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Unread postAuthor: stevenarroyo » Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:47 pm

like the title says this is my ghetto cannon.

the combustion chamber is 6" x 7" long.
the barrel is 2 paper towel rolls glued together.

and here are some pictures.
<a href="http://s217.photobucket.com/albums/cc216/stevenarroyo/?action=view&current=IMG00337.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc216/stevenarroyo/IMG00337.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

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i had dyed fired it 2 times with no problem. so i tried to fire it with a paper towel in the barrel...... i don't know what can go wrong.....

<a href="http://s217.photobucket.com/albums/cc216/stevenarroyo/?action=view&current=IMG00340.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc216/stevenarroyo/IMG00340.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

<a href="http://s217.photobucket.com/albums/cc216/stevenarroyo/?action=view&current=IMG00341.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc216/stevenarroyo/IMG00341.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

it was not even an hour old! :cry:

R.I.P my ghetto cannon
an questions just ask.
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Unread postAuthor: Demon » Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:54 pm

i don't know what can go wrong.....


Hum Hum... :roll:

do you think cardboard is good to hold combustion pressure?
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Unread postAuthor: stevenarroyo » Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:58 pm

um lol

:? i was just bored and wanted to try something new
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:02 pm

The cardboard will hold IMO, it'll be the joints that fail.
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Unread postAuthor: stevenarroyo » Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:05 pm

yup that what happened
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:16 pm

MrCrowley wrote:The cardboard will hold IMO, it'll be the joints that fail.

Even then, cardboard is not noted for being brittle and prone to breaking to large pointy shards, so it's not particularly dangerous even in the event it should fail.
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Unread postAuthor: Orpackrat » Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:17 pm

A little Duct tape can fix it.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:20 pm

Ragnarok wrote:
MrCrowley wrote:The cardboard will hold IMO, it'll be the joints that fail.

Even then, cardboard is not noted for being brittle and prone to breaking to large pointy shards, so it's not particularly dangerous even in the event it should fail.

Exactly, I was just replying to Demon, who thought the cardboard would fail before the joints. Which seems unlikely.
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Unread postAuthor: FishBoy » Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:21 pm

Actually the winner of the first ghetto award (whose name escapes me) made a succesful (and rather impressive) cardboard cannon.
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Unread postAuthor: sniper hero » Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:22 pm

cool
what would men be without ducktape:p
if seen a big cardboard gun somewere on the net a while ago.
it wont catch fire because all air is gone after the combustion and because it is flexible it will hold if it's a little proper.
and it is very easy to construct :D
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Unread postAuthor: stevenarroyo » Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:26 pm

thanks fishboy

to bad i don't have it anymore :(

maybe 1 day i'll make ghetto cannon #2
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Unread postAuthor: Blitz » Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:33 pm

That's actually kinda cool for a ghetto cannon. Nice.

What happened to it?
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Unread postAuthor: Orpackrat » Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:35 pm

My guess would be that it blowing apart was easier than shooting the projectile.
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Unread postAuthor: stevenarroyo » Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:39 pm

ya i put the paper towel in the barrel and when i fired it. it just blow into 2 pieces. even i was like :shock: wow!!!

and then me and my dad started to lol :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:10 pm

This was paper towel roll tubes, (looked like). Could have been Salty's Klen-x ghetto cusen..... :P Nice one.
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