Hi all. i have been studying the vast collecion of minigun pics availible on the net, and the collection of knex miniguns. I believe this is and will be the 1st Knex Minigun instructable (not slideshow). I wanted to make it as realistic as possible, but realised that wasn't 100% possible. Actual Minigun barells are only connecred at one point, but with knex, you would need two points. I took this into account, and eventually decided to connect the handle and barell, which gave a firm base to add the main 'shell' of the gun. If your still reading this, you're probably getting bored. Let's get into pros and cons before ya' decide to just skip.....
Angled back handle (comfortable)
Octapod... aka stand... (not tripod, is an octagon)
Shoots from a chain
Octapod pivot sometimes snaps (rarely, but happens)
Ok. Were ready to start. This is a heck of a project!
Step 1: Firing system
Building the 'boxy thing that goes on the side'
The chain puller basically...