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Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Thu Nov 30, 2006 9:52 pm

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Advanced Mini Combustion Rifle-6mm

I have always loved putting everything I would need on to one of my cannons. Fuels meter, igniton source, scope, etc, but the only type of cannon Ive never been able to do this with and have it work (never really tried until now) was a mini. Now Ive built them before, the first one I made I tried to add a fuel meter but during testing the cannon caught fire (don't ask) and the plastic butane tank exploded. The second one I made I never got around to adding anything but a piezo sparker, it was simple and effective, until my friend put flash powder in it, shook it, and pulled the trigger. Besides blowing up in his hand, it shot the bb so fast it shattered the window on his dads truck. This cannon was my fourth mini and i decided it was time to add some accesories to it.

For starters I was tired of letting the mini air out after being fired or blowing into the chamber to get rid of the carbon monoxide, so I wanted to add a chamber fan. I also was tired of having to guess at the amount of propane I was putting in so I wanted to add a fuel meter. I started with a long nose lighter and pulled off the back cover and flipped it and glued it at an angle to make the grip. This also alowed me to leave the trigger and piezo Ignitor in place so I could hold it like a real firearm. I then glued a pill bottle on (after making a few cuts with a dremel to the grip), and glued on a pen tube. After that I drilled a hole in the cap and glued in a 1/2 inch drip irirgation valve and then glued the exhaust fan to the other end of the valve. After that I glued a 9V battery pack (for fan), whcih I had made out of balsa wood, to the barrel so it would look like a magizine. Because i glued the piece from the lighter which held the butane tank upside down, I was able to put the tank in the grip.

The fuel meter was probably the simplest part fo the entire cannon. Because the lighter had an adjustable flame, all i had to do was adjust the amount of butane that was put out until I would get a sure fire every time. I connected the outlet from the tank to the combustion chamber with the thin piece of tubeing that carried the butane to the tip of the lighter. to dispense the butane, all I have to do is press the blue paddle once, and it will open the vlave long enough for the correct amount of butane to enter the combustion chamber.

I also added a simple peep sight, and after a few tweaks to the sight, I now have the cannon dead on at 15 feet. This cannon is powerful enough to shoot a plastic 6mm bb through a paper plate from up to 20 feet away, a metel 6mm bb through a plate from 25 feet aay, or a metel 6mm bb through cardboard from 10 feet away.

The Cannon. I made the fake barrel guard from 1/2 inch irrgation tubeing.
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The Butane Tank. All I have to do is press the blue thing and it will release the correct amount of butane into my combustion chamber.
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How the butane tank fits into the grip
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The switch for the fan. I positioned next it to the trigger gaurd so I can easly flip it on and off with my trigger finger.
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Me holding the cannon with both hands
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Thu Nov 30, 2006 9:56 pm

"Me holding the cannon with both hands"
Sure you can call that little beast a cannon? :lol:
Love how the butane slides into the grip.
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Unread postAuthor: PVC Arsenal 17 » Thu Nov 30, 2006 10:10 pm

Man that is sweet... cross ghetto+butane+fan+green bottle+tape+insanity and you get that! Awesome little gun.
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Unread postAuthor: flamerz14 » Fri Dec 01, 2006 2:47 am

what kind of fan is that? looks like a mini leafblower :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: Recruit » Fri Dec 01, 2006 3:20 am

Computer fan I bet.
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Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Fri Dec 01, 2006 6:56 pm

yeah it is a computer fan.
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Unread postAuthor: experament_u2 » Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:19 am

that is a sick mini probly the best iv seen
nice gun
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Unread postAuthor: Pyro Ninja » Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:33 am

What they said,
That is really cool :D :D :D
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Unread postAuthor: Pyro Ninja » Sat Dec 02, 2006 3:40 am

So what sort of computer is that fan from. :?

ok thanks, forgot about that edit button
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Sat Dec 02, 2006 4:39 am

Use the damn 'edit' button, we got it there for a reason. To use it when necessary.

The fan you see pictured is a 'blower' fan. Ive also heard them referred to as 'centrifugal blowers', but I dont know if that entails something that a regular 'blower' is not. There use generally exists in a electronic environment in which a concentrated, high-flow cooling is required. Im told this is common for the lamps in copiers, power transistors, and some laptops.

AE [AllElectronics] is commonly a surplus electronic supplier I go threw, which also supplies blower fans. Starting at $3 going all the way to $11. Although if your goal is solely to vent, Id suggest the standard fan you see on others cannons. Starting at $2.50 to $18.50. You can find these items by visiting there site using both search terms, 'blower' and 'fan'.
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Unread postAuthor: singularity » Sat Dec 02, 2006 8:58 pm

that look like a 40mm fan have some on my mobo but they light up red
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Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Sun Dec 03, 2006 12:44 am

Yeah i go that fan from All Electrincs. its pretty powerful. made a hover craft out of a couple of them one time.
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Unread postAuthor: john bolton » Mon Dec 04, 2006 3:23 am

Why dont you mount that gun on a hova craft? nice gum
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Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:33 pm

cause the hover craft could barely support the weight of the fans and the batteries, so i seriosly doubt it could move with the gun mounted on it. that gives me an idea for another project though, thanks.
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Unread postAuthor: spit_spud » Mon Jan 01, 2007 5:41 am

intelligent indeed! this is the greatest mini i saw from here... you got everything into it.. cool
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