III codename: Big Bertha
Big Bertha is my first foray into not using ratios for
determining the gun configuration. I must say having a
longer barrel on your spud gun is like having one on a rifle,
the projectile flies straighter, faster, and makes a lot more
noise, well if you use as much hair spray as I do! I
have achieved some interesting results with Big Bertha using
golf balls for projectiles, which you can read about at the
Chamber Length - 24"
Chamber Width - 4"
Barrel Length - 58"
Barrel Width - 2"
Overall Length - 82"
|| I got the bright idea to simulate a
shooting sand bag by substituting a topsoil bag, which
actually worked really well because it kept the shape of
|| Another down the barrel view, again
I made sure it was unloaded and uncapped.
|| Showing down the length of the gun,
its a little awkward to hold, but its a fun one to
|| A detail shot of the wires and the
hot glue used to prevent the spark from jumping outside
of the chamber. Notice the twist connecters on the
wires, this lets me move my igniter from one gun to
another very easily.