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Unread postAuthor: homedepotpro » Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:02 pm

I can actually get my mom to buy minor parts but one day my dad walked in my room and found a screw driver diven through 2 notebooks and almost cut off spudgunning completely. Now he says if i don't read more he taking them away.
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Unread postAuthor: tarmann_90 » Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:26 pm

k... wtf? u want ideas or what?
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Unread postAuthor: hi » Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:55 pm

schmanman wrote:
hi wrote:well, im "hiding" a cannon with a 16 foot barrel, a 10 foot chamber that has 11 foot wings..... my parents dont care.


hmmm, let's see this "cannon". :wink:
wings?.... wtf? :?


If you were on spudtech then you would have seen it, I'm making it bigger and better and giving it a kick @$$ paint job for the competition. The "wings" are air tanks and also for support.

EDIt- thats the only sneek peak/ preview you get for 3 weeks or so. :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:19 am

I tried hiding my 55 foot hybrid cannon I built for the upcoming contest (with a tarp), which I failed miserably at. So I told my parents I was experimenting with a new way to make a fuel efficent car (I told them that it was a cannon, but they seem to like to surround themselves with a false sense of security.) The point is, do not underestimate the power of...umm..."misleading" certain individuals.
If that doesn't work, build the cannon in sections and then hide the parts in your garage, a box buried in the woods, or wherever.
Fortunantly my parents are generaly cool about this stuff, mostly because I pay for it and I realize I'm on the "screw up once its over" plan, but they do tend to question my decision making skills when I start putting golfballs through layers of plywood and steel.
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Unread postAuthor: pyrogeek » Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:36 am

Long story short, my dad is OK with it, but my neighbors hate them. They hate seeing them, and hate me firing my little pneumatic off. Its not like it's that powerful, it just fires wax slugs through metal coffee cans (at like, 60PSI or less). But, they also hate my paintball guns and anything fire/chem related. It sucks, thank goodness we will hopefully move when things settle down with the whole divorce BS
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Unread postAuthor: mobile chernobyl » Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:39 am

haha wow the general populous of this forum is quite young. I made my first cannon at 13, and im 20 now. so no, hiding is no longer an issue.

My first cannon was a combustion and being an ancy youngin i just wanted to shoot it, so i gave it 12 hrs to cure and started shooting. Luckily i understood the importance and convienence of remote firing even back then. So i made 5 foot leads for my bbq igniter and thank god! haha, no more than 20 shots later and the sucker seperated, not blew up, but literrally blew the fittings apart with a band so loud my ears were a ringing. parents were kinda skeptical, but i was smart enough to analyze the problem and explain my shortcomings to them.

6 months later my dad helped me make my first pneumatic, 4' 4" chamber. good enough to land me 2nd place in district science fair, and honorable mention in county. my experiment if anyones wondering was, i used the spud gun to generate high speed wind conditions like that in a storm and launch "debris" at different house sidings/construction meathods, i constructed 3'X3' square sections of about 10 different materials and shot away, prolly the funnest and best science fair project i ever did. That pretty much convince my parents that i knew what i was doing/ could be safe and smart with the guns. so i was good to go from there.

fast forward to 5 months ago lol, chipped my tooth with my copper gun, chipped a bone in my friends hand when i had a CATO with my large CoAx gun. my mom just laughed hysterically at my tooth said i looked like a redneck, i didnt think it was that funny however lol. my friends fine and through a little science and reconstruction of all the parts, we have figured out the source of the CATO and will no longer be firing such large cannons without a stand and pneumatic remote firing.

Plans for this summer, construct at 3000 cubic inch cannon with a conceptual new valve design, 3" porting EASY, maybe even more now that i am a freshman at college, with an engineering major, so i have access to any machine i need, i can get any material i need, and SolidWorks to draw it all out in. Needless to say, this thing will easily give the SWAT a run for its money, if not far out do it. the only thing my parents care about anymore is how i manage my money, so tapping into the colleges money for "concept design integration" works in favor of me. haha
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Unread postAuthor: Redcoat » Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:47 am

im currently hiding a combustion cannon under my bed.Noone knows but i reckon they do know they just havnt said anythng. :violent2:
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Unread postAuthor: zeigs spud » Tue Apr 03, 2007 9:08 am

wow who bubmped my thread lol?!

anywho just a note the person who got me started (from my original post on this topic, is now on spudfiles)

but yea i have to hide all my cannons, usualy i just tear them up if they are small, but the good ones i hide at other ppls homes, garage, or under my new workbench.
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Unread postAuthor: LGM » Tue Apr 03, 2007 10:00 am

Hehe, I have a friend who can drive and he likes my projects.
Thankfully I have not had to resort to this plan of action yet as may dad is completelly fine with everything I have done so far,exept for some of my really ghetto guns that I have to resort to when I don't have access to appropriate equipment, but he hasn't found out about them yet. If I were to venture into acetylene/hydrogen I would definetly have to go under cover.
My dad is coming right now so I gotta go!!!
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Unread postAuthor: Modderxtrordanare » Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:52 pm

Wow, everyones parents here are so strict about this. Mine dont even care. 8) Atleast when it comes to pneumatics that is. But when I first started making cannons, my dad wouldn't let me make a combustion for the same reason lots of parents wont, it's too "dangerous."

I bet he wouldn't care if I made a Hybrid though...


Come payday (two days) I'm going to build either a flame thrower like Killjoy did, or just a simple combustion so I can have a little variety in my cannons. Either way I'm sure I'll get lectured. :P
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Unread postAuthor: pyromaniac » Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:03 pm

What sucks is i have to wait for summer to make a superly awsome cannon that my parents will flip out about.
because my cousin who can drives not home right now so i cant go to home cheapo wit him and hide it at his place. So i stuck with small ones.
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Unread postAuthor: spanerman » Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:32 pm

woow your peeps parents are weired.... my dad makes alot of parts fro mine... he even pays for some of the parts :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: King_TaTer » Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:42 pm

you are no one to talk spanerman, it's not there fault that there parents are like that, hell i guess you lust got lucky didn't you.

P.S. oh ,and learn how to click the spell check button.....flamer.
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Unread postAuthor: zeigs spud » Tue Apr 03, 2007 5:06 pm

King_TaTer wrote:you are no one to talk spanerman, it's not there fault that there parents are like that, hell i guess you lust got lucky didn't you.

P.S. oh ,and learn how to click the spell check button.....flamer.

omg king tater he wasn't flaming at all rofl....and ur the oe who also needs to re-read their posts rofl....-cough- flamin noob on the lose! -cough- lol jp but yea calm down :D
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Tue Apr 03, 2007 6:21 pm

That just made me laugh. :lol:
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