A lighter faster starship

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by PDK73, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. PDK73

    PDK73 New Member

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    <img src="http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/17/23/13/33/102_3026.jpg" border="0" alt="">Hi guys, I've been working on a lighter version of my aluminum starship. I used the first one as a model for the birch plywood version I'm working on now. It has a longer fork extention and weighs less than half as much. Now its just waiting for some camo or flat black paint.<img src="http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/17/23/13/33/102_3025.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  2. CaptainBacon

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    Excellent job! I love the simplicity of it.
     

  3. T Tanaka

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    wow that looks cool.<br>If it wasn't illegal here in NY(forearm brace, that is), I'd try to copy it myself.
     
  4. tokSick

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  5. Ryan Wigglesworth

    Ryan Wigglesworth Senior Member

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    This is very impressive. I have yet to contemplate something like this :s too many other projects on the go with regular forks lol
     
  6. PDK73

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    <img src="http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/17/23/13/33/102_3027.jpg" border="0" alt="">Thanks guys, here it is all painted up:D
     
  7. JoergS

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    "No colors anymore I want them to turn black"<br>(Jagger/Richards, from the song "Paint it, black", The Rolling Stones 1966)<br><br>Great job! Well done.
     
  8. MARTINO

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    So tell me which one is more powerful the tubing or the bands. I like the idea of the allen heads to hold the rubber on for simple but strong replacement.<br><br>Can you share your source of the bands and tubing???<br><br>thanks in advance<br>martino
     
  9. MARTINO

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    I have alot of experience with long bows and compound bows. <br><br>Might want to consider the following suggestions.<br><br><br> 1.Add paracord for<br>arrow holder and release with bow release. More accurate and easier to hold for<br>longer time. depending on your intended purpose of final application.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br> 2.Handle with wrist<br>strap to hold bow in place after released causes less torquing of hand. Gripping of hand will cause torquing by fingers if held in web of hand more accurate. Need to grip to just get into place then held byhand webbing. do not grip on release the will pull the shot off target. takes some time to master on follow through.<br><br><br><br>Maybe some kinda laser sight mounted in end of front handle.<br>Illegal cause of electronics restriction in most states and Game laws.
     
  10. MARTINO

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    Final suggestion would be either a wisker bisket or some kinda of fiber arrow holder to support your arrows. This will give you a consistent arrow placement at the front end as well as a consistent anchoring point in the corner next to your jaw when holding the arrows. Follow these suggestions and you will be splitting arrow nocks with accurate placement of arrow groups at 30-40 yards. I know I did with my Matthew compound bow.
     
  11. e_monster55

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>T Tanaka wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">wow that looks cool.<br>If it wasn't illegal here in NY(forearm brace, that is), I'd try to copy it myself.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>If a forearm brace is illegal in NY, does that mean it's illegal here in California too?</span>
     
  12. Droolp1g

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    If a forearm brace is illegal in NY, does that mean it's illegal here in California too?<br><br>You should check online buddy
     
  13. PDK73

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    Martino, bands are much faster than tubes all else being equal. Tubes last longer. Once you see the performance of flat bands, tubes become less fun to shoot (at least that's my experience). I get most stuff from eBay. Retailers also sell Thera band products. You just have to hunt around to find the best deal for your location. My Slingbow will definitely have something like a whisker biscuit and will use a standard arrow release set up. The slingshot in this post is just for regular ammo <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  14. e_monster55

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    I checked online, Forearm brace is illegal here too. I dislike California's liberal laws. BTW, your aluminum design reminds me of the shotgun from Jurassic park.
     
  15. Droolp1g

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    This design is so tempting I have a load of ply wood just waiting to be put to good use. <br><br> I was thinking of the Tommy gun idea although the Tommy gun never had an adjustable handle so that's the next step me thinks and i know what im gonna try.<br><br>If it turns out good ill send a pic <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28">