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Tennis Ball Cannon Plans

Unread postAuthor: bpro » Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:15 pm

I am a new user and would like to find some simple plans for a tennis ball launcher/cannon that I can build with my teenage kids. The launcher/cannon will be used in a midway-type game where the balls are shot at targets about 30 ft away. Launcher/cannon does not need to be high pressure or overly accurate. I have an air compressor that I can use. Can anyone help?
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Re: Tennis Ball Cannon Plans

Unread postAuthor: Cthulhu » Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:20 am

A quick Google will give you plenty of plans.
For tennis balls you need 2.5 inch PVC which can be hard to find sometimes, but can also be ordered.
I recommend a simple solenoid valve to act as a dump valve (there are millions of sources on this online).
Alternatively you could use a regular ball valve, but it won't give you near as good performance, and will be hard to use for target shooting.
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Re: Tennis Ball Cannon Plans

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:55 am

You can always cap a tube and teach your kids a lesson in stoichiometry ;)

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Re: Tennis Ball Cannon Plans

Unread postAuthor: Arsen01 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:59 am

A tennis ball is a ball designed for the sport of tennis. Tennis balls are fluorescent yellow at major sporting events, but in recreational play can be virtually any color. Tennis balls are covered in a fibrous felt which modifies their aerodynamic properties, and each has a white curvilinear oval covering it.
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Re: Tennis Ball Cannon Plans

Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:40 pm

Arsen01 wrote:A tennis ball is a ball designed for the sport of tennis. Tennis balls are fluorescent yellow at major sporting events, but in recreational play can be virtually any color. Tennis balls are covered in a fibrous felt which modifies their aerodynamic properties, and each has a white curvilinear oval covering it.


Yup.
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