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Unread postAuthor: jor2daje » Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:54 pm

First off, sorry if this is against forum rules, I know exploding ammo is and Im not sure about targets. These are fun and easy targets for bb caliber guns.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OGafrTBdjA[/youtube]
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This was left over from my advanced combustion gun, the valve part of a propane torch and a hose connector.
filling.jpg
Just fill up a water balloon or any balloon then tie the bottom.
parts.jpg
To build the holder you need a lump of wood, two nails, a document clip, and a way of attaching the document clip.
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Put them together like this, leaving a small spark gap between the nails. You clip the bottom of your balloon into the document clip.
my hv generator.jpg
This is my high voltage generator, its the transformer from a fly zapping lantern, Just connect the two wires to your two nails, and make sure it sparks.
hit.jpg
Hopefully your end result. (if your a good shot :) )
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Unread postAuthor: MountainousDew » Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:08 pm

I think this falls into a grey area in the rules, but nonetheless this is a cool idea.

If I understand correctly, there is a continuous spark behind the balloon so when it pops it propane is released, and the propane ignites into a fireball...
I like it!

Edit: Videos would be very helpful for "research"...
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:12 pm

No, this isn't against the rules. Pretty cool. :D
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Unread postAuthor: maverik94 » Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:22 pm

or, you couldn just take a regular target, drench it in naptha, and drop a match on it :D , nice idea though!
EDIT: that might be one of the coolest vids Ive seen in a while, congrats!!
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Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:57 pm

At first I thought the the electricity (spark gap) was on when you clip the balloon.
But it should be obvious to anyone not to do that.

Reminded me of This Awesome vid!!! :wink:
I am going to watch that again!
(Seroiusly I LOL'd just now at that reminder to be careful). :D 8)
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Unread postAuthor: mobile chernobyl » Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:30 am

lol I used to make detonating balloons just like this, only with correct mixture of oxy and acetylene, only they were usually "triggered" not shot at. Amazing what they can do to metal cans, microwaves.. etc. Definitely the cheapest form of "rapid disassembly" I've done.
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Unread postAuthor: inonickname » Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:23 am

mobile chernobyl wrote:lol I used to make detonating balloons just like this, only with correct mixture of oxy and acetylene, only they were usually "triggered" not shot at. Amazing what they can do to metal cans, microwaves.. etc. Definitely the cheapest form of "rapid disassembly" I've done.


Ever done a rubbish bin? We tried an old car at the tip once, spent a LONG time duct taping every little hole around the doors and such.

Was fairly loud..

Pretty cool though, have any problems with the electrodes/spark next to the balloon?
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Unread postAuthor: mobile chernobyl » Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:32 am

inonickname wrote:Ever done a rubbish bin? We tried an old car at the tip once, spent a LONG time duct taping every little hole around the doors and such.

Was fairly loud..

Pretty cool though, have any problems with the electrodes/spark next to the balloon?


Is that car one online as a video? I've seen a few people do the same thing with the cutting torch setups at most junk yards lol.

We mostly would only use balloons as the pressure was not a bid deal as long as the mixture was stoichiometric - you would get a Det and not a deflag.

we did like metal 5 gallon cans and plastic 5 gallon cans - it would reduce them to rubish usually. Also old mailboxes, and other sheet metal containers were fun. One of the funniest was filling a projection big screen TV - that was one of the most High Def action scenes i've ever seen lol!

I've recently been thinking of making a Det-gun similar to what they use on farming land and avalanche control, but use it to propel stuff lol.
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:50 am

I think that most of us thought about somehting like this in the past.. but AFAIK you are the first one who showed a fully working prototype

nice... I like it
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:42 am

Its cool, and even better, its safe (in terms of exploding targets that is).
Can't the balloon pop when it gets sparked?
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