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#1 User is offline   wico90 

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 12:25 PM

Im thinking of making a MLRS (mulitple rocket launch system) for a paintbal tank., does anyone have any ideas how to make them fire independetly from eachother, but only use one expansion chamber?
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Posted 04 December 2007 - 12:29 PM

You want like 4 shots from 1 chamber? Yeah you're better off doing indpendent systems to keep up with air requirements...
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Posted 04 December 2007 - 05:30 PM

So your wanting to make a MLRS M270 Launcher?

http://www.redstone..../mlrs/mlrs.html

If this is what you are talking about, I might be able to think of something if I though long and hard about it, but the price, time needed, and complexity of it all just doesn't seem to be worth it IMO.
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Posted 05 December 2007 - 06:55 AM

yea thats it. thx steed i might have to try it like that.
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Posted 05 December 2007 - 09:55 AM

Like previously stated, I would make each rocket have an indpendent air chamber and launch system. Typically, a launcher empties an air chamber when it is fired. So if you wanted to run them all off one chamber, you would need a chamber that could refil quickly, normally meaning a smaller chamber. Plus, connecting everything to one chamber with out restricting air flow to your barrels will be rather tricky as well. So in the end, you would be better off just using independent launchers and prolly rig em up to an electrical firing system
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Posted 06 December 2007 - 01:07 PM

Tried using a one chamber'd system, it's a lot of fun, but difficult to fine tune. I'd go with what Chaos said.

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 01:43 AM

Here is an interesting site I got from a gentleman on the A5og.net.

http://www.flexpvc.com/cart/agora.cgi?cart...ds-Distributors


Most of these have small multiple outlets. You would have to use elbow to bring them out away form the other outlets then curve them back to facing the same direction and then use reducers to up the size back to 2 inch.


EDIT: I was thinking something like this. Only thing is they dont show a dog leg in the same outlet port size. But you can do the same thing with elbows. It wount look as good but it should work. (Heck you may be able to find some dog legs or they may do a custom run on the size you need. Who knows? If you doing an MLRS and you dont want anyone to see the plumbing put it in a box...


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My next tank will have some form of MLRS mounted on it. Not sure on how effective it will be, but it will look good blasting several rockets off at once.

Thoughts?

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 07:37 PM

I was thinking about this once. What you'd need are (x) inline sprinkler valves (X being the number of tubes, I'd say around 6). Hook each valve up to a central air chamber, then have that chamber fed by an HPA or CO2 tank. I'd have to be a big one, but since this is going on a tank, I wouldn't call that a problem. Have the chamber regulated to 90 PSI (The valves are safe up until 120, IIRC, it might be 100 though), so I'd put a 100 psi blowout just to be safe. Wire each valve up to a central battery pack. If you've got some experience with programming microcontrollers, you could have one switch that just fires the next rocket, but the easiest method would just be to have (x) switches. If you wanted to make it a bit cooler, put a small momentary switch in the barrel that gets pressed when the rocket is in, hooked to a light to display what tubes are filled.

It'd be a simple and pretty cool idea for a tank, or maybe an artillery battery-it'd be very easy to adapt the design to fire grapeshot or grenades as well. Wouldn't want to carry it around, though, but that's not the intention.
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 12:45 PM

wheres the best place to get a valve? how much do they cost, im trying to do this on a limited budget. thx again
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 12:54 PM

Isn't there a link for someone who did a double barreled launcher that was semi automatic?
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 01:12 PM

Wico: Most hardware stores carry them. They're used for irrigation and sprinkler systems. Rain Bird valves are an example.
Knightwolf: That's be Dead By Dawn's cannon. You'd need some experience with programming and microprocessor control to build something like it, since, AFAIK, a control board is used to run the sequence of valves required to fire it.
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Posted 21 December 2007 - 10:48 PM

are you launching nerf rockets or paintgrenades?
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Posted 22 December 2007 - 01:16 AM

View PostMarauder_Pilot, on Dec 18 2007, 03:12 PM, said:

Wico: Most hardware stores carry them. They're used for irrigation and sprinkler systems. Rain Bird valves are an example.
Knightwolf: That's be Dead By Dawn's cannon. You'd need some experience with programming and microprocessor control to build something like it, since, AFAIK, a control board is used to run the sequence of valves required to fire it.



Got to check out their tank back in September. Awesome cannon set up. Great guys too. Real freindly and willing to show off thier handy work.
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Posted 22 December 2007 - 09:40 AM

Yeah, that cannon is a real piece of work, it's beautiful.
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