BIG BANG CANNON = Big Fun

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Re: BIG BANG CANNON = Big Fun

Post by INSUBORDINATOR » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:52 am

Lmo wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:28 pm
Forgot about Jetex engines (and fuse). Built a few unguided projectile with those engines, during my unguided yout.

Great memories!

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An Uncle gave me a JETEX helicopter, with 2 of the engines crosswise from 2 rotor blades. I was only about 8 then, & my dad would only let me watch while he flew it - & eventually broke it . I did save the engines, & built rockets until I wore them out (melted them).
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Re: BIG BANG CANNON = Big Fun

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:44 pm

Jetex is new to me but stumbled across the Big Bang cannons a few years ago when I was looking up the old Winchester 10ga cannons. At over $1000 for a brass 10ga, the Big bang cannons are a steal.

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Re: BIG BANG CANNON = Big Fun

Post by Snakeoil » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:43 pm

Never heard of jetex before. Very cool little engine. It is safe too in that the exhaust is not hot. Several videos of planes cars and boats being propelled by jetex on YouTube.
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Re: BIG BANG CANNON = Big Fun

Post by INSUBORDINATOR » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:02 pm

stagewex wrote:
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That's really cool.
I vote for you using it New Years Eve. How could you resist?
Glad you like it, here are some better pictures - wish I could fix the time stamp on my camera. I DID FIRE IT NEW YEARS EVE. It IS as loud as a an M80.
Several neighbors porch lights came on.
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Re: BIG BANG CANNON = Big Fun

Post by Lmo » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:40 am

I've had mine for years. Make sure to clean the "striker" and "magazine" assembly and lube the plunger. "Bangsite" [aka, calcium chloride] is a salt and will attack the diecast aluminum that the parts are molded out of. I let mine sit too long and discovered this the hard way.

Although the striker in the above pics looks like brass...
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Re: BIG BANG CANNON = Big Fun

Post by INSUBORDINATOR » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:19 pm

Lmo wrote:
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I've had mine for years. Make sure to clean the "striker" and "magazine" assembly and lube the plunger. "Bangsite" [aka, calcium chloride] is a salt and will attack the diecast aluminum that the parts are molded out of. I let mine sit too long and discovered this the hard way.

Although the striker in the above pics looks like brass...
Will Do - kind of like shooting Corrosive Ammo. Good at cleaning up after corrosive, & mixed up a squirt bottle of "secret sauce" for all my corrosives.
Fortunately Big Bang Cannon parts are still available. The seller called FROG on Ebay has his phone # in his ads, & unlike the Mfr. who never responded - Frog was very helpful. He had a replacement wheel for my cracked one, & new striker unit - which I painted brass - as usual,
I took some liberties with my refinish job, being a keeper. Who ever heard of red wheels on a cannon ? - a train maybe...
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Re: BIG BANG CANNON = Big Fun

Post by Lmo » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:53 pm

They been R&D-ing...

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See > https://www.bigbangcannons.com/
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Re: BIG BANG CANNON = Big Fun

Post by tgtrotter » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:54 pm

I can't count the ways we blew $#!+ up as neighbor boys do. All of our stuff was homemade as no one had $$ for toy cannons or rockets. Probably wouldn't even be PC to describe them here.
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Re: BIG BANG CANNON = Big Fun

Post by Snakeoil » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:50 pm

If you want to make a big bang and not use gunpowder, you can use the same Principle as he's big bang carbide cannons. I made one one day just for laughs to see how loud it would be and after I fired it my neighbor came running from across the street because he thought my garage had exploded. Get a piece a 4in conduit or pipe and drill a small hole as a touch hole the Set It Off about 8in from one end. With a post hole digger or shovel, take a shallow hole at an angle and stick one end of the conduit in that hole. Pack it tight so it stays in there. Now get your oxy-acetylene outfit out and with a nice 50/50 mix of oxygen and acetylene, lump sum into that touch hole, maybe 15 or 30 seconds worth. Now like the torch and bring it down to the touch hole. You better be wearing ear protectors when you do this. Trust me I know what happens when you don't free. Proceed at your own risk.
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Re: BIG BANG CANNON = Big Fun

Post by Bilgekeeldave » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:38 pm

At work, we made a potato cannon out of schedule 40 pipe and fueled it with acetylene and oxygen. Ignition was achieved with a spark plug, a piezoelectric barbeque starter button and a long wire, so we could stand in a safe place, far away, in case the device exploded.

We shot it out over the water. It was really loud and the potato disappeared from sight. We called that a success.
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Re: BIG BANG CANNON = Big Fun

Post by LRP » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:44 pm

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Re: BIG BANG CANNON = Big Fun

Post by GHGoodwin » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:30 am

How about a broadside?
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