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Unread postAuthor: deathbyDWV » Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:11 pm

On mythbusters tonight I saw they used a cannon to launch slush drinks. Did any one else?

It reminded me of tech's qdv...

Does anyone know what type of cannon it was?

I was thinking maybe a spool valve...
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Unread postAuthor: twizi » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:07 pm

i think its some type of spool
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Unread postAuthor: metalmeltr » Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:46 am

What was that tank that held the air? It looked like the valve was incorperated into the tank.
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Unread postAuthor: deathbyDWV » Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:08 pm

Yeah it looked like a propane tank. That's why I thought spool valve.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sun Sep 12, 2010 3:14 am

Found the episode online ;)

Handheld air cannon in the last couple of minutes.
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Unread postAuthor: Heimo » Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:03 am

there are 2 different launchers in that episode...
this one
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I have no idea how this one works but is probably works a lot like a QDV

then there is this one
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this one uses a solenoid actuated valve, here is a pic of the valve from a different episode where they showed a close up

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Unread postAuthor: Crna Legija » Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:22 am

they used the big red one in another episode to, when they tested if a car going forwards at 80mph and a gun shooting backwards would at 80mph would end up with the round just falling straight down.
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:21 am

That type valve is a large QEV used on hoppers to relieve gravel and such that jams and stops flowing. I've seen them used. They are used in the cement and coal industries. The piston in them is shaped like a hockey puck, so the style is a QEV, not a QDV. The cut away view on their site shows the valve housing is in the rear of the tank.

Here is one by Flotec;
http://www.aircannon.org/installations.html
That paticular tank and valve looks like one by Martin Engineering;
http://www.martin-eng.com/products/air-cannons-accessories
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