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#1 SyntheticDiamond

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 05:20 PM

Looking at the Crossbolt design, I think it might be possible. What mods would have to be done to the rest of the blaster?
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#2 Spud Spudoni

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 12:41 AM

I don't understand what you're saying. The Crossbolt does use actual bow arms to fire projectiles.


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#3 Silly

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 07:43 AM

I think they mean to take a actual bow, then jam it on the front of a crossbolt.
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#4 SyntheticDiamond

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 08:48 AM

Something like that, then run a string back to the catch.
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#5 Spud Spudoni

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 12:24 PM

So using the arms of the bow to store the energy instead of the string. Try it out yourself and get back to us on it.


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Posted 18 January 2017 - 09:35 PM

bow arms tend to be much stronger than an elastic cord.  if you managed to make this work (presumably with fiberglass bow arms), you would most likely need to upgrade the catch mechanism, not designed for as much force as bow arms would provide.

 

 

I don't understand what you're saying. The Crossbolt does use actual bow arms to fire projectiles.

the crossbolt does not use bow arms.  in a bow, the bow arms do the flexing and the string stays rigid.  in the crossbolt, the power is coming from the elastic string, pretty much making it the world's most suped-up slingshot.


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#7 Spud Spudoni

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 06:42 PM

 

 

the crossbolt does not use bow arms.  in a bow, the bow arms do the flexing and the string stays rigid.  in the crossbolt, the power is coming from the elastic string, pretty much making it the world's most suped-up slingshot.

It does use bow arms, just not use them to store energy to fire darts. Slight distinction there. I fully understand how bows work.


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Posted 21 January 2017 - 12:55 AM

Look at the BullPAC, it's a pretty cool blaster.


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