Login    Register
User Information
Username:
Password:
We are a free and open
community, all are welcome.
Click here to Register
Sponsored
Who is online

In total there are 61 users online :: 6 registered, 0 hidden and 55 guests


Most users ever online was 155 on Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:40 am

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], Majestic-12 [Bot], MSNbot Media, Yahoo [Bot] based on users active over the past 5 minutes

The Team
Administrators
Global Moderators
global_moderators.png CS

Need help. (NOOB Spudder)

A place to ask general spud cannon related questions.
Sponsored 
  • Author
    Message

Need help. (NOOB Spudder)

Unread postAuthor: deroch » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:30 pm

I've just finished making my cannon. But im having trouble.
My design works, i tried it twice.
The spark jumps between the nails.

But then it doesnt spark anymore. Only every now and again.
Could it be that im using butane and its freezing up the stuff on the igniter an nails?
I cannot figure it out.
I havnt been using the gas filler just screwing off the top of the cannon, spray the butane in.
  • 0

Attachments
Untitled.jpg
Untitled.jpg (11.28 KiB) Viewed 299 times

deroch
Private
Private
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:17 pm
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: Lockednloaded » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:35 pm

9 times out of 10 you've got too much fuel. do a search; there are hundred's of topics just like this.

sorry if that sounds a little harsh, welcome to Spudfiles
  • 0

I love lamp
User avatar
Lockednloaded
Major General
Major General
 
Posts: 1558
Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:38 pm
Location: Texas, USA
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:21 pm

There is a gap distance that has to be maintained. Look at the brand of ignitor you have, the paper work that came with it will tell you the max distance the gap can/should be. Ad fuel to it and that max gets smaller.

Count the seconds your fueling and use that count every time, after you get a shot off that is. Adjusting the gap will probly be the key...
  • 0

When life gives you lemons...throw them back they suck!
User avatar
jrrdw
Donating Moderator
Donating Moderator
 
Posts: 6538
Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2005 5:11 pm
Location: Maryland
Country: United States (us)
Reputation: 25

Unread postAuthor: bighead33 » Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:29 pm

the problem with spray & prays is the inconsistency of it all and people get this problem all the time as a matter a guy just had this same problem just last weak. i just don't get y people just don't build a simple fuel meter i mean it's better to have a spud gun that works then one that doesn't work at all. and welcome to spud files :D
  • 0

some day spudfiles is going to take over the world.
User avatar
bighead33
Sergeant
Sergeant
 
Posts: 98
Joined: Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:24 pm
Location: Stonemountain, Ga
Reputation: 0

Return to General Spud Cannon Related

Who is online

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], Majestic-12 [Bot], MSNbot Media, Yahoo [Bot]

Reputation System ©'