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Unread postAuthor: -T0OL- » Thu Oct 12, 2006 6:42 pm

When using GGDT how do you find out the dead volume? or what is the dead volume (is it from the chamer, barrel, valve?)?
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Unread postAuthor: Velocity » Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:32 pm

Dead volume is the space between the valve and the projectile
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Unread postAuthor: -T0OL- » Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:57 pm

ok

if i was making a coaxial cannon, for the GGDT how would i subtract the volume of the barrel inside the chamber from the chamber volume?

and how do you solve this: WRN: barrel possibly restircting flow... (or something to that effect).
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Unread postAuthor: squeaks » Thu Oct 12, 2006 8:14 pm

if i was making a coaxial cannon, for the GGDT how would i subtract the volume of the barrel inside the chamber from the chamber volume?


All you do is type in the outer diameter of the barrel as your chamber's inner diameter. Then you type in the inner diameter of your chamber pipe as the outer diameter. Clear as mud now?
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Unread postAuthor: -T0OL- » Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:11 pm

Yes it is much clearer then mud... i thought when it said chamber outer and inner diameter it meant the ID of the PVC and the OD of the PVC used for the chamber!!.

how do i fix this:

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Unread postAuthor: Extrusion » Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:16 pm

im not that good with GGDT but i think that means the barrels to small? i get that all the time and i dont know why do i just said forget it and started using my own method for finding the fps of my guns (only reason i wanted to use ggdt was to find fps.)
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Unread postAuthor: -T0OL- » Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:23 pm

well, im using a 2" chamber with (hopefully) 3/4" barrel (if i can find it).

22" chamber 37" barrel
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Unread postAuthor: Extrusion » Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:25 pm

yeah i do belive that barrel is way to small for the chamber size try using a 1/2" barrel and see how it does 1/2" barrels are perfect for AA's you might need some wadding for them.
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Unread postAuthor: rna_duelers » Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:33 am

Ehh i use a 50mm chamber(2inch)with a 20mm barrel it says the barrel is restricting flow but its still capapble of 800fps so im happy as pie.
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Unread postAuthor: squeaks » Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:07 pm

Yep, I just checked the GGDT by playing around with my gun design and when I shrunk the barrel it said "barrel choking flow." The gun will still work good but it just won't let out all the air. I guess what the program is saying is, "Save your money, use smaller chamber!"
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Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:10 pm

No, it's saying that your barrel is too small to use all the air that the valve is providing it with. "save your money, use a smaller valve", if you will.

With co-axials, this'll crop up in two situations:
1) You've installed a barrel insert, and thus are using a 2" valve with a .68" barrel. Yeah, just a tad of flow restriction there.
2) You've used the "CV flow values" option, and entered something like "50" for the flow value of what is really a .68" valve. Same situation as above, just a different way of telling you that your 2" valve is not the flow restriction.
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Unread postAuthor: -T0OL- » Sun Oct 15, 2006 8:43 pm

yea it only says it if i bring the psi to like 300+ other wise it says no errors
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