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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: Crna Legija » Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:40 am

just thinking out loud, what do you think about it. will it work?
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Unread postAuthor: Gaderelguitarist » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:57 am

The first one looks like it could work fairly easily. You could simply route the exhaust air from a piston valve to push the bolt forward. It would be a matter of tweakability.

The second one reminds me a lot of Brian's air ram build. It worked fantastically when the barrel was plugged to allow for maximum back pressure, however it did not have enough back pressure to charge the ram when projectiles were used. It's still feasible however, and probably easier to build, it's just more complicated in terms of getting the pressures workin on the bolt to be correct.
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:48 am

it is just a blow forward bolt
not that I am saying it is a bad thing...
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