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Zip2 Final Prototype

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Well this took awhile... 270 pictures on my phone later and I'm ready to post the Final Prototype of Zip2. Zip2 has changed a little since you've seen the preview. The changes were: preventing an epic fail from occurring (as seen in my youtube video) with a mag pusher, and reinforcing the rod that connects the pump to the barrel. More elastic means less rate of fire, but with each pump you can shoot twice so you aren't really losing any rate of fire. If you want more info about the gun, check out the preview.  Now for the main event; let's make Zip2!! Also check out a review by lucas_the _boss!   Note: This gun does not use any broken pieces, so please ignore any in this ible'.

 
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Step 2: Body Layer 2

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Zip2 is an unusual gun made for a right handed shooter, so if you are a left handed shooter please build the parts you see in Layer 4, The main difference is (as shown)  trigger size. I built this gun so you can fire the closest barrel first and than the further one second. You can always modify the gun to your liking but this is suggested to get the full enjoyment out of the gun. Make sure the tan connector are placed as shown in the pictures. Any questions and I will be glad to answer them for you.

Step 3: Body Layer 3

Layer three is pretty much a dividing wall in between the barrels. Nothing two fancy here just continue on through. I hope Layer 2 wasn't to difficult because you're going to making something strikingly similar to it in Layer 4.

Step 4: Body Layer 4

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Realistically this is the same as Layer two except for two little changes. Build the parts and continue on.  Note Left handed version uses the smaller trigger on this side! 
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JonnyBGood (author) 3 months ago

Thanks everybody for making Zip2 my most viewed and built gun on instructibles!

I'm always interested in what you'd like to see in the next Zip so feel free to leave a comment on my orangeboard and I will definitely consider it!

Also check out Zip3's official Preview if you haven't already.

sonic broom2 months ago

what is the piece count

looks cool !!!

JonnyBGood (author)  sonic broom2 months ago

I have an approximate piece count a little lower in the comments. Its a pretty do-able piece count.

cool thanks
JoshuaCope012 months ago

how far does it shoot?

JonnyBGood (author)  JoshuaCope012 months ago

Mine shot comfortably up to 30 ft. If you strain it you can get 40feet but it will feel like something is going to break. I'd still recommend building it!

akshat210453 months ago

Bit late, but which rod does it shoot exactly. I am currently building it!

JonnyBGood (author)  akshat210453 months ago

Ohhh! yeah it shoots yellow rods. Theres a video on how to load it on my preview of Zip2 so check that out too.

Really? My Zip2 shoots blue rods better than yellow ones. Hmmm...

JonnyBGood (author)  akshat210453 months ago

Well that's interesting! I sized the ammo holders for yellow rods but as you can tell it's kind of multi tasking ammo wise. You can insert a pair of red rods through the top as well and use it like a breech loaded gun! I'm going to work on finishing our project tomorrow and I'm contemplating Zip4 or maybe Zip3Light (Zip3 with fewer pieces, a couple less features) Anyway I'll be building something, as always.

Just a thought, wouldn't it be cool if Zip2 could shoot spread like a shotgun?=P Just a thought....

The shotgun spread should be a good mod... I'll get to that!

JonnyBGood (author)  akshat210453 months ago

I didn't say you had to make it =P but since you want too... =D

pongopeter8264 months ago
Never mind thanks anyways. great gun!
JonnyBGood (author)  pongopeter8264 months ago

No. Thank you for sharing pictures of your Zip2! It's always thrilling to see someone has built my knex gun. I hope you enjoy it and I also hope you got that three firing thing sorted out. If not I'll help try to figure that one out. I will say that sometimes when you load it, a rod may be pushed forward by the next one so it'll jam or shoot two.

pongopeter8264 months ago
Finished :) but it fires three rods at a time?
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pongopeter8264 months ago
Do you need to put a rubber band on the trigger
JonnyBGood (author)  pongopeter8264 months ago
Yes, one on each trigger. Also make sure the rubberband in pic 18 and 19 is pafed as shown so the triggers catch when you pump the gun. Glad your building it and I'd love it if you would make a review or take some pictures! Again thanks for building!
I am really thinking about building either zip or zip2 but I don't know which to build >-)
JonnyBGood (author)  lucas_the_boss7 months ago
I highly recommend Zip2 I fixed all the glitches in the first model in this gun. I don't know how many pieces you have but I would build this Zip. It also has a lot more potential in the mechanism than my first Zip so modding and increasing power woild be easier.

That's my thought on it. Not that zip was a bad gun, it was more of a first attempt. I still have a modified version of Zip2 to shoot when I get stressed about a nonworking knex gun. Anyway that's my thoughts about that.
Ok thanks for the advice I'm going to build after I take apart my random gun I made today that I am going to post
JonnyBGood (author)  lucas_the_boss7 months ago
Sounds good! If you could make a review for it as well with pictures of your zip2 I will give you a 1 year pro membership.
Sounds like a deal?
Deal
JonnyBGood (author)  lucas_the_boss7 months ago
Good =D
I'll keep an eye out for your review!
This is a great gun just finished it and will be posting a review on it on January 1
JonnyBGood (author)  lucas_the_boss7 months ago
Alright can't wait to see it.
Hey just posted it you might not be able to see yet but I did post
Blue Mullet 210 months ago
Looks like a Halo 4 shotgun.
JonnyBGood (author)  Blue Mullet 210 months ago
Well, I wasn't aiming at making it look like anything in particular but they do look similar. Glad you liked it!
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JonnyBGood (author)  DELETED_akshat2104510 months ago
Zip2 for long range Zip for shorter range. Zip2 has much more potential than the first Zip.
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JonnyBGood (author)  DELETED_akshat2104510 months ago
Sounds good! I still have both Zips ( as seen in my preview), and I really like both of them.
JonnyBGood (author)  DELETED_akshat2104510 months ago
Here is my approximate piece count:

265 green rods
104 yellow connector
67 white rods
26 white connectors
36 red connectors
70 orange connectors
27 y-clips
2 blue connectors
19 green connectors
7 black gray rods
5 gray connectors
1 red rod
6 tan connectors
28 blue rods

Approximatly+-20
I didn't take it apart... sorry.
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JonnyBGood (author)  DELETED_akshat2104510 months ago
No prob! I know you want to build it so I'll help where I can.
Kona-chan10 months ago
nice bro!!
JonnyBGood (author)  Kona-chan10 months ago
Thanks
KILLERK10 months ago
I am very excited to check out each one of these pictures! Working now but as soon as I get a chance I am checking this out!
JonnyBGood (author)  KILLERK10 months ago
Cool! Will you build it?
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