The Blunderbuss Slingshot

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by JoergS, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. JoergS

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  2. Jan84

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    <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> wow cool! <br><br>awsome crossbow!
     

  3. ameevis

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    I love that! I really want to make one of those now! What are the dimensions of the inside of the barrel?
     
  4. pelleteer

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    Lol. That's one of the best ones yet, Joerg. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6"> Have you tried shooting a tennis ball or a racquetball out of it?
     
  5. luczek

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    very nice<br>
     
  6. JoergS

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    <tr><td class="quote">Have you tried shooting a tennis ball or a racquetball out of it?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>In fact I made this one specifically for tennis balls, in order to help a guy from Colorado. I added a few features he requested, but as he wants to file a patent, I dismounted these features before I demonstrated the weapon. <br><br>This shoots tennis balls very far, like a hundred meters or so.</span>
     
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    <tr><td class="quote">This shoots tennis balls very far, like a hundred meters or so.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6"></span>
     
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    <tr><td class="quote">I love that! I really want to make one of those now! What are the dimensions of the inside of the barrel?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Eyeballing it, I'm guessing about 3" square,~3'-4' long. Just my guess though.</span>
     
  9. softgoat

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    <tr><td class="quote">Made a cup sabot today... fits ten 20mm steel balls (.79"), or many more smaller BBs. <br><br>Plugged with a bit of tissue, this works REALLY well. I am amazed how tight the groups are. <br><br>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Any chance we could see the sabot fired in slow-motion?</span>
     
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    <br>Any chance we could see the sabot fired in slow-motion?</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I'd love to see that too. I can picture it in my mind: The sabot, being lighter and less aerodynamic than the payload, begins to slow first, so the balls continue travelling and leave the sabot behind. Then the tissue drops or is blown out of the way by the air, leaving the balls to travel to the target. It'd be interesting to see how quickly and at what distance this all transpires, though.</span>
     
  11. SkauneJohan

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    very awsome, what type of trigger mechanism are you using?<br><br><br><br>cheers/Johan
     
  12. JoergS

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    hey jörg, on ur new video it seems that the balls dont leave the sabot, maybe im wrong, but what about adding some kind of device the prevents the sabot from leaving the slingshot, i mean, that only the balls fly away? the sabot would be like a big wooden pouch then.<br>
     
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    <tr><td class="quote">hey jörg, on ur new video it seems that the balls dont leave the sabot, maybe im wrong, but what about adding some kind of device the prevents the sabot from leaving the slingshot, i mean, that only the balls fly away? the sabot would be like a big wooden pouch then.<br>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>That's what I was thinking. Like a piece of rope or something but it could mess up the shot, have the sabot flying at you or break the sabot.</span>
     
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    You can see the balls leaving the sabot in a couple shots, but it looks like the sabot takes a good distance to fall behind the balls. I think it may benefit from being hollowed out more or made from a lighter material.<br><br>edit: Actually, an even better idea. Sabots used in firearms are often 2 or more pieces. How about sawing the sabot cup in half lengthwise. It looks like it fits snug enough in the barrel that it should hold together, but the two pieces should drop away much quicker after leaving the barrel.
     
  16. onnod

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    <tr><td class="quote">You can see the balls leaving the sabot in a couple shots, but it looks like the sabot takes a good distance to fall behind the balls. I think it may benefit from being hollowed out more or made from a lighter material.<br><br>edit: Actually, an even better idea. Sabots used in firearms are often 2 or more pieces. How about sawing the sabot cup in half lengthwise. It looks like it fits snug enough in the barrel that it should hold together, but the two pieces should drop away much quicker after leaving the barrel.</td></tr>
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  17. ameevis

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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>pelleteer wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">You can see the balls leaving the sabot in a couple shots, but it looks like the sabot takes a good distance to fall behind the balls. I think it may benefit from being hollowed out more or made from a lighter material.<br><br>edit: Actually, an even better idea. Sabots used in firearms are often 2 or more pieces. How about sawing the sabot cup in half lengthwise. It looks like it fits snug enough in the barrel that it should hold together, but the two pieces should drop away much quicker after leaving the barrel.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Those are some good ideas too! But also you could attatch a streamer or something to give it more drag while it's flying. But don't try to make anthing too complicated. </span>