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Would this tennis ball mortar design work? Answered

I was thinking about using 3 pringles cans. I'd cut the metal bottoms off of 2 of them and tape them together ontop of the third one, which still has the metal. Then I'd tape/glue a capacitor from a digital camera onto the tennis ball and charge it up. It would hit the bottom, create a spark, and ignite the fuel. Would this work?


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Wolf Seril
Wolf Seril

11 years ago

I'm guessing no, seeing as how there seems to be no propellant. Also, the bottom of pringles cans aren't metal. They're just cardboard with some sort of coating on them. It doesn't go all the way through, and even if it did, it wouldn't make sparks on the inside if you touched the capacitors to the outside.