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Unread postAuthor: kingjames488 » Mon May 21, 2007 12:08 am

Hi all
The name is simple... it shoots spuds froma 1.5" barrel (I can think of anything better)
This is my first cannon.
It's a basic cannon with a wooden handle.
From what I could see in my dusk test it shot across the yard (aprox 200')

NOTE: the pics are sooo out of order... I can't get them fixed.
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cannon2.jpg
This is a full view of my cannon.
My cannon and me.jpg
This is me holding my cannon.
underside.jpg
This is the underside of my cannon showing the screws going in.
trigger.jpg
This is the trigger setup I have.
spark.jpg
This is me trying to catch a spark on camera
inside.jpg
This is the inside view of my cannon
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Unread postAuthor: mega_swordman » Mon May 21, 2007 5:14 am

Very nice, it looks pretty clean. I like the wooden handle. Might I suggest propane metering next?
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Unread postAuthor: spudthug » Mon May 21, 2007 5:44 am

or just try a pneumatic next... but nice gun for ur first very clean...good job
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Hybrid- 75% done. need to build propane holder and drill/tap sparkplug hole..
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Unread postAuthor: kingjames488 » Mon May 21, 2007 9:34 am

ya well it stoped working...
hopefuly I can fix it.
http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/viewtopic,p,88216.html#88216
If you want to help...
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Unread postAuthor: spit_spud » Sun May 27, 2007 5:49 am

very neat and simple, i like ur trigger.... and handle... simple but cool :) :)
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Unread postAuthor: daxspudder » Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:34 pm

nice handle, it could use some paint, and id recomend a neater tape job, or plumbers tape(metal straping that tightens with a screw assembly). oh, and please take 30 seconds to remove the white price stickers from your assembly pieces, i really like the look of the gun, but the stickers just make the appeal dive. otherwise great job
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:50 pm

You did a good job on the trigger handle...the cannon as whole however is rather sloppy....probably one reason it stopped working for you.

It's a reasonable effort for your first try. However, don't waste time repairing it, just start over with your next improved model.
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Unread postAuthor: JDP12 » Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:31 am

yep, i'm with starman... build a whole new better gun. but nice first gun
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Unread postAuthor: Hydra » Mon Jun 16, 2008 5:12 am

For you new cannon take the trigger and handle off your first one and use it on your second one.
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