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Discuss miniature cannons built from things such as pill bottles and pen caps.
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Unread postAuthor: mitchell101 » Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:01 am

i just amde a mini and it whont shoot i use butane and im out side its 25Fout
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:09 am

*Smashes head on keyboard*

Use the search function and the Spudwiki, god damnit! I guarantee you will find the answer to your question within 5 minutes of searching through either resource.
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Unread postAuthor: Pete Zaria » Sat Feb 24, 2007 3:36 am

Welcome to the forums.

1) As SpudBlaster15 said, please search and read the Wiki before posting. MANY questions have been asked before, and are kept in the "archives" so to speak. Also, please make an attempt at using proper spelling and grammar. If you want help, make it easy for people to help you by making your posts easy to read and understand.

2) The most common reason mini's wont fire is people use too much fuel. You only need a TINY amount. Far less than most people think.

3) It might just be too cold. Try it inside, or in the garage, using less fuel, and let us know what happens.

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Unread postAuthor: mitchell101 » Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:54 am

ok i had to go to bed ok i tryed it just now ant it works every shot >:0 like 2-3 shots per shot o butane musta ben to kold cus its 56F out now
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Unread postAuthor: Pete Zaria » Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:27 pm

... so much for "Also, please make an attempt at using proper spelling and grammar. If you want help, make it easy for people to help you by making your posts easy to read and understand."

At least I tried.

I'm glad your mini works for you. Nice ferret.

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Unread postAuthor: mitchell101 » Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:34 pm

Pete Zaria wrote:... so much for "Also, please make an attempt at using proper spelling and grammar. If you want help, make it easy for people to help you by making your posts easy to read and understand."

At least I tried.

I'm glad your mini works for you. Nice ferret.

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lmao thanks
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Unread postAuthor: zeigs spud » Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:36 am

all that and the fact this isn't a help thread
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Unread postAuthor: kf4oij » Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:31 pm

So, SpudBlaster15 and Pete Zaria, in only 5 minutes of searching I have noticed you contribute a lot, so... Maybe you can answer this mans study (http://gpi.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/5/4/319), do you contribute out of self interest, or do you contribute because you feal a responsibility?

Personaly, I think the internet would be better off without stupid "Use the Search" feature. People come to forums not only for advice, which they could undoubtedly find using the search features, but for human interaction, which you provide in the form of critical comments. I think that the solution is to give people the interaction they are searching for, and welcome them into the community with a response such as "Good Question, this link explains what you are looking for."

But, I am fairly certain my complaint will do nothing but incite a flame riot. Perhaps it may help some poor soul. In answer for me, I contribute because I believe my way is right, and the views and goals I see for the world are the best ones, and no one else seems to be doing anything, therefore it must be critical that I contribute in order that the world become more like what I want. Thus, I contribute purely for self-interest.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:47 pm

We try and do what you say when the person actually has spent time researching what he/she wants to do. Instead we get 90% of new member making new topics and asking questions that could be answered in a matter of seconds and like to get spoonfeed instead of spending some of their time searching. Its like an annoying kid at school sitting next to you who asks question after question.

What do you do for an occupation? Say your a pilot :P
And someone keeps asking you questions like.....

How do you fly a plane?
How do you land?
How do you take-off?
How do you go really really fast?
What does this button do?
Can this plane do a loop?
How long can a plane fly for?

If someone has been researching they would ask questions like:

Whats the first step to flying a boeing 747?
How slow do you have to be going in a boeing 747 to land safely?
How fast do you have to be going in a boeing 747 to take off?
How fast can a boeing 747 go when the throttle is maxed?
Whats the maximum degree a 747 can climb at 700kph?
On a full tank how far can a boeing 747 fly for?

Notice the difference between the 2 sets of questions? The first set shows basic knowledge and no understanding or researching of the topic. The questions can be answered many ways depending on type of plane,spped etc. They're too basic and need to be more closed question.

The second set shows some knowledge and researching of the topic and shows the person has spent time looking up information on the questions. The questions are more closed and can really only have one or two answers depending on a few variables.

Now imagine someone asking you the first set of questions 90 times in a month....now imagine someone asking the second lot of questions 10 times in a month.....Thaats kind of what its like here...same/very similar questions but 90% of the posters show no understanding/knowledge or researching off the topic and you dont feel bothered to help them out when they cant do something for themselves. The other 10% have actually spent time researching the topic but are having trouble understanding or want to know more.....these people i feel more inclined to help and its a breath of fresh air helping them and someone start such a great and awesome hobby they might enjoy and are actually commited to.
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Unread postAuthor: Recruit » Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:49 am

I agree with MrCrowley here, I dont mean to offensive to people but realy stupid things or simple questions asked over a thousand times in the history of this site (I did not count how many times some one asked one of these simple questions) get realy annoying. In short, just do a bit of looking. I realize that most people dont like to study but realy how hard can it be to study just a little.

Allso tri t2 spEk r8 or pple, will not be able to A. stand your bad grammar and spell (no text typing please), B. help you very well because your post is hard to understand, and C. most people are class as stupid because of text typing here (not meaning to be rude).

I welcome you to the forums both of you but try to use proper grammar. I am not saying everthing has to be grammatically correct just try to use what you know ok.
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