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Unread postAuthor: origin unknown » Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:21 pm

This is my newest version of my tracer round which has a parachute attached to it so you can use it at the 4th of july or something like that.

lemme hear what you think.
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:23 pm

I should make a couple of those for my mortar, they'd be pretty cool. Great thinking.
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Unread postAuthor: JDP12 » Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:23 pm

Is that just one of those parachutes off of those toy soldiers?? Good idea
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Unread postAuthor: Specialist » Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:25 pm

wow cool. ill have to invent my own tracer out of throwies or something. good idea.
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Unread postAuthor: hi » Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:27 pm

does it actually work? does it deploy right after it is shot or when it at the max hight? when? it a good idea.
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Unread postAuthor: origin unknown » Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:29 pm

It's from a toy soldier thingy that had a weird kind of parachute that has fine mesh instead of strings (so it doesn't get all tangled up).
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Unread postAuthor: super spuder » Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:29 pm

you know what else works as a tracer round, radioactive potatoes. :lol: that is a kool idea. how far does it go befor the parachute opens?
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Unread postAuthor: pyromaniac » Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:29 pm

lol attach it to a toy car and let her rip.

but that will be cool but i can see the chuste opening right away.
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Unread postAuthor: origin unknown » Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:33 pm

Well, with my cannon it goes about 150 ft straight up before it opens. It usually deploys at the max height if I packed it in the round right.
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Unread postAuthor: mega_swordman » Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:19 am

Are you firing straight up or at an angle? At an angle, the parachute would probably deploy too soon. Nonetheless, it is still a fantastic idea.
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Unread postAuthor: spudthug » Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:47 am

hmm that looks pretty good the only thing is i wouldnt want to lose on because it probly took u like (30 mins?) to make one...but although if u were firing with the light on i suppose it would work...how heavy is it?? looks cool....bye....hmmmhmm....
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Unread postAuthor: bboymatty » Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:51 am

god damn i wish my cannon was big enough to fire those.
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Unread postAuthor: JDP12 » Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:29 am

bboymatty-how big is your cannon? It seems like it would have to be pretty **** small not to fit a bouncy ball or an easter egg, or if those are too big..then take my idea with the shotgun shells in originunknown's original led tracer ammo post....
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Unread postAuthor: bboymatty » Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:37 am

mine is 15mm.

Small is what i hear you saying, but you will understand when you see my competition entry.
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Unread postAuthor: JDP12 » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:56 am

Wow your right...that is pretty small...Hmm what could you use for a tracer round...lemme think..

Are you sure a shotgun shell won't fit?? I don't have one on me...But looking at a ruler it seems like it may...But I'm not sure.. I'll look at my house when I get home
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