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Custom Aluminum Pneumatic Build

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: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Jul 12, 2013 12:50 am

gyrotech wrote:I think I need to sell this beautiful beast. It was built for the sole reason to have something to do with my girlfriends son. Well she's an X girlfriend now and the cannon just sits.


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Booooooooo!

Getting back into MTN biking pretty heavy. Money could be used for something more relevant to what I do.


I'm sure you'll find a buyer.

Maybe your friend Pedro :D
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Unread postAuthor: gyrotech » Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:58 pm

Only problem with selling. I'd have to dismantle it so that it's not a functioning cannon. Too crazy.... Wouldn't want to attract the wrong attention.

Might just hold on to it. Maybe I'll get into it in the off season
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Unread postAuthor: High-PSI » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:35 pm

I have to chime in here;

First, beautiful work!

Second, that thing should be good for 500 psi or higher. I would pressure test the tank to 800 psi and start firing it at 500 (assuming you can get access to that kind of pressure).

Oh, as for the piston bump stop, my 1 inch bore cannon uses an aluminum machined piston valve with an aluminum piston and I am using a 3/16 thick flat rubber stop at 700 psi and it is working fine. Your valve is so freaking overkill that you should not have any damage.

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Unread postAuthor: air_dannon » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:50 pm

machining is a beautiful vision. nice! Hope to see more.
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Unread postAuthor: turkeypig666 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:55 pm

How much would something like this go for?
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Re: Custom Aluminum Pneumatic Build

Unread postAuthor: gyrotech » Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:01 pm

Just a little update. I decided to keep the cannon after all. I have plans for a recoil system, reworked valves, new stand, green laser dot sighting, some skinning to really sexy up the look. Not much time on my hands right now but soon. Soon :alien:

Moonbogg wrote:Very impressive. Will it be easy to feed it with over 200psi?


Yes, but honestly it's frickin powerful at 120 to 150 psi.

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Don't forget, I AM the Anti-Hybrid. :twisted:


I hear that. Even if I wanted more pressure/no valve I could easily go burst disc pneumatic fed from a compressed gas bottle. The range is pretty much limitless when the bottles come filled at 3500psi. More limited by size of piping and rating, comfort level etc
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:27 pm

Good to know this project isn't dead :D
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Unread postAuthor: gyrotech » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:00 pm

I cut a foot off the barrel. It was way to long. Drew up plans for the recoil system. How much travel do you think it should have? vote now :mrgreen:

I'm thinking 4" travel. Nice and visible.

I purchased a 400mw green laser some time ago. Bored of it as a laser pen. It will find a good home in the cannon. Looks something like this picture. Visible beam at night. Visible dot during the day.

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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:29 am

gyrotech wrote:I'm thinking 4" travel. Nice and visible.




That's about what the NTW-20 has. Slow motion at 2:10.

Enjoy the 80s soundtrack :D

I purchased a 400mw green laser some time ago. Bored of it as a laser pen. It will find a good home in the cannon. Looks something like this picture. Visible beam at night. Visible dot during the day.


Sweet!
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Unread postAuthor: advancedspuds » Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:17 pm

I just wanted to say, this is a damn fine cannon!
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Unread postAuthor: gyrotech » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:40 am

advancedspuds wrote:I just wanted to say, this is a damn fine cannon!


Thank you. :mrgreen:

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gyrotech wrote:I'm thinking 4" travel. Nice and visible.




That's about what the NTW-20 has. Slow motion at 2:10.

Enjoy the 80s soundtrack :D




Good example. I like!
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Re: Custom Aluminum Pneumatic Build

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:40 am

gyrotech wrote:Good example. I like!


This is how the recoil system works, in case you're tempted to have this thing shoulder fired:

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Also from South Africa, the 20mm Truvelo rifle uses a buffer attached to a HMG tripod in order to mitigate recoil:

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Unread postAuthor: gyrotech » Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:42 pm

I'll be putting the whole gun on a slide. The stand will stay put and the entire gun will recoil. Parts are started. I'm staying with my box push button launch system. No interest in holding the gun while it fires, no need.
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Unread postAuthor: mobile chernobyl » Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:46 pm

gyrotech wrote:I purchased a 400mw green laser some time ago. Bored of it as a laser pen. It will find a good home in the cannon. Looks something like this picture. Visible beam at night. Visible dot during the day.

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Careful with using the green laser pointers as a laser sight - the laser pointer diode/lens assembly's aren't hardened like their green gun specific cousins! You may notice a drop in performance of the laser pretty quickly if the gun has any significant recoiling force.
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Re: Custom Aluminum Pneumatic Build

Unread postAuthor: gyrotech » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:47 pm

Good to know!

Sneak peak of slide:

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