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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:06 pm
by benstern
It is always better from a power standpoint to release the most energy in the shortest time and the smallest space. (point in case: nuclear bomb)

This means release the most energy of the gases quickly using a burst disk in the smallest space. (compressed in chamber, not overflowing into barrel)

PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:34 pm
by BewareOfDog
<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="tahoma,verdana,arial" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><b>Originally posted by benstern</b>
It is always better from a power standpoint to release the most energy in the shortest time and the smallest space. (point in case: nuclear bomb)

This means release the most energy of the gases quickly using a burst disk in the smallest space. (compressed in chamber, not overflowing into barrel)
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I beg to differ;
There were many experiments I did with a home-made Flamefront Accelerator. If you release most of the energy in the chamber, there is little to no energy left to push the spud down the barrel.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:01 pm
by An Apple Pie
Oh yeah, sorry I do not know what I was thinking in the last post. Oh well no power increase (that I can see). Maybe a slight power decrease. I still like the design.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:22 pm
by LukeSkyRocket
Yeah, I'd love to see you make it work. Just be careful to make the chamber strong enough for a full flashback.

DR: where can I find out about those flamefront experiments?

PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:28 pm
by Velocity
<a href="http://forums.spudtech.com/topic.asp?ARCHIVE=true&TOPIC_ID=9011&SearchTerms=flamefront">here</a>

PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:54 pm
by Mr.Plow
You guys realize this is the general design of the pre-DR hybrid, right? The guy pumped propane into a pneumatic along with the air and ignited it with a set of electrodes just in front of a sprinkler valve. It's really closer to a flame thrower than a hybrid.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 11:33 pm
by utcpyro
*points to plow's post* Exactally what I was saying.

PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 11:58 pm
by An Apple Pie
Yes I heard you. Although I still like the design. I do not know why, but I do.

Okay, Okay new name -I Gen. Hybrid (Negative First Generation Hybrid).[:p]

PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 1:19 am
by Velocity
The only reason I liked this design was because of the absence of a burst disk. I know that the first hybrids used sprinkler valves and such.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:02 pm
by jetpilot
dude, yea the pressure from the compressor would push the potato down the barrel after you turned you spin disk switch valve....thingie....w/e the [intercourse] it is.