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A Homemade Blaster for Beginners

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#26 Remzak

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 08:23 PM

I have a solution to the expensive latex tubing problem. I use glider high start tubing, used to launch model gliders. It costs less than four dollars for 10 METERS. Performance is fantastic. http://www.hobbyking...Start_Cord.html

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#27 Meaker VI

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Posted 22 January 2016 - 10:03 AM

Sorry to drop a bomb on this thread, but I have a solution to the expensive latest using problem. I use glider high start tubing, used to launch model gliders. It costs less than four dollars for 10 METERS. Performance is fantastic. http://www.hobbyking...Start_Cord.html

 
Not a bomb, that's really interesting. I'll add it to the OP.


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#28 msaikhan

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 01:02 PM

I'm wondering the exact same thing; excellent writeup! Very easy to understand, the way you did those pictures is really neat.

looks like he did it on some kind of CAD program like solidworks. 


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#29 Meaker VI

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Posted 26 September 2016 - 03:42 PM

looks like he did it on some kind of CAD program like solidworks.

 
Sketchup, actually, as I laid out 3 years and 5 days ago in this post:
 

I made a Sketchup model of all of the parts of the blaster, laid out each 'view' I wanted, and then exported an isometric parallel-projection image with shadows, edges, and profiles turned on. For the overview, I also exported a CAD file of the lines and overlaid that onto a flat-color image, so in the .pdf the lines will scale infinitely. The images were exported as fairly large .png's before scaling down for the web/distribution, I think they started 2400 px wide at least. I encourage everyone to steal my method when making write ups.


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