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Just posted the official preview of Zip3. =D
I'm really happy how it turned out, but as a heads up it uses more pieces than Zip2 ( I can tell by the weight.)
That's good! I'll still make instructions too. Check out this video too
I saw the video! Finally got to hear your voice XD. I see that you have made removable magazines! That is cool, but I loved the dual barrel part of Zip2, which is dropped.
Yeah I actually talked in this one. Thought it would be a good thing to do, especially when there's so much that happens in this gun.
Zip2's dual barrel feature was dropped in this gun mainly due to sophistication in the mech. Also Zip2 was a great idea for rate of fire, but really range is limited by the fact that the pump had to pull two ramrods back. Single ram designs allow for elastics to be on one ramrod for more power. It also has bolt action, so this only increases the ranges this gun is capable of achieving.
So while Zip2 would dominate in a 40ft knex war, maybe an indoor scenario, Zip3 brings the fight outdoors with up to 60 feet of range. Nothing against Zip2, which as you can see, I still have my modified Zip2. It's just each Zip is for a different scenario.
Zip-close quarters 0-35ft
Zip2-mid range 0-40ft
Zip3-long range 0-60ft. (0ft would be complete overkill with this gun)
Sounds like fun! You have others who like battling with knex guns. I have to go to ohio battle killerk, mepain, and some other guys whch is fine, but driving 4 hours there and back to play three hours. It is fun though, battling with something you built yourself.
Oh and there is suppose to be a knex war this year as well. I will deffinitly be there again so keep an eye out for that forum topic this summer.
Well that's cool! Unfortunatly red didn't come to knex war 2013, too far for him I think. Mostly the classic knex gun guys from KI went there. I was the newest and probably youngest there. And don't worry if you have to drive there with a parent, I had never driven out of state before and I suck at directions, so my grandpa came with me. It's just fine with the other guys they were just glad I made it.
Ay bro congrats on the feat! :)
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