PVC Hot Wheels Launcher

In this video see how to make a simple, yet AWESOME Hot Wheels Car launcher.  The only thing required for this build is PVC Pipe, a couple fittings, compressed air and some cars to launch.

Here’s what we used:

1 x 10′ stick of 3″ PVC (can be the type that isn’t rated for pressure – cheaper)

1 x Length of 2 ” PVC (length isn’t too important, though longer = more speed)

1 x Length of 1-1/2″ PVC (again, length isn’t too important, though longer = more speed)

1 x 90° 3″ PVC Elbow

1 x 3″ x 2″ PVC Reducer

As many Hot Wheels Cars as you care to launch

Compressed air:

We have a pancake compressor and we use it a lot more than we thought we would.  We have a large air compressor in our shed that we use a lot and we would take our projects outside when the need arose.  Since purchasing a pancake compressor that we have installed in our basement workshop we have seriously increased the amount of things that we use compressed air for.  Here’s a link to a great compressor:

Air Compressor

And here’s a link to an air gun:

Air Gun

***If you don’t have access to an air compressor, and still want to try this project, while not shown, a can of compressed air for cleaning electronics should work as well!




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