bfg single barreled gatling guns
Posted 01 March 2010 - 12:45 PM
Unless I'm not understanding your design (where the barrel spins and the firing chambers stay stationary), I believe this could lead to some serious accuracy problems.
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Posted 01 March 2010 - 01:07 PM
You are correct in that a spinning barrel will techically affect the trajectory of the paintball as it leaves the barrel. But once it clears, the ball will follow the laws of projectile motion just as well as a paintball fired from an ordinary marker. But the paintball will be fired at a high enough velocity that the slight affect that the barrel's motion does have will likely be unnoticeable.
The only real concern might be the question of whether or not a substantial amount of spin would be induced on the paintball. But if he uses the geneva mechanism, which allows the barrel to briefly come to a complete stop when the ball is fired, then neither the spin issue nor the minor trajectory change mentioned above should even exist.
This post has been edited by Silent-7: 02 March 2010 - 06:32 PM
Posted 08 March 2010 - 11:33 AM
see you could totally stick a barrel inside something like that.. and noone would know
This post has been edited by MejorQueNada: 08 March 2010 - 11:33 AM
Posted 15 March 2010 - 05:43 PM
Not bad at all!
Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:51 PM
Posted 27 April 2010 - 09:01 AM
You have a nice idea.
You also have an idea with the most complicated automated timing system I have ever seen.
If the barrel is more than .10" out of alignment with the firing chamber you have a blender.
You have to design your own operating plat form becuase most modern paintball guns I can think of use the base of the barrel as the firing breech.
You will need to develop your own electronics system that will cycle through each of the existing systems if you use a pre manufactured gun. Your electronics will need to individually tell when each gun needs to fire...more timing that could go wrong.
You have an external belt...gear...chain...whatever drive system that needs to be in proper tension, smooth and consistant all the time to keep it all working right. And one that note...what keeps the barrel in proper alignment with the firing chambers? Ug.
You will need a seperate paint delivery system for each chamber. Why not just use one big system and split it you ask? How would you consistantly and evenly feed all the seperate feeds...each one will be a differing lenght requiring and diffing amount of tension to keep paint ready to use.
Seperate feeds will keep the sytem balanced...and add a huge amount of shooter upkeep during use...you have created a gatlin gun that needs an ammo man...two person gun...I refuse to be that second guy bored out of my mind.
The worst thing that jumps out in my mind is keeping the barrel in proper position for the shot...but I repeat myself!
If you can design and build a reliable prototype you deserve a job at NASA and should apply since you will be able to replace most of the engineers in ability.
I love the idea...but then again I like the amphibious car too...
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Posted 19 June 2010 - 07:33 PM
Posted 21 July 2010 - 05:29 PM
but since im bored with this topic, how about we add a microswitch at the bottom of a breach of an EGOten instead of eyes? if your feeder is strong enough (not much problem for a 25g switch) it would press the switch allowing the marker to be fired. would be ideal for a full auto system as you could set the microswitch to interupt the signal from the trigger switch, thus no trigger pull until theres a ball in the breach. also good for full auto fire. think, ball in breach=microswitch engaged, ball out breach=microswitch disengaged. your only limitations for ROF (theoreticaly) would be the feedspeed of your hopper and the cyclic rate of the marker.