Login    Register
User Information
Username:
Password:
We are a free and open
community, all are welcome.
Click here to Register
Sponsored
Who is online

In total there are 78 users online :: 3 registered, 0 hidden and 75 guests


Most users ever online was 155 on Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:40 am

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] based on users active over the past 5 minutes

The Team
Administrators
Global Moderators
global_moderators.png CS

Whistling Golfballs

Post about things you have launched or thought about launching. Also post about various materials used for building cannons. No posts about explosive projectiles!
Sponsored 
  • Author
    Message

Whistling Golfballs

Unread postAuthor: c19o » Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:58 pm

I was just screwing around today and decided to drill a golf ball and see whats
in there. It was just plastic so I shot it and it whistled. Heres a pic.
Image

I heard somewhere that the stuff in golf balls is toxic, is that true?
  • 0

User avatar
c19o
Major
Major
 
Posts: 356
Joined: Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:59 pm
Location: Fairfield Bay, Arkanasas
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:05 am

Well if you ate the inside it would probabaly be bad.
But I doubt is real toxic since golfballs get broken open all the time from fatigue or mowers and that would be bad if it leached in to the ground. I always love hitting balls that have cracked or been hit by a mower, the whistle effect is pretty cool.
  • 0

Last edited by Killjoy on Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:07 am, edited 1 time in total.
Stanford Class of 2012

"In the end our society will be defined not only by what we create, but what we refuse to destroy"- John Sawhill

Killjoy
Brigadier General
Brigadier General
 
Posts: 1053
Joined: Sun Nov 12, 2006 12:51 am
Location: New Mexico
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: c19o » Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:07 am

You should launch one out of your 50' long hybrid, though I doubt you could hear the whistle. :P
  • 0

User avatar
c19o
Major
Major
 
Posts: 356
Joined: Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:59 pm
Location: Fairfield Bay, Arkanasas
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Mon Oct 15, 2007 12:08 am

Maybe if I launched it straight up, I would proabbly hear the whistle on the way down lol.
  • 0

Stanford Class of 2012

"In the end our society will be defined not only by what we create, but what we refuse to destroy"- John Sawhill

Killjoy
Brigadier General
Brigadier General
 
Posts: 1053
Joined: Sun Nov 12, 2006 12:51 am
Location: New Mexico
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: silverdooty » Mon Oct 15, 2007 8:03 am

whistling golfballs - cool.

my golfballs only laugh at me :?
  • 0


silverdooty
Staff Sergeant
Staff Sergeant
 
Posts: 102
Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:52 pm
Location: old folks home
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:15 am

The German divebomber ( Stuka) had a siren to basically scare the hell out of it's target, before it released it's payload.

This is a little like a Stuka..

Feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwtttttt
Thud!!!
  • 0

Gun Freak wrote:
Oh my friggin god stop being so awesome, that thing is pure kick ass. Most innovative and creative pneumatic that the files have ever come by!

Can't ask for a better compliment!!
User avatar
Brian the brain
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 3494
Joined: Mon Dec 05, 2005 2:06 am
Location: Holland
Country: Netherlands (nl)
Reputation: 29

Unread postAuthor: williamfeldmann » Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:37 am

DO NOT EAT THE GRAY MATTER!!!!!!11

Yes, the gray plastic inside a golfball is not good for you, just like all other plastic is not good for you. Do not eat it.

Is the whistle constant, or does it come and go as the ball spins?

I have had good luck drilling through Golf balls by setting the ball in a cap from a 2 liter or 20 oz pop bottle. Ball doesn't roll that way.
  • 0

Trying to figure out how to make a SCUBA first stage regulator work for portable charging station. If only that pesky job thing didn't keep eating up all my time...

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." - Albert Einstein
User avatar
williamfeldmann
2nd Lieutenant
2nd Lieutenant
 
Posts: 216
Joined: Sun Sep 09, 2007 6:55 pm
Location: Ames. Iowa, middle of BFE
Reputation: 0

Sponsored

Sponsor
 


Unread postAuthor: psycix » Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:49 pm

Did you drill it completely through or only to the center?
  • 0

User avatar
psycix
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 3684
Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:12 am
Location: The Netherlands
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: donimic1313@hotmail » Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:40 am

Have you tried doing that with a tennis ball?
  • 0


donimic1313@hotmail
Private
Private
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Oct 21, 2007 9:04 pm
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: blackosprey » Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:18 pm

How bout using those exploding golf balls :shock:
  • 0

User avatar
blackosprey
Private First Class
Private First Class
 
Posts: 36
Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:49 pm
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:26 pm

ive done this with a normal golf ball playing golf. its horribly innacurate. and the stuff in a golf ball is toxic if its one of the ones with liquid inside. otherwise its just rubber........
  • 0

User avatar
VH_man
Major General
Major General
 
Posts: 1827
Joined: Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:00 pm
Location: New Hampshire
Reputation: 1

Unread postAuthor: Maniac » Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:51 pm

i wonder if the txic stuff is explosive then all you wold have to do is feed fuse down it. light the fuse and then fire big explosion in the air. :twisted: :twisted: muhahahahahahahahahahaha :twisted: :twisted:
  • 0

User avatar
Maniac
Lieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Posts: 496
Joined: Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:55 pm
Location: Right behind you
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: Novacastrian » Sat Nov 03, 2007 6:01 pm

Maniac wrote:i wonder if the txic stuff is explosive then all you wold have to do is feed fuse down it. light the fuse and then fire big explosion in the air. :twisted: :twisted: muhahahahahahahahahahaha :twisted: :twisted:


I very much doubt that it is explosive. That being said, "The discussion of explosive or incendary devices is against forum rules" i have learnt
  • 0

America, the greatest gangster of all time. With 200 million odd foot soldiers at it's whim and call.
When you fill your car with refined oil remember that it has been paid for with blood and guts, some from your own countrymen, most not.

Novacastrian
Major General
Major General
 
Posts: 1604
Joined: Sat Aug 11, 2007 6:59 pm
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Sat Nov 03, 2007 6:05 pm

My father told me of a story a while back.

He was just a "wee lad." He said he was cutting one with a saw and the liquid exploded on him, causing him to go blind (but briefly). He has been wearing glasses ever since.
  • 0

User avatar
Hubb
Major General
Major General
 
Posts: 2390
Joined: Mon May 28, 2007 8:39 am
Location: South Georgia
Reputation: 2

Unread postAuthor: Maniac » Sat Nov 03, 2007 6:06 pm

oh sorry :oops: :oops:
  • 0

User avatar
Maniac
Lieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Posts: 496
Joined: Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:55 pm
Location: Right behind you
Reputation: 0

Return to Construction Materials/Ammo Discussion

Who is online

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Yahoo [Bot]

Reputation System ©'