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by Solar
Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:43 am
Forum: Combustion Cannons
Topic: Help
Replies: 3
Views: 583

Always use a regulated source and always have a safety relief valve. Never rush and use your cannon before the glue is dry. Only use rated tubing and pipe. Remember that the words "high pressure" mean different things to different people. Test your designs with safety glasses and at low pressure to ...
by Solar
Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: Museum vist - Central Armed Forces Museum in Moscow
Replies: 35
Views: 3668

I got to see that ship as well but did not go aboard. The St. Petersburg museum had similar displays of the Axis "glass coffins". When is your arrival in North America? I forget when you were planning on the move.
by Solar
Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:33 am
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: Museum vist - Central Armed Forces Museum in Moscow
Replies: 35
Views: 3668

The St. Petersburg museum is fantastic. My camera battery only made it through 1945 so I missed out on pictures of the ICBM's. When/why are you going to be at Aberdeen?
by Solar
Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:52 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: The ATF and spud guns.... The times they are a changin'....
Replies: 18
Views: 2547

The Eclipse launcher has an EAR99 classification from the Department of Commerce which means that there are no licenses required to export it as it does not violate any ITARS(International traffic of arms restrictions) since it is not considered a firearm or a destructive device because it meets the...
by Solar
Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:39 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: The ATF and spud guns.... The times they are a changin'....
Replies: 18
Views: 2547

National Firearms Act Definitions Destructive Device 26 U.S.C. § 5845(F) For the purposes of the National Firearms Act, the term “Destructive Device” means: A missile having an explosive or incendiary charge of more than 1/4 oz. Any type of weapon by whatever name known which will, or which may read...
by Solar
Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: Eclipse at Fort Bragg
Replies: 6
Views: 1453

Eclipse at Fort Bragg

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by Solar
Wed May 22, 2013 11:59 pm
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: Oops...
Replies: 11
Views: 1905

Jack, we have a velocity selector above the piston grip that selects between 4 velocities at any given pressure. It allows the gun to be more efficient at lower velocities even though the pressure is constant. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9I76NXdRdY You can see it on the old version here. We are ...
by Solar
Wed May 22, 2013 2:13 am
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: Oops...
Replies: 11
Views: 1905

We usually shoot into a netting with a sand floor but I was just anxious to chronograph the new rounds. I was paying more attention to getting the shot over the chrono than hitting the target. As far as fixing it I will replace the panel and try and find the spare paint from the garage being painted...
by Solar
Tue May 21, 2013 4:52 am
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: Oops...
Replies: 11
Views: 1905

The projectile at this speed is designed to be shot at a target up to 100 meters downrange, this is why it is important to have the ability to vary the velocity down to 175fps (still 100 joules at the muzzle) when the ranges are closer in. Interesting article about the 10/22's, it goes against every...
by Solar
Tue May 21, 2013 12:34 am
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: Oops...
Replies: 11
Views: 1905

Oops...

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75 gram projectile at 243 fps + shooting from hip= Time to upgrade the backstop.

Round went through garage and dented the back wall.
by Solar
Sat May 18, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: Custom Aluminum Pneumatic Build
Replies: 109
Views: 12097

The chamber would be good in aluminum too. What other materials are you considering?
by Solar
Sat May 18, 2013 5:37 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: Curious question....
Replies: 9
Views: 1639

I fly with my launchers all the time. You must remove any regulator you have on any air tanks and go through an inspection. Having the US code regarding destructive devices and explaining that it is not considered a firearm helps quite a bit. I have heard of others having problems flying into califo...
by Solar
Wed May 15, 2013 1:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: 3D printing, dream ironically fleshed out :)
Replies: 105
Views: 9480

One shot wonder
by Solar
Fri May 03, 2013 5:11 am
Forum: Ammo & Parts
Topic: amo types
Replies: 5
Views: 1339

Paintballs are always a good choice. Looks like the rest of the voters agree.