I was wondering...

Discussion in 'Impact studies' started by Joe, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. Joe

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    I Made a metal hornet and was wondering how safe it would be?
     
  2. Ryan Wigglesworth

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  3. John S

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    I'm wondering the same thing ...
     
  4. McMilchreis

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    Post a picture of the metal hornet please.
     
  5. RobertP

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    I use to shoot paper hornets in school. They are basically folded up paper shot with a rubberband. Looks something like this, <img src="http://pad3.whstatic.com/images/thumb/6/62/PCDV0075_743.JPG/180px-PCDV0075_743.JPG" border="0" alt=""> I guess it would be ok to use a metal one depending how its made/shot.
     
  6. ZDP-189

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    I am sure you could injure yourself, especially if it got in your eye.
     
  7. porcelanowy

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    Yellow <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>I&rsquo;ve shot thousands of them (no kidding, one of the best toys ever <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"> ) during my early years and it can be dangerous <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>About 2cm long 1,5mm cooper rod in plastic cover bent like this and shot with office rubber gives a lot of fun, but easily can give you a bruise ore injure if you got hit with the cutoff part.<br>Thank god, none of my friends got shot in the eye.<br>Cheers<br>Rafal
     
  8. CEZ

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    Yeah, me too. It used to leave such nice horse-shoe marks on my friends (had some of those on me as well) and the slingshot would be made out of clothes-hanger wire and plane rubber bands, so many memories, no scars though:)
     
  9. 3bears

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    i bent a load of panel pins in the woodwork class when i was a naughty teenager, stopped using them when i cracked a window in the french language dept.... savage ammo lol!
     
  10. porcelanowy

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    Yellow <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>Well it got me thinking <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"> and&hellip;<br><a target="_blank" href="http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/viewimage.forum?u=http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/7880/img1271wu.jpg"><img src="http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/7880/img1271wu.th.jpg" alt=""></a> <a target="_blank" href="http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/viewimage.forum?u=http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/6715/img1273z.jpg"><img src="http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/6715/img1273z.th.jpg" alt=""></a><br>For the first time my Wife&rsquo;s bonsai hobby became useful <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"><br>It&rsquo;s only TBG 5x200mm and a copper rod about 1mm thick => it hurts like hell <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br>Cheers <br>Rafal
     
  11. CEZ

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    haha, it sure does! Just watch out for the eyes, those things are sharp even if they don't carry a lot of energy.<br><br><br>Hey Joerg, maybe an inspiration for you? Just think about the possibilities! No need for leather pouches and ammo from inch thick steel rods?
     
  12. 3bears

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>hierodul wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Hey Joerg, maybe an inspiration for you? Just think about the possibilities! No need for leather pouches and ammo from inch thick steel rods?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>he needs no encouragement lol!</span>
     
  13. porcelanowy

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    Yellow <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"><br>If I remember correct, this is a done deal <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"> I have a flashback of a YT film: shooting with a folded newspaper <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br>Cheers<br>Rafal
     
  14. McMilchreis

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    Thats exactly the type of slingshot i build in my childhood. Its a funny but dangerous weapon for the target and the shooter. I used office rubbers when i was young and the rubber sometimes twisted and the projectile comes out of the slingshot against my head. It doesnt happen often but it damn hurts and luckely didn´t hit my eyes. Don´t make the rubber to thick or it will hold the projectile a little and will come back. And you need to get another idea of wrapping the thera to the fork. It will break after a few shots cause the tips will pierce the rubber when it will shoot. And dont use coppar wire for the slingshot after a while it will bend backwards and you wont it to do that cause that could hurt your hand. Take some thicker like fence wire and round the tips. I used something from the garden supply when i was young. And my slingshots really worked for 2 weeks an more with only one rubber. Another idea for the rubber is a really small tube rubber which is available on small rolls. You can use it ind 5 or 6 strings and will work pretty good and last longer than one sheet i think. It also hurts and went through cans. Thats my knowledge of wire slingshots <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"> I love to shoot them today but the cupper wire is pretty expensive.
     
  15. CEZ

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    How about shooting horseshoes? Can't say those would bring luck:)
     
  16. palioto96

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    I hope you the best with your works.