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Unread postAuthor: starman » Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:28 pm

I tuned in to the Mythbusters on Discovery Channel this evening and found them shooting some basic spray and pray spudders. Their premise was that a duct taped only PVC cannon would shoot as well (without disintegrating) as a properly cemented one would. Of course it did with ease. I think most of us would have predicted that without having to think about it much.

It was kind of dumb but the whole show was dedicated to power and wonders and "myths" of duct tape. Some of their other duct tape experiments were actually much more interesting.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:45 pm

I missed it, hopefully a rerun is on soon.
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Unread postAuthor: jor2daje » Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:02 am

I just watched that one :D, your right it was a fairly basic test for the spud gun, but the solid ducttape cannon inspired me to try something similar, so I can take the ghetto award from whoever has it now haha.
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Unread postAuthor: Moonbogg » Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:56 am

My first cannon was held together with duct tape. Never broke.
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Unread postAuthor: Joshatdot » Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:47 am

SpudBlaster15 wrote:I missed it, hopefully a rerun is on soon.

IIRC, last weeks (this weeks) show will be aired before newest next weeks.
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:24 am

im sure if they had metered propane the thing would have blown to bits. it was pretty cool though. I wonder if you could make a cannon entirely out of duct tape.........
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Unread postAuthor: inonickname » Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:36 am

premise was that a duct taped only PVC cannon would shoot as well (without disintegrating) as a properly cemented one would.

Because of course a spray-and-pray is a highly accurate scientific testbed, and potatoes are specifically honed ammunition for this exact purpose.
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Unread postAuthor: rikukiakuchiki777 » Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:38 am

VH_man wrote:I wonder if you could make a cannon entirely out of duct tape.........


Or... an entire black powder cannon!
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Unread postAuthor: Moonbogg » Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:42 pm

I don't care what anyone sais, carie is figgin sexy!
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Unread postAuthor: twizi » Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:21 pm

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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:31 pm

uhmm that makes here twice as sexy :twisted:
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Unread postAuthor: pizlo » Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:55 pm

VH_man wrote:im sure if they had metered propane the thing would have blown to bits. it was pretty cool though. I wonder if you could make a cannon entirely out of duct tape.........


Been done by me:P 100% duct tape and it shot ping pong balls :P
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:25 pm

I don't think it sends out the right message. Especially now that people will think duct tape can hold anything together...I don't even feel safe with DWV combustions with cleanout caps which are glued together properly, let alone duct taped.
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Unread postAuthor: LikimysCrotchus5 » Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:26 pm

VH_man wrote:im sure if they had metered propane the thing would have blown to bits. it was pretty cool though. I wonder if you could make a cannon entirely out of duct tape.........


Well pretty much, they actually did but not the support system and it did work fairly well. And i love how they must put a secret "spray" into the barrel to make it shoot. I just find that funny. Its like they spray magic in there and it works! lol
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Unread postAuthor: twizi » Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:52 am

did u see the nock your sock of one with that huge nitrogen cannon durn out it was just a ball valve actuated by a ram
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