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Unread postAuthor: ramses » Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:34 pm

Could you integrate a Tesla turbine within the launcher? That would use air friction to pre-spin the projectile and Tesla turbines can reach impressive spin rates.
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:54 pm

Ragnarok, just a wild guess, does your secret way of inducing spin happen to work much like an induction motor? Multiple static coils creating a rotating magnetic field, "dragging" a piece of metal along with it.
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:26 pm

Be one hell of a secret if he said what it was :roll:

Didn't you notice me blathering about AC motors and sqwerrel* cages earlier.




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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:53 pm

Like Hotwired says, it wouldn't be much of a secret if I just answered questions on it!

It's solely electromagnetic, and like with a decent coilgun, the only moving part* is the projectile. That's all I'm saying for now.
*In the sense of the coilgun, excluding any loading mechanism, obviously.
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:09 pm

Ill take that as a "yes that pretty much describes it". :)
Interesting project though.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:35 pm

psycix wrote:I'll take that as a "yes that pretty much describes it".

...Or maybe I'm just letting you think you're right.

I love playing mind games on people!
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Sat Aug 22, 2009 12:02 pm

I know you love that... which is why I'll just have to assume that I'm right, as I know you will keep playing your mind games until I give up. ;)
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Unread postAuthor: strangers » Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:35 pm

Well, it doesn't matter if I could spin stabilize it or not for the time being cause my dremel made a liar out of me, I can hollow out the base of the rounds, it just takes patience, but it paid off, might upload a picture sometime soon.
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