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Unread postAuthor: rednecktatertosser » Sat Jul 07, 2007 1:50 pm

Sorry if this is a noobish question but why would the mix effect the spark?
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Sat Jul 07, 2007 2:26 pm

Air is an electricly resistant medium. When you put more air molecules between the spark electrodes, the voltage needed to jump across increases. (in his case, 4x mix will require an arc about an inch long in normal air.

Seeing as there is probably a quater inch gap between the chamber extierior and the edge of the telfon tape, the arc will tend to jump there, because the resistance is lower.
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Unread postAuthor: Hailfire753 » Sat Jul 07, 2007 3:00 pm

Nice. I like the 360. :D :lol: Musta taken awhile, I just notaced that you can see the light of the sun setting in the background. You should have got the trial of flash, like I recomended, because gifs have bad quality. :shaking2: come on man, no credit? I helped you for an hour! I'm just joking with you. How are you reading this anyways?
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:45 pm

_Fnord wrote:By the way, at higher mixes your spark may start arcing around the teflon tape outside the chamber. How big is your spark gap?


I don't think you understand how he is producing the spark within the chamber. An insulated wire passes through a schrader valve body, and is JB welded in place. The exposed copper wire is bent over, as to form a spark gap between it and the scharder valve's body. When I went to help Tyler get it firing today, his gap was much too large, around 1/4", and wouldn't arc at a 4x mix. So, we shortened it to about 1/16", and it now works perfectly.

I calculated the required meter pressure, and we demolished numerous objects with only 2 misfires.
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Unread postAuthor: tylerthetatertosser » Sun Jul 08, 2007 5:22 am

well like spudblaster said we were shooting my gun today and demolished several objects, some of the objects include a phonebook whick a homemade arrow went right through, we shot 4 jumbo sized chalk thinks with my arrow which went through them and was never seen again... we also tried shooting 11 pop cans in a row but started to deflect half way down the line... it was a very fun day. :) :)
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Unread postAuthor: TechnoMancer » Sun Jul 08, 2007 6:08 am

wouldn't the fuel and more molecules cause a lower resistance because it is easier for electricity to move through a substance than a vacuum usually!!
and if there are ne ions in the gas (which there wont be!!) it would have lower resistance!
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Unread postAuthor: spanerman » Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:19 pm

quick question, dont you need a regalator between the meter pipe and gas bottle? or just add gas untill it reaches the pressure needed on the guage?
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:21 pm

spanerman wrote:just add gas untill it reaches the pressure needed on the guage
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Unread postAuthor: spanerman » Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:22 pm

oooo, that just made my plans alot simpler, (and cheaper)
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Unread postAuthor: turbohacker » Sun Jul 08, 2007 1:23 pm

Great gun!
You must have quite a bit of mulah into steel parts :wink:
What is the highest mix you have taken it to?-or are going to take it to?
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:41 am

Hailfire753 wrote:come on man, no credit? I helped you for an hour!


Actually, he didn't need the lengthy explanation you gave him via PM, he only wanted to know how to post the animation, as he had already created it. This is why you don't get the credit you are hungry for.
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Unread postAuthor: tylerthetatertosser » Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:07 am

i have only taken it to 4x mix, i did cost a little bit but my dad got some parts from work
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Unread postAuthor: SnowFlox » Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:15 am

thats some heavy equipment !! nice one !
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:58 am

It looks very nice!
Insane it is!
Could you make a vid of it?

Then it would be even more awesome!
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:47 pm

psycix wrote:Could you make a vid of it?


If all goes well, we will be making one today.
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