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CbC (cardboard combustion)

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Unread postAuthor: pizlo » Sun Jan 13, 2008 3:52 pm

This is my combustion made from cardboard, ductape, hairspray and matches. I am aware of the dangers with fire and cardboard.
To start this off I'm am undecided at about weather this is a Mini or a cannon. I made the topic here but if a modd wants to move it that is fine. On to the fun.

This is my first combustion, and my first Ghetto. I knew that pingpong balls fit well in paper towel tubes. So this morning I got a paper towel tube, and a slightly longer than a foot section of this very durable cardboard like material. I wadded some duct over the end of the PT tube so roll of painters tape I didn't need would fit over its snugly. then a few raps of ductape later I could jab it into the larger tube. I put some ductape around it all. Then I sealed of the other end of the chamber with (you guessed it) ductape. I cut a very small whole in it for ignition (I'll explain later.)
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this is the ignition hole. After filling from the barrel I sprayed a bunch on the ductape. then lit that with a match and BOOM
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It shot a pingpong ball from the post on the right almost to the end on the driveway, about 40 feet. (gun unagled) This thing is LOAD,[/img]
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Unread postAuthor: TheTrooper » Sun Jan 13, 2008 3:56 pm

Wow, that thing is really ghetto! you could gain a lot more power if you didn't have the match hole in the back, some of the gases escape through that.
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Unread postAuthor: ALIHISGREAT » Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:58 pm

thats very ghetto and i wouldn't go near it with body armour on, that thing looks dangerous :shock:
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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:02 pm

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Unread postAuthor: ralphd » Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:11 pm

It reminds me of my youth when we used beer cans, duct tape and lighter fluid.
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Unread postAuthor: BigGrib » Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:18 pm

ALIHISGREAT wrote:thats very ghetto and i wouldn't go near it with body armour on, that thing looks dangerous :shock:


It's freaking cardboard, you tweek. get over it. cardboard is not gonna shrapnel on you and blow your ass away. you gotta be kidding me.
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:33 pm

ALIHISGREAT wrote:thats very ghetto and i wouldn't go near it with body armour on, that thing looks dangerous :shock:


I wouldn't go near it with body armor on either, it's not that dangerous.
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Unread postAuthor: pizlo » Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:45 pm

you guys do know 2 things right, I built it in 15 minutes, and its about 2 feet long. to show you how nonflammable cardboard is, the barrel was soggy with the hairspray, and there was no problem.(but I did stand as far back as possible.) also this thing has no recoil at all. It didn't even move when I fired it.
EDIT: update I fired a large marble with a perfect sabot. It was to dim out to see how far, but I want to do some range tests tomorrow.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:08 am

Looks quite ghetto, but not quite as ghetto as my oxy/MAPP fueled styrofoam cup cannon. Don't bother asking for pictures or a video. The cannon saw only one shot - while it did fire an airsoft BB through both sides of a soda can, it also blew a large hole in the cardboard box it was sitting on.
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Unread postAuthor: Eddbot » Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:10 am

man, spublaster, i would've liked to see that, i had to zoom in 3 times to read that and it was still small
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Unread postAuthor: Novacastrian » Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:13 am

Eddbot wrote:man, spublaster, i would've liked to see that, i had to zoom in 3 times to read that and it was still small


Eddbot, just click on the quote icon. :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:34 am

or you can copy it into a msn convo and it brings it up to readable size. :D
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Unread postAuthor: rna_duelers » Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:01 am

Ghetto the the extreme!Did you notice the colour between the duct tape and the car behind are near the same colour,when I first saw the topi picture I was like what the hell is that.

Nice :thumbright: .

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Don't bother asking for pictures or a video. The cannon saw only one shot - while it did fire an airsoft BB through both sides of a soda can, it also blew a large hole in the cardboard box it was sitting on.
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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:21 am

its a rocket car :D

that looks quite amusing after you pointed that out lol
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