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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:39 am

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... order.html

Brilliant :) only 500 feet though? Pffft!!! They should work on their aerodynamics...

How long before they use low flying Arduino drones for this, unless they're not doing it already.
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Unread postAuthor: jakethebeast » Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:23 am

Next some mexican guy contacts you and asks if you could make larger mini boys :D
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:52 am

Nice find jsr

I wonder if it was loud....? Surely with the right ratio of barrel to chamber volume alone one could make it near silent

They should work on their aerodynamics
yup they should not only does it limit their range but also accuracy
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:29 am

OH GREAT! Give the ATF another reason to look at us....
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:03 am

jakethebeast wrote:Next some mexican guy contacts you and asks if you could make larger mini boys :D


Well I'm open for business :)

I wonder if it was loud....? Surely with the right ratio of barrel to chamber volume alone one could make it near silent


Been thinking about this lately, as we know you can make a barrel long enough for the projectile to actually start decelerating or actually stop in the barrel. The problem is that for a decent chamber size, this would make the barrel unfeasibly long. How about making the barrel volume up with an outer barrel? Something like the attached, badly drawn on a small laptop.

It could be captive piston without actually having to jam the piston...

yup they should not only does it limit their range but also accuracy


Definitely, a predictable trajectory would increase operational yield and minimise risk.
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:31 am

There is already a thread on making a silent tennis ball launcher by using a small chamber and large barrel. Yes it can be done.

http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/failed-attempt-at-a-silent-tb-launcher-t17989.html

The clank of the valve is louder than the pop of the projectile launch.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUTXomfdLTE[/youtube]
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:57 pm

Critique their design all we want, it looks like they've got a workable system. They just need to make sure there's someone on the other end waiting to catch the dope.

My money says that the catcher was supposed to be the shooter as well. Shoot dope. Go through normal border crossing like a normal person. Get to other side and pick up dope. Problem being that somebody noticed the dope while they were busy going through the crossing.

So next time they send someone through the crossing in advance.... No big deal.
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:44 pm

well I've never said it isn't a workable design - I guess it wasn't the first time this was used - the only difference was that this time it didn't go as planned

I wonder if they use UAVs for this purporse... I've seen on DIY drones some pretty impressive setups - capable of flying like 10km or so - in fact in most cases the only thing that limits them is the range of radio links and video transmiters and they are kind of worried of losing their planes - which isn't surprising

but technically one does not need to have to control a UAV with an arduplane on board - some modifications of the code to override return to launching site once signal lost feature and you've got a working system that's way more useful than this... just set it to drop cargo at waypoint numer X and then return to the launch site
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:20 pm

POLAND_SPUD wrote:I wonder if they use UAVs for this purporse... I've seen on DIY drones some pretty impressive setups - capable of flying like 10km or so - in fact in most cases the only thing that limits them is the range of radio links and video transmiters and they are kind of worried of losing their planes - which isn't surprising


Certainly could be done but....

a) It would be a lot more expensive to do.

b) It introduces a paper trail. Tough to track down who bought some pipe. Much easier to track down who purchased [insert niche electronics parts here].
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:23 am

D_Hall wrote:Critique their design all we want, it looks like they've got a workable system. They just need to make sure there's someone on the other end waiting to catch the dope.


Lets hope they have it pointed in the right direction.

http://www.insidebayarea.com/news/ci_21 ... ray-bullet

Finally all those anti-marijuana activists would be able to show that dope actually does kill :roll:

POLAND, it would probably be more profitable to equip these with some sort of GPS system: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narco-submarine
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Unread postAuthor: Brian the brain » Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:22 pm

I'm sorry to be so strict lately...

Rules clearly state:
Discussion of illegal activities will not be tolerated.I understand the importance of pointing us to any spudgun related news,

however, discussing improvements to the launcher or the method of smuggling can only bring bad attention to the site.
Do not aid criminals by providing them with plans..
This website can be accessed by just about anyone.

It's not like you are discussing an antenna launcher.
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