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Unread postAuthor: tweeek » Thu Oct 22, 2009 10:27 pm

Hello,

I am looking for recomendations on what some of you guys use was a reel to hold your fishing line (Like on antenna launchers)

I need to house about 300' of 100lb specra line. I have been shooting it with a drilled golfball as my projectile. I have a spinning fishing reel, but it won't spinup fast enough and the line is snapped upon exiting the barrel. If I flake the line out on the ground it works fine, though not accomplishing the distance I was hoping for. (Perhaps I need a little more weight? A potato is travelling more than twice as far @ 100psi) Standard fishing reels don't seem to be large enough to fit 300' of line. I've seen the reel on the CSV19, but at $90 i find it hard to swallow.



Suggestions to get more distance and where to get a similar reel?

Thnx
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:53 am

I launch water bottles out to the end of a 500 foot mason line with no problems. A proper cannon and heavier projectile can tow a heavier line just fine.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:50 am

This is my cannon which has a co-axially mounted fishing line, which was bought for like $10:
http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/v-a-l-p ... 14702.html

Here's a picture of it mounted:
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It unravels perfectly with no snags.
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Unread postAuthor: tweeek » Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:16 pm

MrCrowley wrote:This is my cannon which has a co-axially mounted fishing line, which was bought for like $10:
http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/v-a-l-p ... 14702.html

Here's a picture of it mounted:
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It unravels perfectly with no snags.


When you shoot w/fishing line in tow, what are you using fora projectile, and what kind of distance are you getting with that piston valved cannon? Mine is using a 1" sprinkler valve, at 100psi, my golfball with line in tow is only going about 200ft. Where did you acquire your reel?
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Unread postAuthor: tweeek » Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:21 pm

MrCrowley wrote:This is my cannon which has a co-axially mounted fishing line, which was bought for like $10:
http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/v-a-l-p ... 14702.html


PS what is the overall legnth of your cannon without the barrels attached..trying to get an idea of scale...

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Unread postAuthor: tweeek » Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:22 pm

Technician1002 wrote:I launch water bottles out to the end of a 500 foot mason line with no problems. A proper cannon and heavier projectile can tow a heavier line just fine.


500ft with line in tow? This is what I am after, what kind of cannon are you using to send the bottle & line that far?
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:31 pm

When you shoot w/fishing line in tow, what are you using fora projectile,

Mini Nerf

what kind of distance are you getting with that piston valved cannon?

With no fishing line, golfballs go about 450m.
With a fishing line on the nerf, about 80m at 40PSI.
With no fishing line on the nerf, about 130m at 40PSI.

Anymore than 40PSI and the line snaps, it's quite a weak line, can't remember what strength it is though.

PS what is the overall legnth of your cannon without the barrels attached..trying to get an idea of scale...

The golfball barrel in the picture is about 1.3m long, so the cannon is about 1.2m without a barrel.

I didn't really design it purely for performance, the chamber is bigger than it needs to be as well but it was for a school project where performance wasn't the only key factor and aesthetics and ergonomics were quite important.

P.S, edit your posts instead of double/triple posting. It's against the rules to make more than one post in a row in the same topic. If you have another question, just edit your last post or wait for someone else to reply and then ask it. :)
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:34 pm

tweeek wrote:
Technician1002 wrote:I launch water bottles out to the end of a 500 foot mason line with no problems. A proper cannon and heavier projectile can tow a heavier line just fine.


500ft with line in tow? This is what I am after, what kind of cannon are you using to send the bottle & line that far?


This one that is getting a fill in my trunk. 3 gallon tank, 2 inch QDV valve, 2.5 inch 7 foot thinwall barrel.

Use a sparkling water bottle like White Rain. They don't burst on impact like the cheap thin ones. It was really hard to hit the tree. It took several shots. Our aim wasn't great. We did hit it dead center once in a couple dozen shots.
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