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JonnyBGood

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JonnyBGood (author) 2 days ago
Okay I do realize I've been very inactive due to school, and I apologize for that. I will be working to post Zip3 Final Prototype this Thanksgiving Break. So expect an ible' by the end of this week! ( This is going to be my biggest posted gun at a little over 5' in length )

Well, you anywhere close to Zip3 instructions? I seriously need a new gun to build...

JonnyBGood (author)  akshat210457 days ago

Akshat.... 100% honest with you right now. I haven't made any progress on it since last time. The majority of the reason why is school. Secondly its because I procrastinate, but you knew that. Thirdly (this is the unknown fact) Zip3 isn't perfect. I know this doesen't surprise you. My quality hasn't been spot on but Zip3 is a little different. First off its my flagship, if there's a gun that should describe me as a knex gun builder this would be it. That being siad other people who have tried my Zip3 (KILLERK, my grandpa, my brother, and I think Mepains maybe...) taught me the gun has a learning curb to it. So with instructions of how to build it I'll have to provide a instructions on how to train the builder to use it. This isn't too terrible, I know that but the trigger is kind of finicky to set up and is also the weakest point on the gun. This will probably anger most builders and lead to another Competitor V scenario (which I know, I messed up, my bad) .

So in summary I'd love to post Zip3 if I had time, but I'm concerned about people not thinking my flagship is as good as I've built it up to myself and others to be. Realistically if people didn't like Zip3 oh well, but I would really like them to see this gun the same way I do, as an innovation in pump action guns that increases efficiency. So I want to see if I can foolproof it first, unless your willing to mess with the 7th version just let me know.

Sorry I ranted again.... school stress does this sometimes...

By the way, were those internals on the Zip3 ible usable at all? If not what would you need to make them more usable?

Anyway Sorry, for my sluggish normal pace. I'll start working on post in version 7 if you want it.

Howdy bro, I've been long time gone. How's it going?

knexguy23719 days ago

So, I get what you want to do, and I'm pretty confident that I am able to complete the gun. But I might try it without the Kinno 2 magazine first, and then add it on if the original works. Sound good?

JonnyBGood (author)  knexguy23719 days ago

sounds good! Just make it work my friend!

Alright! I'll keep you posted if any problems come up.

JonnyBGood (author)  knexguy23717 days ago

Alright. I'll be here... somewhere. =D

knexguy2371 month ago

Hey I was just wondering if you had any suggestions for what I should build next. I'm working on an RPG right now, but I have no idea what to do after that

JonnyBGood (author)  knexguy2371 month ago

Well an RPG can be translated many ways; having a large projectile hit and spread multiple projectiles, or have multiple projectiles separate from a larger projectile upon launch ( another way to get a large damage area like a real rpg). So I'm interested see what you come up with RPG wise.

As to what to do after that; here's what I propose: try making a gun that has two barrels. Both of which fire out of a magazine, but one is Bullpup and the other is regular placement. Like the XM-29 I was planning on making if I ever found time. I'd like to see your take on it.

Also, not to bother you too much or anything, I was wondering if you might want to take a look at my Semi-Auto Rifle, just to kinda get your opinion on it. Thanks!

JonnyBGood (author)  knexguy2371 month ago

I have looked at it already ( about three times ) I've been trying to figure out how it works. I haven't had time to really sit down and analyze how it functions but I'm thrilled someone pulled off a semi-auto. I'll build it if I have time and enough pictures.

There are instructions out, (Step Two), so I hope you build it. From what people have been telling me, it's hard to understand with out building it. Thanks for looking at it though!

JonnyBGood (author)  knexguy2371 month ago

No problem! I would live to build it but I haven't had time to touch my knex this week. As I told Akshat, I've got a second job now, and I'm a full time college student. I've just been focusing on school lately because its the most important right now, but of course I'm always floating around on this site between classes and whenever else I find time to do so. So like many other great guns I'm adding this to my list of guns I need to build.

Yeah I totally understand that, because right now I have a job and school, and I'm having a hard time with that. But you're in college and have two jobs, so I can completely understand that. Thanks for taking a look though! Did you ever get to understand it yet?