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Great new mini ammo

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Unread postAuthor: Insomniac » Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:28 am

Well I was bored yesterday, so I decided to make some new ammo for my mini. I remembered seeing these on the internet. So I decided to make a version of those rockets to fit over my mini's barrel. It is made of magazine paper rolled into a tube, with the end taped up enough to be almost airtight, and an aluminium foil nosecone wrapped in tape, and 4 cardboard fins. It fits the outside of the barrel very well, and can slide without too much resistence but there is practically no gaps for the gas to escape.
I fired it today, it was very loud for a mini, and when I checked the distance on google earth, it said the rocket had travelled 70m! Not bad for a pill bottle :D

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Unread postAuthor: sharpshooter » Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:44 am

wait... how did u check it on Google Earth??

i take it you found the 2 spots and it says the distance?
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SWEET. i just opened Google Earth for the first time in a long time. this is awesome.

i feel enlightened :oops:
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Unread postAuthor: Insomniac » Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:45 am

Well I know where I lauched it, and it landed right at the end of the street so it was pretty easy to know where it had landed on google earth, then I just used the ruler tool in google earth and clicked the two points and it gave me the distance.
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Unread postAuthor: flamerz14 » Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:21 am

70m..wow. :shock: powerful for a mini.
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Unread postAuthor: Insomniac » Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:59 am

I just can't wait to fire it straight up :D
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:39 am

Nice ammo! And great distance too.
And even better is your google earth method! :D



Could you make a vid of it flying?
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Unread postAuthor: Insomniac » Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:43 am

I may be able to make a vid, not sure when though. As for measuring with google earth, I read about it somwhere else on this forum ages ago, so I can't claim credit for it.

EDIT: Here is where I originally heard of using google earth to measure.
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