Wednesday, May 2, 2007

CLEMSON STUDENTS SEEK PERFECT AIR CANNON

SOME STUFF is just too good to be made up. Enter Nate Mitchell from Clemson who invented the CUPAC - the Clemson University Pneumatic Air Cannon. Here's an actual email from Nate to an engineering consultant. (We repeat, we are not making this up.)

Nate [nmitche@CLEMSON.EDU]
Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 1999 7:43 PM
To: apcg@calisland.com
Subject: CUPAC Maniac

Hey man. I built the PAC 5 and I'm having great results. My intentions for it are to shoot t-shirts at the Clemson football games. If you watch ESPN, you might see me on there sometime. We named it CUPAC. Clemson University Pneumatic Air Cannon. I'm having some leakage problems however around the 2x4" reducer at the front of the gun and from the chamber assy. I used galvanized steel instead of PVC for the air assembly, since the PVC blew at about 55 PSI. Do you have any suggestions on how to fix those leaks? I would appreciate your advice. thanks. also how can I seal the 4" threads on the male/female adapters so I can EASILY remove the chamber assembly?

Thanks for your time. -- Nate

We hope they got that worked out. We especially liked the painted 2x4 display stand. Very rural. Oh, and nice camo as well!

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