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Spudinator's Mauler

Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Sun Feb 13, 2005 12:14 pm

<div align="center">SPUDINATOR MAULER

Provided By - Spudinator

Here is the Mauler in the form that I am most impressed with, taking only about an hour to transform. If you liked the old version, then you will love this.

<img src="http://www.spudfiles.com/official_pics/thebestone_large.jpg">

<img src="http://www.spudfiles.com/official_pics/mauler_large.jpg">

<img src="http://www.spudfiles.com/official_pics/above_large.jpg">

<img src="http://www.spudfiles.com/official_pics/fuelandairmeter_large.jpg">

<img src="http://www.spudfiles.com/official_pics/fuel-regulator_large.jpg">

<img src="http://www.spudfiles.com/official_pics/upright_large.jpg">

<img src="http://www.spudfiles.com/official_pics/rightside_large.jpg">

<img src="http://www.spudfiles.com/official_pics/behind_large.jpg">

Had the urge to get my old combustion mauler up and working, and I did so. I figured Ihad enough cash to build a fuel meter and buy a 2" union, so I went out to Ace today and bought all the supplies needed. the specs are as follows:

40 Cubic Inch Chamber

single spark ignition, BBQ' igniter

Single-shot fuel meter for 3bar/3x mix

onboard propane

Regulated Air Inlet

2" sch80 union

Mountain Dew burst discs (all I've tried so far other than foil, which leaks)

<img src="http://www.spudfiles.com/official_pics/side_large22.jpg">

<img src="http://www.spudfiles.com/official_pics/meter_large.jpg">

<img src="http://www.spudfiles.com/official_pics/back_large.jpg">

<img src="http://www.spudfiles.com/official_pics/md-burst-ds_large.jpg">

<img src="http://www.spudfiles.com/official_pics/igniter_large.jpg">

<img src="http://www.spudfiles.com/official_pics/union_large.jpg">

Thats all the pics. I've shot it twice now after a cure time of about 8 hours with a 1.5bar/1.5x mix and it really whoops ass. loud as hell and kicks like a mother when shooting apples with wadding to keep them from being destroyed. I cant wait to fire a 2bar/2x mix, or 3x, but I'll have to, dont want to go to the hospital for pvc chunks all stuck in my face.

Pretty slick gun for only about $100-$120 construction costs.

Provided By - Spudinator</div>
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Unread postAuthor: spudshot » Wed Jun 29, 2005 5:25 am

after talking with spudinator, he said this thing kicks harder than a 12g shotgun, but it was taken apart for parts, too bad, tahts a kickass gun
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Unread postAuthor: glenbarnes » Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:32 am

this is one insane canon but very tech looks sweet though
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Unread postAuthor: Devilsmed98 » Wed Sep 07, 2005 5:52 pm

nice gun looks pretty confusing tho. How far was your farthest shoot?
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Unread postAuthor: rna_duelers » Sun Oct 02, 2005 6:18 am

very simple i think and yes i know wat all thoes switches, buttons and leavers do trust me.lol.... very sick gun i want it 8) to bad it was dismantled
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Unread postAuthor: beebs111 » Sun Nov 06, 2005 11:11 am

does any one think that maybe it is STUPID to shoot this from the shoulder? what would happen if the union blew? goodbye face :oops:
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Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Sun Nov 06, 2005 12:07 pm

From what I'v heard, union failures are pretty low energy. I'd at least where safty glasses, though - it doesn't take much to seriously mess up your eyes.
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Unread postAuthor: patraccoon » Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:53 pm

that's pretty hardcore, ive always wanted to build a hybrid but they are quite alot of work and cash. nice job though
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Unread postAuthor: Spudinator » Sun Nov 27, 2005 3:37 am

hmmm, apologies for such a late reply to you all, I have had some computer problems lately.

Yes, I am very regretful for having to dismantle Mauler, It was a VERY impressive gun (from your's and my friends points of view), but the recoil, the risk, and the constant nescessity of fixing various components was just not worth it.

Devilsmed98- I fired very few distance shots, I was afraid of the projectile landing in a populated area (even though the closest area that anyone lives on is about a mile away), but I did happen to test a few impact scenarios. The first was a cement cinder block, which are very durable/tough. The projectile was a large frozen apple (the only projectile I could fire from its 2-1/2" barrel that would fit tightly), tightly cut and fitted to the bore of the barrel. The fuel mixture was a 3-bar/3x mix, with the target approoximately 20' away. Measured velocity of the 6-ounce frozen apple was 750 FPS -Avg. The cinder block was transformed into a large number of small cement fragments, with a few remaining large peices.


The noise was deafening, the visibly apparent energy transfer terrifying, and the recoil was, without a doubt, the worst I have EVER felt, akin to no firearm/spud cannon in existence. That one shot was enough to make me consider my sanity on the occasion of firing it again (total number of shots firing frozen apples at a 3-bar/3x mix was appriximately 4). After a single shot, the entire area of my shoulder that was resting against the stock turned black and purple only minitus after firing. I never fired more than two shots in one day.

Mauler truly was a cannon of awesome power, both very efficient and mobile, but its downfalls proved to be it's undoing.


Thank you all for the positive comments, they are appreciated greatly.
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Unread postAuthor: Cole » Sun Nov 27, 2005 3:42 am

Wow sounds like quite the beast.
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Unread postAuthor: boom_o_matic » Sun Feb 19, 2006 5:34 pm

that gun is "Flippin Sweet" looks like it could really kick, I love it
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Sun Apr 02, 2006 12:56 pm

thats asome although its kind of scary looking
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Unread postAuthor: zeigs spud » Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:37 pm

OMG KOOL MAN VERY NICE!
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Unread postAuthor: Potato Destroyer » Thu May 11, 2006 8:26 pm

:shock: That is awesome!!!
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Unread postAuthor: )DEMON( » Fri May 12, 2006 8:45 am

welcome to spudfiles ,try not to bring up old posts,i suggest you read the rules if you havent and yes i also love this cannon(it is one of my favourites)
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