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Unread postAuthor: Boomer » Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:18 pm

Hey everyone,

Im build a WW1 Howitzer replica for a history project and recently decided to mount a Potatoe gun on it to make it a working model, and so i can a demonstation outside.

Here what one looks like if your wondering

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Now I know theres alot of different types and Im 15 so I want something simple or fairly simple. So if you guys could tell me which type is the best and which one i should build that would be great, i also need someway of calculating how far it will go, or a formula so i can figure out the angle, velocity, and weight of object i need to shoot the certian distance i want, understand that part?

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Unread postAuthor: spudshot » Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:26 pm

i think it'd be cool if you used a breech loading coaxial combustion, that way you could breech load like the real howitzers do. maybe go with a 4" 18" chamber, a sparkstrip for ignition, and a rifled barrel from joel, just specify you want the muzzle knife on the breech end
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Unread postAuthor: Boomer » Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:32 pm

you have link to a walk throught or anything?
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Unread postAuthor: BC Pneumatics » Wed Mar 09, 2005 6:30 pm

Boomer wrote:Im 15 so I want something simple or fairly simple.

Age is never an excuse :)
I say a comustioin would be best, but if your teachers dont like the idea of an explotion, you could get a realalistic model useing a pneumatic.
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Unread postAuthor: Boomer » Wed Mar 09, 2005 6:33 pm

my teacher could careless, i only said age so your not like go out and buy some $1000 peice of equipment

I need a list or materials or instructions or somehing
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Unread postAuthor: Boomer » Thu Mar 10, 2005 7:27 pm

my and my group members are deciding to go with propane, so anything i should know, list of materials?
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Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Thu Mar 10, 2005 7:53 pm

There are a few how-to's that explain how to make/use a propane meter... all in the how-to's section :p
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Unread postAuthor: theexp » Mon Mar 14, 2005 6:45 pm

Someone made a cannon that looked exactly like that one, for paintball, it was a pnuematic. WHAT IS IT CALLED, I CAN"T REMEMBER :x :x PCGUY or someone should know, it was on spudtech, i just can't remember names. Now i'm all riled up... :twisted: :twisted:
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Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Tue Mar 15, 2005 12:19 am

I know what your talking about... but I also can't remember what it was called.

I think I have one of them here in the database... somwhere :p
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Unread postAuthor: spudshot » Sun Mar 27, 2005 8:02 pm

aaron thats one of the most stupid idea's i've ever heard, anything with black powder in pipe is almost certain death, i hope PC removes that
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Unread postAuthor: iamthewalrus » Sun Mar 27, 2005 8:26 pm

arnt solid propelents not alowed in the posts and will result in banning?? and black powder is most definetly solid, did u read the rules aaron??
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Unread postAuthor: Aaron ????? » Tue Mar 29, 2005 2:37 am

im sorry if i dont get banned i wont say anything about solid propelants
ever again.
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Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Tue Mar 29, 2005 7:58 am

I removed the post. Aaron, consider that your final warning.
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