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PG255 Locutus

Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Sat Feb 12, 2005 8:08 pm

<div align="center">PG255 Locutus

Provided By - <a href="http://www.vochraye.com/spud/">http://www.vochraye.com/spud/</a>

"Locutus" was built soon after "Thug '03". Talk about a project getting WAY out of hand...

"Locutus" is a monster. It took over a week to build after the plans were laid out (a long time for a spud launcher!). It was also the first time I have ever used an electronic high voltage ignition system - salvaged from a stun gun. (It was actually pretty simple) All in all, it was a fun launcher to build, and a fun one to launch :)

The Locutus is currently my crown jewel. It features the following accoutrements:

~255 cubic inch chamber

Dual fire 100,000 volt ignition system

3 step kill switch system

"VisaFire" system (allows safe viewing of ignition jump so you don't have to look in the chamber - my own personal design :) )

Brush less chamber fan with piggyback switch (allows easy use of the fan without having to put down the gun)

Minigun style grips (wood, aluminum and fiberglass) for easy transporting and firing

All ignition system components have been designed to be water resistant

Ignition system has a patch-in location for remote launching

Interchangeable barrels

New design for the barrel cutter (makes it a LOT easier to cut a spud) </LI>

Provided By - <a href="http://www.vochraye.com/spud/">http://www.vochraye.com/spud/</a></div>
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Top view of the chamber. You can see the fan switch on this one. The clear cylinder at the bottom of the picture is the &quot;VisaFire&quot; chamber that allows you to see if you have spark without looking into the chamber.
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Detail of the chamber showing kill switches. The ignition switch is on the handle. The fan switch is on the opposite side of the handle, so you can't see it in this pic.
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The PG255 &quot;Locutus&quot; with standard barrel attached. (those aren't legs - it is on a stand)
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Unread postAuthor: theexp » Sat Feb 19, 2005 10:06 am

BEAST :D :D
Thats awsome, It would take me like a year to learn what all the switches did. Cool. I like it :D
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Unread postAuthor: fred_roux » Sun Feb 27, 2005 2:53 pm

you should add an propane injection.. and a laser sight :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: Anubis013 » Sat Apr 02, 2005 5:28 pm

I don't care what anybody else says, that thing is the best potato laucher I've ever freakin' seen!!!! Also maybe you should have a laser. MAYBE.
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Unread postAuthor: theexp » Wed Apr 06, 2005 4:41 pm

how does the visa-fire work, does it have a little spark gap to jump, so you can tell if it is jumping?
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Unread postAuthor: v3ngence » Wed Apr 20, 2005 8:25 pm

hmm yea the VisFire thigy sounds like one of those features companys put on that are pretty much useless, no offense :D . I think wut it does is jus let u see a spark jump which tells u if the stun thingy is working but I don't see how it tells u if the spark actually happens in the chamber.


I WANT A STUNGUN ignitor, is it legal for a 15 yo to buy one?
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Unread postAuthor: CBRAY1618 » Thu Apr 21, 2005 7:49 pm

I pretty sure you have to be 18, it also depends what state you live in.
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Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Thu Apr 21, 2005 8:51 pm

I bet you can find someone to sell one to you. Have any gun shows around there?
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Unread postAuthor: Mac_User » Sun Jun 05, 2005 5:22 pm

Wait... are you condoning that he buy an illegal product? Tsk tsk. Thats like letting a little kid swindle you into buying beer for them. Theres a good life lesson to be learned here...
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Unread postAuthor: spudshot » Mon Jun 06, 2005 6:30 am

its not an illegal product, its just less than legal for a minor to buy one, but just get your parents to go with you, if they know you're dismantling it to modify it they shouldnt have a problem.

at farmer's markets around here the little chinese people have no clue, i could buy anything from them, and sometimes do
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Unread postAuthor: Mac_User » Sat Jun 11, 2005 4:14 pm

Well, I guess that if you have "little chinese people" letting you buy "less than legal" merchandise its okay. :? And I hope anything isn't alcoholic (if u r under 21). :D Well, i do agree that if your parents agree, then you can shock the @!&* outta yourself. If u wanna.
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Unread postAuthor: drac » Sat Jun 11, 2005 4:31 pm

I herbey dub Mac_User forum lawyer.

Why not just use a camera flash system with a flyback or ignition coil? Its definitely legal to dismantle an old TV or go down to your local automotive store and by a coil.
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Unread postAuthor: Mac_User » Sat Jun 11, 2005 4:45 pm

Objection! :x (At that very moment drac slammed his mallet and proclaimed, "sustained :twisted: ".) No really, drac has a good point... camera flash system with a coil could do the trick... try it out!
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Unread postAuthor: drac » Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:54 am

v3ngence wrote:hmm yea the VisFire thigy sounds like one of those features companys put on that are pretty much useless, no offense :D . I think wut it does is jus let u see a spark jump which tells u if the stun thingy is working but I don't see how it tells u if the spark actually happens in the chamber.


I WANT A STUNGUN ignitor, is it legal for a 15 yo to buy one?


In the Visa Fire, the spark will only jump if the circuit is complete. If the spark won't happen in the chamber, then it sure isn't going to happen in the cylinder. Basic properties of electricity people.
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Unread postAuthor: spudshot » Tue Jun 14, 2005 6:30 am

yeah, i emailed vochraye and thats pretty much how that system works drac

also the chamber is PVC painted green with a few clear coats on it if anyone was wondering
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