Back at it again with an incredibly specific question...
This time it's for my 2017 Contest Submission, so hopefully that won't turn too many of you off to giving me a hand. Because this is for a competition, I've been holding out on asking for help; but screw it, there's around 24 hours left and I'm pretty much stuck.
Right now, I'm working on my hammer action, clip fed blaster, and I'm having issues making the mechanism for cycling the clip.
The idea is that a [poorly placed] tab on the hammer will push a piece forward, moving the clip slider (standard Boomco piece, black) thing down. Ideally, there will be some springs to help make this more fluid, but that's a problem for later.
Tab on hammer:
So the problem I've been encountering is that the "clip slider" comes out of alignment (I will put in rails for it later) when placed under pressure and messes the whole thing up. I've tinkered with the homemade plastic pieces without the Boomco slider in place and it works just fine, so this is the only known issue right now. I think I need to change the shape of the front of the plastic (I've already tried one other shape), but I don't know what to change it to.
Another solution could be to shave off the circular nub and put a triangular nub in its place, but that is too risky/permanent, and I'm not that desperate yet.
I know this mechanism might not be the most efficient way to do this, but I've already invested too much time into it for now.
I would be very grateful if someone were to help me out here. If this works, I'll be able to put up a tutorial write up within the next 24 hours with some more juicy pictures.
Edited by An unnamed cell, 30 August 2017 - 08:19 PM.