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Water Balloon Pneumatic 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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Water Balloon Pneumatic Cannon.

Unread postAuthor: Shoal » Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:02 pm

I've been thinking about building a cannon that launches water balloons among other things. I'm not too familiar with the construction of pneumatic cannons, but for the basics, I'm planning on a 3 inch barrel, and the 1 inch sprinkler valve from BCArms for the valve type. I'm not planning on shooting anyone with this, because the balloons have the potential to cause harm flying at high speed.
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Unread postAuthor: Spuddin » Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:08 pm

i hope you get this built and working soon, i would like to see it in action. i tried this but the balloons kept breaking in the barrel, maybe they needed to be patched with cloth of some kind to keep the balloon from contacting the barrel. you will get alot of replys saying "search this site" etc. but all the info is here. hurry and build it.. :D ugh, im starting to sound like "them".
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Unread postAuthor: XxtriviumxX » Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:19 pm

I'm not planning on shooting anyone with this, because the balloons have the potential to cause harm flying at high speed.


There are much more harmful projectiles than ballons on this site. :lol:

If you are going to be shooting ballons, you will need to put them in some kind of shell or frame, maybe two pieces of foam will work, which will break away from each other as they exit the barrel.

Get creative :D
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Unread postAuthor: tmacd995 » Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:18 pm

I would use a piston valve if you feel up to it or maybe two sprinkler valves. I built a cannon with a one inch modded valve and a 3 inch barrel and it was a waste of 70 dollars.
The flow is just too restricted with a one inch valve.
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:22 pm

try finding a 1.5" sprinkler valve. I've seen a couple in my days and bigger ports would increase performance (since you are using a larger barrel).

that, or you could just use a piston system...
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Unread postAuthor: jonnyboy » Mon May 26, 2008 1:53 pm

Spuddin wrote:i hope you get this built and working soon, i would like to see it in action. i tried this but the balloons kept breaking in the barrel, maybe they needed to be patched with cloth of some kind to keep the balloon from contacting the barrel. you will get alot of replys saying "search this site" etc. but all the info is here. hurry and build it.. :D ugh, im starting to sound like "them".

I have shot water balloons out of mine. Make a cardboard disk to set them on so the pressure exerted on the balloon will be the same.
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Unread postAuthor: koolaidman » Mon May 26, 2008 10:00 pm

Guys, i dont think he needs to worry about flow restriction if hes shooting water balloons. If anything, that is a good thing, id even almost suggest a ball valve... not really tho. Id say stick with the 1" sprinkler, and use a long barrel.
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Unread postAuthor: no-limit » Mon May 26, 2008 10:14 pm

This one I have to see.
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Unread postAuthor: koolaidman » Mon May 26, 2008 10:18 pm

Also, a guy on this site posted exactly that gun you descibed. Here it is http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/water-b ... 13364.html. Just please! do not use dwv like he did.
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Unread postAuthor: no-limit » Mon May 26, 2008 10:25 pm

No such file, that's a good one.
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Unread postAuthor: Biopyro » Tue May 27, 2008 4:01 am

http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/water-balloon-mortar-t13364.html

I always wantede something like this, but I can't help but think the friction along the barrel would burst the balloon as it leaves the barrel?
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Unread postAuthor: biged » Tue May 27, 2008 5:20 am

I launch water balloons all the time. I Sabot the water balloons in Dixie cups. The balloon is launched and the cup lands 15-20 feet away. I can reuse the cups 10+ over.

Each balloon is about the size of a tennis ball, which is what I also launch.
I use a 1 gallon pump sprayer to fill the balloons in the field.

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Unread postAuthor: Biopyro » Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:55 pm

I just found this site. It seems like it's exactly what you need!
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