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D4 - French air cannon - caliber 12mm

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D4 - French air cannon - caliber 12mm

Unread postAuthor: Xtazz » Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:22 pm

Hi

Here is my air cannon : The D4.

Le longest thing to do was the wooden corpse

Total length : 1m95
Weight : 10Kg
Caliber : 12mm
Pressure : 11 Bars / 160 psi
Autonomie : 4 powerfull shots
Power (J)] = ?? ( i'm waiting for a chrony )

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It fits well handed, and it's very accurate


The full gun
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Ammo : Steel rounds
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How it works
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The firing system ( I like the black part, it looks like oldshool guns with a "percutor(dunno how to say it in nglish :p)"
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Damage pics !
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And the video

http://www.dailymotion.com/swf/x8r10h_patator-le-d4_sport




Incomming
Mounting a 4x32 scope
Make a loader, i'll be ready to fire 1time per second !


Waiting for your advices, sorry for my english, and greetz for France[/url]
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Re: D4 - French air cannon - caliber 12mm

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:31 pm

Xtazz wrote:The longest thing to do was the wooden corpse


I think you mean "stock" :)

Nice looking launcher, I'm guessing it's a blowgun actuated QEV?
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Re: D4 - French air cannon - caliber 12mm

Unread postAuthor: FishBoy » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:31 pm

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:
Xtazz wrote:The longest thing to do was the wooden corpse


I think you mean "stock" :)

Nice looking launcher, I'm guessing it's a blowgun actuated QEV?


I'm assuming he used a translator and was trying to get something like body.

But very nice, the stock isn't to bad either.
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:33 pm

I love your attempt at English translation.. :wink: Welcome to Spudfiles.

Great looking cannon. There's lots of detail work here. The tanks and critical parts are neatly placed. The wooden stock is a nice addition to an already well done cannon.

There's another well done French cannon. Any possibility of a shooting and/or damage video?
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Unread postAuthor: Xtazz » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:37 pm

Thanks for your posts :)

No, i didn't used any translator, i've done my best to translate it


I don't understand "neatly placed"
And, yes, there is a shooting with damage video, click on the link at my post's bottom.
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Unread postAuthor: Biopyro » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:40 pm

That is absolutely stunning! The french certainly know how to make an aesthetically pleasing and ergonomic pneumatics! I think I've only seen works of art out of you guys.

I can see the top of a QEV there, so yeah it's a blowgun triggered QEV.

Is it easy to hold and fire at the same time. I have a 120cm cannon like yours, but it is difficult to hold and aim because it is heavy. 10kg is a lot!



Just gonna help you tidy you're english - it's better than some native speakers around here!

It fits well handed: "It's very ergonomic"
OR "it's very easy to hold"

Percutor: I think from the context you're using it in means "trigger"
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:40 pm

Xtazz wrote:I don't understand "neatly placed"


placé en une manière ordonnée... something like that :roll: :D
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:42 pm

Sorry, missed the video post.

Neatly placed....well configured, well designed, everything in its proper place.

Edit: Just watched the video. Really impressive gun operation, smooth loading. I think you can run at a somewhat higher psi than you are shooting now.
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Unread postAuthor: Xtazz » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:45 pm

Thanks a lot, althrough i don't understand all :)

Thanks Biopyro :)

For my "percutor", no it's not the trigger, i mean this part
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In France it's named "le chien" = "the dog" . When it's activated, it hits the round of real guns


"placé en une manière ordonnée" <<== Oh yeah I see :)[/img]
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:47 pm

Xtazz wrote:In France it's named "le chien" = "the dog" . When it's activated, it hits the round of real guns


In English that would be either the "hammer" or the "striker"
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Unread postAuthor: Biopyro » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:48 pm

Aha - the hammer. percutor from english percussion, because it hits the primer in the round.

Can yours be pulled back, to click forward when the gun is fired?

I looked at the french forum. There are even more fantastic guns on there. So clean and advanced!

Edit: damn people are posting quickly in here!
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Unread postAuthor: Xtazz » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:50 pm

No, mine don't works, it's just a fixed part of the blowgun, but it gives the look of a Hammer.

If you are interested in best french airguns, there is a Hall of Fame

http://patator.frbb.net/patator-a-air-comprime-f19/

I think my airgun 'll be in it soon
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:50 pm

Biopyro wrote:Can yours be pulled back, to click forward when the gun is fired?


i think he means that the blowgun hook just looks like a hammer.

Come to think of it, there is such a thing as a "dog lock" in early firearms...

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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:56 pm

seems pretty good...

I've just realized it looks like an anti-material rifle

do I have to tell you that you should up the pressure ?? try 20 bar

Autonomie : 4 powerfull shots
does it mean that you can get 4 shots without filling ?

it looks like oldshool guns with a "percutor
you mean like a percussion cap gun ? --> Image

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beaten...
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:58 pm

Just saw the video, lol at the phantom dog.

Also, your projectiles would work better if the tail was hollow, as they are they will just tumble without the benefit of rifling.
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