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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!
Axel Diaz (1 month ago)
Nick Uhas darth tatter
wildbillyd1 (3 months 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 (4 months ago)
+Seth Wolfe 30
Seth Wolfe (4 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 (4 months ago)
Nick Uhas the Vader tater
Derek Otto (18 days ago)
I use propane in mine. It burns cleaner. Just squeeze the trigger of a torch half in and release fuel into the chamber. Also I used 1 1/2” pipe. It’ll shoot a spud out of sight.
Mathew gregory (24 days ago)
Going Coastal (25 days ago)
Kali Göktürk (25 days ago)
The worlds most dangoures nerf bazooka
Raven Brinton (30 days ago)
This guy should watch the smartereveryday video.
Amazing homemade (1 month ago)
I wanna see a colab with the backyard scientist
Fortnite_playz (1 month ago)
i tried to make one https://youtu.be/TQUgWTScZO8
is this what Russians used during WW2 when they ran out of ammo?
Angel perez jr (1 month ago)
No lie, you like a big kid but it's all good hahaha have fun....
Eric Gillespie (1 month ago)
darth potato was a missed opportunity for darth tater
Blind Sword (1 month ago)
Try to use a molotov ammo.
John Hutchinson (1 month ago)
What kind of fuel do you use. I built one and I have trouble finding something that works great as fuel.
frank redmond (1 month ago)
Just get on with your not that funny
David Brown (1 month ago)
Please give me your name and address so I can have you arrested
David Brown (1 month ago)
this is a FELONY
Any one can please tell which spray he used in canon
James K. (1 month ago)
I'd rather make American Fries with the taters. :)
So Cal Bee Guy (1 month ago)
But... I asked for curly fries.
Kale Cars (1 month ago)
You’d should use a psi rated pvc pipe!!!! You are using a drain pipe not rated for psi 👍🏻 love watching dumb people! Oh and any thing that shoots a projectile over 40mm is considered a destructive device and you could spend time in fed prison. Good job bud!!
GeorgeBonez (1 month ago)
When I was a kid we kept upsizing our tater-gun! I think the last one we launched actually made it into lower orbit and is still out there floating around Earth till this very day. Ha I’m about to pass this valuable knowledge to my 15 year old son! Who knows? Maybe he will reach Mars much faster than NASA now that Obama has defunded NASA to the point that they prob can’t even afford the PVC! Bwahahaha poor NASA! They just can’t compete wit dis!!!
GeorgeBonez (1 month ago)
Had there been a malfunction the only thing that would’ve survived would be your eyes, thanks to those sexy goggles! Lol
Solar Gorilla (1 month ago)
Darth Tater .......Boom!
Harley Me (2 months ago)
not bad.. mine use's atomized gasoline ( cheaper and onlt takes 1/2 squirt) fires a walnut through a couple 2 by 4's.. or around 300 to 400 yards on a 45 degree angle.. but it think it would alert the niebourhood.. sounds a lot like a 75 mm howitzer.. ( 2"" barrel 4 foot long, 4"chamber 1 1/2 foot long) abs, 1200 psi rated pipe.
Mustard n Biscuits (2 months ago)
3:50 ... spits on the tip
Adam Vesely (2 months ago)
Careful....Will KILL, you'll be sorry
Donald Lake (2 months ago)
Walnuts are good. Seen those in action
phdfxwg Fischercat (2 months ago)
yup its all fun & games till someone loses an eye !! Then its just fun !!!!!
thomas pryor (2 months ago)
You're wearing eye make-up??
Ron Hahahaha (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
Add rifling to the tube with a helico gearbox gear and broomstick handle ;)
GoodISnipr (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
Darth tater
tfr51 (2 months ago)
I would think you could launch other things than potato's.
Alan McKay (2 months ago)
What are you using for fuel?
Jack McAtee (3 months ago)
What aerosol spray have you found to work best?
Jimbo Bojim (3 months ago)
Sonofabitch I just threw away a tripod. Can you construct this out of PVC?
AwesomeFilmes (3 months ago)
He looks like Junkrat before he went crazy
Matthew Mulloy (3 months ago)
The government may take our guns, but they will never take our potato launchers
twingray (3 months ago)
man, your are brave for shooting that in that city neighborhood. lol.
Jarron Lakes (3 months ago)
How much does the supplies for this usually run. Thinking about doing this
Scott Page USMC (3 months ago)
I used to use wet toilet paper, it sticks to your target, so they know what hit them.
jerkygutts * (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
बहन के लौड़े पोटेटेटो पोटेटो
Luke Warmwater (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
My nephew made one that shot grapefruits. Having lived in Florida he had a nice supply of projectiles too.
Colton Guadarrama (3 months ago)
Lucky no one mistaken u for Isis lol
Petra Netan Kryvinoff (3 months ago)
Bigger is better, what if you had to get your pet out of a tree?
jslugbug37 (3 months ago)
Air p.s.i. is just as much fun and legal
jslugbug37 (3 months ago)
It's against the law in Texas to BIULD or posses these fun guns
DD dunn (3 months ago)
If you're over 18 years old, buy a real gun. This guy is a child.
Spacecoastz (3 months 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 (3 months 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.
John Hutchinson (1 month ago)
Ken Tyler we was making these in the 1970s and was shooting most anything in it. We have killed black birds with ours. Oh yeah. It’s been around for years
Joe Hastings (3 months ago)
FYI kids, home-made cannons can be extremely dangerous and cause serious injury.! Why you ask.? Because they often explode.
YTjndallas (4 months ago)
We made tennis ball cannons from Campbell's soup cans. Great fun.
its Showtime (4 months ago)
Lolled so much at his fake reaction when it fired. Pathetic. All for the likes right.
AskHack (4 months 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 (3 months ago)
AskHack how bout starting fluid? Ether
wolf2351 (4 months ago)
Made out of plastic......thats the real danger. You can kill yourself if this thing blows up.
Lee Jordan (4 months ago)
Hope that's schedule 40 pipe!
Patrick Lanclos (4 months ago)
Nice shootin' Tex .... That's a damned roundabout way to go about making tater salad!
gazman100 (4 months ago)
Hi, What is in the can that you sprayed.
Fred Cannon (4 months 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 (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
What a fucken wanker, cant watch him.
Nathanuel Hornblower (4 months 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 (4 months ago)
Generations old at home cannon sorry to hear you never had a lil rebel in your youth.
H0T SAUC3 (4 months ago)
It should be named Darth Tater
Seth Wolfe (4 months ago)
The name for this is the Vader tater
The pro (4 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. (4 months ago)
Death Tater
V Star 1300 Adventures (4 months ago)
Any feedback on your potato ballistics?
Michael Jackson (4 months ago)
Best front ever... it's a bong!!!
Premkumar Ganesan (4 months ago)
What is that spray ?
Matthew E (4 months ago)
0:40 "our air assault spray!" 😂😂
mr saysomethin (4 months ago)
Kurwa chlopie jakie kurwa super dangerous co ty pierdolisz chopie przecie to lipa jest
TIGER DOGS (4 months ago)
how you supply oxygen please explain please
5:21 the potato result
Charles Martel (4 months ago)
Is your name tater tot😅
RON PEARCE (4 months ago)
to cool
Roger Rarebit (5 months ago)
Frozen oranges work really well
SHAM (5 months ago)
Nee kuda sethipoda
Matt Bowman (5 months ago)
Dangerous because you're using black pipe. White pipe is rated at higher pressure.
KFStreich (5 months ago)
Try shooting it at night without a potato, more noise and fire.
fesgew (5 months ago)
is it safe to make like 4 of these and point them in the air like a mortar
fesgew (5 months ago)
is it safe to make like 4 of these and point them in the air like a mortar
fesgew (5 months ago)
if i put a bunch of rocks in it will it still shoot
Casper Martinez (5 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 (5 months ago)
Why you look like Rumplestiltskin from Shrek 4
jamshid rozbeh (6 months ago)
hello. what kind full are you using? thank you
Industrial Adhesive (6 months ago)
Flitty (6 months ago)
how illegal would this be?
Down to a Science (6 months ago)
this is IDENTICAL to mine that I built before this video was published.
Perusing Person (6 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 (6 months ago)
Rumpelstiltskin is that you?
Ken Bellchambers (4 months ago)
Cheech and Chong changed the name to Rumpledforeskin - funniest joke ever!
Jesper Danielsson (7 months ago)
You dont want ur spark in the middle
AlbatrossDude (7 months ago)
Subscribed just because the "new lab"... a condo parking lot, kkkkk! Nice projects and nice humour!
CW movie clips (7 months ago)
"Tator" its a patoto dude
CODEMSTR (7 months ago)
You look like the antagonist from shreck 3
Marius Ionut (7 months ago)
Please give me a link for that single spark ignitor

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