Propellant choice of the serious spudder?


Postby D_Hall » Sat Oct 07, 2006 12:19 am

The classic combustion gun propellant is hair spray. LOL. I've no interest in this joker.

The serious guys seem to use propane, MAPP, or.... Or what?

Anybody?

Are the two listed "The Fuels" or are there others?
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Postby SpudStuff » Sat Oct 07, 2006 12:25 am

Propane and Mapp are the most common. Eather(starting fluid) is also very common. I think SpudMonster Made a beter for ot or at least designed one.
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Postby SpudMonster » Sat Oct 07, 2006 12:29 am

Yes I designed one, but it was a flop. I never was able to get the ether can adapted to the regulator and pipe, so who knows if it would have worked or not?

Maybe if it gets real rainy one day and I'm looking for something to do, I'll try and get it to work.
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Postby Rex_R » Sat Oct 07, 2006 2:14 am

MAPP has a bit more energy availible(and considering past events...DR has most likely tried it in a hybrid) can't quite picture anyone trying to fuel your proposed behemoth with hairspray. wonder how many cans it would take?:)
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Postby LucyInTheSkyWithDiamonds » Sat Oct 07, 2006 9:24 am

Well, you could use mapp and oxygen.
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Postby sgort87 » Sat Oct 07, 2006 10:41 am

I suppose butane would be good but tried and true dependable meter systems seem to be nonexistant unless I am forgetting something.
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Postby SpudStuff » Sat Oct 07, 2006 12:30 pm

PROPANE is your friend. Use the force.
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Postby pbmann123 » Sat Oct 07, 2006 5:23 pm

Has anyone ever used cyclopropane, as it wrould have more energy avalible, because of the break down to normal linear porpane then the normal energy released via oxidation.
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Postby SpudStuff » Sat Oct 07, 2006 8:41 pm

Where do you get it?
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Postby TurboSuper » Sat Oct 07, 2006 9:04 pm

Lock De-Icer gets my personal stamp of approval.
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