The Mini Spud Gun How To Guide
If you are looking at building your own mini spud gun you are in the right place.With the weather heating up we are all looking for a way to relax and beat the heat. The costs associated with drafting and building a mini spud gun is really inexpensive and can be a lot more fun than the latest video games out there.
The components of a mini spud gun are virtually the same as the bigger brother version spud gun but the sizes are greatly reduced. One thing to note is to never underestimate the power of your mini spud gun. Even though it is tiny in size it can still do a considerable amount of damage if not respected.
When you are building your first mini spud gun you need to get a barrel to hold the projectile in place. A good rule of thumb for your mini spud gun is to have at least a yard or more of length, anything less than that will create issues when trying to fire. While on the subject of firing for your mini spud gun you will need to decide if you will be using compressed air or a combustible fuel such as propane or aerosol spray. If you are going the combustible fuel route for your mini spud gun do not use gasoline, not only is it expensive but it can create issues with misfiring.
In order for your mini spud gun to fire properly with a combustible fuel you need to have the fuel atomized other wise it won’t work. When fuel is not atomized and in liquid form it will catch on fire but will not explode with the compression needed to drive the potato out of the barrel. That is why propane and aerosol spray works so well since it comes out in an atomized form already.
When you have a fuel source for your mini spud gun you need a way to ignite it while not burning yourself in the process. The most effective way of doing this is by having a spark plug inserted in the back of your mini spud gun. Before you attach it make sure it works properly by testing the spark plug that is wired to a battery. Once you know the ignition system works it is one less thing to worry about with your mini spud gun.
When you take your mini spud gun out for the first time go to a field and set up some targets to aim for. Bring along a good supply of potatoes cut to fit your mini spud gun and then you will be able to add the fuel and test it.
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