Brick shooter (was: "Update from South Carolina")

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by JoergS, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. JoergS

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    Just a little update...<br><br>We arrived at the location and built the brick shooting cannon yesterday. Took us all day long deep into the night. We only used wood from the junkpile, and it came out great! We will add a few touches and then it is ready for serious rubber.<br><br>The barrel is eleven feet long, and the brick is loaded with a trapdoor mechanism right into the "breech". Winch, of course.<br><br>
     
  2. FIAAO

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    Sounds awesome. When can we see this?
     

  3. tokSick

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    Looks like we gonna see another great weapon soon. Have fun there and greetzzz to everyone.
     
  4. JoergS

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    We finished the project, the cannon shoots awesome. Flew right through a full water container, the high speed cam recorded stunning footage! <br><br>The brick flies about 130 meters, quite impressive.<br><br>Three exhausting days, crowned by success! Let us hope that the network buys the show.<br><br>Will post some pics soon!<br><br>Now I am at the Greenville airport, will go to Boulder/CO for business, and will visit Trumark on Monday. Then, back to Germany.
     
  5. XPX11

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    <div>I want to see this!!! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_mad.gif" alt="Mad" longdesc="8">
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  6. Leonizer

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    <div>Im looking forward to the pics! Good Luck! A brickshooting canon sounds sooooo awesome !</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>If the slingshot is too strong, you're too weak! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
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  7. JoergS

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    Here are some pics from the three day filming in South Carolina.<br><br>We made two weapons, a 15 ft long brick launching cannon and a two shot arrow shooter.<br><br>Here is the cannon:<br><br><br><br><br><img src="http://imageshack.us/a/img59/9045/images035.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://imageshack.us/a/img703/5691/images025.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://imageshack.us/a/img26/5348/images030h.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>The breech loading feature: Simply open a trap door and load in a brick.<br><br><img src="http://imageshack.us/a/img836/7416/images027.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://imageshack.us/a/img193/1407/images026.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://imageshack.us/a/img600/7973/images013.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Pulling the trigger:<br><br><img src="http://imageshack.us/a/img802/6973/images032.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>I made the two shot crossbow at home, shipped it to the site two weeks ago. No show. We had to start over again - two weapons in just 48 hours! Busted our behinds for sure.<br><br><img src="http://imageshack.us/a/img204/7571/images015s.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>We have done our very best. Let's hope we will get the show!
     
  8. FIAAO

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    Wow, thats awesome! Awesome cannon, awesome arrowshooter. Too bad the first arrowshooter disappeard. It sure looks like youre having a good time! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> The frame of the cannon looks like the face of an alien...<br><br>Are you going to make your own video with this?<br><br>Anyway, good luck getting the show!
     
  9. XPX11

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    <div>HOLY S*** <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/drunken_smilie.png" alt="drunken" longdesc="30"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/drunken_smilie.png" alt="drunken" longdesc="30"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/drunken_smilie.png" alt="drunken" longdesc="30"><br>This thing is awesome!!! From where did you get the inspiration?<br><br>GOOD LUCK</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  10. JoergS

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    The challenge was to make a launcher for an apocalyptic scenario, in a world with no more modern ammo. Bricks would be abundant in such a world. And they are heavy, quite edgy too.
     
  11. Leonizer

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    <div>Stunning nice weapons! Is the brickshooter the biggest of your built catapults?</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>If the slingshot is too strong, you're too weak! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
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  12. tokSick

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    That cannon is GREAT!!! You could make a lead brick just to try it out, to compare the damages they make... I wish you the best for the show.
     
  13. brat boon

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    <div>cool</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
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  14. JoergS

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    I decided to publish this video now... seems like the network won't be doing anything with it, so here it goes.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psz-5Fg5_TE&lc[/ame]
     
  15. TheDaddy187

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    musics annoying... but i do love how the boar/pig in the last slo mo seems to be looking at the brick after impact... an almost "how dare you!!" look
     
  16. Jeb

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    That's really neat, Joerg. Yeah, the slow-mo pig shot is great.
     
  17. JoergS

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    I am quite certain - that hit would have broken a real pig's back.
     
  18. GunGuy

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    Sweet, you got to love that slow motion impact shot of the pig.
     
  19. bigdh2000

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    Awesome shooter.
     
  20. dinobuddy

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    I think what happened to the pig in the video is probably exactly what would happen to a real pig.