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DIY Railgun? Answered

Hey guys,
I recently built a coilgun and want to move to something bigger, namely a portable railgun.
Check out this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqxB6I6rooI
I want to do something similar, perhaps in pistol form.
I have more power (450v 1120uF) than the one in the link and have graphite to use as projectiles.
What kind of range can I expect? And how powerful could it be?
Can it be done? The requirements seem pretty simple..
(If I make it, Instructable coming soon!)
Thanks.
BTW I have lots of experience dealing with high voltage.

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iceng

3 years ago

Why would I spend time engineering for You do not assign best answer to those who help you ?

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icengIndianHacker002

Answer 3 years ago

Marriage must be difficult with that attitude, as nothing from Instructables has ever satisfied you. :-)

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Josehf Murchison

3 years ago

It can be done.

The longer the barrel the faster the projectile the greater the distance. Applied force and time = speed.

Then there is a standard formula you can get from any reloading manual on the projectiles trajectory and distance.

Here is a pdf. on ballistics you might find useful.

http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?...

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rickharris

3 years ago

Too many variables to be able to answer your questions.