ideas on a simple pneumatic cannon?????

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Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:02 pm

any simple designs or instructions on constructing a pneumatic cannon would be much appreciated!!!!!!!!!!
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Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:15 pm

Ok, first welcome to the forum.

However on spudfiles we try not to spoonfeed. Please use the search function and you will find plently of simpley pneumatic designs.
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Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:16 pm

Chamber, ball valve, barrel, done

Go to the pneumatic show case and look around it should give you plenty of ideas.

Read what Technician1002 said below my post :)
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Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:16 pm

Most simple cannons use an air chamber with a connection to add air. This is connected to a valve of some sort that is somewhat fast and flows well. Simple ones generally use a sprinkler valve or a ball valve. Last is a barrel of some sort. Use your imagination from there. There are lots of good examples in the showcase.

Safety first. Use materials built for the pressure you plan on using.
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Temple wrote:Chamber, ball valve, barrel, done

Go to the pneumatic show case and look around it should give you plenty of ideas.

Read what Technician1002 said below my post :)
sprinkler valve is way better!!!! and then even better piston valve!!!

chamber, sprinkler valve, barrel done!!!
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Fri Sep 16, 2011 6:20 pm

go to instructables. mr crowley has a how to there for a awesome cannon, one of the best pneumatics you can build... :idea: :idea:
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