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First Piston By Redneck

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Unread postAuthor: rednecktatertosser » Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:21 am

Well this is my first completed piston cannon.

It sports a Piston valve housed in a 2" tee with a 1.5" endcap for a piston with a 1/4" pilot porting, and a 1.5" Barrel porting, and a 2" chamber porting.

The chamber is 2"x4' and the barrel is 1.5"x 7'.

This is my biggest and loudest cannon to date.

I have only tested this cannon to 50 PSI and using my thumb as a pilot valve. and the results were beyond my expectations.

What do you guys think? Questinos/comments, likes/dislikes(except primer stains.)

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Unread postAuthor: Flying_Salt » Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:28 am

What I DISLIKE is that it actually works, and I still can't get my qev to work.
What I like is that I'm planning to steal it.
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Unread postAuthor: origin unknown » Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:34 am

Beautiful. Just plain and simple, no special doo-dads or anything fancy. Does your piston pilot fast, or does it pilot about half the chamber volume before opening? I am having this problem on mine which I think is caused by me not having o-rings on my piston.
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Unread postAuthor: TwitchTheAussie » Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:37 am

Bloody good and easy mate. Love it.
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Unread postAuthor: rednecktatertosser » Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:38 am

I dont have orings either, but i wrapped it in masking tape and lubed it up before sticking it in there :lol: and it opens pretty fast. But that is probably your problem, what are you using for your pilot valve?
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Unread postAuthor: origin unknown » Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:39 am

1/2" ball valve.
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Unread postAuthor: rednecktatertosser » Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:45 am

@origin unknown- yeah orings are probably your problem.

@twitch- Thanks, i get tired of all the fancy guns, the simple things in life are the most enjoyable :) .
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Unread postAuthor: Hailfire753 » Sat Jul 14, 2007 1:09 am

Wow, I thought almost all peumatics were not as lowd as combustions. Do you get an echo? It looks like its a blast to shoot.
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Unread postAuthor: rednecktatertosser » Sat Jul 14, 2007 1:11 am

No I didnt get an echo but i was in my garage shooting it at 50 PSI ,it made my friends ear ring though.

Edit, it was not aimed at said friend.
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Unread postAuthor: Hailfire753 » Sat Jul 14, 2007 1:14 am

Uh huh. Of course not. :twisted:

EDIT - OF couse seriously OF couse not. I do not think you are stupid. BTW, have you made a combustion, or did you somehow start off building pnuematics?
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Unread postAuthor: rednecktatertosser » Sat Jul 14, 2007 1:17 am

No seriously, that is stupid and i would never do something like that.
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Unread postAuthor: Modderxtrordanare » Sat Jul 14, 2007 1:40 am

Nice design. :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: spud yeti » Sat Jul 14, 2007 2:39 am

Hey, really nice cannon. well done on getting it to work. Are you going to paint it?
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Unread postAuthor: super spuder » Sat Jul 14, 2007 9:33 am

i was looking at that picture... and i don't see a pilot valve :? aside from my blindness... nice gun, you used tape to seal your valve to hu :lol: nice gun
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Unread postAuthor: rednecktatertosser » Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:56 am

@super spudder- No the pilot valve is a 1/4" ball valve and the fill/pilot assembly is not attached in the picture. and the tape was just to make it 'airtight' and i used shower liner to seal it. sorry to dissapoint.

@ spud yeti- Thanks, and yes i will eventually paint it(whenever I can get my dad to get me some spraypaint)

@ modder- Thanks isnt it just the most original cannon youve ever seen?!?!?? :lol:

@ Hailfire- No I have never built a combustion, pneumatics all the way, thusfar.
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