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Carrot Launcher?

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Unread postAuthor: n3rdkw » Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:26 am

So I just finished my first combustion gun today. It's a 1/2", about 3 feet long. C:B ratio of approximately 0.8:1
I'm using Lysol, which smells pretty good but a bit too strong.
I wanna try aquanet, but don't know if it's any better than what I have.
And I'm also firing carrots... (any other cheap ammo's?)

Well, it is AWESOME except I cinched my arm hair a few times lol

any suggestions?
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Unread postAuthor: hi » Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:36 am

see a doctor. dont talk to him, just see him.

and as for your cannon- one my first i used AXE deoderant and that worked pretty well.

you can also just take a propane torch and spray it in the back, that works better than axe.

ps- when you say its too strong do you mean the power or the scent? i hope you mean scent because there is NO SUCH THING as a cannon being to powerful. :lol:
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"physics, gravity, and law enforcement are the only things that prevent me from operating at my full potential" - not sure, but i like the quote

you know you are not an engineer if you have to remind yourself "left loosy righty tighty"
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Unread postAuthor: n3rdkw » Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:45 am

Ya I meant the smell being too strong. And why would I see a doctor?
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Unread postAuthor: hi » Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:53 am

you said that it keept burning you. it was a bad joke.
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"physics, gravity, and law enforcement are the only things that prevent me from operating at my full potential" - not sure, but i like the quote

you know you are not an engineer if you have to remind yourself "left loosy righty tighty"
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Unread postAuthor: n3rdkw » Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:02 am

lol
Basically the sparker wasn't working 100 percent of the time, so I checked it once in a while.
And once, my friend sprayed a lot of lysol around the chamber and then into the chamber as I was clicking away at the sparker and then whooooom, there goes some of my arm hair.
No real damage done but just kinda cool
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Unread postAuthor: spud yeti » Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:24 am

n3rdkw wrote:No real damage done but just kinda cool

Kinda cool! kinda cool? Wow, thats one weird sense of humour!

Wax slugs are also cool to shoot if you looking for cheap ammo just look here
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really good quote/phrase here
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Unread postAuthor: n3rdkw » Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:57 pm

I just meant it's kinda cool to see a stubby line of hair on your arm
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Unread postAuthor: thespeedycicada » Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:08 pm

If you have a small barrel these ammos worked for me. For short range golf tees can go through an emty soda can,medium range carriage bolts work well. any longer range marbles,little pieces of potato, and wooden dowel.And if you want mount some screen at the end of the barreland put some bb's in for a nice shotgun
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Unread postAuthor: n3rdkw » Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:46 pm

Haha my friends and I shot a baby carrot at a soda can from ten feet out and the can went flying approximately 5 feet and it was bent like <
We then shot through a swimming pool kick board
Then we filmed a damage shot on the same kick board
Haha, when we uploaded it onto the computer and played it frame by frame, the board was just sitting there, and in the next frame, an orange blur appears IN the board.
Haha
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