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Cannons made of pens.

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Grim1234 years ago
Here is a link to my powder management instructables to make mini pre packed cartridges for pen cannons. hope this helps
https://www.instructables.com/id/MIcro-Pre-Packed-Black-Powder-Cannon-Packets-Used/
spartan711 (author) 6 years ago
I am about to make a instructable about a really simple one.

cannons made out of pens. do you have any ideas?
Yes; don't use pens. If it's a "real" cannon, a pen barrel will not survive being fired more than once (see: zip guns).

spartan711 (author)  Kiteman4 years ago
A normal bic pen can withstand a good bit of force, and are disposable.
Grim123 Kiteman4 years ago
this is not entirely accurate, if u use a manageable quantity of propellant than the pen barrel can survive for a very long time. i use bic pens

Kiteman Grim1234 years ago
Define "manageable".
Grim123 Kiteman4 years ago
Sorry if that didn't answer your question very well but the exact amount really depends on the type of propellant, barrel diameter, projectile weight and size and just how powerful you want the blast to be.
Kiteman Grim1234 years ago
All of which, as you have said, is mostly guess-work for most people, and many people will use as much as they can.
Grim123 Kiteman4 years ago
Yes this is true. Soon I'll be uploading an instructable for pre-packed powder packets for my pen cannons. In it I will include approximate quantities for certain types of projectiles.
Kiteman Grim1234 years ago
Cool.

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