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Unread postAuthor: Tommy_TreeTop » Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:11 am

Ok this is stupid but hairspray as a propellant for a cannon makes the cannon a combustion cannon right? If this dosent sound right sorry.
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Unread postAuthor: spudshot » Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:24 am

igniting gasses makes it a combustion cannon, it doesnt have to be hair spray, but dont use anything more powerful than propane, or MAPP at the absolute most, keep away from adding pure oxygen to your chamber, and dont use acetylene or any other high powered fuels
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Unread postAuthor: Tommy_TreeTop » Tue Jun 14, 2005 9:23 am

How powerful is rightguard? is it more powerful than hairspray?
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Unread postAuthor: drac » Tue Jun 14, 2005 9:29 am

Ummm, yeah. :roll:

A test was done a while back which involved spraying hair spray and rightguard over a flame. The right guard burned a lot hotter and bright, meaning less by-products of combustion. The hairspray paled in comparison.

So yes, do use right guard instead of hairspray.
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Unread postAuthor: iamthewalrus » Tue Jun 14, 2005 9:56 am

and also dont use hairspray because it will gum up ur cannon and sometimes insolate ur electrodes
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Unread postAuthor: Tommy_TreeTop » Tue Jun 14, 2005 10:35 am

Could you explain what you mean by insolating the electrodes.
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Unread postAuthor: iamthewalrus » Tue Jun 14, 2005 10:38 am

like the rubber coating on wire, it insolates and then u dont get a spark jump
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Unread postAuthor: Tommy_TreeTop » Tue Jun 14, 2005 10:46 am

I dont use a grill igniter i use a lantern flik igniter. It uses flint and then you flik it and boom. So i dont have to worry about the wire thing

I tried a new hs called aqua net and it worx great i got my mini cannon to shoot over 100yrds. but thnx for the idea of right guard
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Unread postAuthor: spudshot » Tue Jun 14, 2005 6:04 pm

aqua net is the stereotypical spudgun fuel, and that crap will gum up your chamber pretty fast
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Unread postAuthor: Tommy_TreeTop » Tue Jun 14, 2005 6:06 pm

Ok so obviously you all hate hairspray but i want to know if it has been proven that Right guard shoots better than hairspray and i aint talking about guming up im talking about actual shooting distances.

What other propellants can i try?
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Unread postAuthor: iamthewalrus » Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:18 pm

PROPANE!!! the all mighty propane will rule all
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Tue Jun 14, 2005 10:55 pm

If your looking for a cheap propellant in a can i would suggest starting fluid. Burns super clean no residue and is more powerful then hair spray and aqua net. If your a starter i wouldnt quite suggest propane yet.
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Unread postAuthor: spudshot » Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:49 am

yes starting fluid is about the best fuel you can get, though its nearly impossible to meter correctly, barely touch the nozzle and you should have enough

though spudinator made an over/under ABS monster that took over a second of starting fluid to get the right mix
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Unread postAuthor: Tommy_TreeTop » Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:30 am

OK well im not gonna use propane thats a little out of my league. But thanx or the ideas i think i will try the starting fluid.

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Unread postAuthor: pvt joker » Wed Jun 15, 2005 3:52 pm

i used "brut" deodorant until the oldman started whining now im off to get some "start the bastard"
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