I have been working on this in secret since August. Not being completely satisfied with the options available I decided to make a reliable and tranportable primary
The +Bow (PlusBow).
Main Project Aim: Develop a homemade version of the Crossbow that has performance comparable to one modified to level 4. Due to increasing rarity and cost of obtaining them in decent condition, I will be making full construction plans available.
Secondary Project Aim: Integrate a rail attachment system to allow integrations to be mounted on the gun using adapter brackets and quick-release pins making the base weapon adaptable to the needs of different play types. Also work to reduce part count, simplify construction, reduce build cost, and make the gun as easy to service and repair as possible.
The prototype is mostly finished. I just have to cut out the remaining rod pieces using the table saw. And then probably make some adjustments to the trigger design. The ergonomics of the homemade are based directly off of the original Crossbow. (Thanks to Dark Shrimp for lending me a shell to measure)
The core of the grip will be fine cell polyethylene foam to reduce weight and improve comfort. The parts for the stock should be finished tomorrow.
The end of the plunger chamber is capped with a 1" to 1/2" hex bushing adapter so that the end user can decide what barrel they want to use.
Once the prototype is finished and working I will work on the write-up while making the second one.
Edited by CaptainSlug, 07 August 2016 - 02:32 PM.