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Unread postAuthor: Mihlrad » Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:00 pm

I so far have built a combustion and a pnuematic both basic with some trial and error, i was wondering what the next step really after making the basics guns are, i cant get my hands on a stun gun or nothing so thats out of the question, but what would be a more advanced powerful combustion or pnuematic? I prefer the pnuematics, i want to make a hybrid but i dont think im ready for it and i dont feel truly knowledgeable enough to do it safely. Any suggestions on where to go next?
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Unread postAuthor: saladtossser » Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:02 pm

piston valve it all, fuel meters, hybrid, semiauto, full auto, then just go huge.
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Unread postAuthor: Mihlrad » Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:08 pm

how expensive and complicated is it to make a hybrid? is it a hard thing to do or can someone at my level safely build one?
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Unread postAuthor: Atlantis » Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:11 pm

Try making a gatling or chain gun. Build three pneumatics and find a way to make a rotary gun.
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Unread postAuthor: Mihlrad » Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:11 pm

The blue flame II that pcguy built is something that really catches my eye, not the way it is in shape but the type of cannon. Is it a hybrid or just a combustion that uses propane? How safe is it for someone like me to build something like the blue blame?


http://www.spudfiles.com/uploader/uploa ... eflame.jpg
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Unread postAuthor: djt » Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:14 pm

your gunna have to be the judge of that cause we dont know how much you really know. i would say do some propane meters first though. basically the only new concept in a hybrid after you can do meters is a burst disk i think. and some math. depends on how much you trust your skills i guess.
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Unread postAuthor: drac » Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:01 am

PCGUY didn't build that, lol
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Unread postAuthor: beebs111 » Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:23 pm

yeah, gort built that, i love it when noobs think that pcguy built all the cannons in the official section, its funny :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: cannon freak » Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:33 pm

I think the next step in the hobby would be building one of these.
http://ares.jsc.nasa.gov/Education/webs ... rs/lgg.htm

This one uses a solid propellant, but you could use a hybrid method instead. It would be even more powerful than a hybrid, and more dangerous, I plan on building a mini one of these after the completion of several of my hybrids.

Also the one I will build will be SCH 160 Steel.

Another reason why I think this would be the next step is beceause nobody to my knowledge has built one.
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Unread postAuthor: sgort87 » Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:43 am

beebs111 wrote:yeah, gort built that, i love it when noobs think that pcguy built all the cannons in the official section, its funny :lol:


What's even funnier is that I put that gun in the official section and not PCGUY! :P

But I'm glad you like my launcher enough to refer others to it Mihlrad. Thanks.
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:52 am

Lets get this out on the table...

PCGUY hasnt built a fricken' cannon in forever. So if the cannon you see doesnt have cobwebs on it, most likely its not PC's...
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Unread postAuthor: sgort87 » Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:35 pm

That had to be one of the funniest things I've seen anyone say for a while. What's so funny is that it's prettymuch true.

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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:55 pm

cannon freak wrote:I think the next step in the hobby would be building one of these.
http://ares.jsc.nasa.gov/Education/webs ... rs/lgg.htm

This one uses a solid propellant, but you could use a hybrid method instead. It would be even more powerful than a hybrid, and more dangerous, I plan on building a mini one of these after the completion of several of my hybrids.

Also the one I will build will be SCH 160 Steel.

Another reason why I think this would be the next step is beceause nobody to my knowledge has built one.


mabeay there is a reason why no one has built one
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Unread postAuthor: cannon freak » Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:08 pm

lol, ya I understand why no one has built one but it would be cool, thats for shure.
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Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:27 pm

Cannonfreak, you do realize that it would generate less 'power', right?
(microrant: Energy, morons!)

Addmitedly, velocity would be very high...
But if that's your goal, why not play with helium-fuel-oxygen mixtures in a hybrid? The helium will make for more pressure and faster burn (less heat capacity than nitrogen) and also allow a higher velocity to be obtained.
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