So I've made a "generic" 4' long, 1.5" thick PVC air-cannon, thing works well enough so far as I can tell but I don't have a proper throw-weight for it!!
In reviewing others' cannons, the two most-recommended bags are:
1 - Weaver 12oz, and
2 Stein 14oz
Would greatly appreciate more options...
This is a J&J Revision 10. certified, stainless steel chamber, aluminum air blast blast valve in a fiber reinforced trigger.
The rest of options were added in his shop. He is the McGruder of the Wind Weapon fame.
Tied my rope to the 150 foot throw line. The bag went up beyond 150 feet, and started pulling rope. As it settled, and I fed it rope, the knot caused thing to pause- so the limb was about 148 feet! Not a strong enough treetop to climb, but fun to test with.
Ok, I want things to be apples to apples, so I bought a Weaver throw line kit with 2mm line and a 16 oz bag. The New Rev. 10 launcher, with a tiny 18" barrel I had for fishing. First try ever with a throw bag. The work I did with the USFS was weighted 6oz 'dead' tennis balls and smaller .8 mm...
Hello all, I am new to this forum, and love the ideas shared here. I have built launchers for a couple of guys on here, and found a few others that have stumbled across our launchers online. I have been building launchers for around 30 years, and have started a tiny company, J&J Multi Launchers...