A tribute to Robert Blair

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by JoergS, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    OK, I wanted to make a handheld version of the sling-x-bow with rollers.<br><br>Of course flatbands, and also of course with pulleys. This design requires more attention to make the bands stay safely on the rollers, as the draw will be much more irregular than that of the crossbow, with the stirrup and the two handed draw. <br><br>So I shaped the rollers liek hour glasses, and added guides for the bands. Works pretty good. The thick round pieces of dowel in front of the rollers help to make the bands stay on the pulleys after the shot. <br><br>The result very much looks like a flatband version of Robert Blair's ComBow! So I officially bow my head to the master. <br><br>Performance is, as expected, about 15% better than using conventional frames. It is a lot more bulky, though.<br><br>Painted it "camo" style just like the crossbow, so I can compare both weapons. Video tomorrow!<br><br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%">
    <a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vv-hFEOHKMg/Tn4bUh3SjwI/AAAAAAAAA68/QUprAMyCwdw/s1600/FlatComBow3.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vv-hFEOHKMg/Tn4bUh3SjwI/AAAAAAAAA68/QUprAMyCwdw/s320/FlatComBow3.JPG" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cOVzPoIpkbw/Tn4bVc6nevI/AAAAAAAAA7A/NMOYFWdrczs/s1600/FlatComBow2.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cOVzPoIpkbw/Tn4bVc6nevI/AAAAAAAAA7A/NMOYFWdrczs/s320/FlatComBow2.JPG" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WwyKAYkuil8/Tn4bWgB7llI/AAAAAAAAA7E/N2xLNdPj6mM/s1600/FlatComBow1.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WwyKAYkuil8/Tn4bWgB7llI/AAAAAAAAA7E/N2xLNdPj6mM/s320/FlatComBow1.JPG" border="0" alt=""></a>
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  2. VARG

    VARG New Member

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    I love these technical slingshots Joerg.<br>I look forward to trying out my own takes on the theme, once Ive mastered making good conventional slingshots.<br>look forward to the vid. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     

  3. 3bears

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    looking forward to the upload! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  4. tokSick

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    looks powerfull but not practical to use... isn' t it?
     
  5. JoergS

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    Well, it is as bulky as a starship, and has the same effect (draw increase).
     
  6. CaptainBacon

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    This looks really cool. The space between the band attachments could even be modified to hold a wrist brace. This design might be the one that finally urges me to make a slingshot with a draw extension.
     
  7. tokSick

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>CaptainBacon wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">This looks really cool. The space between the band attachments could even be modified to hold a wrist brace. This design might be the one that finally urges me to make a slingshot with a draw extension. </td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>A wrist brace is a very good idea. Can' t wait to see it. I like your work and i' m sure it' s gonna be an awsome ss.<br>Cheers</span>
     
  8. Splugen

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    I was literally JUST thinking of doing this today! Always one step ahead, aren't you Joerg? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">