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Stun Gun?

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: kf4oij » Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:18 pm

So as a break down... (Stars indicate performace positive features.)

Piezo:
20kv
Low Current
Short Spark Life
Requires more physical effort to create spark.
Cheaper

StunGun
May Be Illegal
*Higher Current
*Longer Spark Life
*Maybe Higher Voltage

Sounds like a StunGun is definatly "better" at lighting things on fire, and in the event of a poor mixture, or hard to light cannon (low ambient temperatures and high moisture??) it may fire on the first try, where a piezo may not.
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Unread postAuthor: LosBuenos » Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:50 pm

isn't cheaper a performance posotive feature?
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Unread postAuthor: itwentboom » Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:03 pm

The one thing that i see on this forum is people waiting for the chance to jump all over somebody. I mean, we are all into potato guns, and yet we all love to jump all over each other. This forum is supposed to be fun and educational not to see who has a bigger D**K.
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Unread postAuthor: lukemc » Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:33 pm

itwentboom wrote:The one thing that i see on this forum is people waiting for the chance to jump all over somebody. I mean, we are all into potato guns, and yet we all love to jump all over each other. This forum is supposed to be fun and educational not to see who has a bigger D**K.


agreed. man law? man law! well to answer the question i belive that all ignition sources work the same a igniting a fuel. i used a flint lantern lighter on mine and it hasn't failed yet . the only thing different is the way you want to build it into your gun for example had i wanted a handle with a trigger i wouldn't use a flint lighter it would be impractical to twist. also if i wanted to squese a handle to ignite i would spend the extra 10$ and get a stun gun. probly the most reliable ignition for you money would be a camera flash . i have never heard of one of them failing and they are consitered garbage to most people
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:45 pm

camera flash are a pain and you need a ignition coil for a open air spark of any decent size. Plus they break easy if you aren't carefull.
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Unread postAuthor: isban » Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:35 pm

Could you make a stungun ignition fire wirelessly? That would be quite a useful feature. Oh and I love using peizos. I have never had a problem with a properly installed BBQ igniter. In a combustion a spark is a spark no matter how big or intense it is.
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Unread postAuthor: zeigs spud » Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:58 pm

itwentboom wrote:The one thing that i see on this forum is people waiting for the chance to jump all over somebody. I mean, we are all into potato guns, and yet we all love to jump all over each other. This forum is supposed to be fun and educational not to see who has a bigger D**K.


man law fo sho...

but i don't think camera ignitions break that easley. i've made several working ones and none have broken in a year sofar, unless u swing it by the cords and throw it and the ground that is...but why be so cruel to a spud cannon?
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Unread postAuthor: LosBuenos » Sat Apr 28, 2007 2:40 pm

as far as i'm concerned pushing The big red button followed by a simultaneous explosion is as kickass as it gets
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