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Water Ballon Cannon?

Post questions and info about pneumatic (compressed gas) powered cannons here. This includes discussion about valves, pipe types, compressors, alternate gas setups, and anything else relevant.
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Unread postAuthor: joannaardway » Sat Sep 01, 2007 5:31 pm

Pilgrimman wrote:If this would never work, (I'm looking at you, joannaardway :D ) then just ignore this.

Slight problem. People seem to think that things like that can be "caught".

It's just spent a few feet accelerating at a thousand G or more. It's not going to stop cleanly in a few fractions of an inch.
Energy is Force * distance. If it has to stop in a thousandth of the distance, the force to do that will have to be 1000 times higher - which is going to do some heavy damage.
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Novacastrian: How about use whatever the heck you can get your hands on?
frankrede: Well then I guess it won't matter when you decide to drink bleach because your out of kool-aid.
...I'm sorry, but that made my year.
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