Tornadoes are a rightfully feared natural disaster. Fire tornadoes are an especially odious event to contend with — on top of whatever else is burning. But, a fire vortex cannon? That’s some awesome eye candy.
The madman behind this cannon belching huge gouts of fire is none other than Youtuber [JAIRUS OF ALL]. This build is actually an upgrade to one of his previous projects — a fire tornado gun that burned itself out and is now twice-revived — and is arguably better at creating a proper vortex to direct the flames. Built around a modified NERF gun, a pair of 60mm electric ducted fans with some additional venting — and tunable via a speed controller — direct the airflow through slits in a vortex chamber. A backpack of liquid propane literally fuels this phoenix of a flamethrower, so [JAIRUS] had plenty of time to put together some great footage. Check it out!
As you may expect, to form a proper vortex [JAIRUS] has to point the cannon more or less straight up, but you can still see the flames spiraling outwards when he’s firing it horizontally. Despite how wicked-cool it is, the fire vortex cannon is a hulking weapon to wield, so for fast-paced firefights you might want to rely on the art of firebending.
[Thanks for the tip, Itay!]