How To: Make a combustive fire shooting potato cannon

Make a combustive fire shooting potato cannon

Click on Part 2 for the whole tutorial!

Norway's The Monkey Base demonstrates how to make a standard size potato cannon step by step. This potato cannon has the capability to shoot insane fire balls.

Speed and distance : of the potato is 600km/h and it shoots ca 200m.

Spark igniter : search ebay for "electronic spark igniter" sold by sterling products.

Fan : the chamber fan can be used for 2 things. the most importiant is ventilating your combustion chamber after each shot so you get fresh air into the chamber before stuffing a potato down the barrel.
Next is to mix the gas inside the chamber once you have sprayed your combustion gas inside the chamber (I never do this but its always a option).

2 Ventilation holes : the reason I made 2 holes is because if the mixture of the gas does not ignite, or something is wrong, I can ventilate the chamber with something stuffed down the barrel. Kinda hard to put new air into a chamber that is sealed in one end.

3 x Spark patent : The metal\plastic things i attach to the wires is called cable shoes or cable rings, i`ve seen it been used on car electrics.

(1) Part 1 of 2 - How to Make a combustive fire shooting potato cannon, (2) Part 2 of 2 - How to Make a combustive fire shooting potato cannon

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