Help much appreciated :)

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by PandaMan, May 19, 2012.

  1. PandaMan

    PandaMan New Member

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    Hello all. <br>Firstly, I haven't been very active as of late due to exams and my other hobbies. Therefore, hello <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">.<br><br>Secondly I need some help; I made a bullpup sling-x-bow and I can't get it to work. Any help/advice would be much appreciated. I have made a video showing my creation and hopefully it is clear what is going wrong. Sorry for the bad quality - 3 megapixel camera and bad lighting.<br><br>[youtube]<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CgPR3xbsZWM%5B/youtube%5D" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=CgPR3xbsZWM[/youtube]</a><br><br>Thanks<br><br>PandaMan
     
  2. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    Use bigger balls, or put a washer on top of the "laddle" part. Clearly the ball sits too low behind the notch.<br><br>Make the center hole bigger, about 60% of the bullet diameter.
     

  3. PandaMan

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    Okay, will try that. Thanks. I will let you know how it goes.<br><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br><br>Edit: Upon re-reading your advice, you say the ball is too low? In which case I could just move the magnet up slightly higher
     
  4. PandaMan

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    Sorry for the double post. Sort of bumping the topic.<br><br>I may have solved the problem. From the video it looks like the "laddle" isn't moving enough. I tied the string on to it higher up the lever (if that makes sense <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">) and it moves higher now.<br><br>Unfortunately I lost my last BB that's big enough to test with. All I have left is 6mm BBs... <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3">