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Posted 14 October 2010 - 09:55 AM

Ok...so the word "Paintball" got my attention. Even though it doesn't really have anything to do with paintball it was still an interesting read...

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 10:04 AM

That was pretty sweet. I think its awesome that people figured out a way to make all these observations from this far away. Its like trying to read a book from the other side of a football field.

Makes me wonder what it would be like to play paintball in Zero-G.
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Posted 14 October 2010 - 10:30 AM

View PostBenaiah, on 14 October 2010 - 11:04 AM, said:

That was pretty sweet. I think its awesome that people figured out a way to make all these observations from this far away. Its like trying to read a book from the other side of a football field.

Makes me wonder what it would be like to play paintball in Zero-G.


Hmmm...nothing to slow the ball would mean that flatlines/apex and first strike would have no advantage over regular shots. Or would the paintballs just keep speeding up? We need experts weighing in on this one!
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Posted 14 October 2010 - 11:20 AM

Well Zero-G doesnt necessarily mean no atmosphere, but we can pretty much assume that for this scenario.

As an engineering major, I can tell you this. The paintballs would experience no drop-off. The range would effectively be unlimited. backspin would have no effect, as there is no air to apply the upwards force generated by the backspin. As for speed, the muzzle velocity would hold for the entirety of the paintball's flight. So 280 fps at the chrono would mean 280 fps at 100, 200, 300, and 1000000 yards!

The most interesting thing would be the equal/opposite reations. When you shot the paintball, there will be a small, backwards force on your body. Unless you are braced by something, you will move backwards, faster with every shot. That should get interesting.

If there was zero-g and you were contained in something that held an atmosphere, apex/flatline users would have a hard time hitting anything but the ceiling! The gravitational force easily overcomes the backspin-generated upwards force, but remove gravity from the equation and you have only an upwards force. In this scenario you would also lose the long distance powers. The balls would just slow down and knuckleball through the air. eventually they would just be drifting. First strike would be more accurate though, as their axial rotation would stabilize their flight.

Defintely interesting. Lets start planning this scenario event! Paint the Cosmos 2050! Paint pre-orders on sale now!

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 03:34 PM

View PostBenaiah, on 14 October 2010 - 12:20 PM, said:

Well Zero-G doesnt necessarily mean no atmosphere, but we can pretty much assume that for this scenario.

First strike would be more accurate though, as their axial rotation would stabilize their flight.

Defintely interesting. Lets start planning this scenario event! Paint the Cosmos 2050! Paint pre-orders on sale now!


Wait, question. with atmosphere you are subject to wind resistance, and wind, and all that stuff. but if its just air we are talking about here then aside from a REALLY slow drop off in projectile speed, ( as only the X direction or the horizontal is effected in distance)
But would first strike really be so advantageous? just because Regular paintballs will have, for the most part ( and assuming its good paint here) a insanely long range. so distance wise it would be just fairly straight lines coming out of the barrel,

oh well. at least the FS will go faster for longer. which means better breaks at 400 feet LOL.
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Posted 14 October 2010 - 05:42 PM

Because paintballs are round and imperfect, their aerodynamics pretty much suck. The atmosphere means just air, so it would be the same. Not having gravity wouldn't affect the amount of wind resistance. You would still get that random sideways zipping paint just when you need a straight shot, regardless of gravity.

sometimes im glad im an engineering nerd.
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