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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Sun Jun 22, 2008 10:11 am

But how would you get access to radioactive material? :P


There's a lot of it around, if one has a bit of money and knows where to look. :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:01 am

one more problem with the ball that glows:
it may break the glowing thing in there on landing and launch so i wont be able to find it in the dark.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Sun Jun 22, 2008 2:34 pm

spudfarm wrote:one more problem with the ball that glows:
it may break the glowing thing in there on landing and launch so i wont be able to find it in the dark.
Its designed to take the force of a club smacking it pretty damn hard, I think that it might manage
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sun Jun 22, 2008 5:07 pm

spudfarm wrote:one more problem with the ball that glows:
it may break the glowing thing in there on landing and launch so i wont be able to find it in the dark.

Landing... no. It'll return to the ground by force of gravity only, and because of it's drag, GB's don't have a very high terminal velocity.

Launch, that depends, however, things will survive a more violent acceleration from an air cannon than they would from a golf club, because the force from a spudgun is spread equally across the surface of the projectile, which prevents the same stresses as a golf club.

I think it'll survive.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Sun Jun 22, 2008 5:11 pm

i try if i find one in norway. and i think i set ut the cannon and shoot just before the sun comes up so i can search for it in the light :)

but i return to you when you answer me rag so i get an ide of where to search if i can't see it.
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:17 pm

You could always fire off more then 20 shots in a row, and then search. You will most likely find at least one.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:42 pm

i think the moset of shots i can get of a day with it will be about five if i ever get it working.

i tried to clamp a aluminiumfoil disk for 10x yesterday and the union has to be totaly destroyed for it to fit.
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Unread postAuthor: daxspudder » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:05 pm

<A HREF="http://www.unitednuclear.com/glow.htm">Your answer lies here</A> A little glue on a golf ball plus some of that, and you'll find it for sure, unlike glow stick stuff this doesn't lose its luminosity, even on a cloudy day it will show up... just my 8g of copper
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:22 pm

i want to have something i can get in Norway
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Unread postAuthor: Coodude26 » Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:34 pm

I agree with sandman, if you could wrap it in some absorbant tape and pour a glowstick on it at night, that might work.
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