Hello people. I would like to share a project I've been working on for awhile. Its going to be an air cannon designed as an artillery gun for paintball games.
Below are some 3D images I've done of the final vision (I do 3d modeling). Its going to shoot groups of water balloons at the opposing team. It will fire indirectly operating behind the frontline.
The barrel will be 10 ft 4 inches. I plan on shooting 12 or more 6 ounce water balloons at once. I have been able to shoot 12 6 ounce balloons around 160 yards at 100 psi with a prototype.
I made a facebook page where I post updates
Here is the first prototype.
Short video firing 8 balloons. The gun in the video is a 3'' barrel.
The gun will be breach loading and use shells filled with water balloons. There will also be a recoil system helping the gun absorb the shots and make a really cool effect. There will be pulleys for the operator to aim the gun. I am designing it to quickly refill its air chamber, making it able to reload fast and get more balloons down range. It will require an artillery crew and everything just like a real one.
Right now I'm in the process of building a 2nd prototype that will basically be a mini version of the final one. With so many new systems and devices its best to build a small one first.
I really like the idea of building bigger guns, tanks, and equipment for paintball games. Hopefully this project will be a success and I can build more ideas.
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