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My first pnuematic launcher/Artillery piece.

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: Ragnarok » Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:51 am

judgment_arms wrote:EDIT: six days old doesn’t count as dead, does it?

Depends on if it's your mother or the thread.

If your mother has said nothing for six days, it is quite likely she is dead.
If a thread hasn't said anything for six days, there are still some remnants of life.
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Does that thing kinda look like a big cat to you?
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Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:00 pm

biged wrote:Tried a nerf rocket with a 10 foot, 2 inch diameter barrel at 150 psi. The nerf came out in pieces. It looked like it was turned inside out. Not one nerf survived, I killed six that day... :?

I am still searching for a safe lightweight projectile than can be launched a long way. (Experimenting with pool noodles.)
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Holy crap that's a nice looking cannon, the chamber fill sounds like a pain though. That looks like it would work well with heavier projectiles.
How come I never saw that one in the showcase? :wink:

@Ragnarok, When I first read that I thought you were talking about someone's mother :D
But it's a true statement. :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:22 pm

first of all I am going to say what was already said so that you trully understand what is possible and what not... :wink:

*forget about 12V compressors - they are S#### even for much smaller guns

*1/4 mile isn't possible with nerf ammo... a steel bolt could cover that distance but I understand that it's not an option...

*buy either a normal compressor or a scuba tank with regulator
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Unread postAuthor: B to the RAD » Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:36 pm

Thanks for all the help I am deciding to make this a non firing prop. But one that will recoil and act as close as possible to the real thing. then we will just continue to use our flashpots for the effect downrange.
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Unread postAuthor: geetarfrik » Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:52 pm

pat123 wrote:
Why do you need it to shoot 1/4 mile?

yeah there is no way you will be able to hit withen 20-50ft of the person at that distance.
We use combustion cannons as mortars and ive gotten hit by them. THe point of mortars in airsoft/paintball is not to hit the enemy, but to force the enemy into cover while your men take their positions.
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