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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:59 pm

Well first came Death of a Fridge and now that my DVD player no longer works, I present to you the second installment...

Death of a DVD Player

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvLIysGcxEs[/youtube]
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Unread postAuthor: JDP12 » Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:01 pm

that is a very nice video MrC...
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Unread postAuthor: LikimysCrotchus5 » Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:03 pm

Impressive as usual.

Didnt know a plum could do that much damage.

Man i wish it was spring here, i want to make a pneumatic inline cannon.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:08 pm

Thanks, and before anyone asks, the foam on the cannon and around the cannon was to protect me from golf ball ricochets. There is one shot where the golf ball ricochets off the ground after hitting the DVD player and into my tree. :P

The plums were actually quite surprising, they had a perfect fit in my barrel as you can see in the breech loading shot. I have a tree in my yard, money may not grow on trees...but plums do, and that saves me money :D

It was funny how after each plum shot, there was a thick red line at the base of the DVD player on the concrete, as you see in the freeze frame, the plum juice mostly goes into the ground.
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Unread postAuthor: skyjive » Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:38 pm

Very nice video, the damage looks impressive and I like the effort put into editing. Out of curiosity, what is the music? It seems to synch very well with the video.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:40 pm

It's called 'Drive To The Boatyard' and it's on the Layer Cake soundtrack. :)
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Unread postAuthor: grock » Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:46 pm

seems like a dumb question, but i've never shot a golf ball without a sabot. what size barrel are you using?
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:57 pm

40mm PN15 (or PN12, I forgot) PVC.

It's a PVC size only available in metric countries such as Australia and New Zealand (where i'm from). If you're in America, you'll need som 1.5" SDR 21 or 1.5" Class 200 (If I recall correctly).

American members on this forum should fully answer your question when they see it.
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Unread postAuthor: blind909 » Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:06 pm

Yup, it is 1.5 inch sdr 21
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:12 pm

This might help also:
http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/golf-ba ... t5915.html

Apparently there is a class 160 that also works. Though recently our members have been reporting some SDR 21 PVC will not fit golf balls, this is because of two things:

1) The SDR 21 PVC may differ internal diameter very slightly between each batch made.

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2) Not all golf balls are exactly the same size, some are slightly bigger then others.

So if you find a supplier of SDR 21, best take a Golf ball with you.
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Unread postAuthor: Davidvaini » Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:27 pm

Did you take all the little electronic parts out of the dvd player before you shot it?
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:30 pm

No, though I did think about doing that after I had shot it. :)
I couldn't remember anything useful the parts would be except for a laser or something like that IIRC.
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Unread postAuthor: Lentamentalisk » Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:47 am

Next time I suggest you attach the dvd player to something, because it flying back is absorbing lots of the energy. If you were able to mount it in something, you may have gotten some penetration there.
Still, nice work!
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Tue Dec 30, 2008 2:53 am

hmm my DVD player has died as well, I think I will take my mauler cannon too it!
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:00 am

Lentamentalisk wrote:Next time I suggest you attach the dvd player to something, because it flying back is absorbing lots of the energy. If you were able to mount it in something, you may have gotten some penetration there.
Still, nice work!

I had thought of that but penetration wasn't my main goal, enetertainment was. And having it secured or weighed down would get in the way of the shot and make it less dramatic. If I wanted penetration I could've upped the pressure too.

Maybe if I find another electrical appliance I'll weight it down for maximum damage. But thanks for the suggestion :)

@frankrede, please do :P
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