At 750 pounds and powered by a car battery and pressurized carbon dioxide, the cannon has serious muscle.
“It takes 40 pounds of carbon dioxide to get through three rounds of Gatling gun-style shots,” Mandrella said. “12 barrels in each round, so 36 shots total per round.”
The cannon can shoot tacos around 200 feet if the wind conditions are ideal.
Inevitably, Mandrella and the crew experienced problems with the taco cannon during its early use, including deciding what material to properly wrap the tacos in and angling the cannon for the best trajectory results. Those involved went through multiple test runs to utilize the cannon’s full potential.
“We disintegrated several hundred dollars of tacos before our homies at Torchy’s helped us figure out how to make [the taco cannon] shoot perfectly,” Mandrella said.http://www.dailytexanonline.com/life-and-arts/2012/10/31/torchys-launches-taco-cannon-for-fun-fun-fun-festhttp://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2012/11/taco-cannon/