The Hunter Mark 2 sling-X-bow

Discussion in 'Slingshot Crossbows' started by Firepower, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. Firepower

    Firepower New Member

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    Hey guys! After a month of intense planning, I've come up with the blueprint for my newest project. It is the second to my collection of "Hunters", namely the Mark 2. My previous creation was a PVC crossbow- the Mark 1. The new one has a very simply design......rollers to achieve a draw lench of 32 inches (approx. 90cm), Jörg's slotted hook trigger lock, a stirrup for cocking and 5 bands (tb gold) on either side of the fork. It shoots 25 inch arrows, althought it can accept 30 inch arrows also. Paintjob? Silver base + dark silver carbon fiber vinyl. I'll be uploading the pics of the blueprint soon! <br><br>All credits go to Jörg for he provided me with the inspiration as well as several designs to incorporate. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  2. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Looking forward to see your baby. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_bounce.gif" alt="bounce" longdesc="27">
     

  3. Sounds awesome I can't wait.
     
  4. Firepower

    Firepower New Member

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    <a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=9&u=17817836" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i41.servimg.com/u/f41/17/81/78/36/img_2018.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br>The side view (left)<br><br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=10&u=17817836" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i41.servimg.com/u/f41/17/81/78/36/img_2019.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br>The top view
     
  5. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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  6. Firepower

    Firepower New Member

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    Oh...it's got a proper name now... I call it the Scarecrow.
     
  7. Bert the Welder

    Bert the Welder New Member

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    Can't wait to see this!!!!!!
     
  8. Sketch-up looks good. Can't wait man.
     
  9. Jan84

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    wow! that looks very cool! cant wait to see the result <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  10. CEZ

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    Looks great, what did the mark I look like?
     
  11. Firepower

    Firepower New Member

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    CEZ, the Mark 1 was basically a crossbow that uses a PVC bow to store energy instead of Theraband. I didn't like the overall performance as it wasn't powerful enough. At the same time, it wasn't compact due to the width of the bow (80cm!). So I gave it to my nephew. He liked it anyway <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> The Scarecrow will hopefully be upto 4 times more powerful than the Mark 1.
     
  12. Muizert

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    Drawing looks great, wanna see the result <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>All the best.
     
  13. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    This one will be awesome when finished! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>You could make the trigger a single-piece hook trigger like on, for example, Joergs knife shooter. I cant see why this should be any better than the two-piece trigger you use know, but I just wanted to say.
     
  14. tokSick

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    Fantastic idea and drawing. Can' t wait to see it finished and in action. This one, if you don' t like it, don' t give it to your nephew. He already got one and you said he is pretty pleased with it. I know someone who would be happy to have it, his name begin with a "t" then "okSic" in the middle and it ends with a "k". <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     
  15. CEZ

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    Cool, can't wait to see it done!<br>Btw. use 3-4 long strips per side and fold them half-way, that's much easier to just pull through the crossbow string(with loops) than tying 5 layers down. does that make sense?<br>Cheers
     
  16. Firepower

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    Thank you everybody for your support. <br>I was wondering though....how much can theraband gold stretch? You see, the bands in this design are already pre-stretched and I doubt whether it will stretch to 29 inches....the bands are 10 inches long. Help please?<br><br>A few more updates: The Scarecrow can be dismantled into 4 pieces for transport. <br>The trigger system is the same as the one found in Jörg's dual arrow shooter and uses a small length of rope inside. (I hope that answered Failureisalwaysanoption's question)<br><br>and tokSick.. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> maybe after a few years when I design something new. <br><br>and CEZ, I shall consider that. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> thank you.
     
  17. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Theraband Gold can stretch to 5,5 times its relaxed length. 10 inches should be able to stretch to 55 inches if stretched to its maximum. (I think it can be stretched even more actually, but 5,5 is the most you can draw without dramatically increase the drawweight, I think.)
     
  18. Firepower

    Firepower New Member

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    Thanks buddy! I appreciate your help....now I just have to wait for tb gold to arrive. I ordered it from amazon yesterday.
     
  19. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    No problem mate!<br><br>You could do like this and then you dont have to use any string (That may break and cause problems):<br><br><img src="http://i40.servimg.com/u/f40/17/50/40/49/ritnin10.jpg" border="0" alt="">
     
  20. Firepower

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    Hmm...you got a point there. Well, I'll make some modifications then. Thanks again! Frankly, it didn't strike my mind that there are chances for the rope to break.