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Unread postAuthor: dudeman508 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:49 pm

ok a friend wanted me to build and desing a snow ball gun and i dont live were it snows so trile and error is out of the question. has anyone ever done it. I was thinking of a sabou but im not if it will brake because of the Gs, or air resistance........ i dont know to much about the subject.
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Unread postAuthor: Mateo » Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:10 pm

you could just tell your friend to use one of these to make the ammo and just give him a normal spud gun

http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/some-of-my-favorite-cheap-ammo-t16932.html
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Unread postAuthor: dudeman508 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:26 pm

well thats what i was planning on doing with the regular spud gun but i think he using it for some sort of Extreme snow ball fight. so thanks ill tell him and if it dosent work with a sabou i think it shourly will
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:31 pm

Well first things first, you shouldn't make the cannon out of PVC. As you may know, PVC is very brittle in the cold.
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:07 am

Ummm extreme snowball fight as in....shooting them at real live humans? It's cool to build him a spudder that shoots snowballs. However, you should discourage him from actually shooting them AT anyone.

Throwing a snowball at someone is one thing. Shooting one at someone with a spud gun is quite another very dangerous proposition.
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Unread postAuthor: roboman » Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:13 am

Try something like http://myaircannons.com/snowballblaster.html that. Whatever you do, don't buy the plans, unless you don't understand it at all.

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Unread postAuthor: dudeman508 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:27 pm

Mcrowley: i realised that and i was wondering if sch80 would work even in the snow

Starman: No hes just using it to destroy snowforts but I.

Roboman: i cant use that because he need snowballs not snow clouds so im gonna try the ammo that mateo sugjested.
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Unread postAuthor: FishBoy » Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:28 pm

Unless you're shooting frozen snowballs, I doubt they would stay together when fired; they need to be accellerated more gradually, something like this would be much better.[/url]
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:19 pm

FishBoy wrote:Unless you're shooting frozen snowballs, I doubt they would stay together when fired; they need to be accellerated more gradually, something like this would be much better.[/url]


Ive build one of those once.... Awfully fun...

Could you have found a worse picture? lol.
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Unread postAuthor: FishBoy » Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:06 pm

VH_man wrote:
FishBoy wrote:Unless you're shooting frozen snowballs, I doubt they would stay together when fired; they need to be accellerated more gradually, something like this would be much better.[/url]


Ive build one of those once.... Awfully fun...

Could you have found a worse picture? lol.


Haha don't you just love the '80s? :D
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Unread postAuthor: willarddaniels » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:03 am

I would not suggest doing anything of the sort- someone will get hurt. Either from the weakend PVC or the recipient of a high velocity ball of ice.

The nifty pic that FishBoy found while skimming the internet for swimsuits (jk) is a great ide, if he is warring in a forested area. Surgical tubing or simple bungees for a sling between two trees can launch very large snowballs (think snowman's head) a large distance.
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Unread postAuthor: Orpackrat » Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:33 am

If tried shooting snowballs, it does not work out. You end up getting a burst of powder that travels a few feet. It could have been the fault of the cannon I used, operating it at 600PSI :lol: .
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:37 am

Orpackrat wrote:It could have been the fault of the cannon I used, operating it at 600PSI :lol: .


Yeah, 600psi would certainly powderize the snow..... :shock:
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Unread postAuthor: Orpackrat » Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:40 am

starman wrote:Yeah, 600psi would certainly powderize the snow..... :shock:


If it snows again, I'll have to try the my newest launcher (this one I bought). It operates between 180PSI to 280PSI (if I remember correctly) with an internal regulator:

http://www.metadyneindustries.com/index.php?cPath=82&osCsid=705b5bef47fc299cef7f35db28cadb9f
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Unread postAuthor: dudeman508 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:04 pm

Would sch80 work in the snow
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