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by Pookydarts
Sun Jul 04, 2010 5:04 am
Forum: Miniature Guns
Topic: Tiny cannon + Collateral damage
Replies: 33
Views: 5131

Hi guys! Long time no post! This one made me chuckle, but I do so love lung-powered blowguns that I just had to chime in! I once blew a needle dart halfway through my pointer finger wondering if I could hold my finger on the end of the barrel, blow to full pressure, and then whip my finger away quic...
by Pookydarts
Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: Golf ball Launcher w/ compound bow... HELP!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 786

I'm imagining that the stiff rod pushes the golf-ball from go to whoa, ...but how about a heavy piston like a hammer-face on the rod that doesn't contact the golf ball until the last few inches of it's stroke so that the elasticity of the ball is utilised? Be wary of the forces involved, having a he...
by Pookydarts
Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: Combustion Cannons
Topic: Ignition choices
Replies: 29
Views: 2980

Keep the unit whole and actuate the button with a spring powered hammer... 8)
by Pookydarts
Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:03 am
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: My blowgun leaks...:(
Replies: 10
Views: 574

...I think you might be onto something Poland Spud...

I do usually look for the cheapest blowguns I can find, and then wait 'til they're on special! :lol: :lol:
by Pookydarts
Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:58 am
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: My blowgun leaks...:(
Replies: 10
Views: 574

Teflon tape? Join to pipe-thread glue age! (Except for the wait time... :evil: )
by Pookydarts
Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:49 am
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: My blowgun leaks...:(
Replies: 10
Views: 574

Shit! Good point! It appears to be getting through to the normal exit port either between the steel shank and the rubber washer, OR, between the rubber washer and the plastic sleeve with the transverse hole in it. I spun up a brass replacement sleeve, fail. chamfered the brass replacement sleeve and...
by Pookydarts
Sat Nov 21, 2009 6:25 am
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: My blowgun leaks...:(
Replies: 10
Views: 574

My blowgun leaks...:(

Does anyone know how to mod a blowgun to stop it leaking? Yes, I searched and wiki'ed (...that took an extra hour mostly trapped in the humour section... :lol: ) but only found that others have had no probs up to 400psi!?! My three all leak at +/-200psi (Just had a lend of a 300psi shock pump! :P ) ...
by Pookydarts
Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: Other Interests: Archery...
Replies: 59
Views: 5874

JSR, that's awesome! 400+fps is QUICK! (...for an arrow...) Here is my new home-made stabilizer made out of busted carbon-fibre arrows and some old bits of nylon/delrin. Can anyone tell I'm a cheap-skate? Why pay $130 for a great-looking brand new one when you can make one out of broken stuff that l...
by Pookydarts
Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: Other Interests: Archery...
Replies: 59
Views: 5874

There are PSE "Omen" 's available on e-bay for US$880 (AUD$1001) delivered to Australia! It's all good!
(I was allowed to spend up to $1000 if I wanted a life of servitude and sex, or $1001+ if I wanted a life of freedom and divorce...) :)
by Pookydarts
Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:11 am
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: Other Interests: Archery...
Replies: 59
Views: 5874

Other Interests: Archery...

An ode to the 82nd Airborne: "I shot my Bowtech at the sky, ...for the life of me, I can't think why... Instead of watching parabolic grace, I lost my shaft in outer space..." Here is a home-made bowpress! My new 82nd Airborne by Bowtech delivers 333 feet per second with a 343 grain arrow! About 84....
by Pookydarts
Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: Pressure at the muzzle when projectile leaves?
Replies: 26
Views: 1808

They go the hardest! :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol:
(Edit) Back on topic: Why would one want to penetrate a relatively small 1/2 inch steel plate at 300 yards? :?
(Edit #2) The 2nd from right looks like he already penetrated the 1/2" steel plate! :D
by Pookydarts
Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: The Slingshot Channel Thread
Replies: 1168
Views: 58358

I laugh, because: "I have just consumed an entire bottle of port" and "I have just consumed the entire harbour" are significantly different... I give respect for the fact that a new level of understanding for the acceleration of projectiles has been reached. 8) Word. Cheers! JoergS! )Edit( these two...
by Pookydarts
Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: Pressure at the muzzle when projectile leaves?
Replies: 26
Views: 1808

Yep,
That's the one I was laughing about!
Edit...(Who's the one on the left...) :lol:
by Pookydarts
Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: The Slingshot Channel Thread
Replies: 1168
Views: 58358

Ich lache, weil ich eine komplette Flasche des Hafens verbraucht habe!
(Edit) I laugh, because I have just seen the translation! :lol:
by Pookydarts
Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic Hobbies
Topic: The Slingshot Channel Thread
Replies: 1168
Views: 58358

Sie sind zweifellos an der vordersten Reihe der Schleuder-Entwicklungstechnologie. Das einzige Ding, das ich denken kann, um zu schreiben, besteht darin, dass ich pflegte, zwei Schichten von dünnen Bändern zu verwenden, um meine Schleudern anzutreiben. Ich spreche Deutsch übrigens nicht, ich verwend...