bagpiper
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Golf Ball Artillery

Wed Dec 26, 2007 2:23 am

http://www.powerlabs.org/cannons.htm

Well, these guys have been building artillery for quite a few years. I was pretty impressed by this: http://www.powerlabs.org/movies/theshot.mpg

In that video, they launched a golf ball at Mach 2 (1,550 mph) - it supposedly went around 6 miles. The "thunder" you hear is the repercussions from the sonic boom.

I'd love to build one, but I assume that would be illegal in the USA, and I have no place to shoot it off. Oh well. I'll stick to black powder booms and bangs.
 
airfoilsguy
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RE: Golf Ball Artillery

Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:38 pm

Reminds me of the notorious potato gun. Fun for the whole family.



http://www.metacafe.com/watch/379930...%20gun%20tennis%20ball%20launcher/

http://www.duke.edu/~jwc13/images/tennis3.jpg

[Edited 2007-12-28 07:40:48]
It's not a near miss it's a near hit!!
 
dl021
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RE: Golf Ball Artillery

Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:25 am

Completely awesome..

I'm preparing to build my own railgun now.

Damn....this is almost as good as the guy who built the monorail in his backyard.
Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
 
KevinL1011
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RE: Golf Ball Artillery

Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:03 pm



Quoting DL021 (Reply 2):
I'm preparing to build my own railgun now.

Childs play compared to this...



Remember...Do Not Taunt Happy Fun Ball !

....side effects may include:

474218, Carl, You will be missed.
 
bagpiper
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RE: Golf Ball Artillery

Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:45 am



Quoting DL021 (Reply 2):

I'm preparing to build my own railgun now.

oooh! Do keep me posted!
 
LASoctoberB6
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RE: Golf Ball Artillery

Sun Dec 30, 2007 4:32 am

Quoting DL021 (Reply 2):
the guy who built the monorail in his backyard.

Nevermind..

[Edited 2007-12-29 20:33:50]
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