Bola Launcher

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by JoergS, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    I finished the bola launcher yesterday. It was a ton of work. Two full blown "slotted barrel" type sling-x-bows, with two individual triggers, plus the central trigger and the fan-out mechanism.

    You can adjust the angle between the barrels, as I have no idea how much of an angle is needed. It was dark yesterday when I called it a day, so I don't know how well this works.

    Today, another film team will show up, and tomorrow a news magazine will visit. Had an 11 minute piece on German nationwide TV yesterday. I am really busy and seriously think about getting an agent.

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    I also had to make the bola. Two pieces of 20mm rectangular steel, connected with a length of paracord. Each steel weight is 87 gramms = 3 oz.

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  2. LEDPunisher

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    Oh man, I want to see this in action.

    Also, yes, get an agent, and one that won't take too big of a cut!
     

  3. Slagskimmer Mike

    Slagskimmer Mike thinks TBG smells better than roses

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    Can't wait to see what happens with this, should be fearsome.
     
  4. Will

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    I'm looking forward to this! The weapon looks as complex as anything you've built thus far. The concept is some magical weapon you see in a movie that fires a bola perfectly with no means of propulsion, but this is the real deal! Great job!
    Being busy is ok up to a point, but we all want you to still have fun and enjoy what you do, otherwise its just another job!
     
  5. Schultz

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    You're right, my friend.

    Very nice Work :D
    I'll keep my fingers crossed that it works and I look forward to the Video ;)
    If you even think about an Agent, Hollywood is already not far away :D
     
  6. JoergS

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    Just tested it... it works AMAZINGLY well. The line is stretched tautly between the two iron weights, flying very straight. I am very excited.
     
  7. FIAAO

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    Looks nice and big! Great work as always [​IMG]
     
  8. Antraxx

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    the next 10 to 15 grand should go into a cnc mill if you ask me. would speed you up a lot :)
    I could do the programming work lol.
    Nice job, really want to see how she shoots.

    Where was that 11min piece? haven´t heard about it.
     
  9. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    yeah!! awesome weapon joerg!!
     
  10. Heavy Work and great Job!

    How it will work with sharpend Bola's?

    Have fun with the Film and Magazine Team!

    Joe
     
  11. MaddyMax

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    ... and now you just have to make two more barrels to be able to shoot a net, heheh ... :D
     
  12. Cadman

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    Joerg, jump ahead to 3:00 minutes in this video.
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lT0OXaEcr1I"]"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lT0OXaEcr1I[/ame]"

    This should be the next level of your launcher.:D
    Brian
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2013
  13. JoergS

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vubzCP0Ier0[/ame]
     
  14. tokSick

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    Works perfectly! It looks like the projectiles are flying at the same speed/force. Awesome weapon!
     
  15. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    works like a charm! can you test it at gelatine to see if it cuts trough?
     
  16. Brazilviking

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    Paracord won't cut...but a metal line or piano string may cause damage if the target moves the legs after being hit...
     
  17. Brazilviking

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    That really has potential as non-lethal weapon! Police could use it for captures!
     
  18. Slagskimmer Mike

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    That works awesome. What would you say is the effective range?
     
  19. Will

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    This weapon worked perfectly, great job!
    It seemed to wrap around a wooden pole very well, but I wonder if there is a way to test the bolas efficiency on human legs. Possibly with two wooden poles hanging parallel with weights on the ends, simulating the structure of legs and the muscle resistance with the weights.
    Great job, and a really fun video to watch.