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Sugar 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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Do you think it could work?

Yes, and it could equal or beat propane for power.
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Yes, but not as powerful as propane.
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Yes, but it sounds too difficult.
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No, what kind of idiot are you?
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ROFL!!!!!!!
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Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:17 pm

I think, that you would be better off with using flour. It is much finer that sugar, (unless you grind the sugar down of course), and much easier to keep in suspension. I would recommend using a 1/8in or larger chinese (has lots of fire and burns really hot!) cannon fuse available at cannonfuse.com, to ignite it.

You could us an RC car motor and a pc fan blade for forcing in air and stirring up the mix, then you could cap it off, light the fuse,,,, and boom!

Edit: You could use a high voltage something to ignite the fuse inside the chamber, that way, there is no holes in the walls....

EDIT: IS ANYONE GOING TO RESPOND TO MY COMMENT!?!?!
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Unread postAuthor: jon2680 » Thu Nov 23, 2006 3:21 pm

you should look into the LEL (lower explosive limit) and UEL( upper explosive limit) for sugar, limits between these will give you your air to "fuel" ratio. Have fun
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Unread postAuthor: abcdefg » Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:54 pm

I think that sugar may be bad for the gun...

...plus it could give off a lot of smoke.

i got that idea coz its used in prank smoke bombs with saltpeter
The rest of the thing is just fancy crap
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