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Unread postAuthor: shardomasta » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:19 am

We're all proud of our powerful potato propelling creations- here's a forum designed specifically to show them off! Post youtube videos, pics, blogs, soundtracks, anything, so that anybody can see and evaluate your spud studs! Also, you can browse other people's cannons, get ideas about new ways to build your cannon, or give suggestions of improvement to other people. The whole point is to share your ideas, prototypes, and opinions with other people, so we can make better cannons, and have more fun launching. Enjoy!

Here is my combustion cannon. A friend and I built it for about $50 bucks on a Saturday. It took us about 20 minutes for assembly, 2 hours for the PVC glue to dry. I know that it's doesn't have all of those crazy add ons that everybody else's cannons do, but it shoots a good 600 feet, which is like 2 football fields long. Any comments/suggestions? Also I would love to see others' cannons posted so I can see what the future might bring for my cannon! I also added a video that you can watch for how we assembled and how it worked!

And here's a pic-

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Here's the website-
http://wwwdavidsonpotatocannons.webstarts.com

Edited by jrrdw, tags, double post.
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Unread postAuthor: killerbanjo » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:43 am

Nice cannon, dont know what you did to the first post and the title though ;P also fix your bottom link


Nice one!
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Unread postAuthor: cammyd32 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:13 pm

Ermmm not wanting to spoil your fun and all, but isn't that really to showcase spud guns the entire point of this site itself? hence the name 'spudfiles' :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:32 pm

Think I might just leave it in place :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:05 pm

Thread cleaned. :P

Welcome to Spudfiles. :D
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:44 pm

For the sound problem, look up a mic blimp. Use a video camera where you can use an external mic. A mic boom helps the signal to noise as it places the mic close to the sound source.

In general practice, it is best to place the igniter through a double layer of material instead of the pipe wall to reduce the chance of the chamber splitting.

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