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I am a half a century old kid that is trying my damnedest to go out of this universe as the oldest most wrinkled adolescent in the history of man. If I don't leave by natural means I want to go in my DIY space ship I have been building in my mind every night before I go to sleep. Really tho, I am lucky enough to own a tiny modest non-profit that I am closing down. That's not all bad! I am changing ABOTCC from a paralegal type operation assisted those seeking entitlements cut though government... Read More »
  • Colossal Cannon: Building a behemoth piston-valved pneumatic

    Man my hats off to you! I read about your cannon while looking for info to research a DIY small caliber (about one or two inches) HARP type gun. Not for a weapon but for fun and research. Also I need to motivate myself to build a cannon of some as yet unknown design as large as funds allow. The cannon projectile would be a 2 or so inch composite solid fueled rocket, probably using high powered model rocketry motors for reliability etc. I would use paper, plastic and similar material rocket for safety in the event of an launch failure, IF it could survive the violent takeoff. Maybe gasoline or a low explosive could be used for primary propellant? Anyway after the rocket was fired its rocket motor would ignite before the spin stabilized projectile begins its ballistic arch. Maybe after ...

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    Man my hats off to you! I read about your cannon while looking for info to research a DIY small caliber (about one or two inches) HARP type gun. Not for a weapon but for fun and research. Also I need to motivate myself to build a cannon of some as yet unknown design as large as funds allow. The cannon projectile would be a 2 or so inch composite solid fueled rocket, probably using high powered model rocketry motors for reliability etc. I would use paper, plastic and similar material rocket for safety in the event of an launch failure, IF it could survive the violent takeoff. Maybe gasoline or a low explosive could be used for primary propellant? Anyway after the rocket was fired its rocket motor would ignite before the spin stabilized projectile begins its ballistic arch. Maybe after proof of concept that such a thing could work, the rocket projectile could be staged to gain more attitude? Balloons have served as launch platforms and they work well. I watched a Utube weather balloon rocket launch while sitting above the earth at a claimed 70,000 ft.! Balloons are cool but I just like big guns and the thunders roar and booms that shake my insides with waves of concession lol! Anyone have ideas or a used cannon, ha ha? I'm gonna do it...only being safe and limited funds will slow my progress.....

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