Login    Register
User Information
Username:
Password:
We are a free and open
community, all are welcome.
Click here to Register
Sponsored
Who is online

In total there are 35 users online :: 4 registered, 0 hidden and 31 guests


Most users ever online was 218 on Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:58 pm

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], MCRKilljoy, Yahoo [Bot] based on users active over the past 5 minutes

The Team
Administrators
Global Moderators
global_moderators.png CS

Gatling gun

A place to ask general spud cannon related questions.
Sponsored 
  • Author
    Message

Unread postAuthor: ramses » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:29 pm

a couple thousand rotations could be over in a few minutes. Personally, I'd have one port that mates with each barrel in succession, that seals through a tight fit between rotating disks. Add some thick motor oil, and you have a pretty good seal(but you need probably at least two machined parts) You could also extend the back plate to seal with the OD of the rotating barrel assembly. That way, you only need 1 valve ( or none) with one (somewhat leaky) seal.

This seems simpler than running electrical connections to 6 valves with one air line.

I guess you could have the whole thing, including the air tank rotate and tell it to go with a single IR LED and phototransistor.
  • 0

POLAND_SPUD wrote:even if there was no link I'd know it's a bot because of female name :D
User avatar
ramses
Major General
Major General
 
Posts: 1679
Joined: Thu May 29, 2008 6:50 pm
Reputation: 3

Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:50 pm

Everyone is discussing how to build it
I think that instead we could focus on whether it makes sense

sorry I do not see any reason for this other than esthetics

ramses' idea is practical, but again it's for looks nothing more
  • 0

Children are the future

unless we stop them now
User avatar
POLAND_SPUD
Chief of Staff
Chief of Staff
 
Posts: 5405
Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2007 4:43 pm
Country: Israel (il)
Reputation: 10

Unread postAuthor: ramses » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:10 pm

POLAND_SPUD wrote:Everyone is discussing how to build it
I think that instead we could focus on whether it makes sense

sorry I do not see any reason for this other than esthetics

ramses' idea is practical, but again it's for looks nothing more


Theoretically, it could be practical. If every barrel had the feed port in a different place, each loading mechanism could feed 1/6 as much, which should help with jams/misfeeds/doublefeeds. Of course, if the thing was spinning at 600 RPM, the jam would just crush the BB (and maybe damage the gun). If this was combustion/hybrid, it would be much more practical; the chambers would stay cooler, and the steps of ignition could be physically separated.

But yeah, most Gatling guns around here have the real barrel in the middle fed by a BBMG.
  • 0

POLAND_SPUD wrote:even if there was no link I'd know it's a bot because of female name :D
User avatar
ramses
Major General
Major General
 
Posts: 1679
Joined: Thu May 29, 2008 6:50 pm
Reputation: 3

Unread postAuthor: beastmode986 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:34 pm

for rotation you could use ir sensors hooked up electronically to a air tank some way so only one shot is fired when the barrel gets lined up with the exhaust port get what im saying?
  • 0


beastmode986
Master Sergeant
Master Sergeant
 
Posts: 170
Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:13 am
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: Crna Legija » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:58 am

yeah but you will also need delay timers n stuff coz valves take time to open it might only me a few ms but in that time the barrel would have moved on
  • 0

'' To alcohol... The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems.”
--Homer Simpson

Add me on ps3: wannafuk, 8/11/11 cant wait
User avatar
Crna Legija
Major General
Major General
 
Posts: 2333
Joined: Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:14 am
Location: australia
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: acs2997 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:10 pm

Well now that it's 2012, chances are you don't really need anymore input, but during my aimless wanderings on spudfiles, I saw this and couldn't resist commenting...

I've actually thought up a similar design before and faced the same swivel issue. why not make the entire gun swivel? In my plans (which I have never, and most likely will never build) I have a very large central tank at high pressure (probably a scuba tank.... my grandfather was a scuba diver so he has some extras) and it's placed inbetween six barrels, all with two valve - one opening into a smaller air tank that powers each individual shot, and one that actually fires those tanks. all solenoids. pricey, i know.

Sorry if this doesn't help. Being 4 years late probably isn't helpful
  • 0


acs2997
Corporal
Corporal
 
Posts: 62
Joined: Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:36 pm
Reputation: 0

Previous

Return to General Spud Cannon Related

Who is online

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], MCRKilljoy, Yahoo [Bot]

Reputation System ©'