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Discuss miniature cannons built from things such as pill bottles and pen caps.
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Unread postAuthor: LGM » Wed Jan 24, 2007 5:57 pm

My mini is made out of a clear film canister, and it is loads of fun. But does anyone know of different chamber materials to use?
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Unread postAuthor: garrettee » Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:06 pm

I think pill bottles mostly. But I say just about anything you can fashion one with.
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Unread postAuthor: LGM » Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:53 am

This is slightly off subject, but I was wondering if drawing on the inside with a sharpie would transfer enough methanol to fire it, just trying to think of new fuels.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:54 pm

Paper Mache. I want to try it.
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Unread postAuthor: LGM » Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:33 pm

Paper maché isn't flamable, it's water, plaster and paper.
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Unread postAuthor: JDSpud » Sat Feb 03, 2007 4:02 pm

you can basically use anything that has a number of threads on it . Such as a pop bottle or pill bottles(as already mentioned, work the best) my friend and i made one out of a peanut butter container.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Sat Feb 03, 2007 4:18 pm

LGM wrote:Paper maché isn't flamable, it's water, plaster and paper.


Ummm, I think he wants to use it for a chamber, not fuel. :roll:
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Sat Feb 03, 2007 6:08 pm

A drained coconut.

Three convenient hole markers in the top for:

1) Fuel
2) Sparker
3) Barrel

Dam. I really want to try that now :D
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Unread postAuthor: LGM » Sat Feb 03, 2007 7:02 pm

Still, paper maché really wouldn't hold up that well. It probably would shatter.

I know where I can get baby coconuts :P
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Sat Feb 03, 2007 7:08 pm

LGM wrote:Still, paper maché really wouldn't hold up that well. It probably would shatter.

I know where I can get baby coconuts :P

I have a fealing it would hold up if made corectly.
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Unread postAuthor: Flying_Salt » Sat Feb 03, 2007 7:23 pm

Can you say Tissue Box?
I wouldn't reccomend it, unless you reinforce it with duct tape.
Paper mache probably would work. If you burn yourself, however, it wasn't my idea. This post will disappear.
Anywhoo, you can make one out of almost anything. If you really wanted to, you could use a car.
EDIT: That coconut post made me crack up! (No pun intended)
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Unread postAuthor: Bluetooth » Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:24 pm

Haha, you can't make your post disappear anymore... Unless you have connections with mods. I like the coconut idea.
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:32 pm

Watch out though..... the Caps on Pill bottles can explode. I got cut by shards of one once..... i moved to 1inch PVC Chambers and.... its alot safer
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:47 pm

Here is a container that you dont want to use for a chamber:

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It held up fine for a while, but then i used starting fluid as fuel and it exploded in my hands. The ammo (pencil eraser) went through 2 cardboard boxes though.

This was the best chamber I have found, it is an empty shock oil bottle for one of my Nitro RC cars. It lasted well over 100 shots before finally melting.

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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:12 pm

wow that blown up bottle brings back memories. I was just using hairspray thought....... geez that mustve been loud
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