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Gasoline as a fuel?

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: starman » Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:01 pm

tigeraceray wrote:Dude I didn't say I was poor. I don't see a point to paying for a professional system at this point or on a experimental build like this one. I don't even know if all the additions will work so pouring extra money into it on a cannon that is purely a testbed is pretty stupid to me. Maybe on the next one I make if this one proves successful, but not for me on this one. Too many unknowns for me.

There's nothing really professional about it, common plumbing parts and well thought out. A metering system like this can be the fueling basis for all the combustion cannons that you build, experimental or otherwise.

jrrdw wrote:Hey guys, most all spudders start with a spray & pray as their 1st combustion. In this case he was asking about fuel. His 1st will probably be a S&P. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that, they are a hell of a lot of fun...

He implied that this is not his first cannon and was primarily asking about gasoline as fuel on his next cannon. He was properly steered away from gasoline.

Yep, S&Ps are fun for a while.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:13 pm

Guess I better slow down with my reading then huh. :roll:
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Unread postAuthor: tigeraceray » Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:41 pm

Haha trust me, my designs have come a long way from my first one about 3 years ago. Then it was a 2 qt water bottle with the top cut off and a hole in the side and the cap duct taped to the hole and a paper towel roll connected to the opening. Obviously not the best as I lost most of the hair on my hand, so I've been pretty safe with recent builds. Just doing some overall research on some stuff before I kick this build off.
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