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Unread postAuthor: Weasel » Sat Sep 03, 2005 11:01 pm

Hi im new to this and i was wondering about if a fan would work well for me. i have a simple combustion cannon with an electric BBQ starter fuled by walmart hairspray and was wondering

1) what does a fan help do?

2) should i have one?

3) were can i get one?

4) how much will a small one cost?

Note: the duct tape is only a fassion statment, it is in fact held together with glue!

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if there is anything else i should do with it tell me cuz i have no idea, it use to be set off with matches so even the BBQ lighter is a huge step in technology for me. if you have any comments about it (please give negative comments i need the criticism) anything i can do to it short of throwing it out would be most exelent!!!
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Unread postAuthor: saladtossser » Sat Sep 03, 2005 11:05 pm

a fan helps vent the exaust gas after firing, thus makes loading faster, also mixes fuel for u, so it fires more often. a computer store should sell them for a cheap price.
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Unread postAuthor: Weasel » Sat Sep 03, 2005 11:12 pm

thanks, i should pick one up to impress the ladys.....

keep the negative comments coming yall
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Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Sat Sep 03, 2005 11:53 pm

1) Mixes fuel, and exausts combustion results. A more even fuel-air mix gives better combustion, and therefore, more power. Having it to exaust combustion results is mainly conveinence.

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if (Preformance_increase >= Pocketbook_drain)
buy_fan();

3) Any decent computer store should have them. Just ask for a "case fan", they will ask what size you want - respond 'No particular size'.

4) It'll probably cost you 10-15$.
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Unread postAuthor: Weasel » Sun Sep 04, 2005 11:59 am

10-15$ can be done. gow is it powered on the spudgun? for computer hardwere ther is a spot in the box frame for it and it plugs into the comp and everything. how will it be powered
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Sun Sep 04, 2005 1:10 pm

A 9v battery there made to run off 12v but 9v works. Just hook the leads from the fan to the battery.
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Unread postAuthor: Weasel » Sun Sep 04, 2005 3:48 pm

sounds simple enough. ill find a way to get it wrong tho :) thanks
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Unread postAuthor: Rebelnerd » Fri Sep 09, 2005 3:30 pm

hmm...seems risky. couldn't the current in the fan ignite the fuel?
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Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Fri Sep 09, 2005 3:41 pm

No, it couldn't. Computer fans are brushless - there are no sparks, unlike a normal (brushed) motor. And people have tried ignighting mixtures with a brushed motor, and failed.
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Unread postAuthor: deathtodeer666 » Sat Sep 10, 2005 12:11 am

I succesfully ignited right guard using a brushed fan with a higher voltage
and exposed moter it was in a gun for a freind to shoot antennas for a ham radio and it dosent used a igniter.
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Unread postAuthor: pyrogeek » Sat Dec 23, 2006 3:32 pm

I got my fan for free. It came out of an old power supply, one for an old P1 system.

There are a few different things you could do besides a single 9volt, which would be kinda slow. You could wire up 6 AAs in series for longer life (or more for more voltage=faster mixing/venting), or 2 9volts with a 15volt voltage regulator. Or even more cool is a fan controller like I built. They have the plans on burntlatke.com if you are interested. If you feel like building the simpler version without relays, send me an email or something and I will draw up the plans for ya. This is probably beyond the ability of a novice though.

Or, maybe I would be willing to make the whole fan controller for you and ship it since I have all the parts and some experience.

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