The Kinetic Rifle is finally here! To those of you who have been waiting since christmas for me to post this I'd like to say that I'm sorry it couldn't have been posted sooner...I simply have too much going on in my junior year in high school. For those of you that this gun is new to, here's a description of the gun and how it works:
This gun is a bullpup, horizontal magazine, pump action, sling semi-repeater. Quite a mouthful. The term semi repeater means that it requires two actions to load it: pulling back the band and then pumping it, rather than simply pumping it, although it has a 4 shot horizontal magazine, meaning you don't have to manually load each shot. My emphasis on this gun was to prove the potential that horizontal magazines have, and the plain coolness of the mechanism.
So I hope you guys enjoy it and I know a lot of people have been leaving recently so I'll just say this: K'nex is not dead, innovation is just currently at a standstill. If you decide to leave, your going to have the most amazing idea sooner or later and your going to want to come back. There is so much left to be discovered!
*This is an extremely complex build and pictures and image notes must be followed exactly for the gun to work. Everything is the way it is for a reason.
100ft+ range (the ratchet can hold pretty much any amount of tension so it's hard to say the exact range)
1. The lower stock of the gun. Probably the easiest part to build.
2. Build the outer layer
3. Build the inner layer (notice the blue rods where indicated)
4. Build center layer (notice all the white rods)
5. Get one outer layer
6. Attach inner layer
7. Attach center layer
8. Attach inner layer
9. Attach outer layer