so i have been researching and thinking about this project sence the magnet contest.
basicily i was thinking hey why not combine the 2 with the coilgun i would get a ton of good acceleration. then it would hit the rails and be jolted forward . it would minimize the time the round was in the rails and give them the best chance to do there job.
So i would be using a ferrious round with aliminum at the rear to act as the armiture.
To get better flight path out of the gun i would take a copper pipe for both the coil and the rails but for you cant have the 2 touching so ill space it with somthing like pvc.
correct me if i'm wrong but i heard plating copper with silver would give a better result for rails
the final keystone will be the capacitorbanks and controllers (i don't know much about microcontrollers so any help there...or anyware would be great)
my idea was to stage a bank per coil and rail that way each would fire it's full load when the round got to there
what do you guys think? info please. this is a new project so if anyone has the time and wants to try my idea let me know what your results turn out to be