Thanks for replies everyone, much appreciated!
Have been playing around with different projects and improving old projects lately. My flipper is still not at its finished form, there's still plenty of tweaking to do. First thing on the list was a proper string, so here it is:
Made it out of nylon fishing line using this uber expensive quality stringing jig, totally worth the 100$$$ I paid for it!
Cobra crossbow saw some new things as well. I'm running low on those bolts since they like to break down after a few shots from the beefed up version. I'm down to 6 bolts at the moment, so something needed to be done. I hate fletching arrows, it's just a pain in the arse to get right and always gets destroyed one way or other so I went fletching free this time. Super front heavy, the balance point is right behind the dart heads, so they fly fairly straight. Straight enough to hit something at 30 meters, although due to their heavy weight the trajectory is quite extreme. They also fly fairly slow, but still fast enough to do some damage.
Still enough energy to pierce that 20 mm particle board at point blank range.
Also I made my first slingshot! Wanted to try out some a concept sling darts I made so had to shoot them with something. First it was just a piece of pliers with office rubber...
Better platform was needed for extra rubber, so made this:
Different darts I tried:
The little ones were hella much one to shoot!
Flied death straight and with great accuracy, although their light weight limited the range quite a bit. Of course they have no destructive capabilities, but great for practising. The bigger one didn't work so well, it flew still but was prone to tangling and I ended up with a bruised knuckle...
First battle wounds lol. I think this design has potential, but I'm gonna build a crossbow if I want to shoot anything bigger any faster. Safer that way, if I got bruised with barely any rubber what would happen with lots of rubber... I've always been a crossbow guy anyway, bows are fine but slingshots are not for me
More coming this weekend, thanks for reading!