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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:58 pm

You may ask, Did you really have to start another new thread? Don't half a dozen other threads showcasing the same general launcher platform exist already? I reply with, who cares if I could have simply updated the UPHL-38CI thread? Starting fresh doesn't hurt anyone.

In an effort to break 1000ft/lbs with a barrel smaller in diameter than 1", I decided to revamp my hybrid launcher. In order to accomplish this feat safely, I required both a larger chamber, and a longer barrel. The new chamber has a volume of ~32in<sup>3</sup>, and the 0.787" bore barrel has been extended to 6' in length. When it was done, I decided that the overall launcher appeared too raw looking, so I gave it a few coats of black paint.

The end result should push a 25 gram AA battery to slightly over 1100FPS at a 7x mix.

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Here is the launcher pictured with the short, 18" barrel, which gives the launcher an overall length of slightly over 4', while still producing nearly 400ft/lbs of muzzle energy.

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Unread postAuthor: LikimysCrotchus5 » Sun Feb 03, 2008 7:07 pm

Now may i say that is absolutely beautiful :tongue5:
You realy convince me to make a hybrid. But now i dont have the money because im still building my 4 inch piston cannon.

Great paint job, the yellow from the mapp gas tank makes it look nice, like a bumble bee.

I hope to make one just as nice as yours.
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Unread postAuthor: TwitchTheAussie » Sun Feb 03, 2008 7:21 pm

I say ouchy. That looks wicked man. Good enough reason for me to refuel the addiction.
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Sun Feb 03, 2008 7:35 pm

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. :D
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Unread postAuthor: Novacastrian » Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:18 pm

That has to be the best looking Hybrid launcher on S/F. I like the way you made it look like a rifle with the propane meter acting as a stock :P
Very nice design indeed- don't be surprised when people start copying it :wink: 1000ftlbs sounds very nasty too- can't wait for a vid.
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:05 pm

I'm sensing some deja voo here :) (would have been funny if you'd posted it on groundhog day).

But anyway, the paint makes it look totally better than before. Should be interesting to see what 1000 ft-lbs will do with such a small projectile.

How much would you say this thing weighs now?
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Mon Feb 04, 2008 12:07 am

Great job, your hybrids (or are you still modifying the first one?) just keep getting better and better.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Tue Feb 05, 2008 3:29 am

Thanks to everyone for voicing your opinions.

Fnord: I'd say it weighs at least 20lbs - though it is still quite comfortable to hold and fire, though somewhat nerve wracking after experiencing the recoil force of an 80 gram steel slug today.

noname: This launcher does indeed utilize ~90% of the components from the original "air through meter" hybrid design that everyone seems so keen on copying.

To those requesting a video, that will have to wait until the outdoor temperature increases to a comfortable level, which may not occur for a fairly large period of time. However, it should be nothing short of impressive. The hydraulic shock experienced by a water filled milk jug, caused by the impact of a 30 gram wax slug with it's exterior wall, should create a rather spectacular explosion. I'm also fairly certain that I can punch a hole through a steel drum at 100 yards with a steel dart.
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:19 pm

0.787" bore eh? It'd be interesting to see what a paintball pushing the velocities this launcher could generate could do.

Good job. I plan to see more of this design from you (or others).
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:20 pm

i dont think a PB would make it trough that barrel! and 1000ft/ibs is soo SICK with a small bore! i cant wait to see a video of it shooting 4 phone books at a row :D
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Unread postAuthor: spanerman » Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:18 pm

^if it was frozen it would :shock:
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