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I need an engineer

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Submitted: 03/01/2014
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#6 - anon (08/06/2014) [-]
1st of all, excuse the ****** drawing.

My idea is that you would basically have a magazine fed potato cannon. The spring-loaded magazine (would be easier to make it not detachable I guess) would push the potato and the firing cartridge into the bolt. When the bolt is pulled back, these would get pushed in front of the barrel. Pushing the bolt forward would push the potato with the cartridge into the barrel, preferrably air-tight. You could then incorporate an electrical spark plug, or something to that extent, which would light the cartridge on fire, making pressure and firing the potato. The next "shot" would be reloaded by just moving the bolt back and forth again.

I suggest you use nitro-cellulose in the cartridge as the propellant. It's basically a highly combustible type of cotton wool. I think it's actually used in firearms.
#3 - amuzen ONLINE (03/01/2014) [-]
while you guys are at it what would be a good theoretical design for a small space ship with artificial gravity that doesn't use the spinny soap on a roap thing, centrifugal force or whatever.
(I'm making a 3d model of a space ship for class and I was thinking motor home in space and I figured if there's any other good theories on how we could generate AG that doesn't look super stupid I might try to incorporate them to make it more interesting)
#4 to #3 - thehardener (03/01/2014) [-]
This is a bit out there but have you heard of super conductors? If you could get your hands on one of those and some liquid nitrogen not sure if there's ones that work at room temperature and some magnets it'd float pretty well. Check them out on YouTube and you'll get a basic understanding of them
#7 to #4 - anon (08/06/2014) [-]
Or you could use a very heavy gas to fill a container and then make your model from a very light material, making it float.
#5 to #4 - amuzen ONLINE (03/01/2014) [-]
that could be pretty cool I'll give it a look thanks.
User avatar #1 - flemsdfer (03/01/2014) [-]
I swear I've seen this exact post before many months ago.
#2 to #1 - thehardener (03/01/2014) [-]
I was hoping it wouldn't come to this but I did post it last month, it got next to no attention so I thought I'd get some help if I uploaded it again
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