combustion spudguns

Boom! The classic potato gun harnesses the combustion of flammable vapor. Show us your combustion spud gun and discuss fuels, ratios, safety, ignition systems, tools, and more.
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Thu Feb 22, 2024 2:25 pm

hey guy how i whould like you to tell me some of your experinces with desiel feul supplement and carbarator cleaner as feul
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Fri Feb 23, 2024 10:38 pm

It will most likely to decrease performance. Mostly because of how hard it would be to accurately measure.

In general, hydrocarbon fuels have nearly identical energy contents per unit air.
http://www.inpharmix.com/jps/Combustion_fuels.html

The only outliers are Hydrogen (not a hydrocarbon) and acetylene, and they are only about 10% more energetic.

Might as well go with the cheapest and easiest to measure, like a syringe and a propane tank or a butane lighter.
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Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:43 am

i have seen diesel feul suplement combusting and it is quite powerfull although i will look and your feul chart though
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Mon Feb 26, 2024 10:59 am

i will use a chronometer to find out the best feul.
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Mon Feb 26, 2024 5:09 pm

Go for it.

But how will you measure the diesel?

The MOST critical thing is the correct amount of fuel. If you are off by 10% the gun won't ignite, let alone fire. The correct amount of fuel is much more important than what the fuel is.
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Tue Feb 27, 2024 11:58 am

i gess i will use a scale and then use slow motion camra with a large mesering stick to figure how fast it goes
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Tue Feb 27, 2024 11:59 am

sorry it took me so long to respond
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I have been using diesel fuel supplement and carburetor cleaner as fuel for my old truck for a few months now, and I have to say, it works wonders. My engine runs smoother, quieter, and more efficiently than ever before. I also noticed a significant improvement in my fuel economy and emissions. The best part is, these additives are easy to use and affordable. I just pour them into my fuel tank when I fill up, and that's it. No hassle, no mess, no problems. I highly recommend these products to anyone who wants to boost their engine performance and save money on fuel. They are the real deal.
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Wed Feb 28, 2024 1:37 pm

yeah i know and they combust very well do you think they whould work well in a spudgun i mean they work well for me in my spudgun
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Fri Mar 01, 2024 10:43 am

great prompts though but i sead diesiel feul supplement not diesiel just to let you know
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