Im designing a new slingshot

Discussion in 'New project ideas' started by JaggerJagger, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. JaggerJagger

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    At this point i have not even drawn many pictures yet (ill post some later) but i read a thread with an idea with pulleys and rope to increase speed. I wont increase speed with his idea, but instead use it as a basis to minimize the force needed to stretch the rubber even though it would be extreme speargun rubber. There is probably a flaw i havnt noticed yet that will ruin my plans but if anyone thinks it can be done let me know. I need tips for wood carving also to carve it. P.S. Im new to the thread nice to be here, i hope i can talk to the slingshot legend Joerge Sprave. :D Need for speed. Acceleration systems the thread is on this website
     
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  2. JoergS

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    Need for speed? You came to the right place. Welcome here, brother. Show us your ideas!
     

  3. Otees

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    Welcome to the forum there are many who can help you out. Good luck with the slingshot!
     
  4. JaggerJagger

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    Haha, thanks for the warm welcome everyone, nice to see everyones friendly around here! Ill go draw my pictures now, but beware they probably wont be very good, and thats if i can even get them uploaded, im gonna try but im on a kindle fire so...
     
  5. JaggerJagger

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    Ok, before i download my pictures tonight, i wanted to explain my first idea without the pulleys. Ok so you know how, with a slingshot the band stretches then snaps back to place to launch a projectile? While when you use a bow the wood bends and snaps back to place instead if the string? Well my idea was what if the top of the slingshot was widened a bit, and was able to bend back when you pulled and then snap back into place like a bow when you let go, but while still using rubber like a slingshot. would this increase power, or is it a useless idea to be forgotten? Ill try to explain better if you need me too.:confused:
     
  6. Y-shooter

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    I think it's a good thought and worth testing!
    I believe it would act like a forced flip and therefor increase speed.
     
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  7. JaggerJagger

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    Yay! I might have had a good idea!!!:D i have another idea that might, key word "might" make it so you can have 100 or more pound draw weight, the speed of a thinner band, and only have to pull the rubber back with a force of 20-30 pounds.
     
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  8. ruthiexxxx

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    I floated this idea on another forum a while back and it was swiftly dismissed....though I was not entirely clear why. I still wonder about the possibility for a slingbow. The crucial part would be the relationship between the wood and the rubber...if carefully matched I could see it giving a pseudotapering effect.
    But whether that would give any advantage over conventional pseudotapering is anyone's guess.
    I think it's an idea that has to be done !
     
  9. Y-shooter

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    I don't know why this idea was swiftly dismissed but I had people in my working days, especially people with a degree, who would not accept an idea if it was not from them.
    It might not be the case here. But I like to hear the arguments against it.
    It might not be easy to set up a slingshot like this but I still think its worth to try.
     
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    I wonder if a quick way of testing it might be to start with a standard crossbow and replace the string with either TTS or speargun rubber (with the usual slingbow string of course.) Unfortunately my crossbow is back in the UK and I don't think The Man would let me play with his :(
     
  11. JoergS

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    Do you mean that you want to use rubber loaded levers like the Raptor?

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHxS2eiEZ3M[/ame]

    Or levers and normal bands?

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbNdk4_aIok[/ame]

    Or is this idea of yours completely different? I don't really understand it from your description.
     
  12. JaggerJagger

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    Thanks for the replies guys! Well, i cant make one yet so you guys feel free too!
     
  13. JaggerJagger

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    Joerg, the scond one, and some ideas from the first is exactly what i was talking about, but you beat me to it! Thats awsome to know it works, and thanks you so much for replying! All hail Joerg! All hail Joerg! Also, jist a quick after thought which is what if you modified or made another giant slingshot cannon to shoot giant crossbow bolts? Or giant arrows? Just a thought, thanks!
     
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