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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:12 pm

Once upon a time I was on the old spudtech forum musing about a gun I wanted to build. It took years to make it happen, but I made it happen. Today I find myself musing about another... Anyone in the mood for a 10X hybrid with a 6" bore? It probably won't happen, but I've been thinking a lot about one as of late.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:27 pm

Is this for work or personal use? I assume the former, but after VERA nothing surprises me. If it's for work, why kind of application are you thinking about? In other words, why build a 10x 6" bore hybrid over other more conventional designs?

If it's for personal use, whatever the hell you're planning to do with it I hope it's legal :D
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:07 am

Management asked me if I would be interested in building VERA a little sister so I've been day dreaming. No idea of application. Hell, they could want a table top model and my day dreaming is totally off in left field. But for now the new dream is taking shape in my mind.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Apr 15, 2014 6:25 am

Surely it could be fabricated within a week from more or less standard parts?
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:47 am

No idea at this point of what requirements actually are so right now things are simply day dreaming (thus why I can talk). That said, nothing happens in a week when you're chronically understaffed and there are higher priority projects.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:26 am

D_Hall wrote:That said, nothing happens in a week when you're chronically understaffed and there are higher priority projects.


Don't we know it :(
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:43 pm

Heh....

So today I had a brief conversation with the individual who was the source of the rumors. He's very excited about VERA and wants to use her to do some testing of a nature I'd never heard of before (don't bother asking). If it works, yes, he'd like me to build a sister for VERA.....

....A big sister.

It was all I could do not to kiss the guy right then and there. It's another of those "probably won't happen" things, but if it does, I plan to be ready!
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:29 pm

D_Hall wrote:...some testing of a nature I'd never heard of before...

Fascinating. But where will you get that many custard pies?
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:13 am

D_Hall wrote:...A big sister.


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Unread postAuthor: Spudinator » Tue May 20, 2014 10:26 pm

Build the damn thing already Dave, don't leave us hanging! Vera burned a hole in all of our hearts until she lost her stage fright, then filled that depth with glorious, high powered love. Don't burn another hole, doooon't! :D
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Thu May 22, 2014 8:02 am

Holy crap, it's spudinator.
Nine years on SF and still kickin, huh?
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sun May 25, 2014 6:49 pm

Fnord wrote:Holy crap, it's spudinator.
Nine years on SF and still kickin, huh?


One of the "founding fathers" I miss the most...
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Wed May 28, 2014 8:36 am

No idea on schedule, but it looks like the combustion chamber would be essentially identical... But instead of sch 30 pipe it would be made of sch 80 pipe thus allowing Vera to be a 10X gun. Barrel has yet to be sorted out.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed May 28, 2014 10:00 am

What's the highest mix number VERA has handled so far?
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Wed May 28, 2014 9:36 pm

2 but she's been cleared for 3 and will do so this summer.
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