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by rcman50166
Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Combustion Cannons
Topic: Sparker Reference Guide
Replies: 44
Views: 42567

Well I visited the site for nostalgia sake and checked up here (I haven't been here in over 3 years!). I will add the fly swatter ignition to the guide.
by rcman50166
Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: BB, Airsoft, and Pellet Guns
Topic: epic fail - 850 psi is nothing to joke with
Replies: 31
Views: 6116

Limit of failure as safety factor approaches one equals one.

or

Limit of failure as pressure approaches infinity equals one
by rcman50166
Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: Combustion Cannons
Topic: ignition coil
Replies: 18
Views: 2438

http://wiki.4hv.org/images/0/05/Ignitioncoildimmer.jpg

This is as simple as is gets. This is also off a 120v AC outlet. Just a dimmer switch and capacitor is all that is required.

Also to aid in your search for cheap coils.

http://www.amazon.com/ACDelco-C500-Igni ... B000C9N452
by rcman50166
Tue May 25, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: Google Chrome - Faster than a flying potato
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Seen it, not sure why I haven't posted it here. But when I did, I thought that people here were going to simply dissect the scene and determine the potato's velocity... :lol:
by rcman50166
Tue May 25, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: Giant Shower Curtain Solution for Gulf Oil Leak
Replies: 19
Views: 1161

12332123 wrote:@rcman

It got clogged up with methane clathrates that made it float to the surface.
Hahaha, not to misinterpret the gravity of the situation, but that makes me think of the cap procedure in slightly fast motion, grainy picture with this playing in my head
by rcman50166
Tue May 25, 2010 8:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: Giant Shower Curtain Solution for Gulf Oil Leak
Replies: 19
Views: 1161

I don't think pop rivets would support the pressures the crude could produce. They had a giant cap idea a while ago. What ever happened to that?
by rcman50166
Tue May 25, 2010 6:50 am
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: extrusion pistol, semi-realistic. new paint job!
Replies: 18
Views: 3860

wow interesting... AFAIK you can get tubular aluminium extrusions/ profiles (whatever you call them) so something like this http://www.gudel.com/fileadmin/guedel-com/products/modules/options/mlb/12-1.png Engineering's erector set http://www.8020.net/ Carbon fiber is amazing stuff, ideal for a pisto...
by rcman50166
Fri May 21, 2010 9:06 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: Casio EX FS-10 1000 fps camera today $99.99 SHIPPED!
Replies: 9
Views: 1572

Just be careful. They are known for selling really low quality products and used items as new. Since your camera is name brand you won't get low quality. But make sure you camera comes in it's box with all of it instruction manuals and accessories.
by rcman50166
Thu May 20, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: Supermileage Vehicle
Replies: 85
Views: 6685

Sneak Peak...

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Forgive me photo gods for I have sinned.
(ISO = 1600 on a point and shoot)
by rcman50166
Tue May 18, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: perfect O ring groves no lathe
Replies: 12
Views: 4227

lol well the whole title didn't how up unitl I clicked on it. How about interior o-rings? anyone got a way around that?
by rcman50166
Tue May 18, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: perfect O ring groves no lathe
Replies: 12
Views: 4227

I'm assuming this is to get around the lack of a lathe?
by rcman50166
Tue May 11, 2010 11:47 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: Supermileage Vehicle
Replies: 85
Views: 6685

Yes, the pants I was referring to are skirts that come down the side of the wheels. Like shown:

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by rcman50166
Tue May 11, 2010 10:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: Supermileage Vehicle
Replies: 85
Views: 6685

spudtyrrant wrote:Ha-ha my year long reconnaissance plan worked, i knew you would eventually post here lol :lol:
lol we're not using new technology yet. That's next year. :roll:
by rcman50166
Tue May 11, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: Supermileage Vehicle
Replies: 85
Views: 6685

Thought I might update the thread, it's been a while. The car it pretty much done as far as mechanical systems go. The shell is going back to our sponsor tomorrow for the final assembly and paint. The next time you see the car, it will be yellow, and have pants. http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a17...
by rcman50166
Sat May 01, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: Supermileage Vehicle
Replies: 85
Views: 6685

And one thing we saw.... It was all about the bucks. The school with the most money to spend (or better equipped machine shop...which is really the same thing) was the school that won. The school with the least money to spend lost. Absolutely 100% true. This year we have invested about $40,000 into...