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Unread postAuthor: cwazy1 » Sat Oct 27, 2007 6:41 pm

while we're on the topic of balls and rods, watch this video

http://youtube.com/watch?v=HDuOdvPmyqM
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Unread postAuthor: Necrosis » Sat Oct 27, 2007 6:58 pm

I do not think that you would notice much difference if any at all. :)
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Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:28 am

I agree with Necrosis.

Fiddle around with GGDT, you'll find that friction has a pretty minor affect on the performance of a compressed air gun.
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Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Sun Oct 28, 2007 4:46 pm

Woot! This is my first thread over a page!!! But anyways.... I thought they were cool because they were low friction, uniform size, and stuff. The other balls would probably be a better choice though, as far as economics. But still, I think that buying some plastic balls from there for ammo would be pretty nice... I mean, look at how cheap the other kinds are...
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Unread postAuthor: ALIHISGREAT » Sun Oct 28, 2007 4:52 pm

jimmy101 wrote:I agree with Necrosis.

Fiddle around with GGDT, you'll find that friction has a pretty minor affect on the performance of a compressed air gun.


yes but it still affects the performance... and better performance is well... better.
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Unread postAuthor: sandman » Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:55 pm

but the differnce is much less then other variables like the wind
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Unread postAuthor: MisterSteve124 » Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:19 pm

Or you could get some pvc rod and cut it down to like 4 inch long peices and make a cone shaped tip. They also have clear polycarbonate tubing I wonder if that would work for making a combustion chamber.
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Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:24 pm

I have wondered that myself about the tubing... I think that it would work perfectly, but I have gotten a lot of cautionary statements when I suggested using it. It's not pressure rated, I have contacted the company. But, it is extremely strong and shock resistant, being polycarbonate and all. I am pretty sure that it is stronger than pvc, but then again I don't want to be responsible if someone tries it and it blows up on them.
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Unread postAuthor: Novacastrian » Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:10 pm

I made a teflon round for my 33.7mm combustion, with my lungs i can shoot it about 10 metres.
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Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:48 am

Augh, that's what I hate about having different measurement systems, I wish it had been all metric, or all Imperial. 33.7mm has no meaning to me, nor does 10 meters. So, I have to fricken convert it. Ok, so its just over one inch in diameter, and you launched it 110 1/2 feet??!?!? That doesn't sound like its possible.... Pretty impressive sounding if you ask me...
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Unread postAuthor: rixth » Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:22 am

10m is like 30 ft
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:49 am

ammosmoke wrote:Augh, that's what I hate about having different measurement systems, I wish it had been all metric, or all Imperial. 33.7mm has no meaning to me, nor does 10 meters. So, I have to fricken convert it.


We convert your inches and feet without complaining :P

mm to inches -> divide by 25.4 -> 1.327 inches

metres into feet -> divide by 0.3048 -> 32.808 feet
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:35 am

Mine would cost $2.60 each, never gonna happen at that price! I can get 400 1" super balls for $20.00 bucks, i'll be sticking with the super balls.
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Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:18 pm

Hey, did you read the part where it said I wish it was the same Imperial or Metric?

LOL, I really screwed up my math somehow.... Hey, it was late..
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Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:29 pm

ammosmoke wrote:Augh...So, I have to fricken convert it...


You could always learn both. :D
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