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First cannon, trial and ERROR

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First cannon, trial and ERROR

Unread postAuthor: daxspudder » Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:55 pm

After many years of hearing of potato guns, i decided i would make one of my own, as of now ive made two, but for the sake of other learning im posting my first attempt stand alone. It's an all ABS combustion cannon with a grill lighter as the source of ignition, measuring 2"x24" with a 3"x8" chamber so roughly a 2:3 CB ratio. quite simple in design it clears 150m w/ a 148-160g potato slug( yes i tracked them down and weighed them, then converted to metric for all those from the UK on this site YW)
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skull and crossbones and warning stripes, quite lovely dontcha say?
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yes, i know the name is kinda lame, but it didnt take a lot of thought to be lame like alot of peoples...
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Unread postAuthor: the cats in the bag » Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:57 pm

Nice name :D
and did you paint a cat face on the handle :o
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Unread postAuthor: daxspudder » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:27 pm

its not a cat, and it even says SKULL AND CROSSBONES! i also think i mention that i dont like the name... try reading posts before replying...
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Unread postAuthor: the cats in the bag » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:31 pm

I know you said skull and cross bones but I just think it looks like a cat, sorry :oops: , and you said the name was "lame" in a positive light.
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Unread postAuthor: daxspudder » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:34 pm

i wasnt trying to be an a55hole, but it seams i was, you have my appologies, no more idle banter please :?
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Unread postAuthor: spudmatic » Fri May 02, 2008 4:57 pm

A very good first cannon but wouldnt you say that handle is just a tad bit long?
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Unread postAuthor: XxtriviumxX » Fri May 02, 2008 8:04 pm

spudmatic wrote:A very good first cannon but wouldnt you say that handle is just a tad bit long?


He said that this was his second in the post. :?

And yeah the handle does look a bit long, and it would be more comfortable on a something around a 60' angle rather than a 90' angle.

Edit: By the way it is a nice cannon. :)
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Unread postAuthor: OuchProgramme » Sat May 03, 2008 12:13 pm

Sorry if i'm too harsh

But thats the worst looking design i've seen :shock:
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Unread postAuthor: daxspudder » Sat May 03, 2008 6:12 pm

again trial and error is the name for a reason... its still really fun shooting, but the newer one is much more fun to shoot, this one was just a stepping stone, and soon the other better one will be another guns stepping stone, there is always room for improvement. mounted/measured propane is next to come. and yes the design is ugly, i should emphasize ERROR in the name...
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Unread postAuthor: OuchProgramme » Sat May 03, 2008 9:04 pm

daxspudder wrote:again trial and error is the name for a reason... its still really fun shooting, but the newer one is much more fun to shoot, this one was just a stepping stone, and soon the other better one will be another guns stepping stone, there is always room for improvement. mounted/measured propane is next to come. and yes the design is ugly, i should emphasize ERROR in the name...


Yay for measured propane!!
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Unread postAuthor: spudmatic » Sun May 11, 2008 5:05 pm

To completely contradict what I said at first, its not the looks of it, its how much fun it is to shoot 8) .
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Unread postAuthor: LynyrdSkynyrd » Sun May 11, 2008 5:43 pm

yea the fun factor always makes the cannon. measured propane would be cool. maybe you could hide it away in the handle?
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Unread postAuthor: daxspudder » Wed May 14, 2008 9:11 pm

no messured propane on this gun, gonna just use this as a learning experience, and continue with bigger or better, maybe/hopefully both... the messured propane is probably be on my second gun :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: willarddaniels » Thu May 15, 2008 12:14 pm

LynyrdSkynyrd wrote:yea the fun factor always makes the cannon. measured propane would be cool. maybe you could hide it away in the handle?

lol
... a new concept in cannons: hide the fuel system in a massive handle! That is poetic!

Silliness aside: Welcome to the community, dax. You are right on pace, continue to build things that you will enjoy.
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Thu May 15, 2008 12:51 pm

Kind of fence-post looking...:)...sort of a soviet bloc blockade device look-and-feel there.....:)

Thanks for sharing it Dax....
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