this is a concept i thought up while playing with a full auto RBG i made. i'm not gonna be posting the RBG full-auto, cause my friend that built it with me begged me not to (he's kinda greedy and wanted it all to himself). i'm not gonna be posting instructions for this either, but i am going to show you the gun and explain how it works. it's really simple - if you have even a little bit of experience with knex you should be able to build it off the pics and the video.
ROF : about up to 6 per second (depends on the speed you crank the crank)
range : 3-4 feet
comfortability : very comfortable
accuracy : cannot be checked at this point, because the range isn't high enough
mag capacity : 18 (variable)
looks : pretty good
sturdiness/stability : very sturdy/stable
reliability : pretty reliable, jams every 10 mags or so, but can be easily fixed.
anyway, this gun isn't made for performance. as oblivitus has done several times, i have introduced this brand new concept to the knexing community, in hope that people will take it to the next level, because i think, and i believe oblivitus would agree with me, that this gun concept has a lot of potential, and can get up to 30 feet. sadly, this gun does not have a trigger, but there is a crank that you control the gun with. don't leave comments saying "it's lame", "it's weak", "it doesn't have a trigger"... i know all these things. this is only a concept and a prototype with which i tested the concept. i hope this concept will be perfected and, hopefully, get a decent range. if it will, this will be the first firing pin machine gun ever to be built of knex !!! (not including multi barrel and multi ram guns, which, quite frankly don't find any sympathy in me).
i have a great idea how to make it much MUCH stronger. i made only 1 lame attempt at it and quit. what i'm talking about is adding a modification of kinetic's semi automatic mechanism. the one with the pusher that pushes the bullet against a mech that only slightly revolves allowing the bullet to pop out, but since it has a lot of band pressure, it propels the bullets really powerfully. you could add some kind of mod of that in front of the mag and in line with the ram (and bullet, of course), that when the ram goes forward, it pushes the bullet into the mech, which intern, pushes the bullet out of the gun with power. i was thinking of the pusher that pushes the bullets up in the semi-auto gun to be halfway up the barrel, with it's round side facing the bullet, so that when the bullet gets to it, it pushes the pusher (irony) down, and then the pusher pushes the bullet back up into pressure with the firing mechanism of the full-auto.
i sincerely hope i am understood, because this idea is amazing and would make this gun all that much better, cause if you would be able to make a strong, full-auto gun that uses a magazine, and doesn't need any cocking before use and is very simple to use, you would really be getting far.
best of luck to anyone who attempts to perfect this gun, and if anyone does, give me at least 10 percent credit for the idea please.