The Ditto Bow

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Introduction: The Ditto Bow

Okay so, it's been a while since I've last been on ibles, like a couple of weeks. Anyway, I finally managed to get around to posting one of my k'nex guns, so I decided to post the original version of a gun that I've been working on for quite a while. I know I said I would post on Christmas but that didn't work out too well. First off, I have a computer that's older than dust, and the internet speed is really,really slow because I had to pull all of the pictures that I took off of my camera and dump them on my computer,and on top of that I had to resize 60+ pictures.And make an ible for this gun. The point is, I put a hell of a lot of effort into this gun, so it would be nice if it got a good rating and a lot of views.This is the original, and it's not very good, but I posted it anyway. Onto pros,cons, and instructions:

-fair power. It will leave good size dents in cardboard boxes, depending on the bands.
-fair range. I would say it would shoot 40-50 ft. if you're lucky.
-trigger blocks behind the handle and operates on zero bands.
-8 shot turret.
-ratchet holds all of the guns bands to keep pressure off the pin.
-has an ammo holder and a rear sight.
-some parts of the gun are removable and interchangeable.

-piece consuming. it especially uses a lot of bronze connectors, like over a hundred of them.
-a bit bulky. I'm going to do some mods to it to cut out some of the bulk after I post the v2.
-handle is a little flimsy in one area. I thought of a way to fix this but I'm not sure if it will work.
-power of this gun is limited because I haven't been able to make a strong enough pin that wont break no matter how many bands you load onto the ratchet.

KILLERK- turret
Zak- bow limbs,inspiration
Fred The Penguin-Logic bow mech.
Oblivitus- one of his greatest concepts that I'm going to push very,very freaking far! ;)

Step 1: Build the Gun

Since adding multiple steps can sometimes be a real pain in the arse, I'm going to put all of the pictures on one step to save you the trouble, and for me,the time. Don't worry, I'll walk you through on what to do.

Step 2: Modifications

Mods coming soon!!!



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Questions & Answers


Awesome job, just to let you know this is the sorta thing that I would usually build, but I'm starting (I think) a collaboration soon.

Wait, what concept of mine is in here? Looks well done in any case.

Your removable and interchangeable parts concept. And thanks.

That looks pretty neat. It looks like it performs very well. Good job.

Thanks but, it's not very good. It DOES work, just not the way I wanted it to.

lol, that's because I put all of the pictures on one step. I test fired the v2 this morning, and a few hours later I heard on the news that astronauts started finding k'nex floating in outer space! lol, I'm just joking, I haven't test fired it yet because I'm still working on the trigger. I'm trying to do a setup where the trigger blocks behind the ratchet instead of under it,like you see in this one. That will be a little harder to do, but I think I can get it done. Sophistication is my type of field.

O...kay? >_>

Oh,thanks I guess. I didn't see it under your ibles. It was probably there, I guess my eyes just went over it and I didn't notice it was there. I'm such a blonde.

Thats ok, so what do you think of it?