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Unread postAuthor: Maniac » Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:46 am

Around three years now, I stopped when I was 11 and 12 but got back into it.
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Unread postAuthor: blind909 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:21 pm

Well I made my first airsoft gun about 3-4 years ago, so I can say about 3-4 years.
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Unread postAuthor: ALIHISGREAT » Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:55 pm

just over 1 year.
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Unread postAuthor: newbmatic » Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:08 pm

about a month before i joined
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Unread postAuthor: hi » Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:21 pm

just reed below my avatar.
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Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:43 pm

Been doing it for about 8 years now. When I turned 12 though was really when I started to get into it though.
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Unread postAuthor: CasinoVanart » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:27 pm

I have been propelling object at great velocity for around 14 years, it all started with a dwv combustion that i used (don't know who made it though) my favourite ammo was passion fruits back then, we had loads of them. So from Combustion to Pneumatic then Hybrid, what will be next? Im no good at electronics so an e.t.g. is out of the question!
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Unread postAuthor: Stifler69 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:55 am

about 2 years since i was about 14 and a mate of mine at school told me to look up with marble gun on youtube, ever since then ive been hoked on them and no that ive found this site its been even better !!!
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Unread postAuthor: kablooie » Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:57 am

I've been spudding about 1.5-2 years. Good stuff. I've made 9 cannons (including a mini combustion).
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Unread postAuthor: Darkside 6ix » Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:51 am

About maybe 2 weeks before my join date. So maybe when I was 12? I took a year break because I got in trouble with one of my guns, so I laid low for a while and I recently got back into it this year. This hobby is differnt from other ones because it just doesnt get old :twisted: and everybody always comes up with new ways to take over the world (did I say that?), wait no....I mean do constructive things :D

EDIT: I just realized my join date is exactly 1 day after my birthday =]
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:22 am

Ooh, about 2 and a half years I think - perhaps not as long as some people, but I have built about two dozen launchers (if you count all the ghetto crap) although the last was HEAL - over a year ago!? Blimey, doesn't seem that long... so I'm in a building lull really, if you don't count the number of modifications I've done since.

But I'm planning to get out of the slow period soon.

CasinoVanart wrote:Im no good at electronics so an e.t.g. is out of the question!

ETG's don't require much in the way of electronic understanding.
You need some way to charge a capacitor bank to a few hundred volts (Cockcroft-Walton voltage multiplier run from the mains is probably easiest), some way to discharge it very fast (large SCRs are common, mechanical switching not recommended) and a simple chamber where you run lots of power through something like aluminium dust.

Not too tricky.
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Unread postAuthor: rna_duelers » Thu Aug 14, 2008 5:47 am

I to have been through a dry period of spudding,mainly because of my crazy next door neighbor I can't go outside with a spudgun without the risk of cops showing up and I'm not willing to take that risk.

So I'm building a combustion that I can take out of town and shoot without the need of a compressor or pumping it up.

Can't wait to get to the 10 year mark ;) I'll have a celebration!
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Unread postAuthor: CpTn_lAw » Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:09 am

i started when i was about 12...but I really began to build potato cannons 6 years ago, when i was 14.
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Unread postAuthor: rna_duelers » Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:21 am

We've got some aged and seasoned spuders here!Imagine the wealth of knowledge we would have if we combined it all....About spudding that is...
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Unread postAuthor: CpTn_lAw » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:38 am

yeah I occasionaly think that too. Not only about spudguns; about physics, about experimentation, about rocket engines, some of us do a little extra guns using "you-cannot-say-the-word" propellants; machining, materials strengh, fluids dynamic, DDT; everything is passionating... :roll:
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