HEAT CANNONS

The idea of air-cannons for game-goody delivery started floating around the engineering department at the tail end of the 2012 football season. We thought it would be a suitable follow-up to last year's catapult and trebuchet. Sketches and schematics began to take shape in the spring. Like so many other great ideas of the 2012-2013 school year, BHE lacked people and resources. HEAT has made the cannons possible starting that school year. The first operational prototype received a curved pressure tank that increases capacity while placing the valve in a more ergonomic position, a safety factor of well over 100% on the high pressure side of the valve, and interchangeable barrels for firing different munitions. All of our cannons have been constructed, tested, and demonstrated with great success.


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Mk III

Bryant Hornet Engineering's Skunkworks division has released its latest addition to the arsenal with the first of a new generation of air cannons. The defining characteristic of the third generation (Mk III) is the capability to be fired via 802.11g wireless network signal (in addition to manual arming switches and triggers).

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Mk II

The second generation cannon has received several upgrades and improvements, thanks to lessons learned with the Mk I models; the most noteworthy being the electronic trigger with a lit arming switch safety system

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Mk I

The first operational prototype received a curved pressure tank that increases capacity while placing the valve in a more ergonomic position, a safety factor of well over 100% on the high pressure side of the valve, and interchangeable barrels for firing different munitions.

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