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Unread postAuthor: bottlerocket_308 » Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:28 pm

hey... i just decided to make my first cannon a few days ago... and i thought a bbq iginiton would be cool... but i cant really get the dam thing to spark big enough to make this 20% nitro crap i have go off... im not to sure if its supposed to be a reallly big blue line but mine looks more like a white "piece of hair"{... bout 3/4 of a cm long...

so i would appreciate if you guys could help me wiht this problem... if this is a retarted post u can go ahead and get rid of it, but i would appreciate the help -- Thanks
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:41 pm

Your not going to get it more than 3/8 of an inch and usually it's whitish bluish purplish; that might be the best gap you can get.
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:45 pm

What is this 20% nitro crap you are trying to ignite? This is most probably the problem.

A spark gap from a piezoelectric BBQ igniter should be no more than about ~1/8" to work good. Small gaps work great for me.
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Unread postAuthor: bottlerocket_308 » Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:58 pm

that nitro junk is for little 1/8 scale r/c cars... they go about 60 mph...
its pretty.... pretty flamable stuff

but i guess ill shop around for somthing that might work better

thx for the posts
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Unread postAuthor: bottlerocket_308 » Sun Aug 20, 2006 10:02 pm

hey... sumthin else... im useing a one inch screw to make the connection... i was wonderin if thers somthing else i could use thats more reliable... or just a better over all conducter cuz it only works about 1 out of every 15 clicks
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Sun Aug 20, 2006 10:23 pm

The nitro fuel dosn't work i have tried it. use starter fluid from a auto storeand remember you need very very little or it wont ignite
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Unread postAuthor: drac » Mon Aug 21, 2006 12:01 am

Or you can use hairspray or the Right Guard generic crap.

BTW, this is being moved to General Spud Discussion, as it has nothing to do with How-To's.
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Unread postAuthor: carlbelcher » Mon Aug 21, 2006 3:07 am

The R/C car nitro fuel works just great. All you have to do is put a cap full of it into the chamber then roll your cannon horizontally to coat the chamber with the fuel. It actually works very well and gives off a huge blue flame.
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