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Discussion in 'New project ideas' started by flgators, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. flgators

    flgators New Member

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    Just say what you think would be the next big weapon.
     
  2. Blueback

    Blueback New Member

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    I had an idea for a centrifugal sling shot, one whose power house would be similar of that to the pre-fabricated balsa wood airplanes that use a twisted rubber band to drive a propeller. What if instead, a similiarly set up rubber band of significantly greater strength were to rotate a small wheel with rubber gripping? This would not only throw a steel ball forward, but it would but a spin on it that could effectively increase accuracy and range. I have been tinkering around with some friends on how this could be done, and we plan on making one. I was hoping the slingshot wizard himself, Joerg Sprave, would make his own and present it in a video. I think that it would be a fun and exiting new 'spin' on the sling shot by changing the way the rubber transfers its energy into the steel ball. Who knows? Maybe we are on to something here ...
     

  3. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Blueback: Mythbusters did something similar but with steam. Sadly it is not a very efficent way to use the force of wathever powersource you have. You can see it <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKhLgPyymfU" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">HERE</a>!
     
  4. <div>weaponized paper aeroplane sling-bow. just made the blueprints <a href="http://theslingshotforum.forumotion.com/t3015-weaponized-paper-planes-slingshot-crossbow" class="postlink">here</a>
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    <br>I love making slingshots and slingshot crossbows<br>check out my youtube channel <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/theartofweapons/featured" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">here</a> for more!<br><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7">
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  5. Blueback

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    As impossible as you think it is, i'm still tinkering around with concepts. I agree that as a main source of propulsion, centrifugal bands are unrealistic. I recently received feedback on the idea, and I have been toying around with using centrifugal bands to drive rubber dipped steel brush wheels to put spin on a steel ball after its been launched. I like the idea of a crossbow type sling shot, as it would give me a more sturdy platform to mount the device. I am still trying to work through the solely centrifugal sling shot. I have been told a larger wheel and a more powerful type of power house would be more effective. Maybe heavy springs or much stronger rubber banding would be useful?
     
  6. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Oh, dont get me wrong, I do not think its aimpossible, not at all. I think it sonds like an interesting project! Do you have a sketch or something for the weapon you have in mind? Im looking forward to see what you comes up with! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  7. tokSick

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Blueback wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">This would not only throw a steel ball forward, but it would but a spin on it that could effectively increase accuracy and range.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>I think it wont affect the accuracy and range in any way because the projectile is spherical. I am not good at physics, so, if someone with knowledge about projectiles could correct me if i am wrong...</span>
     
  8. weitus

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    I recently stumbled upon this fantastic website, and I'm going to build my very first basic slingshot right away!<br><br>I also came up with this idea of a grappling hook slingshot that fires - well - a grappling hook with a robe attached to it. <br><br>Since I am nothing but a novice, I am not going to build this kind of device yet. But I'd like to hear from experienced builders if this kind of device would be plausible, and if anyone would be interested in making one I'd love to see the results!
     
  9. Achso_42

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>tokSick wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
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    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>Blueback wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">This would not only throw a steel ball forward, but it would but a spin on it that could effectively increase accuracy and range.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>I think it wont affect the accuracy and range in any way because the projectile is spherical. I am not good at physics, so, if someone with knowledge about projectiles could correct me if i am wrong...</span>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>It's called<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnus_effect" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> magnus-effect</a>, it pulls the projectile to the side.<br><br>Btw. snipers got this problem, they have up to metres of abberation.</span>
     
  10. Slagskimmer Mike

    Slagskimmer Mike thinks TBG smells better than roses

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    Automatic baseball and softball pitching machines transfer rotational energy to a sphere and toss it with great repeatability.<br><br>There's no reason rubber should not be the prime mover in some cool launcher .<br><br>You should go for it <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6"><br>Show us what you come up with<br>
     
  11. sodofrost66

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    ok i have an idea for a type of a drum mag type for the "Nerd revenge 2000" <br> 1) For this to work it must use the steel balls<br> 2) For a bit more power i would change to the x-sling for the bands<br>Other than those changes the original design will work<br><br>Now to get a mental picture of it imagine a screw that has a flat end placed inside a tube. Both ends are shut but the center is able to move freely. <br><br>(This design uses gravity to load each shot just like the original design)<br><br>In order for this to work the mag has to be slightly elevated at one end. The weight of the ball will turn the free spin "Screw" and will act similar to a vending machine. At the bottem of the drum will be the slot for the ball to be loaded. The top will be a similar slot but be used to fill the mag. <br><br>The one part that i am currently trying to figure out is how to make sure only one falls at a time to be fired, (I am thinking of incorporating the Oreo shooter)<br><br>Any thought on the idea? Maybe a better version?