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Posted: 10/23/2001 3:44:53 PM EDT
[img]http://www.the-nothing.com/skiboard/user_photos/00014_Potato_Cannon-Edited.jpg[/img] [size=4]Full Cannon[/size=4] [img]http://www.the-nothing.com/skiboard/user_photos/00014_Potato_Cannon-Silencer.JPG[/img] [size=4]Silencer[/size=4] [img]http://www.the-nothing.com/skiboard/user_photos/00014_Potato_Cannon-Trigger.JPG[/img] [size=4]"Trigger"[/size=4]
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 7:29:58 PM EDT
That trigger tube is kind of WAY too long isn't it? You are wasting a large chunck of the combustion in a tube not really part of the combustion chamber and angled the opposite direction... But I don't know a thing about those cannons... I'm just looking at direction of combustion. BISHOP
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 7:42:53 PM EDT
How effective is the suppressor? Mine is pre-ban, evil black paint, with threaded interchangeable barrels and I just have not gotten around to building a suppressed barrel for it. I have a 14" carbine with vortex FS cut into the end. Another 32" with Bushmaster Y-comp break, and one 30" with A1 FS. Looks like you have a long 3" chamber with the 3-1&1/2 reducer, is that right? What propellant are you using? Mine is a 4" chamber with a 1&1/2 barrel and with a new 36" barrel it shoots 150 yards or so, sometimes a bit more sometimes less. Don't expect to much more than that with aquanet, its loud and good enough for me. My 32" with the A1 is very dirty and only shoots about 90 yards now.
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 8:16:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 8:30:34 PM EDT
i've got one too 4"x12" chamber 30"barrelhad a flint ignitor but cant find them now have the push button one.i use ether for the propellent(very little mist)will shoot about 300 yds.
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 8:50:09 PM EDT
Mine has 80,000 volts of electronic ignition.[:D]
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 8:54:22 PM EDT
Darn, knew I was forgetting something. Got to go build me one. [}:D] Silencer work? Ice
Link Posted: 10/23/2001 9:00:25 PM EDT
O.K. cool pics but as a non spud gun shooter they dont mean squat to me... how does it work and what is it powered by??? more info would be way cool....pat
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 6:25:21 AM EDT
I sent you an email about the spud gun. Here are some links as well. http://www.aaroncake.net/spuds/ http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Andes/5130/mayhem.html Safety tip... from one site. "You Can Never Be Too Careful... Drill a hole in the bottom of the cap and super glue a piece of plastic over it. Do not use a lot of glue. Seal it with caulk. The purpose of this is if the pressure becomes too great in the chamber, the cover on the cap will blow off preventing a chamber explosion. " TheRedGoat ps. I had a buddy that detonated the combustion chamber. Nasty flying pieces of PVC shrapnel. [shock]
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 6:45:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By brouhaha: ... and all the hair on my arm was burned off. It was promptly corrected and I never had that problem again. Just a thought for your safety...
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What'd ya do? Replace it with steel wool?
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 6:51:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/24/2001 6:46:48 AM EDT by SNIPERm88]
Originally Posted By ar15robert: i've got one too 4"x12" chamber 30"barrelhad a flint ignitor but cant find them now have the push button one.i use ether for the propellent(very little mist)will shoot about 300 yds.
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I thought about using some other propellant but hairspray has a built in safety as if you put too much it will not ignite. It is dirty though, so I have everything threaded in so I can take it out and soak it in hot water. My chamber is the same volume and I can't imagine the recoil if it is truly sending a chunk of potato 300 yards. I just don't trust PVC with that much pressure, hope you don't get a KB.
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 7:17:21 AM EDT
Nice RPG. Rocket Potato Grenade.[:D]
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 7:19:41 AM EDT
I like the styling, Is the barrel "free floating" within the suppresor? Or does that Barrel "end" where the supressor begins? If so, are there problems with projectiles getting "lodged" in the suppressor (failing to clear the crown)? *My winter project?
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 8:26:09 AM EDT
I still can't get mine back from my father-in-law as he's been having too much fun with it. We use propane to charge and flint lantern lighter to ignite. No residue on the igniter.
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 9:51:39 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 9:59:30 AM EDT
Oh, oh, oh. Please pardon my ignorance. [;)]
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 2:05:28 PM EDT
Um, that potato cannon would be the "Steyr Augratin" model right? [:D]
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 2:55:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TheRedGoat: I sent you an email about the spud gun. Here are some links as well. http://www.aaroncake.net/spuds/ http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Andes/5130/mayhem.html Safety tip... from one site. "You Can Never Be Too Careful... Drill a hole in the bottom of the cap and super glue a piece of plastic over it. Do not use a lot of glue. Seal it with caulk. The purpose of this is if the pressure becomes too great in the chamber, the cover on the cap will blow off preventing a chamber explosion. " TheRedGoat ps. I had a buddy that detonated the combustion chamber. Nasty flying pieces of PVC shrapnel. [shock]
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Could youi please explain that? this is my first time to built it so yeah there will probably be flaws but i dont wanna blow my arm off so... please any suggestions are great.
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 2:56:37 PM EDT
Also to whomever asked the silencer fits over the barrel. i ported it and then built the silencer over it... i would have liked to make it removable but im a n00b to this.
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