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Unread postAuthor: Dom » Sun Aug 13, 2006 8:17 pm

So... You guys all know. I bothered the forum with a LOT of questions... a lot of inquiries and a lot of fears. Yesterday my gun was finally totally assembled.

And today the first fire.

For the first time, I decided to put the gun in my garage pointing at a solid piece of wood. I didn't have potatoes today, so what did I do? I took old hamburger buns, passed them under water, rolled them in balls and freezed them.

First, I had trouble fitting the frozen ball in it. But I came to do it. Now came the trickiest part... the F*CKING AIR-FUEL MIX!

I tried 10 times to achieve the right fuel mix... and then... on 10th... first click of ignition.. nothing.. second.. BOOM! I didn't expect it at all but it was damn awesome. It was dark, I couldnt see any damage, seems like the ball bounced on the piece of wood and hit something in glass cause I heard glass shatters. If the garage wasnt so dark, I would of recorded it, cause that was price-fucking-less. The grin I had in my face, unbelievable. :D

I just want to thank all of you, one man especially, zvallance1 who added me to MSN and took time to explain to me all my little question. You're the man man!

A few advices now that I finally shot something.

- ABS works fine for a combustion. I'm still alive.
- If you fear your gun isnt gonna hold (because for exemple like me you put threaded couplers), the first couples of shot, remote ignition! :D
- Stay smart, don't be a jackass. :roll:

I am now a spudder, I am now addicted to this. Thanks to EVERYONE that helped me in my journey. OF COURSE I will still frequent this forum!

-D
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Unread postAuthor: Kris.Is.Awesome » Sun Aug 13, 2006 8:20 pm

Don't you just love that first shot? :]
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Unread postAuthor: Dom » Sun Aug 13, 2006 8:34 pm

Ahhhh it felt so great... Days of work finally giving SOMETHING :D

I cant wait tomorrow to see what the fork did I shatter :P
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Unread postAuthor: spudmonkey » Sun Aug 13, 2006 8:50 pm

o my god someones excited, yep i rember the first i saw a cannon being shot we built it at my friends house and he fired it and the lid didnt fit on all the way but he didnt care and he fired it and it hit him on the leg it was funny as hell
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Unread postAuthor: M3NT4L » Sun Aug 13, 2006 9:13 pm

The first shot is awsome because it usualy exeeds all your expectations but after the 15th shot you start thinking what can i do to shoot harder? then i made a pneumatic, the first shot was awsome too so for your next cannon go for a pneumatic (abs is a no no.).
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Unread postAuthor: Dom » Sun Aug 13, 2006 9:20 pm

I know, Pneumatic is on my list ;)
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:24 am

Well my first shot was with a pneumatic and It was like losing my spudgun virginity. My first combustion almost brought tears to my eyes.
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Unread postAuthor: Jarim » Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:32 am

lol.. i know how it feels... now your gonna ba asking all sorts of ?'s trying to get advice to make your gun better... oh and to all of you out there you can mix abs with pvc... its virtually the same material just differnt color... the abs just has tiny bubble whipped into it to make it lighter thats all...
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Unread postAuthor: Dom » Mon Aug 14, 2006 6:36 am

ABS and PVC is REALLY not, but REALLY not the same thing...

PVC = Polyvinyl Chloride
ABS = Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene

It's DEFINITLY not "virtually" the same thing...
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Unread postAuthor: MrPotatoHead » Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:09 am

Jarim wrote:lol.. i know how it feels... now your gonna ba asking all sorts of ?'s trying to get advice to make your gun better... oh and to all of you out there you can mix abs with pvc... its virtually the same material just differnt color... the abs just has tiny bubble whipped into it to make it lighter thats all...


WRONG!!!!!!!

Do not try to glue ABS to PVC ........ it will not work and could lead to disaster. Secondly ABS will not support the same kind of pressures as PVC.

The only thing you are correct about is the fact that they are different in color.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:49 am

On acombustion you can glue ABS and PVC together using transisition cement. If you do this put selftapping screws all through the joint to be sure it woun't seperate.

And about the hole pvc/abs differance. got to the store and ask one of the dumbasses that work there about the differance. Even they will know.
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