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Unread postAuthor: itwentboom » Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:51 pm

My brother owns a small Carbon Fiber Plant. I was thinkin of constuction a pneumatic cannon with a carbon fiber chamber. My Question is if the chamber is made from Carbon Fiber and the parts are PVC does it pay to use it? If it can withstand a high PSI would it blow out the pvc parts when the valve opens? Any help on this would be great.
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Unread postAuthor: Pete Zaria » Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:59 pm

If you used sch80 NSF-PW PVC parts I'd think you'd be fine... I'd just be worried about the carbon fiber chamber shrapneling if you over pressurized or dropped it. It'd look SWEET though.

The valve would probably be the weakest point.

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Unread postAuthor: itwentboom » Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:08 pm

Yeah i thought of that i wasn't to sure what kind of pressure it could hold. My brother told me it should be good for around 300 PSI. I don't have a compressor that will do that anyway. I might just make it anyway. Thanks alot i am new at this and i want to try things that people haven't done yet. I just posted a twin chamber cannon and seems that it's not that good from the amount of responses i got.
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Unread postAuthor: Insomniac » Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:51 pm

Pete Zaria wrote:I'd just be worried about the carbon fiber chamber shrapneling if you over pressurized or dropped it.


Wouldn't PVC shatter as well?
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Unread postAuthor: Matheusilla » Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:41 am

Don't they make high pressure paintball tanks outta carbon fiber? I vaguely recall if they do (I think I saw one that held 5000psi ? Nitrogen maybe?)
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:51 am

The carbon fibre is wrapped round an aluminium tank, its not sitting there on its own.
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Unread postAuthor: Matheusilla » Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:31 pm

Ohhhh.... I always wondered, thanks for the info.
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Unread postAuthor: spudthug » Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:10 pm

Wouldn't PVC shatter as well?



pvc does not shatter as quickly....yet abs rips...
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Unread postAuthor: schmanman » Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:12 pm

spudthug wrote:pvc does not shatter....it rips...


ummm, no. who told you that :violent1: . do some research, or pay attention!

I think this one fits here... :withstupid:

pvc shatters, abs rips.

just stop talking. :x

ok, sorry, I dont like to flame noobs, but I get pissed over time! it builds up!

I bet some of you know what I'm talking about. :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: spudthug » Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:24 pm

i made a mistake....ok....get over it (not being mean but right now i am pissed because my dad wont let me use marbles in my cannons anymore........) well since im mad jesus christ dont get mad at me over a small thing i corrected my thing and *accidently* said pvs instead of abs....now i like you schmanman and i havent known you long but i have seen your posts and you have always commented my posts positively its just that im mad....not ur fault but idk why ur mad....u dont have to tell me



Edit: and im not that much of a noob am i???idc if i am but i thought noobs had only the first range like private-speciallist or yellow stars or something...what is the range of a noob in ur opinion??(not yelling at you just asking but why am i a noob??)
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:26 pm

spudthug wrote:
Wouldn't PVC shatter as well?



Name your source!
Wth? Pvc is brittle and shatters.
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Unread postAuthor: schmanman » Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:27 pm

spudthug wrote:i made a mistake....ok....get over it (not being mean but right now i am pissed because my dad wont let me use marbles in my cannons anymore........) well since im mad jesus christ dont get mad at me over a small thing i corrected my thing and *accidently* said pvs instead of abs....now i like you schmanman and i havent known you long but i have seen your posts and you have always commented my posts positively its just that im mad....not ur fault but idk why ur mad....u dont have to tell me



Edit: and im not that much of a noob am i???idc if i am but i thought noobs had only the first range like private-speciallist or yellow stars or something...what is the range of a noob in ur opinion??(not yelling at you just asking but why am i a noob??)


ok, ok.... sorry...

that stinks. well, he never said you couldn't use ball bearings, right. :wink:

I just needed to blow off some steam. I probably should have taken it out some other way, but I guess I "popped". sorry. :oops:

EDI: well, I think of a noob as someone who is relatively new to the hobby, or if your saying stars, maby 5 light blue is the end of being a noob. that is just my opinion.

you dont have to worry about me getting mad at you or not liking you, you seem cool. :)
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Unread postAuthor: spudthug » Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:30 pm

wow ball bearings....good idea he *didnt* say that....mmmmmmmm



srry for yelling at you to i was p-od just like you.....




Edit: thanks schmanman i think ur cool too...(not being sappy) as i said i was mad and i am new to this i dont care if i am a *noob* i jsut wanted to know waht it was


edit 2: shoot every gun you made at a dummy made of fluff with a face on it of someone you hate and scream.....idk if that works seems like it would...i take my anger out by coming on here and looking at guns...sometimes i guess...dont get angry that much
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Unread postAuthor: schmanman » Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:37 pm

noob is not really a derogatory (bad, mean) term, It is just another way of saying "new". :wink:

to take out my anger, I practice bass (playing death metal... yeah, that works pretty well), listen to music (metal once again), shoot something, work on something, shoot the swat, or ride my dirtbike.

heck, walking in the woods & trails helps too....

wow, we're really off-topic.
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Unread postAuthor: spudthug » Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:39 pm

ohhhhhhh........i thought it was a bashing thing......
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