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Huge working Crossbow! Answered

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In art class in school today, I took a bunch of random things - this metal thing, some yard sticks, a ruler, fishing line, a plastic thing, and this wooden bit, and made a giant working cross bow. The trigger system consists of two chip clips. I haven't tested the range yet, but when I do I will post the stats!

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killerjackalope (author)2008-03-06

Oh I thought You'd nicked my plan, it's not as big as I expected, nice one though, a simple hook and hinge trigger would probably be a good bet.

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sugg22 (author)killerjackalope2008-03-06

actually, i'd need two for this one due to the ammo. but, i'm working on a different type of trigger. btw, tip to tip on the arms is 6' 4", and from front to back is 4'

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killerjackalope (author)sugg222008-03-06

Ok it's a bit bigger than I thought, for the trigger mechanism how about this: The thing through the middle is the axle for the actual hooks to turn about, its oversimplified but see what I mean? A spring could be added to push it up after each shot making it quite easy and quick to set fo firing...

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sugg22 (author)killerjackalope2008-03-06

that is a little bit too good looking, actually. haha. i sort of am using this as an exercise in making weapons out of random objects. i've decided to use two of those clips that you use on chip bags.

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killerjackalope (author)sugg222008-03-06

Ah I've messed about with them, they are actually pretty weak, mightnt hold much load, fo the hooks some scrap wood with cover of soda can pressed over the hooks would be a good bet, the smooth surfaces would ensure nice pickup and drop off and lower chances of ruining the string quickly... the chip clip might have a place as the spring pushing the hooks back up though, or a clothes peg...

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sugg22 (author)killerjackalope2008-03-06

I finished it, and it works great with the chip clips! I have yet to test its range because it is 12:30 A.M. here, but it already made a dent in my wall.

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killerjackalope (author)sugg222008-03-06

I'm suprised, how'd you use them? unless were talking about different clips... Fire it out your window as a range test... Now!

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sugg22 (author)killerjackalope2008-03-08

I got it to shoot 40 feet, but with a bad string. Hopefully, I will put some god string on tightly, and I will get it to 60 ft, my eventual goal.

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killerjackalope (author)sugg222008-03-08

Nice man hope to hear good things from that...

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