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Unread postAuthor: starman » Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:14 pm

How did you "package" your flour ammo Frank?
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:01 pm

starman wrote:How did you "package" your flour ammo Frank?
I just poured about a pound of flour down the barrel.
The cannon was shot at 120 psi, notice how quiet it was? Usually at those pressures the cannon is deafening.
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:11 pm

frankrede wrote:The cannon was shot at 120 psi, notice how quiet it was? Usually at those pressures the cannon is deafening.


I did notice that. The loose flour obviously absorbs much of the energy available in the shot. I would bet that packaged flour would not have been that quiet.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:20 pm

starman wrote:
frankrede wrote:The cannon was shot at 120 psi, notice how quiet it was? Usually at those pressures the cannon is deafening.


I did notice that. The loose flour obviously absorbs much of the energy available in the shot. I would bet that packaged flour would not have been that quiet.
I will probably do this again but instead have a foam sabot behind it all.
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:13 am

Great cloud you made there!
Love the dogs going to check out what it is.

A sabot would certainly help to get some more range and dispersion. Would also make a louder bang. I believe alot of energy is wasted in tumbling the loose flour around in the barrel while firing.


Are you perhaps planning to fire the cloud in the direction of a campfire? :roll:
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:48 am

psycix wrote:Are you perhaps planning to fire the cloud in the direction of a campfire? :roll:


Hummm that could get interesting...and dangerous....like explosion dangerous. It would more than likely just produce a gigatic fireball out in the open air...sort of like the non-dairy creamer cannon the Mythbusters built....

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRw4ZRqmxOc[/youtube]
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Unread postAuthor: Sticky_Tape » Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:51 am

Are you perhaps planning to fire the cloud in the direction of a campfire?

You see mythbusters too? Nice gun you have I don't suggest fireing flour at a campfire big fireball lost eyebrows lost eyes.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:43 am

starman wrote:
psycix wrote:Are you perhaps planning to fire the cloud in the direction of a campfire? :roll:


Hummm that could get interesting...and dangerous....like explosion dangerous. It would more than likely just produce a gigatic fireball out in the open air...sort of like the non-dairy creamer cannon the Mythbusters built....

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRw4ZRqmxOc[/youtube]

Hmm, it seems as if my intentions have been forecasted;)
Next IPLA meet we will have to see.
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:54 pm

Sticky_tape wrote:You see mythbusters too?

Well, DOHH.
99% of the spudders watch MB!

frankrede wrote:Hmm, it seems as if my intentions have been forecasted;)

Rather obvious isnt it?

-Most spudders do MB like experiments.
-Spuders like to exploit science to build rather spectacular (and dangerous) toys.
-A spudder throws up a cloud of flour.

Conclusion:
We can be sure that the cloud is intended to be ignited. :D




Sidenote:
Tried fillin up the barrel with gasoline yet? :wink:
Theres a good video on youtube making one hell of a fireball.
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Unread postAuthor: blind909 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:52 am

Sticky_Tape wrote:
Are you perhaps planning to fire the cloud in the direction of a campfire?

You see mythbusters too? Nice gun you have I don't suggest fireing flour at a campfire big fireball lost eyebrows lost eyes.


Dude, who doesnt, it is like the best show on discovery! watch it every wed. BTW, nice cannon frank(check your pm's)
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