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Unread postAuthor: Darkside 6ix » Sat May 20, 2006 12:10 pm

i wana know what the #UCK this is. it looks like a grappling hook. i stared at this thing for hours trying to figure out what it is but...... :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x :x ImageImage
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Unread postAuthor: dragon finder » Sat May 20, 2006 12:14 pm

tis a grapling hook.
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Unread postAuthor: Shrimphead » Sat May 20, 2006 2:33 pm

Ya, and that bottle is either co2 or propane, can't really tell.
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Unread postAuthor: x.X.Cpt.Rollhart.X.x » Sat May 20, 2006 2:35 pm

Shrimphead wrote:Ya, and that bottle is either co2 or propane, can't really tell.


Co2 for sure
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Unread postAuthor: sgort87 » Sat May 20, 2006 4:28 pm

The bottle is filled with high pressure air. This is a compact grappling hook being built by Joel for military use. When I spoke to him about it I believe he said that he has made two which the military has and is using for testing.

For right now it shoots one launch from each air cartrige. He is planning to make the power of the shot adjustable for different heights and HPA conservation.

He hopes that this becomes a big money-maker. It looks very useful and promising. I'd love to see this as a regular military-issued item. I'm sure Joel does too. Man, he could be stinkin rich.
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Unread postAuthor: Darkside 6ix » Sat May 20, 2006 5:46 pm

can someone explain the whole layout a little more clear. im a little confused. if possible could someone tell me how to make one???
thats one hell of a beast :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Unread postAuthor: saladtossser » Sat May 20, 2006 5:55 pm

sgort87 wrote:The bottle is filled with high pressure air. This is a compact grappling hook being built by Joel for military use. When I spoke to him about it I believe he said that he has made two which the military has and is using for testing.

For right now it shoots one launch from each air cartrige. He is planning to make the power of the shot adjustable for different heights and HPA conservation.

He hopes that this becomes a big money-maker. It looks very useful and promising. I'd love to see this as a regular military-issued item. I'm sure Joel does too. Man, he could be stinkin rich.


cant the military just make their own? i am guessing joel doesnt hold a patent... they might reverse engineer it and let somebody else make them for cheaper
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Unread postAuthor: sgort87 » Sat May 20, 2006 6:18 pm

No, he's got the rights to it. The military does their work by having people design for them. Since Joel has this experience and knowledge why not choose him?

The layout is just HPA tank that dumps through the handle, triggered by the one trigger you see there then flows out the barrel. The barrel is actually set up in reverse; the projectile is on the outside of the barrel. There is a pipe that just clips onto the hook and it slides right over the barrel. All of these parts are detatchable and can fit into a small case.
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Unread postAuthor: Andrew52 » Sat May 20, 2006 7:58 pm

thats pretty cool I wonder how high or rather far it can go on a shot
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Unread postAuthor: Atlantis » Sat May 20, 2006 8:12 pm

Basically, it's a giant nerf gun with a hook and cable.
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Unread postAuthor: Andrew52 » Sat May 20, 2006 8:13 pm

Atlantis wrote:Basically, it's a giant nerf gun with a hook and cable.
but just a litle suped up
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Unread postAuthor: sgort87 » Sun May 21, 2006 12:08 am

Big-boy Nerf! :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: Flinchy » Sun May 21, 2006 1:06 am

ah, nerf guns :D . i used to have so much fun at 3am on saturdays modifying nerf guns. but yeah that grappling hook that joel has engineered is pretty nifty. It could be used to create an easy way to access tree tops, buildings etc... man i want to go build a grappling hook now :twisted:
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Unread postAuthor: Rambo » Sun May 21, 2006 1:23 am

I think it is too big for military use.I suppose it can be done with the size of a hand gun.
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Unread postAuthor: theRIAA » Sun May 21, 2006 1:30 am

it would be easyer to train someone to throw a grapling hook than to use this weapon.
anyone can throw a hook pretty high, a trained person could probly do a 6 story building... and bagdad dosent have very many skyscrappers
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