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Unread postAuthor: mobile chernobyl » Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:20 am

SpudBlaster15 wrote:
Fnord wrote:Also I think it goes without saying that high explosives are probably not allowed, even though I would want to see a marshmallow peep-based explosively formed penetrator implemented.


Hmm...


Hmm... Mini-cannon + jelly bean... perfect crime? :idea:
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Unread postAuthor: jakethebeast » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:38 am

Do i get extra point's if i use thicker plywood? :D
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:45 am

mobile chernobyl wrote:Hmm... Mini-cannon + jelly bean... perfect crime? :idea:


If the victim was diabetic hehe
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:50 am

Not exactly on topic (and feel free to remove if you feel like it, jrrdw) but an idea for a future competition would be to try and shoot a fragile projectile (an egg) the furtherest distance; similar to those school projects of designing a contraption so that an egg can be dropped from a certain height without breaking (like a small container and parachute).

The difference being you're trying to make the egg survive the launch and not the impact. But what would be good about a competition like this is the more you add to support the egg from extreme forces, the heavier or less aerodynamic the egg becomes.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:05 am

MrCrowley wrote:the furtherest distance


How do you evaluate it reliably though?

JSR who had considered the idea previously wrote:I was contemplating sponsoring a contest for furthest distance but sadly, independently verifying claims would be a nightmare.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:09 am

The only way would be having the person walk out the distance on camera straight after the shot, I guess. We need a 'control' to get an idea how far one could launch an egg with minimal protection and an average cannon. I'm not sure if you could get one to go much further than 150m without breaking it. Though, I haven't really put a whole lot of thought in to the idea.
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:11 am

I've had good luck with low pressure, large chamber, long barrel, sabot, and high flow valve. You can launch them far :D I've exceeded 100 yards. Exact distance unknown. It landed on the roof somewhere. Launched 100 yards from the building.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:38 am

MrCrowley wrote:The only way would be having the person walk out the distance on camera straight after the shot, I guess.


... but then a dishonest member could chose to hide another projectile at a set distance, heck you could even get away with firing a blank shot. Not saying that this forum is populated by a bunch of cheats but you get my drift.

Speaking of distance shots *cough*wehaventforgottentheminiboy*cough* ;)

I've exceeded 100 yards


presumably it didn't survive the impact :) what calibre and what sabot? the famous soda bottle and foam?
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:44 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:... but then a dishonest member could chose to hide another projectile at a set distance, heck you could even get away with firing a blank shot. Not saying that this forum is populated by a bunch of cheats but you get my drift.
If someone goes through the rigmarole of designing a protection sabot that could realistically allow the egg to survive the launch and achieve a decent range only to fake the whole thing with a hidden egg to win a competition with the sole prize being boasting rights, let them have it.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6MOnehCOUw[/youtube]

Wouldn't it be great to make everyone think we fired an egg 150m? That'd show Spudfiles. They'd think we launched an egg 150m and they'd be all afraid :D

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:Speaking of distance shots *cough* wehaventforgottentheminiboy*cough* ;)
We actually tried to fix the ATV last time we were up there but it's not even getting power from the battery and we can't work out why. There's talk of getting someone in to fix it but the guy wants $300 just to look at it and figure out what's wrong with it. I can of course still launch the MiniBoy, but without the ATV there'll be no recovery chance; which goes against LeMaudit's wishes.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:48 am

Fair point :)

By the way, what size is a standard jellybean?

edit: went out and bought some :D only found these though: http://www.jellybelly.com/our_candy/jel ... beans.aspx

Expect some hybrid testing tonight unless I eat them all by the time I get home :roll:
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:28 am

Egg toss.. 2 inch QDV at ~20PSI. Foam & plastic trash bag sabot, 2.5 inch 7 foot long soda can barrel.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:37 am

Damn tasty jelly beans.... come on.... less than four hours... gah!
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Unread postAuthor: Labtecpower » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:41 am

Come on, you can resist eating them. You're no woman after all :roll:
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Unread postAuthor: al-xg » Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:24 am

Oh, they have jelly beans in the box of snacks at work, nice.
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Unread postAuthor: evanmcorleytv » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:27 pm

Well, considering that I put a wad of toilet paper through 1/4 inch plywood..
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