Golf ball launcher

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I’m building an air powered golf ball launcher. My barrel is 2inches and it’s too big so the air escapes around the golf ball. I can’t find the right size pipe. Is there any way I can work with what I have? I was thinking about glueing Bristol board around the inside of the barrel.
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Sabot's ?
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Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:21 pm

Sdr21 pvc pipe has an ID that's perfect for golf balls. I had to call around a few hardware stores to find one that carries it however (Canada). As mentioned, sabots are good but take time to make. I usually use Styrofoam cut with a hole saw that matches my barrel ID or simply rags stuffed around the projectile
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Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:08 pm

1.5" EMT Electrical Conduit Pipe usually fits a golf ball pretty well. You'll need to make an adapter of some form for it to work though.
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I can get sdr 21 1.5 inch pretty easy, i can call my local supplier and try to help you out , pm me bud but i cant gaurntee he has it , i just buy the broken pieces and cut the bad end off:)
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Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:03 am

European 50mm PN16 PVC pipe has an inner diameter of 42.6mm while a golfball has a diameter of 42.67mm. A nice snug fit
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Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:04 am

I fold a double layer of T-shirt material over the front of the golf balls. Works well with the 44mm internal diameter of my barrel. :lol:

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Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:06 am

That's pretty nice damage!
Could you share the design of your launcher?
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Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:54 pm

Cthulhu wrote:Could you share the design of your launcher?
I presume it's this one:http://www.spudfiles.com/combustion-can ... ml#p383285
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Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:12 pm

Another good barrel is 1.5" sch 10 pipe. ID = 1.682"

It's pricey, but it's absolutely perfect.

https://www.mcmaster.com/#4561t513/=1de0arq
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Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:50 am

D_Hall wrote:Another good barrel is 1.5" sch 10 pipe. ID = 1.682"

It's pricey, but it's absolutely perfect.

https://www.mcmaster.com/#4561t513/=1de0arq
That would make a good barrel, lite weight for easy aiming.
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Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:57 pm

Related to tubing for barrels, when looking into this myself I found these which would be great for those that don’t have access to welding. I had contacted them And was told the pressure rating is 1500 psi so would be suitable for even higher mix hybrids.

https://www.discounthydraulichose.com/p ... -24-24.htm
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Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:02 pm

that link took me to a 1/4: " flare...

I made a barrel by sleeving 2-1/2 with 2" I cut a piece out of. It worked great but I do not encourage anyone to ever build one. It was way to much work. I probably meesed up the pressure rating of the sleeve too.
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Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:46 am

Huh, link works for me. Picture looks kinda like a general one of a smaller fitting but they have them in both 1-1/2” and 2” sizes as well as the typical smaller sizes. They’re compression type fittings.
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