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Knex tracer rounds?? Answered

is there anyway to make a tracer round with these rods

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DrWeird117
DrWeird117

12 years ago

Yeah, I use glow sticks coated with epoxy sometimes. They look AWESOME.

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DrWeird117
DrWeird117

12 years ago

I coated a red with Gasoline! Um? Um....Aw...

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knexguy
knexguy

12 years ago

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.

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knexguy
knexguy

Reply 12 years ago

Whoops, just looked again and saw it wasn't a bulb but more of an optic cable. oh well :]

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Katarukito
Katarukito

Reply 12 years ago

neat idea

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alfpwns
alfpwns

12 years ago

no clue but GLOW STICKS work!!!!!!!!

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alfpwns
alfpwns

Reply 12 years ago

i use them all the time

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Katarukito
Katarukito

Reply 12 years ago

on slingshots and cannons?

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alfpwns
alfpwns

Reply 12 years ago

Firing pin guns make a custom mag

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Katarukito
Katarukito

Reply 12 years ago

use the module on iacannon so it fits

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Loosewire; SOE Operative
Loosewire; SOE Operative

Reply 12 years ago

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.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

12 years ago

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.

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dsman195276
dsman195276

Reply 12 years ago

good ideas! though knex are not hollow(i have broken a few in my day...)

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TheDunkis
TheDunkis

Reply 12 years ago

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.