Here it is, the long awaited FX-9 Crossbow V2.5. This crossbow uses half the pieces and gets twice the range of the V1. It uses a new trigger system, grip and bow which stretches the rubber bands twice as far resulting in a farther shooting crossbow. Not much more to say. I tried to upload my video but it won't let me.
So sound good??
Let's start building.
Step 1: Piece Count
Light gray 8
Gray clip 57
Blue 30 one can have ends cut off but its not necessary.
White 69 three of them need the ends cut off
Odds and ends:
Ball joint 6
Black hands 13 (oooooo)
Blue spacers 16
Gray spacers 16
Small wheels 8
And 2 hands like steel
That's a grand total of 649 pieces.
Let's hope you have enough and get building.
Step 2: Time to Build the Bow
This step is fairly easy. You could probably build from the first picture but I'll try to break it up.
Picture 1: This is what you will be building.
Picture 2: Build four of these.
Picture 3: Build two of these.
Picture 4: Build two of these.
Picture 5: Another view of picture 4.
Picture 6: Build two of these. Like every thing before hand.
Picture 7: Gather 12 red rods. (Green in my case)
Picture 8: These are the parts of the bow you should have built.
Picture 9: Add the 12 green rods.
Picture 10: Add the next panel.
Picture 11: Now add the third panel
Picture 12: last thing to do is add the wheels to where they are in the picture. Do this to each side.
Good job onto the next step.
Step 3: Trigger
Okay you should be able to build these things.
Picture 1: Build this (use a cut white rod or cut flexi the same length)
Picture 2: Build these
Picture 3: Connect with a white rod. The one with the extra black hand goes in the middle.
Picture 4: Add the cut white rods (or cut flexi rods)
Picture 5 Add a weak rubber band as shown.
Good job! Now that wasn't that hard.
Step 4: Handle
Alright. It's time to build the handle.
Picture 1: Build these.
Picture 2: Build these niknaks.
Picture 3: connect all three niknaks with a blue rod.
Picture 4: make these dodads. (that is a technical term)
Picture 5: connect with a blue rod and a cut blue. ( You don't have to use a cut blue rod but it makes it more comfortable.
Picture 6: Add the niknaks and dodads lol.
Picture 7: add the trigger.
Picture 8: add the second part of the trigger.
Picture 9: finally add the other side.
Okay on to the hard step.
Step 5: Time for Building the Arm.
This is the first of two steps on the arm.
Picture 1: Build this. Not that hard.
Picture 2: Push the three together.
Picture 3: Build these.
Picture 4: Push the three together.
Picture 5: Build these panels.
Good job lets go.
Step 6: Second Part of the Arm
Picture 1: Build three of these.
Picture 2: Make these things.
Picture 3: Connect like so.
Picture 4: Make these things.
Picture 5: Add this.
Picture 6: Add this.
Picture 7: Add this.
Picture 8: Put on the other side.
Okay lets put every thing together.
Step 7: Time to Put It All Together.
Heres the part you've all been waiting for.
Picture 1: Add these three parts to one side.
Picture 2: Add this large part.
Picture 3: Add the other side.
Picture 4: Connect the grip but make sure it is facing the same way as the pic.
Picture 5: Add this block to the correct end.
Picture 6: Now add the handle to the other end.
Picture 7: Add these two blue rods.
Picture 8: Add these 6 spacers on both sides.
Picture 9: Connect this side of the bow.
Picture 10: Connect the other one.
Step 8: Rubberbands and Loading
Picture 1: Add these blue rods.
Picture 2: Put a rubberband on the trigger like so.
Picture 3: Tie two strings of six rubber bands.
The next three pictures show you how to add rubber bands.
On the last photo just snap the bullet in like so and add the rubber bands.
I hope you all like the gun.
If you have any questions feel free to ask.
The Knex Inventor made it!