Registered users: Bing [Bot], Exabot [Bot], Google [Bot], Majestic-12 [Bot], MSNbot Media, Yahoo [Bot]
Who is online
In total there are 71 users online :: 6 registered, 0 hidden and 65 guests
Most users ever online was 155 on Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:40 am
Registered users: Bing [Bot], Exabot [Bot], Google [Bot], Majestic-12 [Bot], MSNbot Media, Yahoo [Bot] based on users active over the past 5 minutes
This is my most recent creation, a 3" piston, 2" porting Golf Ball cannon. It is a lot of fun (and very loud), will shoot a golf ball out of sight at 40 psi. Here are some stats in a handy little list:
-1.5" golf ball barrel (sleeved in 2" sch. 80)
-1" sprinkler valve pilot
-Drain plug rubber thing as sealing face
-Peanut butter jar piston (with duct tape and filled with foam and hot glue)
-The enormous pilot volume is greatly reduced by the large piston and a big section of pool noodle acting as a bumper
-Filled via schrader/bike pump or bulk CO2 once i get safety valve.
This cannon is my very first piston valve cannon, and I experienced many setbacks (gluing modded bushings sucks) and it took forever for me to get the valve to seal. One piece of advice is to not use bike innertube if it has small seams (raised lines or indents) and to sand the sealing part of the barrel as flat and smooth as possible (finishing with fine grain sandpaper worked for me, without it sealing was impossible).
Do I need a barrel support? I take the barrel on and off constantly to transport the cannon or to use different barrels. I know i need paint, but paint is not an option because I do not want to freak out neighbors by carrying what looks like a dangerous weapon around (not that it isn't).
Here's some feedback (for my 1000th post ).
It looks great. Pilot volume may be a little excessive, but it looks great. Paint it and take some damage shots and you're good to go.
Hey, thanks for responding. The pilot volume is a little bit extreme but I believe I have put enough stuff in the pilot area to make a little more feasible, and the 1" sprinkler works admirably to get the rest out. Damage shots are not likely, and neither is paint sadly because my parents will only tolerate so much destruction and my neighbors are probably already wondering what i am doing with cannons in my yard. Congrats on the 1000th post! (only 964 left for me!)
Looking good, personally I would have made the chamber a bit larger and eliminated the tee before the sprinkler by filling directly through the sprinkler.
you could paint it fluoro... , im sure they wont think a bright green painted bit of pvc is dangerous lol
yea nice cannon mate but as JSR saud remove the fill T and install the schrader in the bottom of the sprinkler valve
EDIT: your tee is glued in so for your next one work on your pilot volume
Aussie spudders unite!!
Re: My 3" piston, 2" porting GB cannon
Nice gun though as others have mentioned there is an unnessary amount of pilot volume.
You could have made the chamber longer which would make it look better
You do realize that pool noodles shrink in a compressed air environment right?
Take the volume of the foam in cubic inches and divide it by how many BAR you're putting into the gun and that's about how big it will be when the gun is pressurized.
But other than that it looks good. I'm guessing it looks a lot bigger in person than in the pics. (that's what she said!)
Very nice job on the gb cannon kablooie. I like the neatness of the gun.
Job well done!
Congrats! Bout time you hit 1,000 eh?
Forum Rules - follow them or else!
“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence”
wow that tee is pretty good but i think the chamber should be longer for more power or are you restrictaded because of a bike pump or somethin
hey i no this is random but im making a piston valve just like yours and was wondering is the brand of peanut butter skippy because i found some in my house and it fit perfectly in the 3" pipe but of course you would need duct tape and how well does the piston seal like the part with duct tape?
Don't worry about the pilot volume, a fast moving piston needs the extra braking room! I'd worry more about the pool noodle holding up hit after hit after hit. I think it will stay squished after awhile. Good build for a first piston valve.
When life gives you lemons...throw them back they suck!
i can tell u now duct tape wont rele work very good ur better off makin a expoxy piston or somthing like that it just would be easier
Duct tape can work, it's been done before. Some guy even managed to make a chamber sealing piston with duct tape. I would think duct tape would be fine on pistons up to 2", the higher you go, more chance of it jamming IMO.
Who is online