Fancy being fired out of a cannon?

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One thing that I’ve always fancied having a go at is being fired out of a cannon. As a means of getting about it’s probably a bit underrated. I mean, let’s look at the facts the planet is warming up partly through our use of the car and it cost us the earth, literally to send things. Having said that there are times when you need a Same Day Courier Birmingham based service or elsewhere to get that package out. All I’m saying is that maybe one day we can do it from being fired from a  cannon that’s all.

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What does that actually entail?, being fired out of a cannon I mean. At first it didn’t occur to us to use it as a means of transport but perhaps the rather shocking use of strapping someone to the front of one and then firing it as a way of a rather deeply unpleasant execution gave somebody the idea of actually putting someone in it instead of a cannonball.

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There is one thing that you should be aware of. Instead of using the traditional component of gunpowder to launch you out of it, the professionals, that you see perform the out of the cannon stunt, are using compressed air as a means of propulsion,  not gunpowder. If they used gunpowder all that would happen is that you’ll a get terrible mess in the cannon and something unpleasant blown out the end. Whilst gunpowder is great at getting large metal balls out of a cannon it is next to useless when it comes down to humans.

There are other issues that need to be addressed. The compressed air system is great but it needs a huge amount to get you across any decent distance. The other issues is that you need something to catch you at the other end.  The professionals use a nice big net. However, they have made some seriously complicated mathematical formula so that they can position the net in the right place in relation to the amount of compressed air used. Get that wrong and the landing will be hard and that is not what you want.

The other option is that we could just fire the stuff that we need to be sent at the intended target I suppose. That would work perfectly, if it was like a load of pillows or a mattress, but if someone wants a load of canned goods you’d better hope that they get the figures right or else you’ll be cleaning beans off the walls for weeks.

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