Spud Gun Videos
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Golf balls vs. MDF Plywood, three shots: The guy in the video is my
cousin Michael. Very interesting, the first had a bad fuel mix, and it
busted a hole, but bounced back. If you look frame per frame you can see
it clearly. Second shot, you can see the golf ball go into the river
after going through plywood. Look at them frame by frame, its pretty
cool. Third shot is from the back of the wood. May take a while to
download, but it is awesome.
Golf balls shooting into sloppy creek bottom mud. Very cool, the first
shot is a little farther away, and the second is very close up. On the
second shot, we found a brick under the mud LOL! You should try shooting
mud sometime, it left a really deep hole, but too bad the brick was there to
I struggled to cross this huge section of river for a few years with
spuds. I shot across it only 3 times in 2 years, but now with golf balls,
it is child's play. The golf ball just reaches the apex of height when it
reaches the other bank, I would say these babies shoot twice as far as spuds, or
3 times as far. This video is of my launcher skipping a golf ball across
the river. You will see it hit 3 times, then it goes onto the opposite
bank. Heck I used to strive to shoot across the river, now I can skip it!
This is a video of my cousin's launcher in action. I helped with the construction process. The valve is my valve seen here. The video is quite varied. It has golf balls penetrating metal shelving, golf balls shooting plastic coffee cans, golf balls penetrating plywood (no challenge : ) ), and a golf ball shattering a cement block. The shot pressures varied widely, from approximately 80-120psi, depending on where the compressor pressure was at the time. One shot at 140psi, which is not in the video, penetrated 2 layers of the metal, deformed the third piece badly, and left golf ball dimples in the third piece! There are 3 quality levels (thanks bartman for guiding me through the process!). The first is a high quality video at ~10mb. The second is a medium quality at about 2.6mb (there is VERY little loss in quality from the first). The third is a nice little guy, only 669kb, good quality, but the picture is really small.
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