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Unread postAuthor: UdderDestruction » Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:06 am

I Call it Boom!, I think my freind and i are going to use a capacitor from a camera as the igniting mechanism any other simple suggestions are appreciated! And Yes this is my first potato cannon
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Unread postAuthor: A-98 » Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:24 am

nice looking, i would rig up a metered propane system. its pretty clean for a first gun (i think its your first...).

welcome to the forums! is your name related to an "udder" on a cow?lol
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Unread postAuthor: Se7en » Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:30 am

its very basic, how far does it shoot? what do u use for fuel? and what kin of ignition are u using?
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Unread postAuthor: hi » Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:17 am

se7en, if you actually read the first line you would find the answer.

That looks almost exactly like my first combustion cannon. Good memories with that thing, until it quit launching potatoes. you did a good job on that.
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Unread postAuthor: mega_swordman » Wed Apr 04, 2007 4:24 am

Very nice and very nifty. Welcome to the boards/forums! (hehe...udder)
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Unread postAuthor: ArticWolf » Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:04 am

nice cannon kinda simple looking but hay thats were we all start :)
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Unread postAuthor: UdderDestruction » Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:16 am

we haven't fired it yet but the way the igniton mechanism works on ours, Or how we hope it will, is that we have two nail which we heated up and pushed through the plastic and then put them near each other and we will put the 2 wires from the capacitor onto the nail to make them spark and hopefully ignite, we are thinking for fuel either use old spice, or brake cleaner, maybe wd40 or lighter fluid
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Unread postAuthor: locksmith » Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:14 am

you should just get a bbq pieso lighter much simpler.stun guns rock thats what im using and they are cheap on flea bay
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:32 pm

Boom, i like that name, simple, discriptive. I wouldn't heat nails up and try pushing them through. The nail will retain the heat for to long and melt the hole to big. Use screws, drill holes then tap them. Self tappers will probly crack the pipe. We like video's of cannons. Damage pics are cool to. Is this your 1st cannon? If so, good start. Nice!
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Unread postAuthor: lukemc » Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:58 pm

looks nice for a first cannon barrel might be a bit short but welcome to the forums.
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Wed Apr 04, 2007 4:02 pm

Looks like there's way too much chamber to me, but idk.
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Unread postAuthor: UdderDestruction » Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:37 am

my friend and i have been trying to make the camera cap work and it worked well until we were trying to perfect it and something??? went wrong, but the entire endcap is sparked so im going to continue using the camera, it gets up to 300v but low amps ive been shocked about 10 times and it just sends spasms up your arm and scares the crap out of you, no burns i got shocked bad about an hour ago and still feel it
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Unread postAuthor: Flying_Salt » Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:22 am

I hope you are aware that there is a 99.99 percent chance that this will be the start of an obsession.
With that settled, if I saw you on the street, I swear you look like someone I know. (That may be due to the fact that its 1:20 am as I type this)

Nice cannon, looks like my first. Except mine was white, and uglier, and smelled funny.
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Unread postAuthor: hi » Thu Apr 05, 2007 1:28 am

UdderDestruction wrote: it gets up to 300v but low amps ive been shocked about 10 times and it just sends spasms up your arm and scares the crap out of you, no burns i got shocked bad about an hour ago and still feel it


thats God's way of saying " DON'T DO THAT!"

Sounds really cool, have you launched it yet? also, for fuel dont use wd40. Use axe. it works really well and doesn't gum up the chamber.
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Unread postAuthor: UdderDestruction » Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:24 am

nah i havent launched it yet we will prolly go out to the desert on saturday and fire off a bunch but at this point in time the camera got fucked up so im going to start with a new one
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