Anti Quidditch Flak (The Broom Ack-Ack)

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by JoergS, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. JoergS

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    After seeing a re-run of a Harry Potter movie, I feel I have to continue my work in the line of witch hunting.

    Watching these despisable witches and wizards playing an abomination of noble human sports makes me angry. Something has to be done about that :)

    True to the old saying "fighting fire with fire", I made a launcher that shoots brooms. That's right, the same harmless cleansweepers the witches abuse to fly and meet the devil at the Brocken is now a viable projectile to clean our beautiful skies. I will give them a taste of their own medicine :crazy:

    The weapon is 3 meters (10ft) long, and fires 1,2 kg (2.6 lb) rice straw brooms. You can see my trusted hex nut pump gun for a dimension idea - the weapon is huge. Three double band sets per side accelerate the brooms to a speed that is high enough even for the most high flying witch, easily 70 meters up into the sky. The broom head works like fletching, stabilizing the flight very nicely.

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    Here you can see a hit into my archery mat... the broom went all the way through, although it is totally blunt. It even hit the board behind the target, which no doubts stopped it from flying all the way through.

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    Video tomorrow!
     
  2. Cadman

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    Wow!, So after this project is finished, will we really see a Goat-Flinging-Xbow aimed at the moon?
    Brian
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  3. gopeder111

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    I can't wait for the video :D
     
  4. flicks

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    Whoaaaaa, that's completely crazy, stunning, incredible... But Jörg, one question: How do you cock that monster??? I mean, 3 double TBG bandsets per side - we are talking about hero-stuff....:cool:
     
  5. JoergS

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    You cock it one double band at a time, six such bands total. Impossible to cock all of them at once.

    100 kg (220 lb) total draw weight.
     
  6. Antraxx

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    70 Meters? Tested or calculated? :D

    Now all you need is a magazine lol. Anyway nicely done!
     
  7. Wanimator

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    Whoa.... 1 at a time draw... That thing is witch OVERKILL. And it went through that target like nothing.
     
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  8. flicks

    flicks ...lost in the woods....

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    Ha Antraxx, had the same in my mind. A conversion of Jörg's gatling-design to a rice straw broom AW (Anti witch)
     
  9. Schultz

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    Nice Flak ;)
    Is this possible to shoot your Zulu spear with this?
    Or maybe a Spear Tip on the Broom, that would be great :D
     
  10. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    super awesome!! a whole new meaning to sweeping the skys clean from witches ;)

    edit: or the witch got swept away ;)
     
  11. This is a witch flak!

    Heavy long wooden rice straw broom Crossbow flak!

    I hope you make a film @ Walpurgis night when the witches are flying!

    Joe
     
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  12. Wanimator

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    Oh video is a little late? Still some time left in the day...
     
  13. Jörg has also Friends and Family!

    Not only work, hobby and Youtube!

    Joe
     
  14. JoergS

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    We went to a nice lake for some swimming today, so it is a bit late. Shold be up soon now.
     
  15. At this hot weather the best you could do!

    Joe
     
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  16. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    +1 indeed!!
     
  17. Wanimator

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    Oh nice! I love lakes, I'm surrounded by them. Great video. Not your best not your worst...
     
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  18. Brazilviking

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    your summer, our winter. Swimming here would be chilling!!:D
     
  19. If I have had a look thus at your film about the witches anti-aircraft thus has struck me that the fork is bent, nevertheless, very much to the back what a certain danger(risk) in itself rescues!
    A little bit complicate to load in quick time!

    Walpurgis night will.come or a Mother-in-law. :D

    Joe
     
  20. Courier

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    Very impressive result!!
    If you continue to invent so amazing contraptions, soon the witches will be threatened with extinction. :D
    Jörg, do you mind if I ask why you changed the intro? It is just a bit unfamiliar. :)