2 Stage Pressure Release During Firing

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Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:49 am

Building a cannon, trying to get the most distance out of it. Projectile will be foam stress balls.

My thought was to have 2 tanks, one would be fired when trigger is pulled, and then somewhere along the barrel there would be a switch that the ball would hit and would fire a second valve to the barrel from the second tank.

Would there be any advantage in speed/distance with a system like this???? Would there need to be a check valve or way to shut the first valve to keep the pressure going into the barrel, not the first tank?
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Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:46 am

Welcome to the forum!

Are you thinking of an air powered version of the Vergeltungswaffe 3?


If so, I think it's an unnecessary complication.

Apart from the difficulty of triggering the second valve at the right time, if you want sustained pressure in the barrel you can simply use a larger primary air tank.

While this concept is appealing to boost the performance of powder burning projectile launchers, for a pneumatic device it really doesn't do anything that a bigger air reservoir won't do.
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