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Ghetto Gun V2

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Unread postAuthor: noname » Wed May 02, 2007 7:24 pm

This thing is so much fun! :D
It was my first combustion gun ever, and I'm still messing around with it. You can find the first version in the Showcase somewhere, but it'll be hard to find. Anyway, this version features a really cool match lighter, a bunch more duct tape (even some pink!), a stand, and a fun fuel mixture: oxy-propane!
I can usually get hairspray to shoot better than propane, becuse it's hard to get the mix right with propane, but if you flood it with oxygen first, it's a different story. Oxy-hairspray is damn loud, but so is normal hairspray.
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The stuff.
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The match lighter, complete with melted duct tape!
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The inside of the barrel. This thing has been shot a lot, although according to Backyard Ballistics you're supposed to chuck after 5 shots
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The ignition hole, which has blown out several times.
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Unread postAuthor: hi » Wed May 02, 2007 7:29 pm

I have one just like it! actually i gave it away because it wasnt worth a whole lot, but it was alot of fun. i think it was acctually as fun as my propane injected cannon. mine launched soda cans about 50-70 feet.

that is by far the best cannon on spudfiles (smirk smirk)
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"physics, gravity, and law enforcement are the only things that prevent me from operating at my full potential" - not sure, but i like the quote

you know you are not an engineer if you have to remind yourself "left loosy righty tighty"
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Wed May 02, 2007 7:33 pm

Have you tried oxy-propane? I think mine shoots about 50 feet, the fuel mix just makes it blow itself apart more. :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: hi » Wed May 02, 2007 7:34 pm

no, i used axe and it went 50 feet, so i dont think you have it right if it only goes 50 feet.

mine was a cardbord mailing tube, il have to get another and try it. if it blows up it just cardbord :lol:

edit- like yours, i couldnt get it to work with propane, but it worked like a charm with axe.
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you know you are not an engineer if you have to remind yourself "left loosy righty tighty"
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Wed May 02, 2007 7:49 pm

:lol:

This is so unsafe it's amusing :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: super spuder » Wed May 02, 2007 8:23 pm

As soon as i looked at that cannon. it just made me laugh. This is about the most unsafe cannon i have seen yet :lol: yet it is so cool.
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Wed May 02, 2007 8:43 pm

i remember my first one of these.....
mine was made of pringles cans......
NOTHING WOULD FIT
so i shoved a plastic soda bottle in
poured some lighter fluid down the chamber
and lit it
AMAZINGLY it fired right next to my ear, lit the cannon on fire, my deck on fire, and my clothing on fire, as well as ruining my hearing........ yes these are unsafe. but hey, theyre FUN.......
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Wed May 02, 2007 8:54 pm

hi, like you said, yeah, it's just cardboard, but there's also a fireball and shockwave. :wink: :lol:
I tried a cardboard mailing tube too, I couldn't get it to shoot more than 3 feet. The one time it did shoot, the can probably went about 100 feet and the gun itself sounded literally as loud as a shotgun. That was with two mailing tubes though, because at Staples they only sell them in 2 packs.

To everyone else, yes, my friends and I shoot with the gun between our legs. :lol: I still don't have the balls (or am I just smart?) to shot with an oxy-propane mix between my legs.

Oh, and shame on you hi, Axe reeks. :bootyshake:
I couldn't find the right Smiley, so I'll just moon you.
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Wed May 02, 2007 8:58 pm

noname wrote:I still don't have the balls (or am I just smart?) to shoot with an oxy-propane mix between my legs.

...and you wouldn't have the balls after shooting with an oxy-propane fuel bomb like that between your legs either :P
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Wed May 02, 2007 9:19 pm

Very true. :D :shock: :cry:
I like Smilies.

I also forgot to mention that in the first oxy-propane mix, it blew out the metal back of the Pringles can, so now it's just about 15 layers of duct tape.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Thu May 03, 2007 12:27 am

WOW!!! This gun is incredible!!! You should enter this into the contest, it would beat the pants off of that Blue Flame thing, and that 55 foot hybrid. :D
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Thu May 03, 2007 8:31 am

I might get in trouble, especially after Pimpmann told me not to.
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