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Unread postAuthor: risto » Sun Feb 25, 2007 8:44 pm

Found an old piece of PVC laying around in my garage at around the same time I finished my Powerade and figured it was divine providence.

Cut a hole in the bottom, used an old piezo igniter, duct tape at the seems ({sarcasm}because there's nothing safer{/sarcasm})

Shoots AA batteries about 70 feet. Shoots old chap stick bottles about 40.

Also, the clear chamber is quite nice.

Burst of Right Guard was used as propellant.

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Unread postAuthor: c19o » Sun Feb 25, 2007 8:52 pm

Nice, Its kind of like my ghetto combustion. Except mine shoots farther. ( 100 feet +) :P
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Unread postAuthor: risto » Sun Feb 25, 2007 8:58 pm

haha yeah yeah, dont rub it in
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Unread postAuthor: c19o » Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:07 pm

lol. If I don't have a right mixture, it will shoot an amazing 10 feet! :shock:
I use one of those propane torches to fill it up now. 20 seconds of gas at full valve is what I use.
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Unread postAuthor: risto » Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:26 pm

haha, yeah i was tinkering around with it and got it to fire about 100 feet using this Arrid (sp?) deodorant stuff. Then I wrapped a AA battery with a little bit of tape to make it more air tight. It got stuck in the barrel and the cap blew off.


Kinda cool to know that the cap will fail before the chamber! Now I must drink another powerade...
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Unread postAuthor: veginator » Sat Jun 02, 2007 5:16 pm

just make sure you are not aiming by looking down the or you will get a plastic cap in your eye socket :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Sat Jun 02, 2007 5:26 pm

yeah, ive had caps blow off in my face a few times...... NOT FUNNNN.
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