Titan Missile Launcher
Posted 14 April 2007 - 02:59 PM
I've made my titan into a missile launcher-type-thingy. It has a 1' long sch 80 PVC barrel. The "missiles" are water bottles. I have found that they slide quite easially over the PVC and have a fairly good seal. The problem isn't how well the bottle seals. In mid-air the bottles will flip and tumble loosing all of their momentum very quickly. i'm pretty sure this is because of their lack of mass.
If anybody could suggest ways that I can modify the bottles to make them more stable, or a completely new missile, that would be great.
Posted 14 April 2007 - 03:01 PM
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Posted 15 April 2007 - 04:54 PM
the bottles could be used as one-use molds to make foam missiles: fill them with foam, use an xacto to slice the bottle off, add bbs to the necessary parts for weight.
Posted 01 May 2007 - 07:08 PM
That actually wont help at all. All that means is that more pressure will build up to launch the bottle off. In turn, the bottle will fly even less accurately because it still wouldn't be balanced properly.
To answer your question, you could try using electrical tape to give the bottle a tighter fit.
Anyway, without pictures Im not sure of the exact fit so I can't say for sure how well it could work, but even a simple pool of hot glue squirted into the bottle could add enough mass to stabilize it. If nothing else, this is probably a lot cheaper than expanding foam and weights.
Posted 02 May 2007 - 07:07 PM
More power doesn't lead to less accuracy, with the right weighting no accuracy problems should occur. And I see now that I had the wrong idea of this before, and that the bottle is going over, not into, the barrel. Oh well.
More importantly, this was a dead topic from half a month ago, check the date before posting.
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