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What did you start with?

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Unread postAuthor: Sticky_Tape » Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:36 pm

You know how people always say that you should start spudding with a basic combustion I would like to know what you started with. I started with a bv pneumatic made with dwv abs I know but I am going to turn that into a combustion. But anyway tell me what you started with micro combustions considered basic. I don't think I need to add hybrid but you might surprize me.
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Unread postAuthor: elitesniper » Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:44 pm

I started with a sprinkler valve pneu with sch 80 pipes and a coke bottle chamber. :)
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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:45 pm

i started with a fully 18 bar rated 2" BV golfball gun that stood 10' tall and had a ratio of 1:1. this was without joing SF first kinda looked at parts :D
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Unread postAuthor: Sticky_Tape » Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:47 pm

That smells like a oxy moron.
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Unread postAuthor: Sticky_Tape » Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:48 pm

i started with a fully 18 bar rated 2" BV golfball gun that stood 10' tall and had a ratio of 1:1. this was without joing SF first kinda looked at parts

I made my pneumatic without coming to sf too.
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Unread postAuthor: bigbob12345 » Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:54 pm

Well I also started with a pneumatic, and continue to love them.
It had a 1.5in by 36in chamber, and a 1/2in ball valve with a 1/2in barrel.
Atleast it was pressure rated, but it was quite weak due to the flow constriction.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:00 pm

i started with a REALLY basic combustion.

it had really many lean shots because i used the most thin walled DWV you can think of. i wanted to shoot one shot with it for about a year ago and then it blew apart at the 4"-2" adaptor.

just few days after making the combustion i was hooked and made a ball valve pneumatic.
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Unread postAuthor: Spedy » Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:25 pm

My first gun was actually a large combustion. I haven;t actually put an ignitor in the thick-walled ABS monster yet, because I made it before I found out that it;s illegal in San Joaquin county...

So my first working cannon was a film can cannon =D
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:28 pm

have you posted your cannon?
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Unread postAuthor: trollhameran » Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:28 pm

my first was a spring loaded ball valve pneumatic
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Unread postAuthor: Sticky_Tape » Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:41 pm

It's funny how some people just don't make the easy and go strait to the difficult {quadruple finger curl}. Now how many people were told or read to start out with a basic combustion?
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:46 pm

My major guns:

1. ghetto pneumatic
2. mini combustion
3. hybrid
4. normal combustion
5. bbmg
6. HUGE combustion
7. coilgun
8. GB pneumatic

near/far future plans:

1. big hybrid
2. further advanced combustion, BBMG
3. Railgun (or electrothemal gun)
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:59 pm

My first was a ball valve pneumatic with DWV, as soon as I learned what DWV was I cut the chamber in half and never built a pressure chamber out of PVC again, I have used steel pipe for all of my chambers since.
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Sun Jun 08, 2008 4:21 pm

My first was a sprinkler valve based pneumatic.


And some of the guys at work started with large bore hybrids. ;)
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:35 pm

Pneumatic - spring loaded ball valve, no safe parts at all.

I could reel off my build list of... 25 cannons, I think it is now, most pneumatics, but you'd get bored. The majority no longer exist - at anyone time, I seldom have more than 3 working launchers, they tend to get recycled.

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Why do so many people manage to misspell that in a way that sounds like it's the name for a low budget "adult film"? :P
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