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Unread postAuthor: icys revenge » Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:21 am

hey im nw to the spud cannon thingy..

i was wondering what a good starter cannon to make would be?

thanks
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:30 am

Read my post at the bottom:
http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/viewtop ... tml#211509

But instead of looking up on pneumatics, do the same for combustions.
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Unread postAuthor: ALIHISGREAT » Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:32 am

check out this recent thread by another beginner.


http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/new-to-this-where-to-start-t16153,start,30.html

other than that, i would read up on the spud wiki and have a look though the cannon showcases to find some cannons you like.
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Unread postAuthor: icys revenge » Thu Oct 09, 2008 1:52 am

i was thinking jst a pvc barrel with combustion chamber and a lighter ( babique lighter )?
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:33 am

icys revenge wrote:i was thinking jst a pvc barrel with combustion chamber and a lighter ( babique lighter )?


Great! Then go for it. You have to start somewhere...that's as good a place as any.

As others have stressed, browse the site for ideas and info regarding PVC cementing, pressure rated parts, general safety...etc.
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Unread postAuthor: FishBoy » Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:43 pm

I would go with an aeorosol combustion, simple, fun, easy, and it will familiarize you with pvc
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Unread postAuthor: Hydra » Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:38 pm

Simple Ball valve pneumatics are good too. Or if you are up for a beginner challenge, try a sprinkler valved cannon!.
http://www.spudfiles.com/spud_wiki/index.php/Ball_valve

http://www.spudfiles.com/spud_wiki/inde ... kler_valve

Oh and if you are going to mod your sprinkler valve (10x better performance.) Try this link
http://www.thehalls-in-bfe.com/GGDT/lib ... 1_mod.html
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:10 pm

Actually, for a beginner, I usually like to link to a few sites.

http://www.burntlatke.com/
http://www.advancedspuds.com/
http://www.klugeboy.net/ (Movies page plz kthxbye)

No, no pneumatics for you. Combustions are a good place to start, and a generally safer way to start.

No, don't you dare click on the WWW icon under my post. You will be sorely disappointed.
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Unread postAuthor: i-will » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:18 pm

i guess u can go the same route i did. find a cheap Nerf gun and use the internals to make a sniper cannon with a 9mm barrel. ------------------ ----------------------. --------------------------------------------. i was about 11 or 12 years old.

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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:50 pm

i-will wrote:i guess u can go the same route i did. find a cheap Nerf gun and use the internals to make a sniper cannon with a 9mm barrel. i used it to [Censored by Moderator] (i was a bad kid). they lived across the street. i was about 11 or 12 years old.
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Unread postAuthor: i-will » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:58 pm

....:D sorry :D....

i used it to *MAKE COOKIES* on my neighbor's roof from my bedroom window.

that's much better :D
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