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Pumpkin Launcher (Compressed Air Cannon) - $12,500 (Wheat Ridge)

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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Home Made
model name / number: Kamikaze
Kamikaze (Divine Wind), our compressed air cannon (pumpkin launcher) was a perennial favorite in the local Jack-O-Launch and Colorado Punkin' Chunkin' competitions, as well as a highly sought-after attraction at other events.

Here's how it works: compressed air is stored in a repurposed 500 gallon propane tank. Extensive work was done to insure that the tank complies with Colorado boiler/pressure vessel certification standards (at a cost of over $5,000). Attached to the tank is a barrel, consisting of several lengths of 10" diameter aluminum irrigation pipe. A slot has been cut in the side of the pipe to allow "breach loading" of the cannon. After loading a pumpkin, a metal repair section slides over this slot to confine the air pressure in the barrel. A hydraulic dump hoist provides elevation control.

Between the tank and the barrel is a 10" butterfly valve that is opened using an electronically controlled hydraulic actuator assembly. When this valve is opened, the pumpkin is launched ... a looooooong ways!!! (Our record is 4,084 feet, putting Kamikaze in the coveted "4,000 Club".)

The launcher includes everything you need to launch except compressed
air (the trailer it's mounted on is included.)

Additional photos showing the construction process and video of our launcher in action can be seen in my online gallery - please contact me for the link.

First $12,500 takes it home! Local, cash sales only!

(PS: Please don't contact me just to ask if this item is still available. If the ad is still posted, it's still for sale.)

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