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Old 11-10-2012, 03:43 PM   #31
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Now to shooting full cans of pop, beer or whatever liquid. I found the best way is to use a hole saw w/o the center bit in drill press to cut circles of 1/2 or 3/4 plywood the size of the boor and duct tape it to the bottom of the can. Then boom! Otherwise you just get spray of pop and inverted can out of barrel! Grin!!!!

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Old 11-10-2012, 03:44 PM   #32
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Here in Florida they have a few laws against toys of this type. I built a Spud Gun and on the first test firing I was confronted by a police office that was well informed on the use of such home made guns. No ticket but was advised I would get a ticket if I was caught using it and gun would be confiscated.

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Owning or using spud guns in Florida is illegal pursuant to Florida Statute 790.161 Making, possessing, throwing, projecting, placing, or discharging any destructive device or attempt so to do is a felony.

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Dude, sucks to live in FL THEN! It is a shame they don't go by ATF rules down there. ATF says both are NON-guns. IE not firearms or DD's.

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Ok, I want a canon as well. But I want to shoot about a two inch projectile up in the sky and have it attached to a parachute so it could float back down to me. I don't know how to open the parachute at the top of the arch ???????????????? I would like the parachute to go about 1000 yards up.

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Ok, I want a canon as well. But I want to shoot about a two inch projectile up in the sky and have it attached to a parachute so it could float back down to me. I don't know how to open the parachute at the top of the arch ???????????????? I would like the parachute to go about 1000 yards up.
I'd say without electronic deployment you'd have to use a fuse cut to an approximate length. I'd probably try a fuse that burns in a drilled tube through the projectile down to the powder & back up through another hole in he same projectile to the parachute deployment charge. Maybe you could duplicate a flare emitting projectile of approximate size, shape & weight to get a good average flight time to cut your fuse to.
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I'd say without electronic deployment you'd have to use a fuse cut to an approximate length. I'd probably try a fuse that burns in a drilled tube through the projectile down to the powder & back up through another hole in he same projectile to the parachute deployment charge. Maybe you could duplicate a flare emitting projectile of approximate size, shape & weight to get a good average flight time to cut your fuse to.
I would like to do it good. If it needs to be electric then ok. the fuse would never be accurate.
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