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Unread postAuthor: noname » Fri Jun 23, 2006 4:14 pm

I just wrap the water balloons in paper towels and it works fine.
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Unread postAuthor: OwThatsMyEye » Sun Jul 02, 2006 1:41 pm

when i shoot water baloons out of my 2" barel i just use those little dixie cups with the rim around the top cut off you just need to make shure that the baloon is pushed into the cup far enuf so it doesn't tutch the barel at all
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Unread postAuthor: Johnny Blast » Mon Jul 03, 2006 5:00 pm

I'm new to this forum. I made a potato gun for my son. It works quite well. I've tried water balloons with no success, but I blew a water balloon up with air and it shot out of the gun several feet and fell unharmed to the ground. I think the column of air between the balloon and flame coming up the pipe pushed the balloon out the end of the barrel without popping it.
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Unread postAuthor: Torch » Tue Jul 11, 2006 12:48 pm

Yesturday I was filling em up with water thicked with flour to make a nice splat, think that that might help with firing them out of a spudgun? Cant test until I can get the parts to finish my gun... :evil:
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Unread postAuthor: MadHatter » Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:25 pm

what if you coted the inside of your barrel with teflon? would that work?
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:07 pm

what if you coated the inside of your barrel with gold.
it wont make a signidigant differance. use a sabot to hold the ballon
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Unread postAuthor: pyromanic13 » Thu Sep 07, 2006 5:05 pm

encase it in cardboard, with the ballon pushing out on it. just a thought
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Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Fri Sep 08, 2006 6:29 pm

...I've been pondering the idea of encasing the 'ballons in peices of nylon stocking. That stuff is pretty low friction...
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Fri Sep 08, 2006 6:32 pm

Hmm nylons migh work, has anyone tryed filling a trojan magnum with water and shooting it?
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Unread postAuthor: pneumaNINJA » Sun May 27, 2007 10:29 pm

Found the best way to launch them is by using a cardboard sabot. I'm getting them at least 100 meteres with my ball valve pneumatic.
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Unread postAuthor: chartreusesnot » Sun Jun 10, 2007 9:14 pm

Has anyone found that the problem is the baloon sticking to the walls as opposed to the ballon just not standing up to the sudden onrush of air?
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Unread postAuthor: gotbass7 » Sun Jun 10, 2007 9:46 pm

my friend made a waterballoon we could shoot. he just told me he did and when i came over so we could shoot it, it was this tiny little thing that was 1/3 of my barrel. i guess it would be good though to use for that if you had a huge chamber on a small barrel. then the pressure probably wouldnt break it but the impact would
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Unread postAuthor: Redcoat » Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:47 am

put the balloons in plastic bags and load them.That should help.
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Unread postAuthor: cannon freak » Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:19 pm

Wrap them in a bit of paper with a bit of tape, cheap, effective, works every time.


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Unread postAuthor: Modderxtrordanare » Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:55 pm

I have no problem shooting water balloons (at my truck) out of my cannon...
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