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Unread postAuthor: spudmanb3 » Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:16 am

I am planing on possibly making a gatling gun and need an idea on how to syncronize the barrels, please don't sugest gears. Any other ideas are welcome. thanks

btw if this is in the wrong section please move it mods
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:38 am

It's been a while since I had the opportunity to see the inner workings of one, but IIRC, the method used on the M-61 Vulcan is pins that ride in elliptical troughs.
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Unread postAuthor: spudmanb3 » Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:45 am

I mean what is used to turn the barrels on old style gatling guns? gears? I am willing to use gears but would rathe not.
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Unread postAuthor: MountainousDew » Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:59 am

I think you should probably figure out the firing mechinism before anything else... If you haven't already.

You could get an electric screw driver and attach a sprocket on to it, and attach another sprocket on whatever the barrels are attached to and have it chain driven.
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Unread postAuthor: spudmanb3 » Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:10 pm

I think you should probably figure out the firing mechinism before anything else... If you haven't already.


I have figured it out, I'll tell you that it will be hand cranked, but I won't give you the details because of the contest.
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Unread postAuthor: MountainousDew » Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:29 pm

If you don't want to that is fine, but most people are decent about stealing ideas... And since you would post it on a forum, you would have proof of your design...

I'm just currious!
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Unread postAuthor: spudmanb3 » Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:35 pm

I may just have to make custom gears for it, but I'd rather use something easier.
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Unread postAuthor: skyjive » Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:43 pm

If you want the axis of the power source (crank, motor) to be perpendicular to the axis of rotation of the barrels, you will probably need gears. If you can have them parallel, you could try a belt drive or a chain and sprocket drive like on a bike.
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Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:23 pm

spudmanb3 wrote:I have figured it out, I'll tell you that it will be hand cranked, but I won't give you the details because of the contest.

So you are asking for others' help but you want to protect your ideas from others?

Ya, I'll get right on helping you out.

Oh well, here's a hint (if you have trouble reading the hint highlight it)
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Unread postAuthor: SEAKING9006 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:54 am

If I were you, I'd use peg wheels. Fairly simple to make, lots of Da'Vinci's stuff had them in it. Or was it Arcamedes.... Anyway, they're wheels and cylinders made of pegs and disks. But if you have any way of making gears at all, that would be a better alternative.
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:05 pm

jimmy101 wrote:
spudmanb3 wrote:I have figured it out, I'll tell you that it will be hand cranked, but I won't give you the details because of the contest.

So you are asking for others' help but you want to protect your ideas from others?

Ya, I'll get right on helping you out.

Oh well, here's a hint (if you have trouble reading the hint highlight it)
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Classic!

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