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MythBuster with Eclipse launcher video.

Unread postAuthor: Solar » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:43 pm

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Re: MythBuster with Eclipse launcher video.

Unread postAuthor: Boomer58cal » Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:14 am

One question... do they take paypal? :D
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Re: MythBuster with Eclipse launcher video.

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:14 am

Boomer58cal wrote:One question... do they take paypal? :D


"They" is Solar, his design and fabrication ;) Great stuff!
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Re: MythBuster with Eclipse launcher video.

Unread postAuthor: fenrir » Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:52 pm

Looking good! :) I never really knew what the eclipse was until I saw this. I assume it has a piston valve inside?
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Re: MythBuster with Eclipse launcher video.

Unread postAuthor: Solar » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:41 pm

Yes, it has a "positive force" piston valve that uses a larger surface area on the back piston to open the valve instead of bleeding out pressure behind it. Makes for fast cycle time and a safer system overall. The Mythbusters will have at least one show this year with the Eclipse. Filming with the first gen one didn't happen this week due to a change in the test parameters. The shot with the small tennis balls was done at the usual 300 psi but the vampire hunter round was launched at just under 800psi.
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Re: MythBuster with Eclipse launcher video.

Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:53 am

Guys...
check Solar's reputation-count and then ask yourself..


Do I have a vid of Jamie Hyneman showing off one of my launchers?

I can't believe you've only recieved 2 points Solar!
Amazing stuff!!
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Re: MythBuster with Eclipse launcher video.

Unread postAuthor: bravootome » Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:49 am

Brian the brain wrote:Guys...
check Solar's reputation-count and then ask yourself..
Do I have a vid of Jamie Hyneman showing off one of my launchers?I can't believe you've only recieved 2 points Solar!
Amazing stuff!!


was this stuff made by Solar for Mythbusters ? i dont get why to recive the points ?
If it was, than it's a great gun.!
Did they" stolen your project or you given it ?
If it's stolen- get there and fight !
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Re: MythBuster with Eclipse launcher video.

Unread postAuthor: Solar » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:00 am

To clear some confusion, yes, I made the launcher and Jamie and Adam both have one. Adam has a first generation revolver and Jamie was the first customer for the new model.

There will be a segment airing in the next month or so with the Eclipse being used. I will post about it when I find out what episode.

Thanks for the reputation points, I never knew they even existed before... :)
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Re: MythBuster with Eclipse launcher video.

Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:51 am

Thanks for the reputation points, I never knew they even existed before...


They came with the new forum.
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Re: MythBuster with Eclipse launcher video.

Unread postAuthor: Boomer58cal » Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:26 pm

Is there any chance we could get a look at the inside workings of this thing?

If its top secret I fully understand.

For me the Eclipse is pretty much the holy grail of handheld launchers. Truly inspiring.
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Re: MythBuster with Eclipse launcher video.

Unread postAuthor: Solar » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:08 pm

Thanks for all the positive posts. Regarding the "Holy Grail" of launchers, our new mag fed has been called the 'Holy Grail' of less-lethal launchers. I will be posting some pics on Monday with any luck. Just fitting in some last second changes. As for Eclipse internals, there are a number of threads that show the internals of the first gen, but not as many for the second gen. The operation of the piston is identical except that we have a valve piston to firing piston ratio of 1.25:1.5 on the new launcher instead of 1:1.5 on the older model.

I will post as much info as I can in the next couple of weeks before our next big demos.
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Re: MythBuster with Eclipse launcher video.

Unread postAuthor: jayny » Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:09 pm

resurrecting a couple month old thread but.....where can I purchase one of these? I'v sent emails from request a quote on the eclipse website with no response, are these even gonna be available to the general public, or ??
would like to own one....
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Re: MythBuster with Eclipse launcher video.

Unread postAuthor: bravootome » Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:51 pm

jayny wrote:resurrecting a couple month old thread but.....where can I purchase one of these? I'v sent emails from request a quote on the eclipse website with no response, are these even gonna be available to the general public, or ??
would like to own one....
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we had all gathered here to "make" not to "purchase".
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Re: MythBuster with Eclipse launcher video.

Unread postAuthor: jayny » Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:27 am

I understand 100%, but from past reading on this launcher, sonar has his own website selling them? figured I would give it a try here trying to find out if he still sells them.
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Re: MythBuster with Eclipse launcher video.

Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:10 am

jayny wrote:I understand 100%, but from past reading on this launcher, sonar has his own website selling them? figured I would give it a try here trying to find out if he still sells them.


Don't quote me on this but I think he has contrated with law enforcement because of what is said in the video about cops using them as non-leathel weapons. If he did he is probably contracted not to make them available to the public...Just a guess, I really don't know.
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