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by Solar
Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:38 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: Making a Parallax Propeller chip based chronograph
Replies: 4
Views: 990

Re: Making a Parallax Propeller chip based chronograph

I am planning on placing the sensors at the beginning and end of the six inches of porting on the barrel as a launcher mounted chronograph. We use case-less rounds with no wadding but perhaps a thick enough cloud of condensation could block the infrared sensors as you say. I am just getting back int...
by Solar
Fri Jul 04, 2014 1:29 am
Forum: Combustion Cannons
Topic: Picture of all my toys
Replies: 33
Views: 5083

Re: Picture of all my toys

Those shiny ones look like something you could buy at Starbucks.
by Solar
Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:12 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: Making a Parallax Propeller chip based chronograph
Replies: 4
Views: 990

Making a Parallax Propeller chip based chronograph

So I have read other threads regarding inaccuracies in readings with chronographs using Arduino boards but what about using the multi core Propeller? With 8 cores the effective clock rate ranges from 32 kHz up to 80 MHz which should be plenty fast to read the input from infrared sensors and avoid th...
by Solar
Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:49 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: Caselman air machinegun
Replies: 101
Views: 25815

Re: Caselman air machinegun

But what about the Caselman? Is anyone building one on here? Has anyone? I read a couple of years ago that Mr. Caselman had partnered with someone to start producing them.
by Solar
Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:47 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: Caselman air machinegun
Replies: 101
Views: 25815

Re: Caselman air machinegun

The FBI has been going around to Hobby stores trying to collect info on customers who have purchased drones and/or have such skills as to create what you are speaking of. They obviously are surprised it hasn't happened yet either.
by Solar
Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: Steampunk Paintball Gun *Updated*
Replies: 12
Views: 5692

Re: Steampunk Paintball Gun *Updated*

Very cool build. What about havingthe feed tube at an angle to allow use of the sights?
by Solar
Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: BB, Airsoft, and Pellet Guns
Topic: Backpack air supply project.
Replies: 11
Views: 3035

Re: Backpack air supply project.

Palmer's Pursuit has the fittings and regulators you need. www.palmer-pursuit.com
by Solar
Mon May 26, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: New marshmallow gun
Replies: 5
Views: 1627

Re: New marshmallow gun

The laser is part of an infrared range finder. It calculates distance on range and angle then our launching controller reads that info and adjusts the velocity of the shot automatically. It fires the 1.5" Petco tennis balls good too but is designed for finned or rifled rounds. It can however fire ma...
by Solar
Mon May 26, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: New marshmallow gun
Replies: 5
Views: 1627

Re: New marshmallow gun

We haven't fully tested it yet but have been running it at 300psi with an electro-pneumatic trigger system, allowing us to connect a laser range finder into our firing solution for variable velocity operation. It is a 40mm with 4.75" case-less ammo. Designed to launch a number of the latest types of...
by Solar
Mon May 26, 2014 3:11 am
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: New marshmallow gun
Replies: 5
Views: 1627

New marshmallow gun

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by Solar
Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:08 pm
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: MythBuster with Eclipse launcher video.
Replies: 14
Views: 3107

Re: MythBuster with Eclipse launcher video.

Thanks for all the positive posts. Regarding the "Holy Grail" of launchers, our new mag fed has been called the 'Holy Grail' of less-lethal launchers. I will be posting some pics on Monday with any luck. Just fitting in some last second changes. As for Eclipse internals, there are a number of thread...
by Solar
Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:00 am
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: MythBuster with Eclipse launcher video.
Replies: 14
Views: 3107

Re: MythBuster with Eclipse launcher video.

To clear some confusion, yes, I made the launcher and Jamie and Adam both have one. Adam has a first generation revolver and Jamie was the first customer for the new model. There will be a segment airing in the next month or so with the Eclipse being used. I will post about it when I find out what e...
by Solar
Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: MythBuster with Eclipse launcher video.
Replies: 14
Views: 3107

Re: MythBuster with Eclipse launcher video.

Yes, it has a "positive force" piston valve that uses a larger surface area on the back piston to open the valve instead of bleeding out pressure behind it. Makes for fast cycle time and a safer system overall. The Mythbusters will have at least one show this year with the Eclipse. Filming with the ...
by Solar
Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: MythBuster with Eclipse launcher video.
Replies: 14
Views: 3107

MythBuster with Eclipse launcher video.

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