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Unread postAuthor: Coodude26 » Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:53 pm

I'm sure we've all had some funny stories about our cannons, so I thought that we should collaborate them here. I got the idea from an R/C site.
I'll start:
I was very excited because I had just thought up a great, easy, quick-shooting valve. I made schematics, drew plans, almost began making it...and I realized it looked familiar. I looked around this site and realized it was a crude piston valve :( At least I tried, right?

My friend, who is kind of interested in air cannon, but doesn't really think things through, told me about a great idea he had for a multiple-chamber rifle that would have great RoF...He doesn't usually get worked up over nothing, so I thought he might actually have something, until he showed me the schematics...it was essentially a revolver with CO2 gas chambers instead of bullets... I tried hard not to laugh...

I was fairly confident about my 2nd combustion, and it just wasn't working, click, nothing, click, nothing, clickBOOOOOMM.....It was the loudest thing I've ever heard...I now wear industrial ear muffs when using it.
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Unread postAuthor: noob of noobs » Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:23 pm

I built two piston valves that would not open in any physically possible way. http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/new-piston-valve-idea-and-a-couple-questions-t10114.html

And recently, I just designed a hybrid cartrige that is almost exactly like JSR's. http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/hybrid-cartrige-design-t15182.html

I broke a cabinet downstairs while I was shooting a 1 1/4" ice slug. Then I tried to fix it with elmers glue, which suprisingly, has spared me an angry mother.

My friend tried huffing PVC primer as well as tasting it. :shock: He does not recomend it.

I shot a combustion from a paddle boat. My other friend was standing in the paddle boat and when the boat shifted under the recoil, he fell in the water.

Good times :D
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:35 pm

Hmm. Not sure if I've ever had anything happen with a cannon that made me laugh.

One "F*k, f*k, f*k, f*k, f*k, don't tell me it hit something..." moment as a propelled object sailed over the backstop.

A couple of "Sh*t did it hit me?" moments

annnd a couple of "AAAH I CAN'T HEAR ANYTHING BUT RINGING" moments... which lasted for quite a few minutes.
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Unread postAuthor: mega_swordman » Sun Jul 06, 2008 2:11 pm

Hotwired wrote:A couple of "Sh*t did it hit me?" moments


I've had a similar experience with a battery and an open valve. I forgot to close a ball valve and was holding up the cannon while my friend pressurized it. I had the bright idea of putting my hand over the barrel and after a bit I began to wonder why I felt pressure on my hand. I simultaneously looked down the barrel while removing my hand and the battery shot. It barely missed my head.

Frankly, i don't do either of those things now. (That is, looking down the barrel and placing my hand over the barrel.)
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Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Sun Jul 06, 2008 2:19 pm

I think the one was funny about the guy who shot old spagetti at his barking nieghbor's dog was funny now.
At the time I read it it didn't make me laugh so much but now I think about it, it's funny.
Barking dog and BLAM, old spaghettis all over him, and he was licking it off, while covered with it! :lol: (funny when I think about it). :lol: 8)
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Unread postAuthor: pizlo » Sun Jul 06, 2008 3:00 pm

I shot a D cell a few hundred feet down my street and ran to try and find it. I picked it up and pulled the broken shiny cap of the end and it shot battery acid at my face. I ended up falling on the ground mortified that I had blinded myself. Luckily it missed my eyes and just left a wierd patch on my cheek.

On my first pnue (with a freaking ball valve) I spent 30 minutes pumping and then loaded it, ran outside and got a whopping 12 feet of range....
30 mins of pumping+12 foot shot=sad pizlo :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: brother361 » Sun Jul 06, 2008 3:35 pm

my first basic combustion i shot at a tree and it missed and smashed into my dads car i was mortified turns out it did no damage woooo
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Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Sun Jul 06, 2008 5:33 pm

My first combustion I couldn't get to work with deodorant so I grabbed a bottle of propane and sprayed for about a minute, closed it up and clicked the igniter. Well nothing happened, so I did the number one thing you're never supposed to do, I opened up the back and looked in side to see if there was a spark...and poof I flameball erupted right in my face. I was fine but lost almost all my hair, but right after it happened I just sat there and started laughing.

I also put a huge dent in my garage door with dry newspaper when I shot it out of my big piston cannon thinking newspaper couldn't do any damage. My dad laughed an my mom cursed.
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Unread postAuthor: SEAKING9006 » Sun Jul 06, 2008 5:38 pm

I looked down the barrel of a cannon while my camera was going and didn't edit that part out before putting it on youtube.... :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: mister pointy » Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:54 pm

I used a bike pump to pump up my first pneumatic, it shot okay, then my dad saw me and suggested hooking it up to the compressor. we shot a paper towel wad inside the garage and it blew right through the sheetrock. fortunately, he wasn't mad :D

not too long ago, i launched a foam missile high in the air, it came down and hit a lamp housing on my shed, it didn't break it, but it fell off and hit the ground and shattered :(
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Unread postAuthor: SEAKING9006 » Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:58 pm

You know, I'm starting to see a pattern here.

No matter what, a cannon will make a dad smile.

Especially if something gets broken.

Unless it's his.
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Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:10 pm

Haha I've noticed that too. It must be a deep primal love of power and destruction, and I think cannons create a unique bonding experience for father's and son's. SPudgunnign tends to be something that gaps the age barrier no matter what the difference.

I remember one time I blew up a microwave with some friends (like completly shredded it), and one of the much larger pieces blew over the house and landed within 10 feet of my dad's brand new SUV. It would've caused some serious damage if it had hit, but my dad just started laughing and told us to pick up the pieces. He still smiles whenever he sees the video.
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Unread postAuthor: rednecktatertosser » Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:33 pm

I got a couple... On one of my inline ballvalve cannons, we were charging it in the garage, the door was up, and the cannon was pointing straight up at it, and as it was getting done charging, I leaned over it to check the pressure, and I used the arm on the valve to stable myself as I almost slipped in oil, and then there was a god awful sound of sheet metal being hit by something at high velocity... turns out taters have an uncanny ability to dent the $hit out of garage doors! My parents were outside talking to the neighbors, and when it hit the door, my dad and the neighbor lady ran over, my dad (confirming the trend) saw the destruction, and started laughing, and the neighbor lady started lecturing me, and then I started laughing, and she tried talking over our laughter, and eventually left in frustration.

Another time, I was loading my friends gumball rifle, and the gumball got caught halfway down the barrel, so I started knocking the chamber end on the ground to force it further in (I know, it was stupid, but back then we were both noobs) and then I looked down the barrel, THE NUMBER ONE THING YOU NEVER DO!!, and hitting it on the groud some more, then the blowgun that was epoxy sealed to the top sprung a leak, and shot off the round straight at my right eye, and had I not been wearing safety goggles, I would not have that right eye.
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Unread postAuthor: TurboSuper » Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:42 am

Once I was using a box of logs as a backstop. I patrially missed the box, such that the bolt I was launching ripped through a corner of the box and continued to embed itself in the Cement wall.
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Unread postAuthor: Sticky_Tape » Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:35 am

When I was soldering a half inch ball valve onto some pipe it shot off don't ask why and it just missed my tender area yeah it would have hurt.
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