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long range ammo MiniBoy Mark I

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Unread postAuthor: LeMaudit » Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:02 pm

Here's a little update.

I've finished a MiniBoy mockup ammo, so tests can be done on the sabot launching without loosing at once and forever the projectile in the sand...
This should make the pain last a bit longer :D

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a bit crude...

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with spare fins.

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and not very heavy.

And a personal message for JSR:
It's not Friday :tongue3:
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:18 pm

Nice! Looks like an impressive projectile in its own right, it will still fly far. Are you making one or several?

And a personal message for LeMaudit:

This should make the pain last a bit longer:D
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Unread postAuthor: LeMaudit » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:19 am

Are you making one or several?


One. No more holes, fine tuning, change of mind... :D
And MrCrowley will not lost it... cannot lost it... should...:?

I'm done! The whole stuff will be soon on its way to a beautiful beach.
And then, shooting time!

This should make the pain last a bit longer


It sure did! :shock:
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:51 am

LeMaudit wrote:I'm done! The whole stuff will be soon on its way to a beautiful beach.
And then, shooting time!


Finally! MrC must have no fingernails left ;)

It sure did! :shock:


Sorry, that was a bit harsh :?
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Unread postAuthor: Solar » Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:54 pm

Buy a metal detector to help find it. :)

What was the purpose of the holes? Sorry, just returned online here.
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Unread postAuthor: LeMaudit » Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:16 pm

Just in case some magic powder inside can exhaust a visible puff (avoiding some forbidden words :? )

A possibility I kept, I don't now if MrCrowley will use it. I liked the holes too :D
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Unread postAuthor: shiny455 » Thu Jun 02, 2011 5:59 pm

it would only look half as good without the holes
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:23 pm

Our Armaments Minister makes one helluva ordnance!
Arrived today, sorry about the low-quality picture I have an exam to study for today so snapped a quick pic for the fanboys with my cellphone :wink:

It's more beautiful than I could have ever imagined :cry:
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Unread postAuthor: saefroch » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:45 pm

I'd appreciate something with better picture quality, the nosecone on the Miniboy seems to have an odd shape, but I think that may be on account of the position of the ziploc bag and the grainy picture.

EXAMS???? When does your schooling (of whatever level) end?
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:54 pm

I'll get you that better quality picture tonight (so in about 5-6 hours), I think it's the picture that makes it look funny but I was going to upload some HQ pics anyway.

EXAMS???? When does your schooling (of whatever level) end?

University runs from March to June and then July to November. I imagine it's different to America because they plan the 4 month break around summer (Dec-Feb here).
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Unread postAuthor: LeMaudit » Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:14 pm

hahahaha.... I'm glad it arrived safely on the other side of the world 8)

But you know guys... You've seen it pretty close already... my macro photography is not that bad... and yes, yes, I swear it is the very same nose :lol:

I have an exam to study for today


Study first, it's more important. And take the time to familiarize yourself with the artifact... plenty of time before you loose it :lol:

From time to time I still make this weird nightmare... I have an exam, didn't prepare it, I'm late arriving at school, I don't know were the exam room is... there's nobody around to ask... :shock:
The whole story of my past school times :D
And I'm soooo happy when I wake up!
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:57 am

"spare parts" lol

I believe the traditional Russian way of exporting arms is as "tractor parts" :D

Let's see this thing fly!
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:29 pm

Just to repeat what solar just said-

You do have at least one metal detector,
Right?

Also some spray paint to mark off known distances prior to launch.


bon voyage; see you in a thousand years, miniboy!

edit: Ha! spare parts. Should have marked it "novetly adult toys"
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:41 pm

Nope, I sold my metal detector years ago :D

I figure the search area is too vast for a lone detector anyway. That's a negative on the spray paint too, I figured I would do it by landmarks and measure using Google Earth...unless there's a better way to measure the distance?
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Unread postAuthor: LeMaudit » Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:44 pm

if you have a GPS (a iPhone maybe?) you should be able to get start and end points accurately.
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