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by schmanman
Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: Back here after 6 years Getting back into the hobby
Replies: 10
Views: 1646

Re: Back here after 6 years Getting back into the hobby

I'm surprised I recognize as many members as I do! there are some veterans around here.
The old cannon was typically operated in the 40-50 psi range and very rarely over. I want to triple that and average 120 psi with an equivalent chamber volume, longer barrel and more efficient valve.
by schmanman
Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: (NEW) S.W.A.T v.3
Replies: 92
Views: 16819

Re: (NEW) S.W.A.T v.3

Glad I'm not the only one! It died when I tried to shoot a heavy steel motorcycle fork without strapping down the barrel. The recoil flexed the barrel up and broke the gun at the weakest point, which happened to be the joint at the air chambers. Of course when that happened they turned into rockets.
by schmanman
Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: Back here after 6 years Getting back into the hobby
Replies: 10
Views: 1646

Re: Back here after 6 years Getting back into the hobby

I was just doing some math and 30 feet of 4" in a unique configuration I have had in my head for a few years seems the most fiscally responsible and easiest to work with, seeing my compressor is only capable of ~150 psi, I don't see any reason to go with steel tanks. As far as updating my old piston...
by schmanman
Thu Apr 10, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: Back here after 6 years Getting back into the hobby
Replies: 10
Views: 1646

Back here after 6 years Getting back into the hobby

After a hiatus from the hobby of at least 6 years, I brought up this potato gun I built when I was a kid in middle school while I was having a beer with a few buddies. It got me thinking about how much I miss senselessly destroying objects with a pneumatic cannon. The swat gun has been laying in the...
by schmanman
Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:54 am
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: (NEW) S.W.A.T v.3
Replies: 92
Views: 16819

Re: (NEW) S.W.A.T v.3

All of my accounts that held my pictures and videos of it in operation are gone now, it's a bummer.
by schmanman
Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: (NEW) S.W.A.T v.3
Replies: 92
Views: 16819

Re: (NEW) S.W.A.T v.3

This thing is broken in three pieces laying outside and has been for at least 5 years. I've been wanting to relive my childhood, the days before college & work took control of my life and build another cannon. I was on Wikipedia recently and found out there is a link to this cannon on the potato gun...
by schmanman
Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:25 am
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: (NEW) S.W.A.T v.3
Replies: 92
Views: 16819

Re: (NEW) S.W.A.T v.3

Holy s**t that was a long time ago...
by schmanman
Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:29 pm
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: S.W.A.T gun by schmanman
Replies: 87
Views: 13571

yeah, true.

although it can be pricy, motor vehicles are a great time!

and to hop on the bike, kick the engine over, and go off and jump and race and ride with your friends is wonderful.
by schmanman
Fri Jan 30, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: S.W.A.T gun by schmanman
Replies: 87
Views: 13571

I havent quit, I've just.... slowed down. the swat needs about $150 iin parts to become operational again, and at this point i would rather put it into a dirtbike or quad. while I enjoy blowing things up/shooting things, I think i enjoyed the construcion of the guns just as much, if not more. I enjo...
by schmanman
Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: The big one.
Replies: 20
Views: 1720

I feel special that I'm still mentioned now and then! :P
by schmanman
Sat Aug 02, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: Your favourite music tracks...
Replies: 110
Views: 3587

spheres of madness-decapitated daath five nails through the neck- cannibal corpse fredrick thordendal's special defects- sol niger within. ^^^^^^ this is an amazing and weird album, and is insanley difficult to get a hold of. a side project of meshuggah's lead songwriter and guitarist, it is sure to...
by schmanman
Sat Aug 02, 2008 11:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: Hey guys!....
Replies: 6
Views: 681

yep, I figured as much...

no biggie.

I still shoot my bb rifle from time to time.
by schmanman
Sat Aug 02, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: Hey guys!....
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Hey guys!....

Hi, as most of you know (but probobly dont care), I rarley visit this forum anymore. my love of projectile launching has been overcome by my love of the bass guitar, and the 2-stroke internal combution engine. a majority of my time and money is spent on dirtbikes now, so the swat sits unused. if any...
by schmanman
Sat Aug 02, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: Your favourite music tracks...
Replies: 110
Views: 3587

hey all,....


the conspiracy unfolds-dimmu borgir

obzen- meshuggah

solitaire/unravling- mushroomhead

summoning redemption- morbid angel

sick and twisted- six feet under

gun, kinfe, axe- six feet under

gimme gimme shock treatment (cover)- static-x

what can be safley written- nile
by schmanman
Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: Mug Shot Pics!!
Replies: 396
Views: 42144

Ragnarok wrote:Mug shot:Image
how old is that pic, rag?