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WHat Type of Cannon should i build.

Unread postAuthor: Redcoat » Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:17 am

In about 3 months or so, my family and another one are going to a farm.
I am planning to build a massive cannon.I want to be adventurous in its design so maybe advanced combustion or hybrid.But having no expirience on these, it probably wont work as well as it should.I am also considering making just a plain pneumatic or combustion.But if i made a pneumatic i would make a fancy quick load mechanism.

Any Thoughts?.

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Unread postAuthor: noname » Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:19 am

Build a hybrid. They're worth the time and effort.
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Unread postAuthor: Redcoat » Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:27 am

well Audioslave, after reading and re-reading the SPud WIki im thinking that i don't want it to be that dangerous. My parents would nut at me if i did that so.I guess that rules out hybrid.
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Unread postAuthor: pyrogeek » Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:29 am

Since you have no experience, I say build a huge combustion that you can run on metered propane. It's much more fun not having misfires.
Also, put a union or something in so you can use burst discs. It will make it more powerful and louder, something I really should have done on mine, instead of the Banjo fittings.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:36 am

You can put burst disks in banjo fititngs.


edit:maybe not in plastic ones, but the aluminum ones work great.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:56 am

I would suggest a large pneumatic using Gorts piston valve with a tennis ball barrel.Thats a fun day at the farm for me
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Unread postAuthor: pyrogeek » Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:02 am

Mechanically they work fine. But I just don't like how they work. I have an over/under and my barrel isn't supported. So putting the barrel back on is a bit of a pain. I could remedy it by installing some sort of support and having it slide, but I haven't got around to it.
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Unread postAuthor: Bubba05 » Sun Aug 12, 2007 5:52 am

I'd go for something simple at first then step up to something more complex when you get more experiance.. hate to see someone loose an eye or a hand!!

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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:09 am

I would say build a pneumatic, they have a lot more power for their size. I would have said hybrid but since you can't do that, definitely go with a pneumatic. But, it all depends on how much money you are willing to spend...
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Unread postAuthor: spud yeti » Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:26 am

triggered burst disk pneumatic sounds like a plan to me :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:58 am

Using 3 or 4 inch unions. That would certainly be powerful. Maybe do something like Gort's quick change system if you have the capability. If you don't have an air compressor, I would recommend a massive combustion that can fire at supersonic speeds...
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Unread postAuthor: flamerz14 » Sun Aug 12, 2007 11:07 am

Do something big on a tripod like revolver X! Since you're going to a farm... A big LOUD combustion would be nice.
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Unread postAuthor: pyrogeek » Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:08 pm

I think the biggest question is...
do you have access to acetylene gas? :twisted:
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Unread postAuthor: flamerz14 » Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:15 pm

whats with acetylene gas?
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