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Boom! The classic potato gun harnesses the combustion of flammable vapor. Show us your combustion spud gun and discuss fuels, ratios, safety, ignition systems, tools, and more.
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GoldGolfBallGun
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Wed Mar 02, 2022 4:12 am

Currently 10% away from functionality, 60% away from envisioned goal.

Specifications:
- Measured Propylene and Propane fuelled with future plans to allow it to accept compressed air and unleaded petrol injection.
Allowing a diverse range of accelerant.

- Formulated to accept many different projectiles including but obviously not limited to GolfBalls, Arrows, Nails and hopefully APFSDS Bolts.

- Breach operated with future plans to employ a piston system.

- 4 Sparks and 2 fans, a sight for amusement, compressed air for venting smoke.

- Cannon Currently weighs 35 kilos! (only to get heavier)
-Current cost +700 smeggin dollars (only to get more costly)
-Time elapsed + 1 year.

Goals:
- Propel Golf ball to and above 250kmh (Tee off Speed)
- Accuracy dependable at 50m (doubtful)
- Allow at least 4 fuel sources

Addendum:
I'm very pleased with my current effort especially considering lack of upfront funding and lack of equipment/ machinery to assist.
Hopefully everyone else is also pleased with my progress being my first project away from pvc.

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Fri Mar 04, 2022 1:58 pm

It looks beautiful! Excellent job.
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