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Old 09-21-2017, 07:43 AM   #1
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Default crooked fork, still ok?

in general, how much effect will crooked forks have
on a sling-xbow

specific, while making a slingxbow i accidentally
permenantly mounted my fork crooked
its a basic crossman fork but its tilted to the side
resulting in one side being 6 or 7mm higher than the other

is this a tollerable problem? or will it cause wild shots?


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Old 09-21-2017, 10:41 AM   #2
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picture plz!
6-7mm are a lot.


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Old 09-21-2017, 06:04 PM   #3
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ill try to describe in detail

its a knock off x-bow pistol, with a 23in wood dowel extention
and a "top rail" of aluminim u channel

the "tip" is held by a D-bracket? (the thing used for mounting conduit to a wall) bent, screwd and bolted together

the fork i salvaged from one of these https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41paxB28fGL._SY300_.jpg
i planed on attatching flatbands to the bottom section thats going outwards

then cause the front end is taken up as far as bolting anything on
like a dummy i proceeded to use jb weld steelstik to epoxy the fork onto the front

when looking at the fork in the normal upright position the z axis is fine
but the fork is rotated counter-clockwise slightly
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:10 AM   #4
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Yes. It should shoot fine. Someone(Dgui I think? Or PawPaw Sailor?) posted a video with a shooter clamped in a vice and shot extremely left or right of the fork just fine and that was on a horizontal plane. What you describe is just a lil' bit of in-built Gangsta. Don't sweat the small **** and see how it shoots.

PS I have made some really fancy firewood trying to "Fix" a small detail".
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Old 09-22-2017, 08:48 AM   #5
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new development, iwas testing the integrity of the steelputty by trying to bend the fork and the putty cracked so i broke it off
came off clean so alls good
i couldn't think of how id attach the bands anyway, im not sure how or what kind of method i should use to add bands, i dont think the dowel can handle drilling a hole for to insert a rod, im trying to keep it simple but im drawing a blank

dont really trust the steelputty now since i broke it bare handed, im fairly weak so im quite sure i dint cause 900# of force to break it

using phone to post so if this looks messed up thats why



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