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piston weight

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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piston weight

Unread postAuthor: tape fist » Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:03 am

Im just putting some final touches to my air cannon and i wanted to ask how heavy should a piston be?The reason i ask is because im using a socket and even though it slides freely in an out when using my breath i didnt want to take the chance of screwing up.

Some detail:It is the same diameter as the inside of a 1 in. pipe and is about 1 in. in length.
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Unread postAuthor: ALIHISGREAT » Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:36 am

As light as possible... but you also need to do things like minimise pilot volume and the piston needs to seal well with the housing too.
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