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Unread postAuthor: Thai Fighter » Fri Jun 03, 2005 5:11 pm

Okie dokie, i bought an automatic inline valve, in an attempt to make a pneumatic cannon. I want to control the valve only by means of electricity.. I don't like the idea of modifying it. Plus, I love electronics and such. When i got the valve home i tried it. Well, i hooked batteries up to the two wires. I ran 18 volts into the valve and i distinctly heard a click from the solenoid(even took it out to make sure) the only thing i noticed is that the valve didn't actually open.. SO here is my question. Did i do something wrong? Or is the pressure (air/water) make the valve open? I don't really know, since this is the first time i am going to build a cannon with an automatic valve... possibly i got the wrong valve. Please help me out, I know someone will.

BTW- the valve is an Orbit 91100 (1")
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Unread postAuthor: spudshot » Fri Jun 03, 2005 5:33 pm

it is the pressure that makes the valve open, you should be running it on about 27 volts, too bad you dont want to mod it, extra power with modding
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Unread postAuthor: Thai Fighter » Fri Jun 03, 2005 5:36 pm

Thanks Spuds, well... its my first cannon w/ automatic valve. I wanna see what an automatic valve is like versus a modded automatic valve. I make a fair amount of money and don't spend much, and summer is here(i am a student with a lot of time on my hands) Next gun will be modded.
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Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Fri Jun 03, 2005 7:00 pm

You could leave it half modded - keep the solinoid in. That way, you can fire it both ways.
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Unread postAuthor: Thai Fighter » Fri Jun 03, 2005 7:47 pm

Does that effect performance at all? And is it hard to do?
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Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Fri Jun 03, 2005 8:00 pm

It's not hard to do at all. If you search around the How-To section here there are some detailed instructions on how to mod the valve. Just leave the solenoid (the little black thing with wires) in insted of taking it out.
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Unread postAuthor: spudshot » Fri Jun 03, 2005 8:01 pm

its not hard at all, you just leave the solenoid in instead of filling the hole with epoxy, and it wont cause a loss in performance, it will just give you the ability to fire it electronically or pneumatically (good idea if your batteries die)
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Unread postAuthor: Thai Fighter » Sun Jun 05, 2005 11:05 am

Sweet, thanks for the help all.


Gotta admit, this place is very helpful... I am glad i signed up for this forum :D
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Unread postAuthor: Cole » Sun Jun 05, 2005 8:17 pm

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