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    Looking to fire cannons using a red light in the barrel and a puff of smoke. Any ideas on how to do this.
    Heres a link of what Im trying to do.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAe_joqlPMs

    Thanks everyone

    darksidestew
     

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    This is just my thought on this but I would guess there is an air cannon, fog machine, and a light involved. The fog is at the base of the cannon and the air cannon pushed the burst of fog out simulation gunpowder smoke. (personally I would insert a cross cut fabric piece about half way up the barrell to serve as a fog reservoir so you don't have fog constantly rolling out of the barrell)

    I suspect the solenoid for the air cannon is electric and the light is probably wired in the air cannon's circuit so when the air cannon goes off so does the light. Now with that said you are probably dealing with a system that is wired for 120VAC and could use either a 120VAC or possibly stepped down for a solenoid that might be 24VDC or something to that effect. If it's lower than a 120VAC that get's into a few complications that have to be worked out but it can be done with a bit of work.

    Check out the below sites too:

    http://aircannonsinc.com/cannons.htm

    http://www.hauntersdepot.com/2007NEW...ndiseFiles.htm

    http://www.hauntedprops.com/Air-Wate...sters-s/78.htm

    http://powerblaster.ecrater.com/p/12...cannon-haunted

    http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg...120814134150:s

    http://www.hauntworld.com/haunted_ho...-water-misters

    http://www.thehorrordome.com/mini-ai...ouse-prop.aspx

    http://www.effectspecialist.com/custom.htm (This is just a cool site but shows a mortar cannon about half way down the page)


    Hope this helps some...
    Ryan
    Last edited by Haunter; 08-14-2012 at 07:55 AM.
     

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    LP Bird Cannon . It will shake the ground. Google it.
     

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    I had a Liquid Propane Canon at the exit of my haunt last year, Every customer(victim) remembers it.
     

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    That is awesome!

    How long did a tank last you?

    And how did you manually trigger it? The ones I've found are auto timed..
     

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    Just search Zon bird cannons you can get a manual trigger but its a little pricey. You will also have to have a 12 volt battery.
     

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    A 25 pound cylinder will last for 12,000 blasts.
     

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    thanks guys

    stew
     

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    Wow man that thing looks awesome. Can you safely point it at ppl? The biggest scare I've ever had was turning a corner at HHN and a turret gun was set up and shot air at me. I honestly believed I was shot!
     

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    You probally want to be a good 20 feet away from the front of it. Thats just because of the noise it does'nt blast flames or anything like that. When I say it's loud I mean it. By the way we did it outdoors.
     

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