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"Shanti" bow Answered

My newest project, the "Shanti" bow, or the D-TAB v1 (dual-turret assault bow)  Brings out a whole new era of shotbows.  The D-TAB v1 uses a turret for optimum performance.  What is unique about this bow, however, is that it uses two turrets, firing them simultaneously.  It also uses the very first compound bow system that I have seen in knex.  This gives it an extra thrust of power while the firing pin is accelerating to the turrets.  This is truly my greatest creation yet (but I had to take apart my prized hell slayer :( p.s. build that gun!), and will continue to get better.  Unlike zak and his "sexbow", I will be posting this.  Here are a few pics and a video should be up shortly.  Let me know what ya think.

Video: www.youtube.com/watch

Pros.
-Turrets for performance and quick reload
-Great range (havent measured yet but I'm guessing around 50ft with the bands used-you can add much more)
-Compound bow system
-Textured foregrip
-Perfect war gun
-SK's easy to use ram and guide

Cons.
-Inaccurate at range

Credit:  
Credit goes to s0lekill3r for ram, ram guide and frame
Credit also goes to knexfreek for the trigger (though I probably be using a different one because I can't find a way to put a safety on his)

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knexguy
knexguy

11 years ago

Ah, you used my pivot bow mechanism idea thingy.  Does it work well?

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wabawaba
wabawaba

Reply 9 years ago

its called a torsion system

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Kinetic
Kinetic

Reply 11 years ago

 Yours?  Not sure what you mean by that but yes it does work well

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knexguy
knexguy

Reply 11 years ago

Well, technically I was the first to come up with the concept, but I guess you just thought of it by yourself.  It never really worked out for me, so I was asking if it was good.

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Kinetic
Kinetic

Reply 11 years ago

 Ah whatever great minds think alike XD

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heat-seeker
heat-seeker

11 years ago

That is so awesome, post soon!

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Storm950
Storm950

11 years ago

Very good effort. I would take some of the bulk out of the stock if I was you, looks a tad silly. And like others have said, strengthen up the front part. Other than that, very good! :)

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Kinetic
Kinetic

Reply 11 years ago

 Yeah, I was going to change the stock for the instructable.  And it isn't that the front isn't string, its that I used too strong rubber bands to wind the turrets to the rod that sticks out that the pin hits is pushing against the part that holds it in place, pushing them down a little

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silentassasin21
silentassasin21

11 years ago

Are you really posting because thats what you said about the lever rifle and you still did not.

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Kinetic
Kinetic

Reply 11 years ago

 Yeah I know this one will be up within the week-the lever rifle will be up too but I'm not sure when because I haven't found the patience to take it apart, take pics, and put it back together-that things really complex

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Seleziona
Seleziona

11 years ago

are you going to post???

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mettaurlover
mettaurlover

Reply 11 years ago

He says in the description that he's going to post it. You really should read those before you ask redundant questions.

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Seleziona
Seleziona

Reply 11 years ago

Does it say when?

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Kinetic
Kinetic

Reply 11 years ago

 I just want to get a video up then I'll start working on it.

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Seleziona
Seleziona

Reply 11 years ago

awesome! I will build when it's up!!!

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mettaurlover
mettaurlover

Reply 11 years ago

Yay video! I have nothing to do with my nearly limitless free time...

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I_am_Canadian
I_am_Canadian

11 years ago

Really neat design! I might suggest though, it looks like the weight on the front is bending the frame, a little extra support might be nice. Other than that though, really well done.

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Kinetic
Kinetic

Reply 11 years ago

 Actually, the whole thing is extremely sturdy, it may just appear that way because it is at a slant because of the little rise at the bottom of the stock.  The only things that actually do bend a little are the turrets and I think that is because of how I put on the rubber bands, they kind of pull it down.

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I_am_Canadian
I_am_Canadian

Reply 11 years ago

Ah. I see. How are you rigging the turred bands at the moment?

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Whaleman
Whaleman

11 years ago

It looks to be a pretty good quality crossbow, but it isn't a compound bow. I made a bow like that a year or two ago.

A compound bow has pulleys and whatnot. They don't work too well with knex, though. The reason being that they have the pulleys so that it is easier to pull back the bow, allowing for a stronger bow without having to put as much effort into pulling and holding it back. Knex doesn't really have a bow and that isn't necessarily a bad thing. They also have let-off, but that's irrelevant for crossbows.
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Kinetic
Kinetic

Reply 11 years ago

 They don't have to use pulleys, they just have to use some kind of system that will sort of "snap into place when you pull it back and let it go.  It is veery hard to makee them out of pulleys though, I tried it and it just blew apart when I tried using it lol

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Whaleman
Whaleman

Reply 11 years ago

A compound bow is a modern bow that uses a levering system, usually of cables and pulleys, to bend the limbs.

Okay, fine. Maybe not always pulleys, but some sort of lever that makes it easier to pull the limbs.
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Kinetic
Kinetic

Reply 11 years ago

 Well  it may not be a compound bow by definition, but it performs the same purpose: increasing the power without increasing the difficulty of pulling the pin back.

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mettaurlover
mettaurlover

Reply 11 years ago

I've used a compound bow before, and there aren't any levers involved, really, just the pulley system. Thing fired crazy hard, though. Wasn't really that hard to pull back, either. In this case, I'd actually add a second trigger to keep the arms back while you cock the firing pins, then you pull the second trigger to release the arms, bringing them to the position seen in the picture.

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strato96
strato96

11 years ago

It looks great, but there is just 1 problem that I can see. On the last picture, the turrets bend down a little is that normal? and if it is, is there any way to fx it?

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Kinetic
Kinetic

Reply 11 years ago

 Ya-I've noticed that too-it doesn't seem to affect the performance of the gun, though, I think it is just the way I winded the turrets, with the bands pulling the turrets down a little.

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KnexFreek
KnexFreek

11 years ago

 - - - - U N B E L I E V A B L E - - - - 

        - - - - 10 S T A R S - - - - 

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Kinetic
Kinetic

Reply 11 years ago

 Oh yeah, I remember seeing that.  Not very practical for wars in my opinion, probly weighs like 10 pounds.

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jollex
jollex

Reply 11 years ago

 It doesn't actually weigh that much but it was really annoying to prime.  The little pistol was completely unnecessary as well and it made everything harder to use.  Also, the range was pitiful on the crossbow.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 11 years ago

What was the range?

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jollex
jollex

Reply 11 years ago

 "the range was pitiful"

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 11 years ago

So around 20 feet?

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jollex
jollex

Reply 11 years ago

 More like 5-10.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 11 years ago

How come the range was so low?  Do you know why?

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Kinetic
Kinetic

Reply 11 years ago

 It sure did look cool though.  If you could fix up the range on the bow part it would make a good war gun (except for the size), with the little pistol a back up.  Good ideas with it though.

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jollex
jollex

Reply 11 years ago

 The size really wasn't that much of a bother.

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Kinetic
Kinetic

Reply 11 years ago

 Hmm... well just work on the bow (unless you've already taken) it apart and you got a pretty decent wapon

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jollex
jollex

Reply 11 years ago

 I took it apart a while ago.

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silentassasin21
silentassasin21

Reply 11 years ago

Thats not very nice going and raining on his parade like that id sugest you delete that comment.

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KnexFreek
KnexFreek

Reply 11 years ago

HOLY $HIT thats nice
   S W E E T :)

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knex mad
knex mad

11 years ago

wow thats so cool
I would say the best bow if you post it please post that is awesome

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jollex
jollex

11 years ago

 I_Am_Canadian posted pictures on KI of a "compound bow" like yours a while ago.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 11 years ago

The pictures were removed, I doubt he saw that.

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Kinetic
Kinetic

Reply 11 years ago

 oh...

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Kinetic
Kinetic

Reply 11 years ago

 Really?  Do you have a link?  maybe I could use his with the bow to see if it is more effective