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Unread postAuthor: Velocity » Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:00 pm

I think that few of us here simply get a brand new idea in our head when we build a spudgun; though that type of innovation comes once in a while, often times, we are inspired by the works of people before us. The point of this thread is to list the cannons which really inspired you to continue building more things, whether related or not.

My inspiration spudguns:
The Slider - Clide
Ultimate Inline Mark II - Mr. Plow
Waterdawg - Navigator7
Copper Marble Cannon - Galfisk
Metal Mayhem - Boogieman
YAPOS - DR
Supah Valve - Joel
Mauler Valve - Sgort87
Cantaloupe Cannon - DR
markfh11q - Mr. and Mrs. markfh11q

There are certainly more, which I will add to this list as I find them. If you have any ones which inspired you, feel free to list them. However, to keep this thread clean and free of clutter, just edit your original post to include the new cannons if you find new sources of inspiration. I think this thread will also serve the good purpose of having a large amount of well done cannons. If you feel up to it, provide the links to your favorites as well. Thanks.
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Unread postAuthor: bigbob12345 » Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:06 pm

Okay lets see

SCTBDC-DYI
HEAL-Ragnarok
SGA golfball gun-MrC
MBDC-DYI
FEAR-Killjoy
Gepard ssmr-Zen
SWAT-Shmanman
HPHH-DYI

Thats all that comes out of my head right now
but there are definately more.

Edit:Two more
Fnords piston hybrid
fnords 40ftlong barrel gun
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:09 pm

You're both forgetting one very important one:

Sawn off - Brian the Brain.

In all probability, that's the launcher which most influenced what I've done. There are others, no doubt, but that's the big one for me.
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Unread postAuthor: bigbob12345 » Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:11 pm

Yeah that was a really nice one inspired me to build a pvc sawn off should of put it on my list.
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:18 pm

Most of my earlier pneumatics were inspired by rmich732. We both worked on our piston valves around the same time, (me after him, of course), a year or two ago, and threw around several ideas. His Americannon probably awed me the most. :wink:

DYI has provided much of the motivation for me to kick aesthetics and portability out the window and go for broke with his SCTBDC.

Of course, we can't forget DR's Gen. II hybrid in this list. Without that particular advance, I'd still be dicking around trying to fuel my first hybrid. So simple, yet so accurate, and cheap... can't beat it.

And I have to say clide's MacGyver-like skills with PVC and hardware leave with with fresh "thought-designs" whenever I see them.

EDIT: Holy crap Velocity... you're rmich! Took me long enough to figure out that one. I was wondering why 'rmich' hadn't posted in a long time...
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Unread postAuthor: hi » Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:36 pm

my mega cannon was inspired by the swat gun. i built it before i fully understood piston valves, so i just went with a ball valve.
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:57 pm

I think they all have their influinces, even mine. The Mega Launcher had the most on me!
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Unread postAuthor: SpudMonster » Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:00 pm

I'm ashamed that nobody has mentioned this one yet.

DR's original Sprinkler-valved SCH-40 hybrid.
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:07 pm

I don't think anybody's going to be influenced by that design anytime soon. Generally, I consider the first "hybrid" the SCH-40 4" one he made with the 5/2" barrel.
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Unread postAuthor: MaxuS the 2nd » Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:08 pm

When I was making my first QEV gun, Hotwired's Copperhead Prime played a large part in the inspiration, just look at it and you'll see.
When making my first barrel sealing piston, Rag's HEAL was very inspirational, and it was a real help to have all of the pictures of the inside of the valve and whatnot, cheers Rag.
Most of my inspiration comes from the larger PVC cannons on Spudfiles, and the smaller bore copper pneumatics, I just love them! :D
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:34 pm

The inspiration for my SCTBDC came from noname's burst disk mortar. The later, larger versions (1.0 - 1.5) were probably more inspired by the SWAT, and DR's 3" burst disk cannon.

My current project draws inspiration from a lot of sources, but I'm not handing out any hints on that yet. A few members here may have some idea of what it is, but I'll have to trust them not to say anything.
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Unread postAuthor: Velocity » Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:32 pm

markfh11q wrote:Most of my earlier pneumatics were inspired by rmich732. We both worked on our piston valves around the same time, (me after him, of course), a year or two ago, and threw around several ideas. His Americannon probably awed me the most. :wink:

EDIT: Holy crap Velocity... you're rmich! Took me long enough to figure out that one. I was wondering why 'rmich' hadn't posted in a long time...


Haha I changed my name a few weeks ago... and it has taken a while for a few of the regulars to realize who I am. A lot of the big posters (posters, not posers :lol: ) have only appeared in the last few months, when I have been relatively inactive, and thus don't notice the change.

Back in the spudtech days, our projects definitely inspired each other to build new things. I know that my copper pneumatics were due in a large part to yours that you built back in the day. By this point, we probably have a very similar repertoire of spudgun related creations, due to that friendly and unspoken "rivalry", if you can call it that. For this rivalry, I'm adding "markfh11q" as one inspirational cannon :D
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Unread postAuthor: mega_swordman » Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:59 pm

The ones that come to mind:

HEAL - By Ragnarok
Sawn off Shotgun (Including mods) - By Brian the Brain
Bergles Bazooka/ Grumpy's Large Paintball cannon
U2 Piston Rifle - By (I can't remember)
S400 - By Chaos

I'll think of more later.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudMonster » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:06 am

markfh11q wrote:I don't think anybody's going to be influenced by that design anytime soon. Generally, I consider the first "hybrid" the SCH-40 4" one he made with the 5/2" barrel.


Admittedly it was misguided using the sprinkler valve, but it was the first implementation of the hybrid firing style in a cannon. The later versions were more refined. That's worth some serious respect. Saying it's not influential is like saying N.A. Otto's first 4 cycle engine wasn't influential, as it used a slide-valve flame ignition system.
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Unread postAuthor: windshrike » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:14 am

S400/Triple S- Chaos has my vote.
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