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So I suck at casting my line.....

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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So I suck at casting my line.....

Unread postAuthor: HUNTER62610 » Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:45 pm

So I had this idea a year ago. When I was younger, I bought a rocket fishing rod. It broke the second I opened it. So I got a regular rod and decided I liked fishing occasionally. But I am no master caster.

So then I figured, why not just build a air cannon to launch your line out to the bloody middle of the lake. I did some research and saw this air cannon.
http://m.instructables.com/id/How-to-Ma ... ir-Cannon/

Seems pretty cool. People have made Surf launchers before so I figured this would be a cool Mini version, and would be like a rocket fishing rod for REAL MEN.

So here is my questions. If I make that cannon, how far could I launch A 2 inch foam bobber(fits the bore best and seals) out, thats carrying a foot of line, hook, bait and small lead shot. I do want to exceed 50 PSI either.

Furthermore, at what point would this fail and how can I mitigate that danger? I know that higher PSI will be dangerous, but what should be the true limit? If I attatch several hose clamps, will they prevent the pipe shrapnel from leaving the cannon, limiting shrapnel to the business and air intake ends?
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When life gives you lemons, concentrate their Citric Acid, and load into a home brew CO2 driven Super duper soaker.

Then show life who's boss.

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Re: So I suck at casting my line.....

Unread postAuthor: dart guy » Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:26 pm

Well, if you think about it, a large piston valve launcher is an option, bit you would probably have to Cary either a compressor or an air source (co2 cartridge or a container profiled with air, or a container connected to a compressor, effectively making a low volume compressor.)
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