I'll grow up - one day!

I'll grow up - one day!

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    I'll grow up - one day!

    I had something like the toon gun... Who here hasn't made a potato gun as a kid?
    Mentioned by Gregarat in this thread - http://www.combatcarry.com/vbulletin...ead.php?t=5999

    ''As a kid''!!! - hey this kid is 60 goin' on 16!

    Thought I'd dig out a pic of my potato cannon - this is the 2" bore version and the best - also made a 1 1/2" and an 1" versions too - look same, just scaled down.

    Propellant is starter fluid - no messy dang hair spray. The curved combustion chamber is for me way more effective and reliable than a straight one. Piezo spark unit linked to two crossed wires - giving approx 1/4" spark. Muzzle differentially chamfered - 90% external, 10% internal - and so cuts a ''slug'' a tad over size for good fit.

    Best range about 200 yards. Fired straight up - almost disappears Guaranteed to get folks grinning ear to ear!





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    Some people have to much time on there hands

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    I wonder how much better it could be using this PVC pipe
    http://www.spudtech.com/detail.asp?id=32



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    P95,

    You're only as old as you feel...never quit trying to feel young. That's what more than one "old" folks have told me, but they also tell me getting old ain't for sissies either. I guess it's better to have your parts wear out than freeze up from nonuse. Cool toon gun...
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    parts wear out than freeze up from nonuse
    Amen to that!!!

    Zund - that is awesome - always been thinking how I'd love to get some spin. The inside of Sch 40 pipe is far from smooth of course - all ''rippled'' but that is a very nice rifling considering.

    I guess I could make some tooling actually to do just this but it would be quite some work and my cannon is actually, considering smooth bore - pretty good for accuracy. Thx for the pic.
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    What a great way to waste spuds.
    Fantastic...Chris.

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    A few years back we used old tennis balls, but ours was made out of steel pop cans duct taped togeather, like you said they almost go out of sight. One more thing I like your igniiton idea n we used lighter fluid also.
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    I don't want to grow up, I'm a Toys 'r' Us kid.
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    I used to have a good one. I used 3" pipe for the chamber then "necked" it down to a 1.5" barrel (more shots per spud). Ignition was a coleman-lantern striker.
    Propellant? screw the hairspray, I used propane
    That thing was so much fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White
    Some people have to much time on there hands
    I'm waiting to see if Chris starts a thread on a Civil War Rocket, just like the one the Mythbusters made on their program. They made the rocket <which worked well> but it only flew about 500 yds

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    Episode 40: Confederate Rocket
    The American Civil War was fought with bayonets, muskets and cannons. But was that all? Not according to the MythBusters. So Adam, Jamie and the build team join forces to find out if the Confederate Army had a secret deadly weapon — the world's first long-range missile, which according to rumor, was launched from Richmond, Va., and aimed at the White House over 100 miles away.
    premiere: Oct. 26, 2005
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    Don't get me started Bob - I'll get into trouble

    I also liked the prog' where two teams had to launch cars with rockets - might have been ''Monster Garage'' I forget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    Don't get me started Bob - I'll get into trouble

    I also liked the prog' where two teams had to launch cars with rockets - might have been ''Monster Garage'' I forget.
    Heyyyyyyyyyyy I once made a gun that launched bottle caps LOL
    The thing went through tons of elastic bands though... they flew straight and true for about 100 feet.........spinning like a Frisby
    BTW Chris...........NEVER plan to grow up...........it's too much fun being yourself...........heck i don't plan on growing up...LOL
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    I've never made a patato gun, but I did make a mini version of one when I was in school that shot flaming wads of paper. Used a soda bottle, straw, duct tape, and a gas grill igniter, and hair spray. Was very cool, got me expelled for 3 days.

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    Always did suspect something of the rebel in you Bruce!
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    Rebel? Hell I'm a trend setter

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