Login    Register
User Information
Username:
Password:
We are a free and open
community, all are welcome.
Click here to Register
Sponsored
Who is online

In total there are 57 users online :: 3 registered, 0 hidden and 54 guests


Most users ever online was 155 on Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:40 am

Registered users: Bing [Bot], MSNbot Media, Yahoo [Bot] based on users active over the past 5 minutes

The Team
Administrators
Global Moderators
global_moderators.png CS

Water Balloon launcher

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.
Sponsored 

Is it possible to make?

Yes
6
86%
No
1
14%
 
Total votes : 7
  • Author
    Message

Water Balloon launcher

Unread postAuthor: BOMBOMBOMB » Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:46 am

Ok well i need ideas.... Ideas that can help create a water ballon launcher and a powerfull on. But one of the main problems is that the water balloon is likely to burst. Im not talking about cherries im talking about some big ones. So how could i keep the power while not risking the explosion of the balloon?
Cheers Nato
  • 0


BOMBOMBOMB
Sergeant
Sergeant
 
Posts: 95
Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:47 am
Location: Queensland Australia
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: hi » Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:56 am

if i were you i would encase it in a a foam block or something of that nature, a sabot in other words.

use a sling shot, i garentee that if you make a "cannon" to do it you will be sadly disapointed.

also, this goes in "non spudgun related activitys", not the showcase.
  • 0

"physics, gravity, and law enforcement are the only things that prevent me from operating at my full potential" - not sure, but i like the quote

you know you are not an engineer if you have to remind yourself "left loosy righty tighty"
User avatar
hi
Major General
Major General
 
Posts: 1619
Joined: Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:28 pm
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: BOMBOMBOMB » Fri Oct 12, 2007 12:58 am

woops sorry if possible could somene move the thread? So a pnematic launcher couldnt do it?
Cheers Nato
  • 0


BOMBOMBOMB
Sergeant
Sergeant
 
Posts: 95
Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:47 am
Location: Queensland Australia
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: Novacastrian » Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:19 am

It could be done with a really long barrel and a valve that opens slowly, rather than a modded valve or piston, maybe you could restrict the flow of air.
A sabot or similar would need to be used though (so the rubber doesn't get torn).
  • 0

America, the greatest gangster of all time. With 200 million odd foot soldiers at it's whim and call.
When you fill your car with refined oil remember that it has been paid for with blood and guts, some from your own countrymen, most not.

Novacastrian
Major General
Major General
 
Posts: 1604
Joined: Sat Aug 11, 2007 6:59 pm
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: BOMBOMBOMB » Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:30 am

hmmm but in th eend that will reduce overall power. Or do you mean to make along enough barrel so the pressure builds up slowly?
  • 0


BOMBOMBOMB
Sergeant
Sergeant
 
Posts: 95
Joined: Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:47 am
Location: Queensland Australia
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: psycix » Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:38 am

I think its not about a slow opening time to make it not burst.
Its about the pressure you put behind the balloon.
So do a long-barrel, big-chamber and low pressure cannon.
  • 0

User avatar
psycix
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 3684
Joined: Mon Jun 25, 2007 7:12 am
Location: The Netherlands
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: Tom » Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:11 am

Maybe if you make a sabot of a half soda bottle, the put the water balloon in the soda bottle, the soda bottle will fit in 75MM PVC. I made something like this, only I used combustion. Maybe if you´re using it as a mortar you could better use combustion, it´s much simpeler.
GR.Tom
  • 0

Really really proud member of the Dutch Spud Clan!

Tom
Sergeant Major
Sergeant Major
 
Posts: 187
Joined: Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:22 am
Reputation: 0

Sponsored

Sponsor
 


Unread postAuthor: noob of noobs » Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:08 pm

It's got to be possible. You'll just need a really good sabot with a lot of cushioning.
  • 0

User avatar
noob of noobs
Captain
Captain
 
Posts: 320
Joined: Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:04 pm
Location: Illinois, Skokie
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: ShowNoMercy » Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:14 pm

Say your gonna use a barrel with a 2 inch ID, take some cardboard and roll it around the full balloon, then take a half a dixie cup and use that as your base or sabot. Slide that down the barrel and you should be fine as long as the projectile stays together till it leaves the barrel.
  • 0

Jesus saves, no need to pray
The gates of pearl have turned to gold
It seems you've lost your way
User avatar
ShowNoMercy
Brigadier General
Brigadier General
 
Posts: 1094
Joined: Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:08 am
Location: Jersey Bitches!
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Fri Oct 19, 2007 6:52 pm

I've done it. I used a sabot and fired three at one time.

The cannon used was 1.5" barreled pneumatic with modded sprinkler valve, fired at 80psi.
  • 0

User avatar
Hubb
Major General
Major General
 
Posts: 2390
Joined: Mon May 28, 2007 8:39 am
Location: South Georgia
Reputation: 2

Unread postAuthor: Redcoat » Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:45 pm

I remember seeing this a while back.

If I was you I'd go with a small calibre smoothbore (very smooth) and shoot very small (I'd say about 1 inch diameter) water bombs that have a piece of foam behind hem like hi said.

Happy Spuddin'

Edit- You could go sniper in a water bomb fight, though it would hurt the other person like a bizithc.
  • 0

Poo.
User avatar
Redcoat
Brigadier General
Brigadier General
 
Posts: 836
Joined: Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:07 am
Location: Sydney ,Australia
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: ALIHISGREAT » Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:43 pm

you will definitly need a sabot
  • 0

User avatar
ALIHISGREAT
Major General
Major General
 
Posts: 1779
Joined: Sat Aug 25, 2007 6:47 pm
Location: UK
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: The Kid » Sat Oct 20, 2007 7:18 pm

if the bloon has soap in it it won't burst
  • 0

User avatar
The Kid
Staff Sergeant
Staff Sergeant
 
Posts: 117
Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2007 7:50 am
Location: Australia
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: Hubb » Sat Oct 20, 2007 7:31 pm

The Kid wrote:if the bloon has soap in it it won't burst


what?
  • 0

User avatar
Hubb
Major General
Major General
 
Posts: 2390
Joined: Mon May 28, 2007 8:39 am
Location: South Georgia
Reputation: 2

Unread postAuthor: thespeedycicada » Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:07 pm

The kid please explain how putting soapin a ballon will prevent it from popping.Does it have anything to do with surface tension (which i don't think exist really in a ballon) or are you suggesting filling the ballon with soap entirely? these are really the only ways soap could make a difference one of them probally decent even exist the other unbelievably stupid and impractical.So are you just making some suggestion that is a stupid myth or do you have a sliver of info to back it up? I used my ballvalve pneumatic with a styrofoam sabot to shoot water ballons on a hill to make a nice sheet of ice to bobsled down in half a garbage can yup that was sooooo much fun and extremely stupid/dangerous at the same time i really miss those days :cry:
  • 0

current projects: co-axial piston valve.Status DONE!
S.P.E.C.S update mk 1 construction begining in febuary all the maths for it are done plans are drawn up and parts are listed.
NEXT project:auto piston valve.
User avatar
thespeedycicada
Lieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Posts: 429
Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:28 am
Reputation: 0

Next

Return to Pneumatic Cannon Discussion

Who is online

Registered users: Bing [Bot], MSNbot Media, Yahoo [Bot]

Reputation System ©'