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Mythbusters Bird Launcher

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Unread postAuthor: Counterstriker » Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:10 am

I am watching mythbusters right now and they made a pneumatic gun to shoot turkeys at airplanes! TURN MYTHBUSTERS ON NOW! This thing has is about 5o ft long and has a air tank the size of a motorcycle.
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Unread postAuthor: th3p0p0 » Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:13 am

:lol: thats what i watching rite now to but sum one made a post about it a long time ago.
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Unread postAuthor: spudthug » Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:13 am

dude its like 10 feet long and its old as hell..look at info it says like 2004 probably..everyone has seen this one..and its chickens.. ill tell you how it ends... the frozen and thawed chickens both go the same speed..and the guys shoots at windows that arent rated for hitting birds.. so they have to redo the test..without windows..

damn the popo beat me
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Unread postAuthor: Modderxtrordanare » Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:14 am

Zzzz... :sleepy1: Seen it.

Just kidding :lol: , but that is a good episode. I like the cannon they built to shoot cannon balls. Four nitrogen tanks as the chamber and a 50 something foot of barrel I belive.
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Unread postAuthor: spudthug » Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:16 am

i liked the episode where they used a solenoid valve, 50 foot barrel, and 400 psi to launch straw through a palm tree.. but they didnt get it to go through..into it but not through..then they got a piano string to go through and through the backing and into the cement wall :twisted:
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Unread postAuthor: Modderxtrordanare » Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:11 am

I liked when they built essentially a gun, but it was the ejection seat.
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Unread postAuthor: Jumpin Jehosaphat » Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:16 am

I liked the episode when they wanted to test if a passing train could push you over with the wind it generates. To test the required wind speed needed to knock someone over, they shot a large pneumatic gun (no projectile) at a person wearing safety equipment.
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Unread postAuthor: spudthug » Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:18 am

they shot a large pneumatic gun (no projectile) at a person wearing safety equipment.


they shot the chicken gun at tory(sp?)

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Unread postAuthor: Specialist » Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:40 am

i like the one where they make a black powder gun out of a french horn i think it was. they tried to shoot a sound dampener at buster out of a french horn with black powder. it worked. :D
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Unread postAuthor: spudthug » Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:51 am

trumbone :wink:

yea but the myth was to do it with fire crackers and it didnt work...

btw french horns are in a circular shape :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: Specialist » Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:05 pm

ya i get musical instruments confused every easily. it did work with black powder though.
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Unread postAuthor: Jumpin Jehosaphat » Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:26 pm

I love how they try to force it to work even if the myth is busted.
I wonder what the pressure rating on a trombone is lol.
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:37 pm

spudthug wrote:i liked the episode where they used a solenoid valve, 50 foot barrel, and 400 psi to launch straw through a palm tree.. but they didnt get it to go through..into it but not through..then they got a piano string to go through and through the backing and into the cement wall :twisted:

I like that episode too, I wonder where I could buy some piano wire?
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Unread postAuthor: rednecktatertosser » Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:40 pm

Hmmmm... maybe a piano shop??
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Unread postAuthor: pyromaniac » Mon Jun 18, 2007 3:37 pm

We allknow the best episode is when buster had to pee on the third rail. Alsi the pirate and ninja specials rocked.
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