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 Post subject: Water balloons?
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2003 2:00 am 
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Originaly posted by Nefarious,
Ive tried many times to fire a water balloon, all unsuccessful. I drop them in after some newspaper wadding and ive tried covering them with oil. Im starting to think the ballon cannot handle the acceleration of goin from 0 to 200+ fps in a fraction of a second. Anyone make it work or have any suggestions?


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 Post Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2003 2:00 am 
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Originaly posted by Rex_R,
is what's causing the prob. might have to use a sabot.


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 Post subject: Mabey...
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2003 10:00 am 
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Originaly posted by Nefarious,
the balloon deforms as it travels up the barrel, creating more friction on the wall of the barrel. It could be decresing in length and incresing in circumfirance, pushing on the barrel wall. BTW... what is a sabot?


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 Post subject: re:sabot
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2003 4:00 pm 
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Originaly posted by Rex_R,
sort of a 'shoe' for our purpose it would be a lightweight 'cup' that the balloon would ride through the barrel in. generally sabots are constructed to fall away from the projectile after it leaves the barrel


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 Post subject: usage
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2003 6:00 pm 
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Originaly posted by MarvinTheRobot,
they are also used bo the military to fire smaller rounds from a larger caliber weapon, making the round travel faster.


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 Post subject: Awesime... it worked
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2003 10:00 pm 
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Originaly posted by Nefarious,
I couldnt find anthing to use as a sabot for my 2" barrel so i thought of something different. I used newspaper wadding and i wrapped the ballon in a layer of newspaper as well. When i fired the newspaper fell off about 20 feet after it left the barrel and the balloon continued until it hit a tree branchabout 100 feet away. Thanks for the ideas guys


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 Post subject: pesky things
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2003 12:00 am 
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Originaly posted by Rex_R,
those trees(I'm forever clipping branchlets with my shots). nice to hear that you got it sorted.


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