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Frequently Asked Questions about Air Cannons

 

Can I use my own shirts and other ammo, or do I need to purchase Ammo from Air Cannons?

You don't need to purchase your Ammo from Air Cannons.  Any type or size of t-shirt will work - the shirts simply need to be rolled up and have a rubberband placed around them to hold the roll.  However, when you do purchase t-shirts from us we professionally roll and shrinkwrap the t-shirts for you.  In additional all the other ammo possibilities (like stress balls, rally towels, stuffed animals, sports balls etc.) have all been tested and approved for launch.  Give Air Cannons a try for all you Ammo needs.  Chances are we can provide it to you for cheaper then you're currently paying and you'll have peace of mind to know that it will work with your Air Cannon.

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What is an Air Cannon?

Air Cannons are a unique and crowd entertaining way to market your team or company. These custom crafted tools are used to launch t-shirts or other promotional items to fans, spectators, and employees.  Air Cannons are for anyone who wants a fun, novel, and very effective way to promote their company or team.

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Why choose the Air Cannons brand?

Air Cannons Inc. is the original creator of the Air Cannon T-shirt Launcher. We are proud to be entering our 15th year in business and have many satisfied customers ranging from major professional sporting teams to small community business and local High Schools. We offer the largest selection of models and sizes. Whether you need multiple Air Cannons for an 80,000 seat sold out seat NFL Stadium or just want to rent one for your company retreat weekend we’ve got you covered.

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Are Air Cannons safe to operate?

We don’t cut corners when it comes to safety for our products, which is why you won’t find a plastic, pvc, or lexan barrel.  Air Cannons are made out of 6061 air craft quality aluminum or steel.  We have multiple safety features which provide for operator and spectator safety.  Doing everything we can to provide a safe product is priority number one and we are happy to note that this commitment is reflected in our 14 year history as a spotless safety record.  However, it is important to realize that Air Cannons can be dangerous.  They launch a projectile (albeit a soft t-shirt) which can cause injury. We always recommend adult supervision and adherence to the operation instructions.

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How do Air Cannons work?

The concept of how an Air Cannon operates is similar to a paintball gun.  There is a series of valves and regulators that allow for the gas source (the CO2 in the tank) to be regulated.  You then control the pressure which in turn will determine the distance that the Air Cannon will launch the t-shirt (or any other item).  When a t-shirt is loaded in the barrel and you’re ready to launch it out you press the trigger which releases the regulated CO2 gas in the reservoir out through the barrel which in turn propels the t-shirt.

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Can I refill and reuse the CO2 tanks?

The CO2 tanks are refillable – they are made to be used over and over again.  Depending on the size of the CO2 tank and the Air Cannon model that you go with you’ll get between 20-100 shots out of your CO2 tank before a refill is needed.  Common locations that can fill the CO2 tanks for you are sporting goods stores, paintball shops, welding supply companies, beverage companies (CO2 is the bubbles in your soft drinks), and gas companies.  If you have a concessions stand at your facility then you can also fill the CO2 tanks yourself from the CO2 that is supplied for the soft drinks.

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What type of warranty comes with an Air Cannon?

All Air Cannons come with a limited lifetime warranty. This basic warranty covers labor at no charge should a repair be required.  Not included under this warranty is normal wear and tear, abuse, misuse, parts, shipping etc.  Air Cannon Assurance (ACA) is a fully comprehensive and inclusive warranty policy that covers EVERYTHING - no questions asked. The only thing it doesn't cover is loss or theft.  ACA is offered at very reasonable prices. When you purchase an Air Cannon from us you also get the peace of mind to know that we’ll be here for you should you ever need assistance or service.

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Can I customize my Air Cannon?

Yes!  You are not going to find any cookie cutter off the shelf products here.  Your business or team is uniquely yours and so should be your Air Cannon.  You get to choose from hundreds of different colors for your Air Cannon. You can have your company or team logo on the side.  We can make the barrel any length or diameter that you want.  The choices are numerous and it’s all up to you.  We’ll work with you to help you conceptualize and design a truly unique and one of a kind Air Cannon.

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Can I rent an Air Cannon?

We do have a rental program.  If you would like to try before you buy or if you only need an Air Cannon for a one time event then you should consider renting.  You can visit our rentals page for additional info and pricing.

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How far will an Air Cannon launch a t-shirt?

The Breeze 150 will launch from 10 – 150 feet.   The Squall 225 will launch from 10 – 225 feet.  The Twister 325 will launch from 10 - 325 feet. The Hurricane 400 will launch from 10 – 400 feet.  If you need an Air Cannon with more power just let us know – we’ll custom build one for you to meet your specs.

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What else can Air Cannons launch besides t-shirts?

Besides t-shirts, Air Cannons are used to launch hot dogs, rally towels, stuffed animals, mini-footballs and basketballs, nerf balls, stress balls, baseball caps, candy, coupons, etc. If you can fit it into the barrel then you can launch it out (click here to visit our Ammo page).  Obviously Air Cannons are not to be used to launch anything that is hard or which might cause injury.  Because compressed t-shirts are too stiff and compact they are not recommended for use with Air Cannons.

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Do you sell Air Cannons outside of the United States?

Yes.  We have sold to more than 25 different countries around the world; including Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Dominican Republic, England, France, Japan, and Mexico to mention a few. The only additional cost you’ll incur to purchase an Air Cannon internationally is an extra shipping charge.

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Are Air Cannons adjustable / Can I used them indoors?

No matter which model you go with, you are able to adjust the distance that the t-shirt will go.  So you could actually use a Hurricane 400 (our most powerful Air Cannon which will launch a t-shirt 400 feet) inside a hotel ballroom with a 25 foot ceiling.

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