Madmax, I don't know enough to know the relevance of what you're saying, but is it a "dooming" kind of statement? Or does it look more like just a puzzle piece type of dilemma?
(i'm referring to transfering the technology to other applications, ie airsoft etc...)
**the manual's neat**
Would something like a piezo work for ignition?
Or does a piezo-electric igniter have a limited lifetime?