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RMConstruction's Knex Minigun, V2.0

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.....

PROS
Top handle
Angled back handle (comfortable)
Octapod... aka stand... (not tripod, is an octagon)
Shoots from a chain

Cons
Octapod pivot sometimes snaps (rarely, but happens)
Range varies



Ok. Were ready to start. This is a heck of a project!
 
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Step 1: Firing system

Building the 'boxy thing that goes on the side'
The chain puller basically...

Step 2: Odds n' Ends

Some lil' thigs before we get to the complicated part.

Step 3: Main shell

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The main section of the gun, which pretty much holds it all together.

Step 4: Main arm/support thingy. Do I say thingy too much?!?!?!?

The support arm, connecting the handle with the barrel end. Features a lot of repeating repeating repeating repeating repeating repeating repeating repeating patterns patterns patterns patterns patterns patterns......

Step 5: Back Handle

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The back handle & arm assembly.

Step 6: Barell

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The barell, fairly simple.

Step 7: Main gun assembly

The assembly of the parts you've made already. No, I havent forgotten the chain or Octapod.

Step 8: Chain

Well done! You've completed the main gun! Now for the Chain... And loading....

Step 9: Octapod

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Stand for the whole thing. I call it an Octapod as the base is an octagon.

Step 10: COMPLETE!!!!!!!!

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Well done! you now have a knex minigun to wreak havoc with! MWUHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
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plumeri16 months ago
The main shell is confusing me,how many segments do you make?
poo2thegeek4 years ago
hey can i have a part list??????
Yeh and me, it is quite confusing when there is no list of parts etc, but other than that it is freaking awesome!!!!!!!
I like pie
pie is awesome
Puddock2 years ago
Oh no. I now have a huge temptation to build this.
wwhitt2 years ago
Hey can somebody post a firing video and a part list??
RMConstruction (author)  wwhitt2 years ago
Doubt either are possible...
Torpe3 years ago
How many green rods does it use?
bighead54543 years ago
great gun, fun to use, but the octopod is flimsy and keeps breaking on me-probably something i did wrong, but besides that, its awesome
RMConstruction (author)  bighead54543 years ago
Thanks :) I used Cyber K'nex for added strength on the Octopod...
hey, i have a problem with it
although you have scrapped it already, i was thinking you may be able to help

when i put in a chain loaded and everything, it only fire the first three or so shots before the chain comes off the gear
i removed the wheel and it helped a little bit, but did you eery have this problem when you had the gun?
RMConstruction (author)  bighead54543 years ago
Does it fall into the gun or out of it? If it's out, the motor may be struggling to pull the weight and will jog the gears in its efforts. Try changing the batteries, or ger a blender ;)

If it's into the gun, the last couple of shots usually fall through without the motor's help because of the weight.
sorry, but nevermind, i hadnt put enough lead for the chain to get a good grip (i only have about a foot of chain) so it was just coming off

thanks for replying tho

wow, just asking for help then figuring out what was wrong after you replied, trying to help makes me feel terrible

well, thanks i guess
(i cant really say anything without seeming like a jerk)
neither

it just falls off the gear, towards the front of the gun even when it is held out straight or supported by a table

i found that a slower motor actually helped, but not much
can you add a video to see how it shoots?
RMConstruction (author)  kwintisolo122343 years ago
Do you know how old this 'ible is?!
jackojack123 years ago
Could u build it with one cog?
RMConstruction (author)  jackojack123 years ago
Nope.
and why not use a green connector instead
me too
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Look at the pictures. Would help if you were more specific!
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The handle.
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Oh? How did it turn out? Did it fire well?
MandH3 years ago
Pretty Nice. I like how you did not fancy it all up like a lot of K'nex builders do. I think it just wastes time to make it fancy.
ryry20113 years ago
what does it fire
x-treme3 years ago
Whoa!
This is amazing!

Even though I don't have enough pieces to build it, If I did, I defiantly would make it!
I'll try to make a smaller version of it and post it.

5*
RMConstruction (author)  x-treme3 years ago
There are many guns that use the same mechanism. Supapoopa recently posted his take on it I think.
(YOUR N3 years ago
luv it
RMConstruction (author)  (YOUR N3 years ago
Thanks!
ramzone23 years ago
could you make brighter instrucitons ? i have bad vision and its the first time i have ever build a minigun or a chain gun, if you destroyed the gun never mind.
RMConstruction (author)  ramzone23 years ago
Sorry, Its been gone almost a year :p
ramzone23 years ago
hey in step 1 is the red connector slided on the red rod,
AWESOME GUN
RMConstruction (author)  ramzone23 years ago
Nope. Thanks!
ninjakoi3 years ago
you have really have made my day, thanks for making the gun and posting.

you rule
RMConstruction (author)  ninjakoi3 years ago
Haha. Thanks!
ninjakoi3 years ago
on picture 3 are the black things on the white circles those little green rods?
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