is there anyway to make a tracer round with these rods
Yeah, I use glow sticks coated with epoxy sometimes. They look AWESOME.
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I coated a red with Gasoline!
From the pic it looks like a fluorescent bulb with a contact ring at one end. Just solder two wires and a battery to one end, stick in in a muzzle loader and fire it!
Don't actually try soldering anything to a battery by the way, but if you did use a battery holder you may as well just fire the light module too.
Whoops, just looked again and saw it wasn't a bulb but more of an optic cable. oh well :]
You could try to put phosphorescent paint on them.
no clue but GLOW STICKS work!!!!!!!!
i use them all the time
on slingshots and cannons?
Firing pin guns make a custom mag
One rather larger problem- the 'LIGHT MODULE'
use the module on iacannon so it fits
Although, caitlinsdad does have some very good ideas, the glow in the dark paint sounds the quickest and easiest - or glow in the dark tape.
Real tracer rounds add a touch of white phosphorus to burn off when set off by the charge in the chamber.
Since this is KNEX, you might have to adapt a LED throwie to tack on to the end of these translucent rods. Hearing aid batteries are super small coin cells but I don't know how much power you can get out of them for an LED. Of course, this changes the characteristics of your projectile round and will have to improve your launching mechanism. Maybe you should paint your rods with glow-in-the-dark paint, charge them up with a light source and let it rip. Otherwise, if they are hollow, try to fill them up with the chemicals from a glow-stick or those novelty necklaces. They only last a short time so you will need to change or refill them after a few hours. Good luck.
good ideas! though knex are not hollow(i have broken a few in my day...)
Genious... or just use glow sticks themselves. You'd need to wait them and make sure they're stiff and sized right but otherwise they should fit nicely in knex barrels.
no you have to have the charge