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Post questions and info about combustion (flammable vapor) powered cannons here. This includes discussion about fuels, ratios, ignition systems, safety, and anything else relevant.
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Unread postAuthor: ALIHISGREAT » Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:32 pm

I707erSk8I wrote:I know, but I dont have Lighter Fluid :?
Which is why I was asking.

(im gonna be 16 in about 2 months, my parents dont hand me lighter fluid when I ask for it lol :lol: )


hmm i dunno then, it won't really work with aerosol unless the ball is suspended half way up the barrel to give a chamber.

maybe you could liquefy propane :D
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Unread postAuthor: I707erSk8I » Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:33 pm

lol Ill just go find some Lighter Fluid
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:38 pm

I707erSk8I wrote:I know, but I dont have Lighter Fluid :?
Which is why I was asking.

(im gonna be 16 in about 2 months, my parents dont hand me lighter fluid when I ask for it lol :lol: )


I suggest you have your parents or a responsible adult buy off and support what you're doing with your cannons....believe me it's better that way. Yes, it may take some lobbying effort...
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Unread postAuthor: I707erSk8I » Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:02 pm

Oh well yeah, my dad likes all my stuff I make. Hes out there watching when I do it because he likes it. Not just to be supervising.

EDIT: I found the lighter Fluid lol

Outside we go!
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Unread postAuthor: I707erSk8I » Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:44 pm

ok, I sprayed some TAG in there, stuffed some paper in it, and lit it.

OMG it was loud lolol
I love it :P
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:54 pm

OK cool...Were you able to shoot a tennis ball? Did you try the lighter fluid? Can you get a video?
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Unread postAuthor: I707erSk8I » Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:45 pm

starman wrote:OK cool...Were you able to shoot a tennis ball? Did you try the lighter fluid? Can you get a video?


I cant do a Tennis Ball dude. I live in like, a community thing and theres no where to shoot it. So in our back yard I loaded it with newspaper.
I will eventually, once i find somewhere good enough.

and yes, i will get a vid.
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Unread postAuthor: SP00K » Mon Dec 22, 2008 3:27 pm

Pics or ban O_o
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Unread postAuthor: ralphd » Mon Dec 29, 2008 4:27 pm

I just used mine today for the first time. I wasn't impressed. Is there a cb ratio that I missed somewhere? I used lighter fluid. I did get a pop but not what I expected. I used the one here as a template

http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/old-sch ... 14208.html

I guess I'll try 2 more cans...Later
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Mon Dec 29, 2008 4:50 pm

ralphd wrote:I just used mine today for the first time. I wasn't impressed. Is there a cb ratio that I missed somewhere? I used lighter fluid. I did get a pop but not what I expected. I used the one here as a template

http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/old-sch ... 14208.html

I guess I'll try 2 more cans...Later


You'll need to sabot the tennis ball with something....a small rag or something... as standard cans are a little larger than the steel Pepsi cans were back in the day. Also, drill as large hole as possible in the center of the "spoked wheel".

It will work, trust me...although nothing as impressively as today's cannons. You've just got a little too much blow-by with the tennis ball and today's cans. Also, be sure to keep the lighter fluid squirt small.

Expect the cannon to get much hotter than pvc cannons you are used to.
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