Halloween Special #3: Zombie Rooftop Slingshot

Discussion in 'The latest one!' started by JoergS, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. JoergS

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    Halloween approaches quickly, and it is again time for the long awaited Special.<br><br>The scenario: The shooter is standing safely on a rooftop, and fires down at approaching Zombies - until the area has been cleared.<br><br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xysQ6YQwmnw/Tq5uId28vEI/AAAAAAAABD0/DoQZJDwtWpc/s1600/Rooftop005Klein.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xysQ6YQwmnw/Tq5uId28vEI/AAAAAAAABD0/DoQZJDwtWpc/s400/Rooftop005Klein.JPG" border="0" alt=""></a></div>
    <br><br><br>This time, I tested a specifically designed monster slingshot against a 40mm (1,57") particle board. Even a carpenter's hammer, brought down with full force, can not punch a hole in this <br>thick piece of wood.<br><br>Regular slingshots have no chance against the board - not even a Hand Howitzer shot in full butterfly. <br><br>But the RTZAS (Roof Top Zombie Annihilation Slingshot) gives you 3,70 meters draw length - more than 11 ft. This is enough to punch a huge hole into the board, with an enormous exit funnel! The weapon is no doubts more than strong enough to smash a Zombie skull. <br><br>The video also shows the aiming procedure and the accuracy of the weapon. <br><br>This may be the strongest portable hand operated slingshot ever built!<br><br><embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/FNNO8q9Ixpk" width="425" height="350" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" quality="high" scale="exactfit"></embed>
     
  2. DukaThe

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    Zombies, watch out!!! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     

  3. Kyl

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    Awesome! great shooter & accuracy. Did you get a chance to shoot it at any distance? You should take that one to the golf driving range. The guy in the little cart should probably wear a helmet. Ha!<br>I was a little worried about your left hand. I like it.
     
  4. Simon J

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    I love the videos you do, but this is one shows some raw power. What was the band size, and ball size? Those turnips (swedes in UK) never stood a chance.<br><br>I'd love to know the speed and fps, because that blew the melon in pieces, that's 9mm pistol-like impact energy.
     
  5. JasonP

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    @ Simon J, you and me both. Im keen to build a simila slingshot but need some help taking the gues work out of the bands dimentions.<br><br>So far all i have to go on is what Joerg said in another post <br><br>"<font color="black"><font face="'Verdana'">A full sheet of TB Gold has 18 kg draw (max). I recommend 6 kg draw for steel balls 12-15mm, 12 kg draw for 16-18 mm steel or 14-16mm lead, and 18 kg for even heavier balls. So figure out how much of the length of TB gold your band set will use, then you have your draw. <br><br>I use 2.8 cm (fork) and 1.8 cm (pouch). One strip per side = 6 kg, two strips = 12 kg, 3 strips = 18 kg."</font></font>
     
  6. Jonab Gama

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    Very cool Jörg!<br>Now I have one on my rooftop <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"><br><br>this slingshot could be used as nutcracker, too -haha coconutcracker^^<br>I like it very much.<br><br>z0mbie0ma
     
  8. JasonP

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    Im dyeing to see more of this beast and some chrony numbers, I calculate a 20mm stell ball to go 109m/s, thats almost 200j!!
     
  9. TheNewSlingshotGuy

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    Jeorg, did you ever get a chrony reading from it, or did you get caught up when you injured your hand?
     
  10. Flipgun

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    Yeah! A re-visit on this one would be cool! Nothing like gettin' hurt to make you smarter!:D
     
  11. TheNewSlingshotGuy

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    I would love to see a re-visit to the land of 10 foot fraw lengths, of course with new safety measures! I wanna see tests like "how many cans/bottles/watermelons will a 20mm and 25mm steelball go through? " I wanna see a steelball go clean through a piece of 18mm baltic birch multiplex. A video of pure destruction and data! Maybe it could serve as little warmup for your bowling ball Launcher? :)
     
  12. JoergS

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    I destroyed that really dangerous device after that hand hit... the scar will forever remind me that this is not the way to slingshot power.
     
  13. TheNewSlingshotGuy

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    Huh...whatever floats your goat! Do you still occasionally feel pain or discomfort in your hand? I have had cuts on my hand who's scars still cause dicomfort from time to time.