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Unread postAuthor: spudbud101 » Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:17 am

I started with pneumatics, too.
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Unread postAuthor: joannaardway » Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:50 pm

We should start a "Pneumatic first cannon" group then.

Now, how many people did start with a safe, and reasonably advanced cannon (i.e, not hairspray or ball valve)?
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Unread postAuthor: mark0491 » Mon Jun 25, 2007 4:00 pm

Lol i started with minis then pnuematics then combutions still waiting for hybrids
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Unread postAuthor: Gepard » Mon Jun 25, 2007 4:03 pm

Well I started with a water gun. Used a 2L bottle for the water tank. Had a V to fill and then a BV to fire.

On my back I had a mini car battery, 2 air compressors and 7 robart air tanks that stored air at 120psi.

Obviously with it being a water gun I didn't need quick opening....

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Unread postAuthor: mopherman » Mon Jun 25, 2007 4:04 pm

pyromaniac wrote:Mopherman made a ghetto gun useing the valve from a nerfgun goke bottle and a coke bottle. It was duckt taped togeter and spuer glued for an air tight seal.

6 monthes later mopher made one out of pvc with another coke bottle chamber/ while he was over we went to the hardware store made another and got hooked.

since then i have made one working sprinkler cannon. One the was a bucket o crap. Like 3 cannons made from spare parts. 1 was a smallish conbustion otehrs were pnuematic.

Mopher and are hope fully going to start the 4 inch co axial(sp?).

i have to say that that my favorite spudding moment was when i showed him my coke gun . shot a AA at his wall and it split open, and he was like "crap!" and then "that was so cool"
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Unread postAuthor: Acdcmonkey1991 » Mon Jun 25, 2007 4:25 pm

It all started in 5th grade (4 years ago) when my science teacher was teaching us to make 2 liter bottle rockets. To demonstrate the fin design, he launched a cadboard tube rocket out of a pneumatic launcher. I asked him how to build one and he told me the parts. I ended up with the wrong scrader valve (it wasn't a check valve) so it had to to hooked to my pump. After that I hooked up a cheap foam rocket, and started using it in airsoft wars. After that, I showed my teacher the gun, and he gave me a tubeless tire valve, it improved the preformance, and after that I was hooked! Then I evolved to an under barrel grenade launcher, then about 3 ball valve guns, and a sweet golf ball launcher. Then a HUGE cannon. Then a mini combustion. Now I have the gb launcher my, pb shotgun, my m700, and the grenade laucnher
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Unread postAuthor: sandman » Mon Jun 25, 2007 4:39 pm

joannaardway wrote:We should start a "Pneumatic first cannon" group then.

Now, how many people did start with a safe, and reasonably advanced cannon (i.e, not hairspray or ball valve)?


sadly i have to say im in both those groups, i always thought that my first would be a combustion :(
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Unread postAuthor: Modderxtrordanare » Mon Jun 25, 2007 5:05 pm

sandman wrote:
joannaardway wrote:We should start a "Pneumatic first cannon" group then.

Now, how many people did start with a safe, and reasonably advanced cannon (i.e, not hairspray or ball valve)?


sadly i have to say im in both those groups, i always thought that my first would be a combustion :(


Sadly? What in the world is wrong with a pneumatic? Ot a safe cannon for that matter? :?:
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Unread postAuthor: schismatized » Mon Jun 25, 2007 5:55 pm

i started with pneumatic, and i doubt i will start making combustions or hybrids anytime soon. I like killing all the guys at the dunes in distance competitions too much. and as for hybrids, theyre too time consuming and complex to build, i would rather just shoot a gun haha. compressed air FTW.
BTW my first cannon was sooo lame lol. 2:1 C:B ratio and a ball valve. :oops:
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:04 am

Well, I started off with this but once i made my first pneumatic, never went back :D though have made a couple of combustions laong the way and there are areas where they certainly have merit.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:14 am

Well my brother saw some guys shooting spuds into the sea, he wanted to make one but gave up. me being the younger more intelligent brother spent a few weeks and hundred bucks and came up with a really bad C:B ratio combustion. 1' of 3" chamber with a 3' 2" barrel :oops:
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Unread postAuthor: Spedy » Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:41 am

joannaardway wrote:We should start a "Pneumatic first cannon" group then.

Now, how many people did start with a safe, and reasonably advanced cannon (i.e, not hairspray or ball valve)?


Heh, the way my search for ignition sources is going, I may have to join that group. I'm still going to use a breech barrel either way.
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Unread postAuthor: praetorian91 » Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:43 am

Ok Joanna, I think my first cannon matches your criteria. I used a modified solenoid valve, had both hookups for air compressor and bike pump (schrader and quick-disconnect), and had a pressure gauge.

I built it to fire waterballoons in water wars, and moved up to various types of produce.
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:50 am

I started with my 8 1/2 foot combustion. I figured, hey, go big or go home. I had wanted to do one for a while but I didn't think my parents would like it too much. Then my dad came home from Sunday school of all places and told me he thought it'd be fun to build a golf ball cannon, so I ran with it.
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Unread postAuthor: joannaardway » Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:23 pm

praetorian91 wrote:I built it to fire waterballoons in water wars, and moved up to various types of produce.

Aha! That's where I recognised your username from - you registered on SSCentral about a week back, yes?

And yes, that cannon definately matches the criteria proposed.

I would now link to my first cannon, but the pictures seem to have gone missing. Dang.
Well, for something that cost all of £4 ($8 in US money), it was a hell of a lot of fun.
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