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Ready to build my 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: furball » Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:11 am

I've done a few good weeks research and I think I'm ready to build a PVC/QEV copper cannon. I was hoping to build a bolt action sniper rifle that looks good aswell as performs good. My pump only goes up to 100 PSI so I'll be looking to buy a 1000psi valve and maybe a better pump. I was wandering if a modded sprinker valve would perform well?



I don't know what valves and materials I'll need though. Obviously it's my first cannon and I'm spending around £70 so I really don't want to make a mess. Any help/advice appreciated
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Re: Ready to build my cannon?

Unread postAuthor: mega_swordman » Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:07 am

furball wrote:I was hoping to build a bolt action sniper rifle that looks good aswell as performs good.


Performs well.

Reguardless, I modded sprinkler valve will be a good choice for your first gun. Also, I don't think a 1000psi valve will be nessesary for you gun (unless that is a mistake).
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Re: Ready to build my cannon?

Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Thu Nov 29, 2007 6:36 am

furball wrote:I've done a few good weeks research and I think I'm ready to build a PVC/QEV copper cannon.


I don't know what valves and materials I'll need though.


I don't know what your saying???

You know you want a pvc/copper sniper, breech loading. Do you have a building plan drawn on paper? Something done in CAD/MS Paint?

Do you need to do more research to gain clarity for a design you are thinking about?
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:37 am

Sorry, I meant to have the plans I promised you and suddenly my uni sprung loads of really short deadlines on me.

If you still want them, I may be able to find the time to finish writing them up.
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Unread postAuthor: MaxuS » Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:21 am

Rag, I think it would be a better idea for them to become knowledgable enough to make their own plans and make sure theyve done more than enough research in the first place.

I don't know what valves and materials I'll need though.


^Obviously not ready to build his first cannon.
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:54 pm

Wait, PVC/copper? Dude pick one. And if you don't know what materials you need, well, you haven't done your research then, because that's what research is for.
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