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RPG with Paintball Rockets

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In this case an SCPPR ... Self Contained Pneumatic Powered Rocket.

The wind was fierce this day!!! The light rocket veered off target but distance was still impressive...

I still have to find a safe and approved location to fully distance test the paintball rockets.






 
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Step 1: Safe In The City

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To address the concerns from MANY...

I did obtain proper permission from the private owners of the property before conducting tests. The authorities were notified of the location and nature of the tests.

The tests did not include the firing of the toy at a target that would create concern.

The tests did occur on private property.

This device was designed for use in private areas where the participants were aware of the nature of the device. IE paintball range. that is the reason and design of the original colouring.

Inner city use may cause problems. Don't do it!!!!

In order to prevent getting arrested,,, shot... or raising the terror level... it is advisable to get proper permission from the authorities before firing ANY rocket in a public area.

The barrel of the device can be identified as a toy by orange indication. I have modified this one as shown for future tests.

The projectiles will be similar in identification.

For paintball... all bets are off, NO ORANGE... you and your army of friends will be hit from a long way away!!! HAPPY HIDING!!!
This shoots missiles but rpg stands for rocket propelled GRENADE

Might wanna check your info, this is indeed a Rocket Propelled Grenades. It'd also fit the archaic definition of 'Missile', but it's lacking the guidance to be a modern missile.

HammE7 months ago
Isn't the title for step three a ZZ top song?
Random_Canadian (author)  HammE7 months ago
Nice find on the Easter Egg! PM me for your reward!
What do you mean by PM you? I'm just unsure
ilpug9 months ago
All I have to say is that performance and ease of firing would greatly be improved by adding a pneumatic "Sprinkler valve" release.

Other than that, 9/10. Good job!
jtruesdell89 months ago
I'm in the middle of building this right now. I just tested the function before putting it into the aesthetic case, and damn. This thing shoots way farther than I had imagined. Definitely will be an effective tool in airsoft games, especially when it's self contained.
Random_Canadian (author)  jtruesdell89 months ago
I know! Right? I just kept test firing rockets and had a hard time stopping to finishing it. I will try your suggestion about the foam. Post your finished project! I would love to see it!
jtruesdell89 months ago
A suggestion for the indoor rockets: make the diameter of the tail smaller, and extend the fins to encompass a longer length of the tail. Perhaps use a thinner foam or another soft material to cover the tail. Foam creates a hell of a lot of drag.
agoguen10 months ago
All I got to say is: YUK, what a mess! But better than the REAL thing.
Random_Canadian (author) 10 months ago
Thanks for all the positive feedback!!!

I am currently working on a better rocket and will be posting video of the launches soon. Since it is raining here I will have to get the video when weather permits.

New rockets look great and check out the rockets section later today!!!!
loopingz10 months ago
We need the rockettube on youtube!
Good craftmanship by the way.
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already building mine I am gonna hook up an air tank from a real paintball gun where the bottle should be :-)
already building mine I am gonna hook up an air tank from a real paintball gun where the bottle should be :-)
rejectameric10 months ago
Love it! Where abouts in Canada are you?
fuzz08010 months ago
That is awesome, love it !!
Breygon10 months ago
sweet! I want one!
Kdemon10 months ago
Any change of getting a video / youtube of this bad-boy in action? Pretty epic!
supereric10 months ago
Totally bad-ass.
jxmorris1210 months ago
So awesome.
Gunther4510 months ago
I love it! but would recommend more of a Legal Disclaimer in there! Different States have crazy Laws even in NJ ,Slingshots are illegal! and some laws just say propelled projectile, even diameter might matter on if it falls as a Destructive Device. I am not trying to scare you just recommend that you cover yourself a little better, I know it is to shoot paint balls as long as the BATF and states see it that way no problem , if not it could be bad for whomever makes it! Love it just a suggestion.
mythbusterma10 months ago
There is no kill like overkill.
mythbusterma10 months ago
There is no kill like overkill.
mythbusterma10 months ago
There is no kill like overkill.
Give it a try with a soda bottle instead of a water bottle. Bottles for carbonated beverages are made to much stricter specifications and can stand well over 100 psi without deforming.
hhhhhh great hop I want one
Golden776610 months ago
I voted for you
Golden776610 months ago
Cool
SomeshRao10 months ago
One suggestion. Please do not paint it camouflage colors. Also color to the front bright orange to indicate to law enforcement that it is a toy and not a real toy.

Other than that, great 'ible.
Sorry, that was supposed to be "that it is a toy and not a real weapon".
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