Login    Register
User Information
We are a free and open
community, all are welcome.
Click here to Register
Who is online

In total there are 81 users online :: 3 registered, 0 hidden and 78 guests

Most users ever online was 155 on Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:40 am

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Exabot [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] based on users active over the past 5 minutes

The Team
Global Moderators
global_moderators.png CS

Po-jectile accuracy

Post about things you have launched or thought about launching. Also post about various materials used for building cannons. No posts about explosive projectiles!
  • Author

Po-jectile accuracy

Unread postAuthor: irickedit » Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:06 pm

I'm close to done with my RPG-2.0-P build so I can start working on ideas for accurate ammo. The thing is, it's hard to beat good old taters for ammo. You don't have to go looking for them to re-use, they generally come apart before doing too much damage on impact, they're pretty cheap and they won't harm the enviroment. I cut mine in half, stand them up and shove the cutter down from the end so they have a nice round nose. They're shaped like a bullet and you get two out of a spud. To bad they're all different. When I give them a ride out of a rifled barrel, at around 40 to 60 yards they hook, slice, drop or rise like a big league pitcher could only dream of. Except the ones that go straight. I guess I need to hand pick the more expensive bakers and cut cylinder shaped, same length slugs to get repeatability. I also wonder about the weight of the soon to be mashed potatoes, too heavy and at some point something other than the potatoe is going to move! Has anyone done any tater accuracy testing or kept going bigger till something bad happened? What is the weight limit rule of thumb for projectiles?
  • 0

DSC00392 (Small).JPG
DSC00392 (Small).JPG (37.64 KiB) Viewed 354 times

Posts: 5
Joined: Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:16 pm
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:11 pm

Ragnarok wrote:Don't delude yourself into believing spuds have a controllable trajectory. They have about the same level of control as a monkey on crack with a conspiracy theory and the will to impose those ideas on other people with violence.
  • 0

User avatar
Major General
Major General
Posts: 2244
Joined: Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:20 pm
Location: Pripyat
Reputation: 7

Return to Construction Materials/Ammo Discussion

Who is online

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Exabot [Bot], Yahoo [Bot]

Reputation System ©'