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#1 LilysDad ONLINE  

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Posted August 10, 2013 - 07:36 PM

I don't know what forum this belongs in.

 

I saw a guy at a show who had a hit and miss engine. He made parachutes out of plastic bags and string with a corn cob attached. He put these in a long pipe which he stuck on the exhaust of his engine and shot them up in the air. The kids loved it! I thought this might give someone and idea.


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Posted August 10, 2013 - 07:41 PM

That sounds interesting. Would be neat to see. When I was a lad, we used 2 liter soda bottles for our rockets. Fill them with water and hook up the air compresser and away they go.


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Posted August 10, 2013 - 07:49 PM

That does sound like it would be fun to see and do. Shorty, when I was a lad we had no idea what a 2liter soda bottle was!!! lol :bigrofl:


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Posted August 10, 2013 - 10:27 PM

Anyone do the beer can, tennis ball, lighter fluid cannon. Somewhat crazy but so cool!
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Posted August 10, 2013 - 10:45 PM

When my Son was about 4 years of age (1977) I took Him along with some old engines to his first show. One of the engines was a 7 hp. Economy. When it was coasting I had the Son put his little ball cap on the exhaust stack. Hard to believe how high that thing would go when the engine fired. The old timers really got a kick out of it. My Son can still remember chasing that hat to this day and it still puts a smile on my face thinking about it. 

Thanks for bringing back the Memories.


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Posted August 11, 2013 - 07:04 AM

Anyone do the beer can, tennis ball, lighter fluid cannon. Somewhat crazy but so cool!

The statute of limitations is expired,  so yea I did that and the potato gun both.   Rick  

 

I have seen a hit and miss engine set up to blow smoke rings. The guy offered a dollar for each one you could bring back. :D     Rick


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Posted August 11, 2013 - 07:19 AM

Anyone do the beer can, tennis ball, lighter fluid cannon. Somewhat crazy but so cool!

ever try acetylene in place of lighter fluid? Talk about launching a tennis ball! No way would I think about trying that today with the new paper thin aluminum cans.

 

I've seen hit n miss owners do a lot of different things to make an interesting show but parachuting corn cobs are a new one on me.


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Posted August 11, 2013 - 08:51 AM

Anyone do the beer can, tennis ball, lighter fluid cannon. Somewhat crazy but so cool!

Is this an older version of the potato gun?



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Posted August 11, 2013 - 10:34 AM

I don't know. Never made a potatoe gun. When I was growing up we couldn't afford to waste food. Lol
I'm there is someone who made both though.

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Posted August 11, 2013 - 05:37 PM

Is this an older version of the potato gun?

Yes,it goes back to the days of steel beer cans with pull tab tops,and here I always thought the beer can cannon was a local invention.Kind of proves ideas still flowed freely even in the pre internet world. :thumbs:






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