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Potato Launcher DIY : Super Dangerous !!!

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SUBSCRIBE!: http://bit.ly/1G97GmA SHARE THIS VIDEO: https://youtu.be/4z6amELU0LY As a kid my parents were very education forward, however they had their limitations. When my brother and I asked to make a potato launcher with ABS or PVC piping they said no. Well now that I have this channel I thought it the perfect excuse to finally make one! In our next video we go out to the desert to test the FULL POWER of Darth Potato! The engineering on this project is pretty rich. Nothing in this process is quite difficult it’s just you might need some power tools to make the build easier. The one thing I would suggest is to always wait 24 hours for your glue to dry before testing out the potato launcher. You DO NOT want the launcher to come apart because of the combustion. The last thing that I think gets missed a lot in online builds is discussing the ignition source. The igniter is basically a grill igniter. The tricky part is getting the wires in an arrangement that looks like a spark plug for a car. We used hot glue to attach the free wires (positive and negative) to the actual body of the igniter, this made it close enough to make a spark Follow Nickipedia Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nickuhas Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/nickuhas Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/uhasbrand Nickipedia Website: http://www.nickipedia.com Production Team: Writer/Producer: Nick Uhas Editor: Griffin Lewis DP: Sam Mosco Sources: http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Original-Potato-Cannon/ http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Potato-Gun http://www.wikihow.com/Build-a-Potato-Launcher
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Nick Uhas (1 year ago)
As a kid my parents were very education forward, however they had their limitations. When my brother and I asked to make a potato launcher with ABS or PVC piping they said no. Well now that I have this channel I thought it the perfect excuse to finally make one! In our next video we go out to the desert to test the FULL POWER of Darth Potato!
wildbillyd1 (28 days ago)
Free tip: sharpen the inside of the barrel instead of the outside. That makes the potato cut slightly larger than the ID of the barrel making for a much tighter fit and therefore a better seal, therefore more range! I’ve probably made a dozen of these over the years
Harvey Avant (1 month ago)
+Seth Wolfe 30
Seth Wolfe (2 months ago)
Nick Uhas one last thing you need to do to this invention is put another piece of pipe close 2 the end of the barrel maybe set it half inch back so that way it doesn't split if you ever look at any canons they have rings around the end of the barrels for that reason
Seth Wolfe (2 months ago)
Nick Uhas the Vader tater
Spesal advuntres (5 months ago)
ghetto artelliry
Mustard n Biscuits (20 hours ago)
3:50 ... spits on the tip
Adam Vesely (2 days ago)
Careful....Will KILL, you'll be sorry
Donald Lake (4 days ago)
Walnuts are good. Seen those in action
phdfxwg Fischercat (8 days ago)
yup its all fun & games till someone loses an eye !! Then its just fun !!!!!
thomas pryor (12 days ago)
You're wearing eye make-up??
Ron Hahahaha (13 days ago)
I made it out of copper pipe with a small gate valve where I would load in the fuel it’s much quicker it’s more reliable I have shot of frozen potato through the side door of a Chevy pick up truck where it entered into a car
MrRedeyedJedi (15 days ago)
Add rifling to the tube with a helico gearbox gear and broomstick handle ;)
GoodISnipr (17 days ago)
The real question is: Does mounting the spark closer or farther to where the potato sits or exactly central between the end plug and the venturi, make a difference on how well it works?
Sebastian York (18 days ago)
Darth tater
tfr51 (23 days ago)
I would think you could launch other things than potato's.
Alan McKay (24 days ago)
What are you using for fuel?
Jack McAtee (28 days ago)
What aerosol spray have you found to work best?
Jimbo Bojim (1 month ago)
Sonofabitch I just threw away a tripod. Can you construct this out of PVC?
AwesomeFilmes (1 month ago)
He looks like Junkrat before he went crazy
Matthew Mulloy (1 month ago)
The government may take our guns, but they will never take our potato launchers
twingray (1 month ago)
man, your are brave for shooting that in that city neighborhood. lol.
Jarron Lakes (1 month ago)
How much does the supplies for this usually run. Thinking about doing this
Scott Page USMC (1 month ago)
I used to use wet toilet paper, it sticks to your target, so they know what hit them.
jerkygutts * (1 month ago)
Had a friend who had public golf coarse behind his house....we were launching spuds onto the fairway on this hole while people teeing off and there was a green in sight of fairway from other hole..all these dudes lookn and pointing driving up on carts lookn at tators on the fairway man o man 😂😂long before you tube unfortunately
Vidya Sagar (1 month ago)
बहन के लौड़े पोटेटेटो पोटेटो
Luke Warmwater (1 month ago)
we used to lob potatoes into a trash can from 250 yards away. oddly enough aqua net hair spray worked better than ether starting fluid.
Coleman spark lighter for ignition. Zippo flints, and no battery. 11/2" ID barrel fits many more potatoes. i usually get two shots from most Idaho russets, really long ones, 3. I also had a 1/2" ID radish gun, but i sliced a russet from end to end and got 8 or 9 shots from each side. Radish guns are more practical in congested areas. Cats seem to love them.
Eric Hengehold (1 month ago)
My nephew made one that shot grapefruits. Having lived in Florida he had a nice supply of projectiles too.
howsithngin (1 month ago)
If you put a grid of blades at the end, you could make french fries.
Colton Guadarrama (1 month ago)
Lucky no one mistaken u for Isis lol
Petra Netan Kryvinoff (1 month ago)
Bigger is better, what if you had to get your pet out of a tree?
jslugbug37 (1 month ago)
Air p.s.i. is just as much fun and legal
jslugbug37 (1 month ago)
It's against the law in Texas to BIULD or posses these fun guns
DD dunn (1 month ago)
If you're over 18 years old, buy a real gun. This guy is a child.
Spacecoastz (1 month ago)
If you get a regular igniter, you then run two small screws into the chamber, and the wires of the igniter attach to the outside under the screw heads. The result are much smaller holes going into the chamber, plus with having wires you can be away from the gun, even behind a tree. Also, after completion, purchase some high-strength filament tape, and tape the entire chamber and reducer. Make multiple layers with the tape...go thick. If it explodes, the tape will help. Also, your chamber is too short, and the barrel is too long.
Ken Tyler (1 month ago)
Guys a real dink. Have one of these ,almost identical design. It’s 20 years old. This air head invented nothing. A better idea is to make the barrel sharp and use a bigger potato and shear the potato to better fit the barrel . PS air boy, most police departments classify this unit as a firearm.
Joe Hastings (1 month ago)
FYI kids, home-made cannons can be extremely dangerous and cause serious injury.! Why you ask.? Because they often explode.
YTjndallas (1 month ago)
We made tennis ball cannons from Campbell's soup cans. Great fun.
its Showtime (1 month ago)
Lolled so much at his fake reaction when it fired. Pathetic. All for the likes right.
AskHack (1 month ago)
ABS is probably the weakest of all PVC made for non pressure. lol. Try schedule 80 next time champ. And you beveled your barrel the wrong way it needs to be beveled on the inside to it cuts a larger potato than the barrel and you force it into for a tighter seal. Also use carb cleaner and not hairspray.
Ralph Falstin (1 month ago)
AskHack how bout starting fluid? Ether
wolf2351 (1 month ago)
Made out of plastic......thats the real danger. You can kill yourself if this thing blows up.
Lee Jordan (1 month ago)
Hope that's schedule 40 pipe!
Patrick Lanclos (1 month ago)
Nice shootin' Tex .... That's a damned roundabout way to go about making tater salad!
gazman100 (1 month ago)
Hi, What is in the can that you sprayed.
Fred Cannon (1 month ago)
A sparker off a lighter works. Gas from zippo works. Excellent for drown takedown with fishing net attachment in the launch. Turbo to vaporize the gas would also increase the combustion chambers ignition. Don't use PVC PIPE, Use metal piping, it's safer.
Ian Gourlay (1 month ago)
One of these days one of you guys will get his purty face modified in a random fashion by high speed shards of plastic pipe when you exceed the pressure holding capacity of your combustion chamber...
Mr Frontbottom (1 month ago)
What a fucken wanker, cant watch him.
Nathanuel Hornblower (1 month ago)
There are important things to remember 1) idaho russet potatoes are the best ammo/projectile 2) Starter fluid is a good propellant. 3) i would have used 1.5" for the barrel 4) deny everything, wear latex, nitrile gloves so you dont leave your fingerprints on anything, but officer i dont know what your talking about, whats a potato gun? Can i get some cheese on mine ? .....& say this often"am i free to go ?"
Lickn Toads (1 month ago)
Generations old at home cannon sorry to hear you never had a lil rebel in your youth.
H0T SAUC3 (2 months ago)
It should be named Darth Tater
Seth Wolfe (2 months ago)
The name for this is the Vader tater
The Solar Energy Pro (2 months ago)
I got 1 better ! Your reducer should be threaded ! That way you can use different barrels for different things like golf balls ! Also mine is injected so I don’t have to unscrew the end cap, that takes to long and your propellant weakens. Also I’d like to suggest a twist speaking flint ! Way more spark and much better ignition every time !
James C. (2 months ago)
Death Tater
V Star 1300 Adventures (2 months ago)
Any feedback on your potato ballistics?
Michael Jackson (2 months ago)
Best front ever... it's a bong!!!
Premkumar Ganesan (2 months ago)
What is that spray ?
Matthew E (2 months ago)
0:40 "our air assault spray!" 😂😂
mr saysomethin (2 months ago)
Kurwa chlopie jakie kurwa super dangerous co ty pierdolisz chopie przecie to lipa jest
TIGER DOGS (2 months ago)
how you supply oxygen please explain please
5:21 the potato result
Charles Martel (2 months ago)
Is your name tater tot😅
RON PEARCE (2 months ago)
to cool
Roger Rarebit (2 months ago)
Frozen oranges work really well
SHAM (3 months ago)
Nee kuda sethipoda
Matt Bowman (3 months ago)
Dangerous because you're using black pipe. White pipe is rated at higher pressure.
KFStreich (3 months ago)
Try shooting it at night without a potato, more noise and fire.
fesgew (3 months ago)
is it safe to make like 4 of these and point them in the air like a mortar
fesgew (3 months ago)
is it safe to make like 4 of these and point them in the air like a mortar
fesgew (3 months ago)
if i put a bunch of rocks in it will it still shoot
Casper Martinez (3 months ago)
Amazing video man. First of yours ive seen and you get an instant subscribe from me. Informative and thorough. Makes me think about making one! Though I dont know how well that would go over in LA though 😂
Banzai (3 months ago)
Why you look like Rumplestiltskin from Shrek 4
jamshid rozbeh (3 months ago)
hello. what kind full are you using? thank you
Tri Polskii (3 months ago)
Flitty (4 months ago)
how illegal would this be?
Down to a Science (4 months ago)
this is IDENTICAL to mine that I built before this video was published.
Matt Lenco (4 months ago)
Your chamber is too large. You need to be able to load the potato from the bottom. Use aqua net hairspray as fuel.
Marcus R (4 months ago)
Rumpelstiltskin is that you?
Ken Bellchambers (1 month ago)
Cheech and Chong changed the name to Rumpledforeskin - funniest joke ever!
Jesper Danielsson (4 months ago)
You dont want ur spark in the middle
AlbatrossDude (5 months ago)
Subscribed just because the "new lab"... a condo parking lot, kkkkk! Nice projects and nice humour!
CW movie clips (5 months ago)
"Tator" its a patoto dude
CODEMSTR (5 months ago)
You look like the antagonist from shreck 3
Marius Ionut (5 months ago)
Please give me a link for that single spark ignitor
which spray you have used
Tejas (2 months ago)
Shorya Pratap Singh Bhadouria any deo + oxygen + spark
Devin S (6 months ago)
Epoxy...fap, fap
Gino Contreras (6 months ago)
Darth Tader
Turner K (6 months ago)
Darth Tater
Dan Balaban (6 months ago)
great video, gonna make one with my kid. But...how'd you miss Darth Tater? ;)
vivek wagh (6 months ago)
Which spray used??
Billy Fuson (6 months ago)
The tater gun that I had as a kid (yes kid), I carried a rubber mallet around to pound the tater in!
Owen Wright (6 months ago)
Ive seen people use hair spray and starter fluid. What is the best thing to use for fuel in these things?
cookiesw (7 months ago)
Hairspray is to messy i build a bolt action like rifle for bbs and i use a oxygen methan mixture its a clean and explosive fast burn
Haleyville Fire (7 months ago)
I️ made one of these for a school project got an A
Royal Spartan (7 months ago)
dude can you explain the method you used for your igniter? im about to start making my own gun and i prefer the trigger style you have on yours without electric tape and wires all over the place.. Please respond buddy
Luke Lektorich (7 months ago)
I made one a couple of weeks ago and I took out my sisters window.
Oasis Band (7 months ago)
How long do u maks the pipes? 😂
Jolly Rodger (8 months ago)
He reminds me of rumpel stilskin from shrek
Benjamin Oufson (8 months ago)
hell yeah
Abysmal (8 months ago)
loooool this guy looks exactly like the midget from shrek 4
Jesus Cervantes (9 months ago)
I did this in high school we hit a running car lol the guy got pissed
Liz Germain (9 months ago)
You're hilarious. Well done.
Иван Богатов (9 months ago)
Zwischendurch TV (9 months ago)
Potato flak All i have to say
Malhaar Mahadik (10 months ago)
ethan mandigo (10 months ago)
how many feet long does the barrel and chamber have to be
BBQSmoker NC (9 months ago)
I have the same ? Thanks.

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