This is a potato cannon that Nick built for fun. We fired it with hairspray
as the propellant, achieving distances of several hundred yard. We tested it
by aiming straight up and timing the flight of the potato. Ignoring air
resistance, the flight time of 7.5s yielded a vertical ascent of 450 feet.
Nick and Alan load the potato cannon (59K JPEG).
Nick fires the potato cannon (47K JPEG).
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