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My first launchers

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My first launchers

Unread postAuthor: Bando_Red » Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:34 pm

This isn't really a spud gun,but it did get me into the shooting-stuff hobby.

winter 2006. I hollowed out a push pop and stuck a fairly powerful spring from a shock absorber in a heavy RC truck.put a small nail through the top so that the clip-thing from the cover rested on it.A gentle push on the clip released the cover's "safety" and shot it 20 feet.

Tools: 2$ pocket knife
materials:push pop,small wide head nail,spring

all my other projects I never finished due to lack of tools,lack of materials,or the project being massive overly ambitious.Now that I posted this I at least feel like I contributed. sorta

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Re: My first launchers

Unread postAuthor: starman » Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:59 pm

Bando_Red wrote:Now that I posted this I at least feel like I contributed. sorta
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Don't count on it. Your description is very hard to follow and you have no pictures.
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Re: My first launchers

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:57 pm

Bando_Red wrote:all my other projects I never finished due to lack of tools,lack of materials,or the project being massive overly ambitious.


If this is your most accomplished project to date, then I would do as starman suggested in the other thread and build yourself a traditional little combustion launcher - cheap, simple and if built reasonably big, powerful enough to leave a lasting impression that will inspire you for future projects ;)

One has to appreciate that it's not only a question of learning what design works best, but also adapting theoretical launchers to the materials and tools which you have to hand, as well as gaining experience with new techniques.
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Unread postAuthor: FishBoy » Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:00 pm

while we are suggeeting projects for this guy...
If you're into airsoft and own a compressor, I would suggest making a simple bbmg using a vortex cap (not block, caps are much easier to make). They typically fire between 80 & 140 rounds per second. PM me if you're interested.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:29 pm

A cloud BBMG would certainly be an easy first project, however without a compressor it might be a bit limited.

Still, I used this monstrosity with only a footpump and it's great fun :)
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Unread postAuthor: Bando_Red » Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:42 pm

Right now I'm kinda...poor.I'm working on a monstrosity from whatever I can find around teh house.So far it's comprised of an airsoft pistol barrel,a wooden clothespin,crazy huge plastic clothespin,wood,and duct tape. I'll let ya know how that turns out. :(
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