very solid. Bright yellow, conspicuous body, which is hard to lose, is protected against moisture and extension handle — as well, as well as the Japanese Fire. The very core of the pyrotechnic composition is in an iron tube. The main body is drawn using a sequence of steps, and inside enclosed a detailed multilingual manual paper.
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Inflammation of the Fire is not carried out "on the basis of a match", as in Japanese, a cord discontinuously with ring, more firmly in a nervous trembling in extreme situations. Cap with flammable float in an emergency situation may be dropped into the thick grass on the sidelines shaking hands, but a large and thick ring, in which at least some finger crawls, including a large — more reliable and correct decision.
It proved difficult to find a date of manufacture and expiry date of the Flare. It was neither on the body, any description in the Russian paper liners, which shows annotations in several languages ... For some reason, only in Ukrainian translation (!) poluchylos Detect phrase "date of manufacture - September 2015 year, sberigannya term - 5 years ".
Warranty period of storage - 5 years old, that is.
Russian industry produces special hand flares for motorists. But for transportation in the cabin as emergency funds is ideal and nothing, in fact, no different from a specially-car Flare, intended for acquisition of boats and distress signals at waters. A corresponding example - Fire Chelyabinsk from Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Signal".
Unlike other 2-of Fire from our review, Russian gadget made in the case of a thick karbolit. This type of plastic is now used infrequently, although he was very vserasprostranen last. Feature karbolit - in its strength and heat resistance. Ship Fire impossible to crush or somehow damaged in the car, the glove compartment or trunk, and it does not melt and does not flow into the hands of. Besides, Unlike Japanese and European gidrozaschischennyh of Fire, Russia really completely sealed. Its cover is made of thick cellophane is not deformed and is screwed into the housing via the rubber ring gasket. This Fire is really possible to throw in the autumn forest swamp, pick it up and make sure the spring, the moisture inside did not get. It meets the requirements of international rescue SOLAS-74/96 and the International Code LSA spassredstv (Life Saving Appliance).
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Inflammation Fire for small vessels is also carried out discontinuously with a cord ring. truth, Ring Russian pyrotechnics set a bad. On his finger to put unrealistic - somehow get through a little finger. Therefore, the cord will have to pull, simply holding the ring in the fist, It is not very convenient, and there is a risk of slippage in his wet palms of stress. Ring of Fire of the European ideal in this respect - our need to put similar.
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On the body there are abstract, but not in pictures, and text and poorly legible due to the small font.
Well, the main disadvantage of the Russian Fire - burning time low. He shines only half a minute - half as long lasting, than "Japanese" and "Europeans". Chelyabinsk plant produces and its enlarged version, several times more bright and hot minute, but for passenger cars, which often do not have much extra space in the cabin, he obviously is redundant, as more classic Japanese Fire on diameter and length of time in two.
What is better for the motorist Flare?
Though some Flare, of we studied, available for purchase. Take, store, and they can be used freely, without any licenses and permits. The cost of all 3 is comparable and quite humane - 200-300 rubles.
Brightness fire all of Fire sufficient to effectively attract attention during the day, and night, although Japanese shines weaker European ("Polish-Chinese") and Russian and significantly less fumes. But at the time of combustion "Japanese" Go to White Castle - it glows steadily for at least 5 minutes, whereas the "European" — moment, well, "chelyabinets" — около 30 seconds.
What is more important - the burning time or duration? Вопрос, in fact, debatable. Long burning Flare allows you to confidently give a signal, not bothered with the calculation of time and distance in the stress criteria. At the same time, fast-produce a greater visual effect of the fire at night and smoke by day, and the activation by pulling checks more convenient, grater than inflammation. But, наверняка, Yet "Japanese", and even with the presence therein of cullet — лучший вариант. Although having any of the trio is better, than any.
There is no need to use
It is not necessary to keep the car in the Fire, relating to the so-called "consumer fireworks" — in cardboard cases with colorful holiday prints. Their reliability is low, and during prolonged storage inside the car with significant variations in temperature and humidity - and even more so. And God knows their, if they were to flash in one beautiful day spontaneously in the cabin for a long time standing on the July inferno machine.
Well, quite useless in the car all sorts pistol - from popular pen gun "Hunter signal" to the army of single ROP type missiles, RSP, BPO and similar, today anyone can buy freely and without license. Missiles, even catchy, not be able to adequately draw the attention of the car driver, train driver or just passers-by - they do not perceive the sky as a source of information, and even if by chance noticed the flame above his head, do not bind it with the threat of a signal or call for help.