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CO2 Powered Torpedoes

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  • CO2 Powered Torpedoes

    Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

  • #2
    Don't do that ! Really dangerous and do not play with CO2, unless you wanna kill someone...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by James Wittaker View Post
      Don't do that ! Really dangerous and do not play with CO2, unless you wanna kill someone...
      Could you expand? I've been using CO2 my entire life in many projects with no issue.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by coryhenry View Post

        Could you expand? I've been using CO2 my entire life in many projects with no issue.
        Here.... In the second half of this post.

        USS Balao 1/32 Fleetboat - The Sub-drivers Forum (rc-sub.com)

        There are many examples of CO2 in life, such as making soda (that requires specialized machines), instant inflation of airplane life jackets (CO2), etc. But if we make things ourselves (like the CO2 torpedo in the link above), we often have no way to test if the device is qualified and meets safety standards (these require specific calculations and tests, usually done by a technician.) CO2 is dangerous, and if something goes wrong with your homemade tool, the consequences are often severe.

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        • #5
          ahhh, but in the torpedo he made he used commercial CO2 containers that were already prefilled so its been tested and is designed to work just the way he used it by puncturing the thin metal for release. So low risk.

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          • #6
            It's like those CO2 racers used in highschool Physics class to demostrate Newton's 3rd Law of Motion.
            Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by James Wittaker View Post
              Don't do that ! Really dangerous and do not play with CO2, unless you wanna kill someone...
              Maybe take someone's eye out with a direct hit while in the pool. Best to use it when there's no one around.
              Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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              • #8
                All gas torpedoes are inherently dangerous, which is why I haven't explored fully a commercial torpedo system. Our lovely culture here in the States is one of litigiousness and there is also an abhorrent lack of common sense in many people. Combine the two and you have a formula for bankruptcy when someone does something stupid and shifts blame to the kit manufacturer.

                Done with common sense and appropriate safety measures, gas torpedoes are safe, whether they are propel, freon or CO2. It's people that are dangerous.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SubHuman View Post
                  All gas torpedoes are inherently dangerous, which is why I haven't explored fully a commercial torpedo system. Our lovely culture here in the States is one of litigiousness and there is also an abhorrent lack of common sense in many people. Combine the two and you have a formula for bankruptcy when someone does something stupid and shifts blame to the kit manufacturer.

                  Done with common sense and appropriate safety measures, gas torpedoes are safe, whether they are propel, freon or CO2. It's people that are dangerous.
                  Sad but true.

                  Litigation Lawyers are greedy, bottom-feeding, truth-bending scum who use the 'law' to enrich themselves. And most people in this country are screaming idiots. A lawyer and an idiot will take my good works and sue me into oblivion. The marriage of litigation lawyers and idiots has successfully stymied invention and innovation in America.

                  America should wise up and configure Tort law so that a finding against the plaintiff also entails paying all defense and court costs. That will bring a sudden halt to the ambulance chasing, suit wearing Jackles who suck the life-juices out of this wonderful country.

                  David
                  Resident Luddite

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

                    America should wise up and configure Tort law so that a finding against the plaintiff also entails paying all defense and court costs. That will bring a sudden halt to the ambulance chasing, suit wearing Jackles who suck the life-juices out of this wonderful country.
                    This! Would make people think twice about swinging for the fences in a get rich quick scheme.

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