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 69 users online :: 4 registered, 0 hidden and 65 guests


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

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

The Team
Administrators
Global Moderators
global_moderators.png CS

your power source

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 

which is it?

compressor
13
42%
bike pump
11
35%
shock pump
1
3%
co2
2
6%
mouth
0
No votes
nuclear poison silkworms
4
13%
nothing I dont even have an air cannon
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 31
  • Author
    Message

your power source

Unread postAuthor: Mr.Sandman » Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:21 pm

here you can vote on your pneumatic cannon's power source
  • 0

User avatar
Mr.Sandman
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 762
Joined: Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:10 am
Country: Antarctica (aq)
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: SEAKING9006 » Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:25 pm

My comp is only 3 gallons. :(
  • 0


SEAKING9006
Colonel
Colonel
 
Posts: 734
Joined: Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:20 pm
Location: Texas
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: rp181 » Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:36 pm

BTW, im breeding silkworms, PM me if ya want to buy one =p

I use bike pump though.
  • 0

User avatar
rp181
Brigadier General
Brigadier General
 
Posts: 1090
Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:47 pm
Reputation: 0

which is it?

Unread postAuthor: Mr.Sandman » Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:40 pm

i personally use my air compressor but there is nothing wrong with using a good old reliable bike pump.
  • 0

Attachments
pump.jpg
here is my old reliable
User avatar
Mr.Sandman
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 762
Joined: Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:10 am
Country: Antarctica (aq)
Reputation: 0

Re: which is it?

Unread postAuthor: koolaidman » Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:43 pm

Mr.Sandman wrote:i personally use my air compressor but there is nothing wrong with using a good old reliable bike pump.


im sure that alot of people including me have found that "reliable bike pump" is an oxymoron.
  • 0

User avatar
koolaidman
Master Sergeant
Master Sergeant
 
Posts: 156
Joined: Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:46 pm
Reputation: 0

Re: which is it?

Unread postAuthor: Mr.Sandman » Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:58 pm

koolaidman wrote:
Mr.Sandman wrote:i personally use my air compressor but there is nothing wrong with using a good old reliable bike pump.


im sure that alot of people including me have found that "reliable bike pump" is an oxymoron.



what do you mean :?:


edit: never mind i understand
  • 0

User avatar
Mr.Sandman
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 762
Joined: Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:10 am
Country: Antarctica (aq)
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: SEAKING9006 » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:05 pm

By the way, what's a shock pump?
  • 0


SEAKING9006
Colonel
Colonel
 
Posts: 734
Joined: Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:20 pm
Location: Texas
Reputation: 0

Sponsored

Sponsor
 


Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:10 pm

I use a bike pump, it's faster and quieter than my compressor, and it is much more portable.
  • 0

It's hard to soar with eagles when you're working with turkeys.
User avatar
potatoflinger
Brigadier General
Brigadier General
 
Posts: 1136
Joined: Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:26 pm
Location: Maryland
Reputation: 1

Unread postAuthor: Mr.Sandman » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:15 pm

SEAKING9006 wrote:By the way, what's a shock pump?


a shock pump is a special pump designed to pressurize guns that go above 200 psi which would be dangerous for a regular bike pump and really hard to pump


edit: this blows i was higher than you for a glorius minute but then i get the message that says ive received the daily amount of spud bux :cry:
  • 0

Last edited by Mr.Sandman on Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Mr.Sandman
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 762
Joined: Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:10 am
Country: Antarctica (aq)
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: SEAKING9006 » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:19 pm

So, what's the mechanical difference?
  • 0


SEAKING9006
Colonel
Colonel
 
Posts: 734
Joined: Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:20 pm
Location: Texas
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:21 pm

SEAKING9006 wrote:So, what's the mechanical difference?

Not really any, except a shock pump has a smaller piston diameter so that you can use it at a higher pressure with less force.
  • 0

It's hard to soar with eagles when you're working with turkeys.
User avatar
potatoflinger
Brigadier General
Brigadier General
 
Posts: 1136
Joined: Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:26 pm
Location: Maryland
Reputation: 1

Unread postAuthor: Mr.Sandman » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:24 pm

also shock pumps are made of metal and are more expensive



edit: for some reason i got spud bux for this post wtf happend to the system
  • 0

User avatar
Mr.Sandman
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 762
Joined: Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:10 am
Country: Antarctica (aq)
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: noob of noobs » Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:38 pm

My pump's been very reliable throughout the history of my hobby, and although it's slow, it's portable, and that's a necessity when you want to move out of your backyard/basement. I'll probably build a shockpump soon though.
  • 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: jon_89 » Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:44 pm

I have a shock pump and it works pretty well except for large chambers. I also got a 12 volt pump that works pretty well. I had it up to 150 psi on my burst disk cannon.
  • 0


jon_89
Colonel
Colonel
 
Posts: 607
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 9:50 pm
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: Gippeto » Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:29 am

I'm pretty well set up. Currently have or have access to;

5hp industrial compressor w/80 gallon tank 150psi.

Homemade pump 400psi.

Regulated co2 to 450psi. (unregulated if I want)

Nitrogen, 2000psi still in the bottle (regulated or not)

Next big project is either 3000+psi air, or a regulator for 4500psi N2. 8)
  • 0

"It could be that the purpose of your life is to serve as a warning to others" – unknown

Liberalism is a mental disorder, reality is it's cure.
User avatar
Gippeto
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 2393
Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2008 10:14 am
Location: The Great White North...Canada eh!
Reputation: 11

Next

Return to Pneumatic Cannon Discussion

Who is online

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

Reputation System ©'