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Unread postAuthor: Torpedo Monkey » Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:10 pm

First of all, hello to everyone from Austria (Europe, no Kangaroos :P )
Well I´m...no, if you you want to know something about me, just ask.
Also, please excuse my bad english, i try my best, really.

Ok and here it is, when i was young i often build Spud Guns. But i always destroyed them, used to powerfull gas.
the PVC sucks und totay i´m a metallworker, so i build this metall version.
At the time, its not ready, there are some small things to do, but at all it works great at the time. But please take a look:

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As you can see, all is made from metall. I just used high quallity steel and its very, very solid.
For firing i use Oxigin (O2 from a bottle) and a Welding Gas (A Propane, Buttan and Propylen Mix).
Questions? Just ask :)
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Unread postAuthor: Jack_Hogg » Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:16 pm

Looks awsome dude :D welcome to spudfiles. I like your muzzle and your tripod thing, and everything! :) I like metal. No pvc for me ether. What ammo are you using?
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:23 pm

Looks cool! Sweet muzzlebreak.
Could you take a few pictures from other angles?

O2 + fuel packs a big punch, be careful with that!
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Unread postAuthor: Torpedo Monkey » Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:32 pm

thanks guys!

at the moment i use potatoes. i the first firing tests where amazing.
until to this canon, my old just fires the potatoes up to 70 meters.
this one fires them up to 400 meters (1/4 mile).

tomorow i will make some good pics from other angels for you. 8)
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:33 pm

Torpedo Monkey wrote:this one fires them up to 400 meters (1/4 mile)


Did you actually measure that?
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Unread postAuthor: Torpedo Monkey » Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:40 pm

measured with steps, just boring to walk so far and count, and this in mud. (we fired at a flat field, horrible mud and dirt) :?
with a bit luck, next week we can fire at old cars at a yunkjard near my location. of course i will take pics 8)
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Unread postAuthor: Moonbogg » Sat Oct 31, 2009 2:46 pm

Very nice cannon! Looks great. Is the fueling metered in any way and is it a pressurized mix by any chance? Also, congrats on the famous 1/4 spud distance!
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Unread postAuthor: Torpedo Monkey » Sat Oct 31, 2009 3:02 pm

hey moonbogg! thanks a lot, i also like your cobra spuds.

at the moment the fueling isn´t metered. i just fill it 4 seconds with O2 and 2 seconds with gas. at that, the firing results are best.
at the time, i plan to convert the cannon. i want a bigger chamber. i think two or three times bigger.
one day, i want to fire a potato a half mile, thats my personal goal.
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Unread postAuthor: qwerty » Sat Oct 31, 2009 3:15 pm

Half a mile with a tater!, now that would be impressive :shock: have you ever tried it with more destructive ammo?
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Unread postAuthor: Torpedo Monkey » Sun Nov 01, 2009 3:36 am

not at the time, i build this cannon last week, at friday it was ready to fire.
but i want also try other ammo, maybe a build a mold where i can made my own projectiles. :idea:
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Unread postAuthor: Torpedo Monkey » Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:36 am

allright, just take same pics from the cannon for you guys!

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Unread postAuthor: qwerty » Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:40 am

Thats a really nice gun :) i love the mount and muzzle break, overall its very well put together. It looks like you could have it on a navy gunship :shock:
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Unread postAuthor: john bunsenburner » Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:59 am

Grüss Gott,

Very nice build, very clean. I would advise a metering system, but otherwise, great, geile Sache. Welcome to the forum, you will be an intresting member.

Out of curiosity, how are regulations on cumbustion cannons in Austria?
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Unread postAuthor: Torpedo Monkey » Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:38 am

hey john!
i never mind the regulations and law about such cannons until know.
at the time, i can´t tell anything exactly about it, but i will in future. ( i´ve got a friend which is a police officer, he will tell me more if we meet again)
i just know that you should have a weapons owner card, thank god i´ve got one.

i think i will upgrade the cannon soon, today i was at the junkyard and got some really good parts. it will be bigger, more powerfull and of course a good metering system for the gas. i just need some small parts for the upgrade. you will be impressed :D
i think, in 1 - 2 months it will be ready, until to that i collect parts and firing with it how it is :)
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Unread postAuthor: jmadden91 » Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:38 am

john bunsenburner wrote:cumbustion cannons


Sigh... :roll: :D :D :D

Incredible cannon Torpedo Monkey, It looks amazing. I cant wait to see some video of it mate :twisted:

Congratulations and welcome to the forum
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