Icespartan_1114, on Jan 17 2009, 09:04 AM, said:
How front heavy is it? It seems rather cumbersome to use. But very creative, nice work.
It's pretty heavy, but plastic is light enough that it doesn't really matter; I don't have noodle arms.
DJ Mashbot, on Jan 17 2009, 09:11 AM, said:
Very nice. Integrating the sidearm with a back-facing plunger is brilliant. Is the turret awkward to operate with the sidearm primed?
It solves a ton of problems. And no.
Daniel Beaver, on Jan 17 2009, 09:29 AM, said:
How are you sealing the T coupler on the front? Did you fill the leg of the T with hot glue or something?
I sprayed some silicon lube on a board, put a stub of cpvc on it, then filled it with hot glue. Instant plug. The plug went in a cpvc elbow, which was screwed down and sealed with a bit more hot glue as a sort of crude gasket.
Mepain, on Jan 17 2009, 10:00 AM, said:
<insert nerdgasm here>
That thing is sexy. First thought after seeing the first picture: "What?".
sputnik, on Jan 17 2009, 10:45 AM, said:
No, sorry. Its pretty straightforward, though; the whole thing is absolutely built in accordance with the KISS principle. It took me 3 evenings of pretty steady work to complete: 1 for the SNAPbow, 1 for the turret assembly, and another for the sidearm, troubleshooting, and integration.
mystefansdontflystraight, on Jan 17 2009, 11:14 AM, said:
Me likes it. I can't see myself using this though. I think it would be really cumbersome and insanely front heavy. I would fill the stock with some kind of weight to balance it out. A heavy gun wouldn't bother me, but a front heavy one would make me shoot low, especially with the integration. Then again, I hate turrets, so my speedloader on my xbow is more than enough.
Well, it's user-dependent. The weight is fine for me. Other people might find it awkward. It's actually much easier to shoot accurately than a non-turreted SNAPbow, as I can just sight over the turret.
Kyrativ, on Jan 17 2009, 11:36 AM, said:
wow, this thing has just changed my feelings for you rork. I've always thought the SNAPbow as a cheap rip off of two other peoples designs...Then you make this contraption with a turret and I must say that it looks really good, I also like the gun underneath. What's the air output like on the little one, could you maybe make it double barreled?
Edit: It needs a paintjob, with a good one it would really make it alot more clean and tidy then the white/beige mix of plastic right now
Um... Ok. I actually thought about doing a double barrel (it works), but this thing is quite powerful, so I decided to single it. I'm iffy on paint. This was designed to be a beater, something that I wouldn't mind tossing around, so tidiness really wasn't a concern. I am considering painting it, though.
analogkid, on Jan 17 2009, 01:11 PM, said:
Spectacular. Absolutely spectacular. It really has that "WTF!" factor too, which I am a big fan of. I had to read the explanation twice to figure it out.
On the other side, how much does that weigh? My little snap pistol with 1.25" PVC body is fairly heavy, I imagine that weighs a ton. Of course, it doesn't really matter if you can handle it, not trying to take away from the amazingness of this.
Thanks. I agree; no one's going to have anything exactly like it, that's for sure.
It makes any production nerf gun seem...insubstantial. I rather like it.
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