flour power

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Postby Navigator7 » Thu Jun 22, 2006 7:17 pm

Flour, by it's nature, compacts.
The act of being fired out a barrel at whatever the "g's", compact the flour into a hard projectile when using any kind of sabot.

What is really needed in this thread is a flour shower over an exploding car....or a video supplied by the guest of honor.... exploding car.... on the receiving end of his idea at pressures starting at around 5 psi...in increments of 20 psi.

Flour comes from grain...right?

Therefore ...it's reap what ye sow!

;-)
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Postby markfh11q » Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:02 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="tahoma,verdana,arial" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><I>Originally posted by Navigator7</I>
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What is really needed in this thread is a flour shower over an exploding car....or a video supplied by the guest of honor.... exploding car.... on the receiving end of his idea at pressures starting at around 5 psi...in increments of 20 psi.
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Let's not go there...

What we <B>really</B> need is either Sgort or Nav, or anybody with a 20 oz. barrel to test this idea at low velocities on a watermelon or something, just to show EC <B>why</B> we don't shoot stuff at people.

EDIT: and then make him mail you the money you spent on the canteloupe/watermelon, the electricity you used for your air compressor, plus the humongous waste of time.:D

EDIT2: spelling:?
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Postby Green Villain » Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:09 pm

I don't think so.:evil: If he's too hard headed to listen to reason when HE was the one asking for input, let him find out the hard way. :evil: I just hope he doesn't hurt someone in the meantime. :x
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Postby sharpshooter » Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:43 pm

Forget a watermelon. Im going to make a bottle -slits, flour, and saran wrap... the whole deal, and shoot it staight through a couple pieces of plywood. And, its only a combustion so he cant go saying its some massively powerful cannon. Yes, it kicks, but no where near as bad as a big pnuematic. Tomorrow though, its dark, and I would get eaten alive by mosquitos.
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Postby Navigator7 » Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:24 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="tahoma,verdana,arial" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by markfh11q
What we <B>really</B> need is either Sgort or Nav, or anybody with a 20 oz. barrel to test this idea at low velocities on a watermelon or something, just to show EC <B>why</B> we don't shoot stuff at people.<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">

Deal!

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You want video or pics?
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Postby boilingleadbath » Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:55 pm

omigod!
Navigator's picture is breaking the tables!1!11!!!one!

Err... lame attempts at humor aside, I really don't think this is a good idea, exploding car. (how dare thee! I use "car" as my screen name for astrobattle, an online game! Are you suggesting that one should initate a thermonucular detonation [ignore the highly questionable physics] in the carina nebula? You TERRORIST!)

Err... trying again, I don't think this is a good idea.
As I'v said before, the base and cap-region of the bottle are fairly heavy and quite hard, and could inflict some serious damage.

The scored walls might cut someone.

I'm not going to doubt that the sides will crumple easily. I will ask "so what". A paintball crumples easily, and still 3g of fluid leaves significant bruises. You are going to load this with with probably 30g of flour, and the bottle probably weighs some 30g (sorry, too lazy to weigh one) - a large portion of which is is in the cap and base, which are HARD and have edges.
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Postby markfh11q » Fri Jun 23, 2006 6:31 am

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<I>Originally posted by Navigator7</I><br>
You want video or pics?
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Video!
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Postby bluetooth » Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:24 am

How could this topic of all topics last so long?????
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Postby sharpshooter » Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:18 pm

alright, i went and got an aquafina half liter water bottle, cut some slits (4, 3/4 the way down the side) and filled it 1/3 full of sand (I didnt have flower, so... i put only a little bit of sand in, which should be about the same weight).

I set a big piece of 1/2" ply-wood up, about 30' away.

pic of bottle before firing. I pushed down to show it was very crushable:
http://img224.imageshack.us/img224/7486/dsc019164gd.jpg

pic of bottle after shot. I then loaded it back up, and shot it again:
http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/8/dsc019183yw.jpg

pic of bottle after 2nd shot:
http://img463.imageshack.us/img463/9696/dsc019192av.jpg

both shots went clear through the 1/2" ply, and stoped about 40 yards later.
damage pic:
http://img394.imageshack.us/img394/3576/dsc019204ch.jpg

Are you willing to take a hit like that to the head?? I bet its going much faster than any pro quarter back can throw. [:p]

And, fyi it didnt spray sand... at all.

If you still go through with this idea, hopefully only you are killed. Social Darwinism.

[sorry i was to lazy to make hyperlinks or put the pics directly on here]
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Postby TurboSuper » Fri Jun 23, 2006 2:09 pm

That sand seems kind of wet, try using flour...
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