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How to Make an Airsoft/Paintball Landmine [HD Video Tutorial]

video How to Make an Airsoft/Paintball Landmine [HD Video Tutorial]
In this video I show how to make a landmine with a remote charge for use in airsoft or paintball. Baking soda is used in the charge because it is cheap, non toxic, and not flammable. If you like this video be sure to share it on Facebook and give it a 1+ on Google Plus!

Parts List:
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Replacement BBQ Igniter
Plastic Bottle
Soup Can and Lid
Screws
3/4" to 2" PVC Reducer
2" PVC Coupling
4 Feet of Wire
Hot Glue
Electrical Tape
Clear Packaging Tape
90%+ Isopropyl Alcohol
Spray Bottle
MatthewR128 days ago

I can't find a grill igniter will the two wires. What type of igniter do I need?

Thank you so much i have been wrestling with the land mine idea i have tried everything and none of them worked this is the cheapest one i have found and it works
Jgourlay1 year ago
could you add a mag
Wyattr551232 years ago
use a metal barrel and load with paintballs, and hook it up to a line of mines
jobard2 years ago
What if I use gasoline or metanol spray, instead?
then it becomes illegal. the police will refer to in as a bomb.
Why wouldn't an alcohol landmine be considered a bomb? It's the same thing.
tinker2342 years ago
i wonder could i use a paint can cut the lid around the center and take the barbuce lighter and put the foot peddle on fill with flash cotton and a simple mine
jakeman3002 years ago
i am having trouble with my mine. I am using 99% alcohol, using 1-2 mists and it just doesn't wanna burn. i don't know if there is something i missed, but can you think of a reason that it won't blow up.
NightHawkInLight (author)  jakeman3002 years ago
Most likely it's not working just because it doesn't have just the right amount of fuel. You'll have to experiment with it to get the amount right. If that still doesn't work, your screws may need to be made closer together to get a hotter spark, or the wires leading to the bottle might be too long and draining a lot of the energy.
Just a note to add, all major Airsoft organizers that I have seen prohibit pyrotechnic based mines. But, it is a really neatly done idea! I liked it, but to bad I can't use it. I'll be working on making a compressed air, or CO2 thing using a similar set up. I'll be more than happy to give you credit for inspiration though.
frag master2 years ago
can u rig three to go off useing one pressure pad?
IT.........ISN'T..........FAIR WHEN YOU PLAY PAINTBALL!!!! your too awesome
Abloo19033 years ago
Do you think you could make a 2.0 version where you could explain how to fire airsoft bb's out of it.
NightHawkInLight (author)  Abloo19033 years ago
No, but I can explain it. Rather than using a 3/4" to 2" PVC reducer, simply use a 3/4" coupling to go over the end of the bottle. Fill the coupling with bbs once the mine is fueled and it's good to go.
harry883 years ago
do you think theres a way to mod it to shoot airsoft bbs
NightHawkInLight (author)  harry883 years ago
Yes, just shrink down the barrel diameter so the force is better directed and it should work just fine.
thanks
Dr. Who harry883 years ago
i would just put some bbs into the baking powder and load it like normal.
nemisissy3 years ago
Do you think you could replace the soup can lid with something larger? like maybe a small sheet of metal or wood? obviously harder to conceal, but is there also a way for a trip wire possibly? I don't see one
NightHawkInLight (author)  nemisissy3 years ago
Sorry for the delay. Yes you could use a larger foot pedal. You could also make a trip wire trap with a little modification. Maybe that will be in a future video.
meanbean3 years ago
Would flour be cheaper than baking soda?
NightHawkInLight (author)  meanbean3 years ago
Yes, but it could catch fire. That would not be a good thing. Try youtubing the word 'creamora'.
Hitman2273 years ago
Cool... You have the same ghillie suit as me!
NightHawkInLight (author)  Hitman2273 years ago
It's nice. You can slip it over a t-shirt if it's hot, or over snowpants and a jacket. Very versatile.
Yep, it is and it's moderately well priced too.
ilpug3 years ago
BRILLIANT. ive been wondering how to make one of these for ages. i never thought of a barbecue ignitor, even though i have like 3. how long does the mine stay operable?
NightHawkInLight (author)  ilpug3 years ago
I haven't had one go dead on me yet. I would guess they last a good 6 hours. Something to note, more alcohol is better than less. Too little and it won't ignite, too much and the excess will not stay suspended in the air so it will balance out regardless.

Thank you for your comment.
a better choice would be a butane torch, that way the fuel air mix is perfect and it will ignite regardless of the amount of fuel.
R.A.T.M3 years ago
hi i gave you a 5 but it says 4.09 ahh what ever