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Old 12-21-2019, 03:29 PM   #1
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Does anyone have a good way to model a fire hose shooting water?

At my club, we're starting to plan our 2020 projects. one project we are planning is a fire scene. We are going to relocate .the Downtown Deco burnt out Fireworks Factory and add fire lighting, Firetrucks with flashing lights etc. Does anyone have a good method of modeling a fire hose shooting water on the fire? NO REAL WATER! I am looking for suggestions. This link is one way we found. https://binged.it/392wlPi Haven't worked out how to do it yet. Thanks.
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Old 12-21-2019, 03:40 PM   #2
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Maybe a heavy, clear fishing line or plastic fiber optic strands? Or you could use clear plastic rod and heat it to get an arc in the stream...

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A brown round shoelace with fiber optics routed through it, past the nozzle and to the building. Light source is hidden in the pumper.

you'll have to work out the details, but it could work!
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At my club, we're starting to plan our 2020 projects. one project we are planning is a fire scene. We are going to relocate .the Downtown Deco burnt out Fireworks Factory and add fire lighting, Firetrucks with flashing lights etc. Does anyone have a good method of modeling a fire hose shooting water on the fire? NO REAL WATER! I am looking for suggestions. This link is one way we found. https://binged.it/392wlPi Haven't worked out how to do it yet. Thanks.
Looks like stiff filaments being blown by air.
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Thanks. All suggestions will be discussed at the club and some will be prototyped. Only the end lights up in a fiber optic cable.
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Old 12-21-2019, 04:18 PM   #6
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That is what it looks like a fiber optic cables and maybe they have air running through the fire hose to make it move?

https://www.amazon.com/AZIMOM-Plasti...a-815282926446

It is nice but does not really look like water spraying down a fire.
It needs to move some more left and right, and it needs to have more volume to the water.
The one looks like they are running out of water.
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Old 12-21-2019, 04:23 PM   #7
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Thanks. All suggestions will be discussed at the club and some will be prototyped. Only the end lights up in a fiber optic cable.

In the link I posted it looks like more then the ends light up?
I don't know if that is the right size for what you want.

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Waterfalls were done with clear silicon. Perhaps a spray layed out on wax paper and transposed to a clear rod.

Ed would remember the waterfall.
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i would start here...
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i would start here...

Look at the video he posted, he wants to simulate water shooting out of the fire hose.
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