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    Posted: 07 May 2008 at 1:39pm

im building the ap2 mortar shown on this link http://www.alternativepaintball.com/mortar.htm

 but in the plans it doesnt say what i should to to shoot paint other then putting a a cup down the barrel and filling it with paint balls my question is how can i make a shell so i couldshoot out sumthing with a bigger splat area per say lik in ther words a paint grenade that wont explode in teh air 

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you could try putting them in a net type thing
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i thought about that but if i put  a grenade inthere the pressure shooting it out would  make it explode right out of the barrel
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You could use water balloons like it suggested on the page you linked to.

Originally posted by The link The link wrote:

The AP-2 can also be fired as a regular paintball cannon. Ammunition can be paintballs, water balloons filled with paint or other low mass projectiles that are suitable for paintball use.

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ok if i do the water baloons what pain t do i use cus i need sumthing cheap
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http://www.alternativepaintball.com/silencers.htm

I wonder how long they will be around for?
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Paint grenades will explode right out of the barrel, as will water balloons.

You can modify a paint grenade and give it a less sensitive trigger, just don't try to throw those or they will never go off.

By the way, if you DO make that, just remember that ball valves are inefficient because they depend on the speed which you can operate the lever.
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what kinda vavle can i use fori to  be faster
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Originally posted by The Guy The Guy wrote:

Paint grenades will explode right out of the barrel, as will water balloons.


Did you ever experiment with casings for them.  Several of us (group project) had fairly good results with balloons launched using a "split-casing" designed to open and fall off of the projectile after launch.  However, it was done with a fairly low velocity shorter range launcher.


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Originally posted by carl_the_sniper carl_the_sniper wrote:

http://www.alternativepaintball.com/silencers.htm

I wonder how long they will be around for?


Aren't those illegal? Regardless of whether or not they're sold for "paintball" use?
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hehe they spell'd tippmann wrong on that site. anyways i thought the ammobox remote line was a cool idea.

Originally posted by The Guy The Guy wrote:

Paint grenades will explode right out of the barrel, as will water balloons.

but if you get a back plate (you know some type of a wadding or a carboard cup?) for the paint gernade/balloon, it might help it not explode in the barrel?



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it just makes it more tedious to load, and paint balloons wouldn't get very good coverage. 
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having a covering that can come off when it leaves the barrel
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any one know aboutthe valve  like one that can be remote or sumthin like that
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A modified solenoid valve can be run remotely. Meaning, standing within 10 feet or so.
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In order to fire projectiles similar to water balloons you can simply use a sabot.  This can be easily done by cutting out a cardboard casing type thing.  Sort of like a hollow mould that will fit the barrel.  place a roundish shaped object in the middle of your mould that is the size of your of your desired projectile (you can suspend it with string).  Then use something like an expandable foam(sold in hardware stores, usually called great stuff) and fill your mould.  After it sets for 24 hrs. you can the remove the cardboard and cut your foam in two and then you can load your water balloon in it and launch it.  The sabot will fall away as the projectile exits the barrel.  I hope you can invision what i am saying, it is a little hard to put in to words.

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Originally posted by The Guy The Guy wrote:

A modified solenoid valve can be run remotely. Meaning, standing within 10 feet or so.


Here's a link to some info on modifying a sprinkler valve for cannon use: http://www.thehalls-in-bfe.com/GGDT/library/valve_orbit1_mod .html
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