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Posted: 10/24/2001 9:03:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/24/2001 8:57:30 AM EDT by world_wolf]
I see that there are some spud gun fans on this site, so I thought I'd bring it up. I AM SICK AND TIRED of my lantern flint wearing out so quickly... anyone have a suggestion for an alternative? I was thinking along the lines of a spark plug.
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 9:11:34 AM EDT
bbq lighter
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 9:12:25 AM EDT
Not that I'd know, but I've heard a BBQ lighter works well. [:D] God Bless Texas
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 9:14:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By world_wolf: I see that there are some spud gun fans on this site, so I thought I'd bring it up. I AM SICK AND TIRED of my lantern flint wearing out so quickly... anyone have a suggestion for an alternative? I was thinking along the lines of a spark plug.
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One of those pushbutton Peizoelectric Barbeque lighters. Mount it in the cap that you unscrew to charge the cannon so the spray doesn't foul the ground plate. Get'em at a home improvement store, cost about $8. shooter
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 9:44:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/24/2001 9:38:17 AM EDT by jean-claude]
We used a ignition system from a small bike. ie: Coil, capacitor, [i]small [/i] 12volt gell battery, pushbutton switch and spark plug. [b]WORKS GREAT![/b] I'm now in the process of disassembling a stun gun to provide a high voltage, low amperage spark in a much smaller pkg. Which ever course you take - Go Electrical! That way you have a RPG or LAW style look and function!
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 9:52:47 AM EDT
I bet a stun gun would work pretty good.... Michael
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 10:13:02 AM EDT
Check out www.spudlauncher.com Good info and constuction plans.
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 10:15:33 AM EDT
Why don't you just microwave the potato. 10 minutes should be fine.
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 10:54:20 AM EDT
Has anybody tried Ether starting spray as propellent? Is it safe to do so? Also what do you guys use for targets? At what range? TIA! DaMan
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 11:38:54 AM EDT
hell I always used hairspray (the kind that comes in a aerosol) with a regular lighter works fine for me and my friends
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 12:39:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 1:07:44 PM EDT
Propane.
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 1:16:36 PM EDT
Electric push-button grill starter. For fuel try Berryman's B-12 Chemtool. Works nice. I've also used Thrust Starting Fluid. [pyro]
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 1:26:32 PM EDT
Piezo-electric barbecue lighters work great for ignition, and there is no better canned fuel than Right Guard (original brown can). For tons of detailed info and suppliers, check out the Spudgun Technology Center - http://[url]http://www.spudtech.com[/url]
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 1:34:12 PM EDT
I fourth or fifth the nomination for piezo BBQ lighters. However, I prefer compressed air powered spud guns. You get better groups because the power is consistent, and it doesn't reek.
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 1:36:31 PM EDT
Mine has(had) an 80,000 volt ignition system. Just run wires from the electrodes of an ordinary STUN GUN into the combustion chamber. close enough to each other that they arc inside the PVC. I'd post some pics of what I did, but my old spud gun is in CA. I mounted all the guts from the stun gun in a small hobby box, added an electrical key switch, an armed/disarmed switch and a momentary button, and mounted it to the side of the cannon. Remember, you saw it here first. AFAIK I'm the only one who's done this.
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 1:58:38 PM EDT
propane and a stun gun little more expensive, but much more reliable
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 6:36:45 PM EDT
Give up on that sissy internal combustion crap. You can get much better performance from compressed air.
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 6:52:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 6:59:08 PM EDT
a gas grill lighter that takes a volt baterey you can get them at home depot a lot cheaper than a stun gun Gary
Link Posted: 10/24/2001 7:03:44 PM EDT
"Spudgun Technology Center" ROTFLMAO!
Link Posted: 10/26/2001 6:59:18 AM EDT
As anyone ever made a metal reciever and used Acetyline & Oxygen. ??? Benjamin
Link Posted: 10/26/2001 7:02:27 AM EDT
I have a welder friend who used acetylene and oxygen in a big stainless steel receiver. It made a lot of noise and was too scary to use much. My PVC pipe compressed air contraption will fire a 1.5" cylindrical chunk of spud over 300 yards (when fired at a 45 degree angle, of course). I pump it up to 150 PSI with a bicycle pump.
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