Still using the same old TR8 turret?
Tired of tearing apart your hands trying to replace a broken mini pin?
this turret is both sturdy and easy to access the pins for easier than ever replacement
the last thing you need during a war is to spend time repairing your gun with this mod not only is your turret as solid as it can be but it is also as easy to access and replace parts as necessary!
i understand it uses a lot of blue clip connectors so this mod may not be for everyone but i would highly recommend this turret and use it as my standard TR8 turret

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TheDunkis5 years ago
Guess now you should see if you can just prevent broken power transfers entirely.
Knex Lego Maniac (author)  TheDunkis5 years ago
Lol true
It's not that they break often it's like anything over time with enough wear an tear they could break down or wear out
This mod just makes changing them out less of a hassle
Good to hear from you man how have you been?!
They should really design pro K'nex with extra strong pieces and more specialized pieces specifically for high durability builds. We'll have to get on that. =P
And I'm pretty decent. At one of those annoying mental blocks where I want to build something awesome but everything turns to mush in my hands. So instead I figured I'd focus on revitalizing the community. For example, I got the Innovators Contest going on. I'm trying to advertise K'nex gunning on other community websites hoping I can attract other builders as well. I'm also playing with the idea of a podcast in my head just for the fun of it. In fact, if I do start one up, you wanna be a part of it? Just simple K'nex talk, tossing around ideas, talking about new posts on 'ibles, etc. Really just picking up where KI left off with its podcast.
We need metal K'nex!!!

Sometimes I dream about it...

And yeah TD has been a real big help with the community lately.
Metal K'nex wouldn't work, because the metal can't bend. In K'nex, the plastic bends slightly, so you can snap in a rod. In metal K'nex, you couldn't snap any rods onto the connectors.
Incorrect. Metal bends just as well, especially when it's as thin as the connections in K'nex. I mean, take springs as the perfect example. It may be harder than plastic, but that would only mean it would be stronger to build with.
If metal K'nex was possible, then it would cost a lot of money. What would kind of metal would it use. Steel or Aluminum?
Knex Lego Maniac (author)  Kinetic5 years ago
nah i like the challenge of using plastic pieces lol
Kinetic i must say i am inspired often by your creativity and ideas! keep it up
TD is always coming up with good ideas too
between the two of you the community should do well
at the end of the day the its not so much about the community as it is about building awesome K'nex guns! lol the community will follow as good designs are built
Yeah, it is a challenge, but it is also a limitation. I just can't wait until I get access to the the part-fabricating machines at college next year. Who knows what I'll be able to come up with.

Idk if you are up to it, but I posted something to sharir on my most recent forum page about what could possibly be the best K'nex gun we have seen yet. And the thing is that I think it is very possible. Imagine a semi (or fully) automatic Tr...

My explanation was really long but I could just copy and paste it here if you want. It would be great if we could get some other minds in on this one.
Knex Lego Maniac (author)  Kinetic5 years ago
Sure copy an paste your ideas man I'd love to hear em
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