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Grapple Gun? Answered

does anybody have any idea how to make a grapple gun, like they use in Star Wars: Episode I?

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thedarkknight2009

6 years ago

yes i'm trying to develop a batman type military grapple gun. it will take about a month or a year to the testing. and the making

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solidfan

10 years ago

Hypothetically speaking Use a Triple Sling Speargun for about $200and cut the spear tip off then get a steel grappling hook for about $30 then cut off the shaft of the grappling hook leaving only a couple of inches of the stem. Then finally get a pro to weld the pieces of the spear shaft and grappling tip together,You will also have to weld a small steel ring to the top of the shaft to accommodate the rope. Then test it with a heavy load maybe you and a friend can hang from a very low height and swing around to test it, then check for surface cracks. As for rope choice the movies show super thin ropes that look cool but impossible to climb in real life, solution use a thin light mountain climbing rope but tie bunches of knots in groups to keep weight down and grip up. It's risky business hanging from home made stuff so if you try it take extra caution and don't try it from a high place. This is just a hypothetical plan as to how to do this. So if you do it it's at your own risk.

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GenAap

8 years ago

Use the line gun instructable that won 2ed prise in the sugru contest but use a graple hook insted of a floater.

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Weissensteinburg

12 years ago

I never liked starwars, but I would make a crossbow...a strong one. And then have it shoot a grappling hook with some strong rope attached to it. You could also use a very strong spring for a smaller gun, if you wanted.

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aRejectedKitten

9 years ago

geeeeeeezzzz just go out buy a nitefinder nerf gun add a spring do the rest of the mods take some nylon string attach that to those cheap coat hanger things u get at burlington or walmart take off the hooks duct tape and rubberband them together attach the string/rope and if u want it smaller just take out the insides of the gun
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haguel

10 years ago

use a bungie cord spring loaded hooks and an air rifle! p.s us a long bungie cord. 1.attach bungie cord to air rifle. 2.attach spring loaded hooks to bungie cord. 3.fier at destinated location

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moniter man

10 years ago

first, you will need a nerf gun, like the nitefinder. then you do all the mods you can possibly do. then you will need a 9 volt motor and mount it onto a vambrace or something like thar so you can connect to a couple of pulleys and gears. you will want to add a quick realease ratchet so yo can easily give some slack. now you will need a battery strong enough to run the motor and a chassis to hold it on your back. attach the battery to the motor with a couple of alligator clamps leading into a momantary switch near your thumb, so you can easily press it. next, you put your modded nerf gun on the end of the arm mount, and attach it wit a couple of hinges, so it can swing forward for use. you will wand to replace the existing spring witk a much much stronger spring, i suggest home depot, or lowes. now you just have make the grapple, (im leaving that to you) and attach it to a thin metal cable, or some nylon cord. make sure that the motor can easily retract, or else it will jam and not be very useful. hope this helped:-)

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MattGyver92

10 years ago

I don't know if it's possible to make one like in star wars or james bond, but you could use a fishing reel (with the highest strength of fishing line available)( it's gotta support your weight), make a grappling hook (possibly with spring-loaded hooks) and build a compressed air cannon/gun (depends on how bug you want it) and use that. No, it won't have the ability to stick to solid concrete, but it can wrap around things and possibly you could climb up. (Though I would use climbing rope and make a 3 foot loop that connects to the grappling hook. The other end is attached to a ratchet wheel mounted on the gun.

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Fizzxwizz

11 years ago

I think a great object tor shooting would be this... The Rocket Fishing rod. if any of you have ever heard of it. It also looks like fun to shoot people with it.

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avwosFizzxwizz

Reply 10 years ago

how can they possibly be zselling that crap for 40$?? heres an idea; why not tie a rock to the end of your line and throw it at a fish. you may not catch anything but you can buy a fish with the 40$ you saved!!

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micromuffinavwos

Reply 10 years ago

One fish for 40$. Nearly unlimited fish for the same price.

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Mine!

10 years ago

you can make a hook out of 3 paper clips.... then you can take a skewer and put it on the end of the hook. Once thats done take a air-soft gun (handgun) and put the skewer with the hook on the end and stick it in the barrel...add a string to the hook and then the trigger of the gun and... walla!

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micromuffinMine!

Reply 10 years ago

Wow! That could hold a 150lb person! Amazing!

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corey_caffeine

10 years ago

in the movie road warriors they had wrist mounted dart launchers why not watch the movie and work from that

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stephenniall

10 years ago

one way i have thought of is something like a pneumatic gun Pushes rope up with a grappling hook on the end you attach yourself by a clip (for safety plus you can dangle that way) and a stepper motor or something pulls you up (operated by a small plastic black box on a utility belt with two buttons on (Ascend) And (Descend maybe)

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byufan

10 years ago

use a paint ball gun or of a smaller one use a co2 airsoft gun (use alunimum for the grappling hook so it will be light and a small cable just a thin one that can hold about 200lb) thats how i would do it

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Ervineng

11 years ago

i have a question are u asking how to get the hook up there or how to pull yourself up to the hook

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professor james

11 years ago

Yes, I invented a nice grappling hook launcher and got a patent on it. You can see it by visiting the USPTO website and looking up pat #7146973. Professor James

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grantdevine

11 years ago

What if you combined the equiptment from the superhero mythbusters episode? If you took the compressed nitrogen tank with a hand held grappling hook and attached the ascension device and made one large arm-strapped device?

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technology-abuse.tk

11 years ago

Yes, and on the television show "MythBusters," they actually made a small hand held grapple hook that worked good. You can modify a small but powerful motor so it has more torque then rpm.

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guyfrom7uptechnology-abuse.tk

Reply 11 years ago

yeah, on the movie myth special they had a grappling hook thing and a thingamdoohicky that climbs the rope for you. I think they used a dremel motor.

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Doveman

11 years ago

I saw on TV once at school that this professional tree climber had made a Grapple device... It had a fishing reel with like 125 lb. test and it was attached to a fishing rod (1/2 of one). The lady threw the grapple hook up a tree and then climbed it! (I would not attempt)

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Sedgewick17

12 years ago

During WW2 the 2nd Rangers scaled the cliffs of Point Du Hoc with the help of a rocket propelled grappling hook launcher mounted on the sides of there Higgins boats. You could also construct air cannon to fire the grappling hook or make a rail gun. Keep in mind that none of these devises are very small, but when you are putting your life on the line (literally) you do not want to use a very small hook with a very thin line you want something that you know will hold you.

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hunter cd

12 years ago

i have great idea for a grappling hook if anyone wants it please feel free to email me at cjdavy@hotmail.co.uk

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bowmaster

12 years ago

I have a TOP SECRET plan for a grapping hook gu all I need is $100.

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ikrase

12 years ago

I think that this is interesting. For a grapple gun you could just use a sling shot, with a crank to pull it in. If you want something like the LEGO STAR WARS grapple or Luke's ATAT-killing grapple (TESB) you need a motor and handlebars or climbing harness.

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KentsOkayikrase

Reply 12 years ago

Star Wars Forever! The best thing I've made used a bike handlebar attached to a rope that had a chain on the other end I used it as a portable swing.

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abun1991ikrase

Reply 12 years ago

hmm... Sounds expensive.

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Brass bum

12 years ago

have any of you read the matt reilly books? the main character in his "scarecrow series has a "mag hook" a gun powered buy compressed air withe a magnetic head that stiks on to stuff, it also doubles as a hook

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abun1991

12 years ago

I once made a grappling hook with nylon rope and an old crane hook. It worked pretty good, but the rope was too small to do any good. maybe if i could adapt that to a gun...

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blindskull13

12 years ago

Maybe you could use a potato gun by putting an anchor in the potato ( the end out side of the gun) by using an eyebolt. Then you connect an end of a string to the anchor and the eyebolt, then connect another rope to the eye bolt so even of the potato smashes (yay) you will still be safe.

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beetlegossip

12 years ago

hello there i am new to this!

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hedgiehog

12 years ago

Grapple gun sounds dangerous if not done correctly. You would need rock climbing rope and a strong anchor.