Mini Launcher FPS

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Postby Zorrowannabe9 » Mon Jun 12, 2006 8:26 pm

My mini launcher (constructed last weekend)
- 8.5" x 2" chamber
- 3' x .5" barrel
- BBQ ignitor ignition

About an hour ago I decided to do a few power tests with my newly acquired chrony chronograph. The projectile I was using was a 3" long piece of a .5" wooden dowel with some painters tape wrapped around it for a more airtight seal.
I only got off 6 shots before my neighbor started to complain

323.3 fps
290.3 fps
293.6 fps
328.1 fps (tore through my loose denim trap at 6')
285.1 fps
<b>Average</b> 304.08 fps

298.4 fps (This was with a 1/8 steel bolt)

Power source for all these tests was a can of Axe body spray, more tests to come (I will also weigh my projectile soon)
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