My Homemade

Build a homemade water gun or water balloon launcher and tell us about it.
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captianfear
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My Homemade

Post by captianfear » Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:32 pm

I posted this on ISoaker Also.

I took some pictures of a homemade I made last summer. It is called the CAD.

The gun takes 8 pumps for max distance and runs on 100 psi
The range of it is 12 metres. It is a compact artilley device (the name CAD)

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The gun (It uses an air pump)

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The shrader valve

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The ball valve

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The valve closed

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The valve open

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The water left behind after a shot (the buldge on the left is from a seris of shark shots)

I made a decent video of It firing
http://s692.photobucket.com/albums/vv283/captianfear/?action=view¤t=130-3007_MVI.flv

I noticed that the pictures may be cut out a bit. To see full size just go to my photobucket account. http://s692.photobucket.com/albums/vv283/captianfear/

Thanks,

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Re: My Homemade

Post by Silence » Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:57 pm

Looks good. How easily can you hold it, though? I presume you'd fire from the hip and let the tank rest against your shoulder.

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Re: My Homemade

Post by cantab » Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:26 am

I'm having trouble seeing exactly how big this is.
I work on Windows. My toolbox is Linux.
Arsenal:
Super Soaker: XP215, 2xXP220, Liquidator, Aquashock Secret Strike M(odded), Arctic Blast M, CPS1200, CPS2100, SC Power Pak, 3l aquapack, 1.5l aquapack
Water Warriors: Jet, Sting Ray M, Shark, Argon M, Tiger Shark, PulseMaster
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captianfear
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Re: My Homemade

Post by captianfear » Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:05 pm

Its actually only about 40 cm long. I love its compact size.

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Specter
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Re: My Homemade

Post by Specter » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:15 am

you might want to take pictures in a well lit room without flash next time. it seems you have the ISO set too high, which over exposes the photos and makes them very bright. (i recommend taking multiple pictures at different ISOs or set it to AUTO ISO)
you can barely see the schrader valve in the 2nd pic, and the flash reflects off the ball valve making it bright as well. The white surface the pictuers were taken on doesn't help much either.

just some suggestions for some better quality pictures next time. :)
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