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Piloting a slide valve?

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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Piloting a slide valve?

Unread postAuthor: Pyroteddies » Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:19 pm

First off, to be quite honest every cannon ive made has used a sprinkler valve, i now want to make a gun with a QEV and a slide valve for firing, only problem is i dont want to have to manually slide the valve to fire, is there any way to essentially pilot( im not sure if thats the right term, ive only used modded spr. Valves, no experience with all these other terms) the slide valve with a trigger/ blowgun. Thank you in advance! :o
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Re: Piloting a slide valve?

Unread postAuthor: Zeus » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:11 am


Long answer, solenoids, spring loading it and chucking on a sear and trigger, hiring a Mexican to do it etc. Your answer will be mechanical, not pneumatic.
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Re: Piloting a slide valve?

Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:19 am

The slide valve is a manual valve. So no, it's not possible.

QEVs can be triggered by blowguns if desired though... or slide valves can be given triggers. Have a photo of my early take on it - the red part is the sleeve on the slide valve; it wasn't sprung at this point, but it can be.
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