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The BEST Way To Pressurize A Cannon?

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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The BEST Way To Pressurize A Cannon?

Unread postAuthor: AegisAvenger » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:42 pm

I've just begun work on one of these..

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As usual, I've drilled that quarter inch hole, and shoved a tire stem valve through for what feels like the millionth time.

I've been building air cannons a long time, among other things, and I've decided I need to evolve. Meaning, I need to stop relying on my poor overused bike pump!!!

Besides, I'm turning into an old man!! I don't want to be bending over and pumping every time I want to send a glow stick into space. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K4_W_j7 ... X&index=18

I decided I would come to my earliest mentor, spudfiles. And ask of the spud Gods and Goddesses. What exactly, is the best way to pressurize a cannon?!
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Unread postAuthor: Gippeto » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:23 pm

Air compressor or bottle, ie... co2 tank, N2 tank, SCUBA bottle, SCBA bottle

What ever best fits your budget and situation.
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Re: The BEST Way To Pressurize A Cannon?

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:12 am

AegisAvenger wrote:Besides, I'm turning into an old man!! I don't want to be bending over and pumping every time I want to send a glow stick into space.


At least it's a form of useful exercise :)

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Much like Father Christmas or the Easter bunny :roll:

Air compressor or bottle, ie... co2 tank, N2 tank, SCUBA bottle, SCBA bottle


Yep... A regulated high pressure bottle is definitely the way to go for the affluent/lazy. Or you could ignite a hybrid mixture :D
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:22 am

Scuba tank and fridge compressor if you want cheap pressure on the go.

But after seeing your other vids I realised you're constructing a terminator in your shop..?? :roll:

You must have a Skynet budget.. :D
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Oh my friggin god stop being so awesome, that thing is pure kick ass. Most innovative and creative pneumatic that the files have ever come by!

Can't ask for a better compliment!!
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Unread postAuthor: matti » Wed May 01, 2013 5:01 am

I have 200bar HP paintball tank and Palmers Pursuit industrial stabilizer (remote hose) for output 0-200psi, works also with paitball co2 bottles :wink:
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