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Ambitious noob's initial brainstorming

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: Brian the brain » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:30 pm

but didn't opt for one


You hurt my feelings!
:D

On a more serious note...I remember signing in on spudtech back in the day, and people were all trying to get me to build stuff like they do.
I was asking questions about unregged CO2 and what materials I could use.They thought I was crazy. ( DR, a senior member there, did anyway)
The general opinion seemed to be, big gun, low pressure is all you need.. :roll:



Things have changed quite a bit since then, but the mood remains the same.
I think we shouldn't try to stear noobs towards our way of doing things, in stead, we should focus more on helping them achieve THEIR goals.
Of course, we should give them usefull advice, based on our experience.
This will ensure we keep fresh minds coming to the hobby..

one more thing:

Don' t ever talk people out of pneumatics or I will bust your virtual lip.. :D

@Bando:

Your objectives are all feasable.
A blowgun will have enough flow for a .177 barrel.Other options are hammer valves, QEV's, or modded solenoids.All of wich can be used in conjunction with a traditional trigger.A blowgun provides it's own.

You can learn about these valves in the spud wiki.
You will obviously need an onboard reservoir and pump and a suited barrel.
If it;s true pump action, I remember one being posted on this site a couple of months ago, but I forgot who made it.



So...back to Jack-I can find any post on the net-smirking revenge... :D
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:38 pm

Oh don't rub salt into the wound, the PVC I *cough*borrowed*cough* from work to make this combustion (to be posted eventually, should be ready some time next week) is nice solid thick walled stuff- 55mm for the barrel, 95mm for the chamber - it's a shame to "waste" it on a gas burner but there you go, I'm not making a 2" piston cannon only to abandon it here after a few weeks of use.

Oh, and of all people you can't accuse me of sticking to conventional concepts, materials and building techniques :p
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:58 pm

I accused you of hurting my feelings..not of being conventional..

I was referring to ....the.....NORMAL guys.. :D

We need innovators, not copycats..

A JSR big bore combustion will keep us busy untill then..

reverse evolution...
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