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Mythbusters experiment

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Unread postAuthor: JABN » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:23 pm

The Mythbusters made an episode were they did a test to see if a sewer explosion could send flying manhole covers. The did a small scale test were they made a combustion chamber with a looking window, simulating a sewer. On a first try they put the methane and ignited it and it combuted. On the second try they put a bunch of springs and things that took space up on the chamber, on that try the explosion was faster and more violent.
I was thinking that the same principal could apply to potato cannons; putting some sort of metal peices on a potato cannon's combustion chamber could improove its power by making the combustion faster.
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Unread postAuthor: Gun Freak » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:25 pm

There is already another topic about this that was recently posted. Check the combustion cannon discussion.
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Unread postAuthor: Mr.Tallahassee » Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:18 pm

That topic is in the Theories section. It's one of the first in the list below all the announcements and stickies. "Theoretical Combustion Cannon Power Improvement"
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