LPG autocannon simulator

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  1. Builds By Baz

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    I was thinking about making the 30mm cannons simulate rapid fire, using a movie prop trick with LPG, a combustion chamber, solenoid ignition and steel pipe in the centre of my turned wooden cannons.

    Mechanically, I can do this fairly easily, I have all the tools, materials and resources to make it happen.

    Legally, knowing what this nanny state of Australia is like, I wonder if there is a way to get a permit? Is there some condition or waiver available for something like this?

    Are there any plans, schematics, or simple mechanical examples of this I can investigate?

    Baz.

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    I really hate the term nanny state Baz . Some people need protection from themselves.
     
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    That's because once upon a time, their own stupidity would remove them from the gene-pool. Now, they are so protected, they are breeding the rest of us out.
     
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    Even so, some rules are needed.
     
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    Totally agree mate.
     
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    Guys guys guys.... this is not like OCAU at all.

    Hence why I am asking questions about doing it right - safely and legally.

    Respectfully, can we get back to the original questions please?

    Luv ya's.

    Baz.
     
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    Easier to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission.

    If you're worried or need to get a billion permits, I wonder if you could flash LED's through a smoke puff? Hmm.
     
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    I'd like to find out. I am prepared to jump through official hoops if needed and if it is within reason. If it is obnoxiously difficult to get through the red tape, then I will just let it go and leave them as static replicas.

    Still, it would be pretty cool if it was allowable.

    Baz.
     
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    Would you be able to sleep at night knowing they're static, though?
     
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    With all the other things this ship is going to do, they would just be a bit of icing on the cake.
     
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    Does anyone have any info on making this stuff and the permits that may be required?
     
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    Why would this be illegal? It's not like you're firing a projectile, and it would be hard for someone to claim that they thought it was a real colonial viper!
     
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    Because it would sound like automatic weapons fire, and Baz's backyard might get raided by the TRG.

    I think bird scare guns are usually regulated by the EPA and local councils due to noise.
     
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    Ah, fair point. Duh!
     
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