Big Slingshot

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by nico_kwak, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. nico_kwak

    nico_kwak New Member

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    Hello! <br>I'm Nicolas Legros and I come from Belgium! I really like Joerg channel and I often watch the video he makes. I especially liked the one where he shoots the big cannon balls on a car and also the ones where he uses the gelatine associate with the slow motion effect!<br>In Belgium, I'm a chief scout. We are a group of four friends and, twice a month, we take care of a group of 35 adolescant from 12 to 16 years old. In march we have a little week end( called the Gamel trophy) with them and more than 1500 scouts from all around the Belgium. During this week-end we go in a military camp where there are lots of green spaces. The scouts have an itinerary they have to follow. On this itineray there is some points they have to reach. At those points stand a group of chief who have prepared a funny activity for them. They have to sleep in the forest by groups of 5 or 6 scout and the day after they have to restart their itinerary (If you want more informations you can go on the website of the Gamel Trophy you can easily find it on google, although it is in french, I hope that you'll understand something.) <br>So as we participate to the event this year, we have to create an activity for the scouts. We've been inspired by the Slingshot channel work and we'd like to make a big slingshot with which we could fire objects with the size of a foot balls or something a bit smaller and heavier. (Here is a picture of what we haded in mind <a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=1&u=18008298" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i12.servimg.com/u/f12/18/00/82/98/lance-10.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a> (although we would like to make it a more sturdy and bigger). The problem is that we've absolutly no knowledge of slingshots, so we thought that maybe you could help us. What kind of rubber band do we have to get? How big should be the rubber? What kind of material do we need? Where could we find it? For how much could we accomplish it? I know that some months a go there was a video on the skingshot channel where all of that is explain but i tought that if I asked it here i'll have more accurate informations!<br>Also we don't have lots of tools (Chainsaw, screwdrive, hammer). <br>I hope you can help us with this challenge and that I'm not asking too much!<br>I also hope that you'll have understand everything even if my english is a bit poor!<br><br>Ps: Joerg, Thank you for your work and congratulations for all the beautiful slingshots you've made!<br>Hope we'll get positive answer!<br><br>Bye!<br>Nicolas
     
  2. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Hello Nicolas,<br>Sure you will get all the help you need here. I prefer leaving that to other people who got more experience than me( 0) with such big slingshots...<br>Anyway, salut et bienvenu sur le forum mon pote. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28">
     

  3. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    Welcome, i could help you but not at this moment. and you aren't asking too much <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  4. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    well, i just got to my pc and started brainstorming<br>i came up with this, i think scouts can handle ropes and poles right?(we used when i was one)<br>for the bands you can check out your local sports store and ask for exercise bands.<br>the pouch can be made from leather or if you don't have that lots of ducttape will do fine.<br>also check out this, it might stop you from making the same foults as they did <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><a href="http://slingshotchannel.blogspot.nl/2012/08/watermelon-woman-why-she-failed.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://slingshotchannel.blogspot.nl/2012/08/watermelon-woman-why-she-failed.html</a><br>if anyone has changes or doesn't understand please say it.<br>ps, of course all the poles will have to be driven in to the ground to withstand the forces. <br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=175&u=17316359" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i17.servimg.com/u/f17/17/31/63/59/bigass10.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a>
     
  5. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    E-PIC!!!<br>Sorry Lars,for stealing your joke <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">
     
  6. bushcraft kid

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    I am a scout in the USA and we did an activity very similar to this at our yearly Klondike derby (an event very similar to what you described except we do it in the snow with large sledges to carry all of our gear) <br><br>we built frames from two by fours, and then used bungee cords for a power source, we used tennis balls for ammo. I would like to get a photo of our set up for you but I wont be able to do that for at least a week <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cry.gif" alt="Crying or Very sad" longdesc="11">
     
  7. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    What distance are you shooting at? Once I strapped a bicycle inner tube between two trees and shot big stones across my entire garden about 70-80 meters, (And that was ONE inner tube!). I know its not the best rubber(butyl and not latex) but it seemed to last forever.
     
  8. pipesmoker

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    hey nicokwak,welkom hier!!!!
     
  9. nico_kwak

    nico_kwak New Member

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    @tokSick: merci pour l'accueil :p<br><br>@ onnod: Thank you for your help! But i don't understand your scheme. For what does the different colors stand for (are they all wood poles)? And where do I put the bands? <br>I feel bad for the girl! :p What's the best way to prevent these kind of accident? Increase the depart between the band maybe?<br><br>@bushcraft kid: It would be nice of you. As the event take place in april I'm not in a rush! the Klondikle derby looks nice! Even if this must be a hard week-end to do dot that in the snow! I like the idea of pulling the gear with the sledge ^^!<br><br>@Failureisalwaysanoption: I think that a 100 meter range will be more than sufficient! I didn't thought to inner tubes and it looks like a good idea as the slingshot have to stand the all day with lots of wild scouts using it.<br><br>@pipesmoker: thank you man!
     
  10. pipesmoker

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    geen probleem,je zal hier wel geholpen worden
     
  11. nico_kwak

    nico_kwak New Member

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    Ik twijfel er niet!
     
  12. Achso_42

    Achso_42 Senior Member

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    @Failureisalwaysanoption: These inner tubings are made to last forever, wouldn't be nice if you had to change your bike tubings as often as flatbands...
     
  13. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Achso_42 wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">@Failureisalwaysanoption: These inner tubings are made to last forever, wouldn't be nice if you had to change your bike tubings as often as flatbands...</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Ha, thats right. Didnt think of that...</span>
     
  14. MaddyMax

    MaddyMax New Member

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>nico_kwak wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">I feel bad for the girl! :p What's the best way to prevent these kind of accident?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br><a href="http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/t1699-watermelon-launch-woman-why-she-failed" class="postlink">HERE</a></span>