TR-4 Buzzsaw Preview (internals Update)

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Introduction: TR-4 Buzzsaw Preview (internals Update)

About: Hello. I'm JonnyBGood! I'm a college student who now has a degree in Mechanical Engineer Technology. (MET) (excessively worded to mean a person who builds stuff).I enjoy building K'nex guns and many other th...

Well before we even start I know what you're thinking. Where's the turret? Has JonnyBGood forgot some of the most basic knex gun deffinitions on this site? No I haven't and yes it is a turret, I just put a different spin on it (haha!). The turret is the rounded front part of the gun but instead of spinning perpendicular to the shooter, it spins towards the shooter. The front rounded part of the gun literally spins like a saw, thus the name buzzsaw. Now that I cleared things up a little lets look at some of the pros and cons:
Pros:
Looks great (to me)
Sturdy
Compact
Trigger extends the length of the handle allowing you to use your entire hand to squeeze the trigger.
Sci-fi (with a capital S)
40 feet of range (using one rubberband that wasn't a 64)
Curvy
New concept
Cons:
4 blue rod capacity max
Cannot shoot larger ammo
Cannot be "dry fired"
Sometimes revolver does not stop spinning. (1 out of 5 trys)
It isn't anywhere near as easy to use as a standerd TR8
Does not offer any benefits in a knex war (besides looking good) XD
Uses two cut rods. (no I didn't use a buzzsaw to cut them either)
Anyway I'd love to know what you think about this gun so please leave a comment. Thanks!
JonnyBGood
Update-1-23-14
Again I can't stress how surprised I am on the intrest people have in this gun!
Anyway you may also be able to weigh in on how I can make it work better as well. The problem I'm having right now is how to keep the turret section together. It is currently held together at two points the cut rods, well this worked with my old ammo locks but not with my new ones. The new ones solve the problem I was having with rods ricocheting off them when fired, but lack the structural integrity to hold the two revolver halves together. I added some image notes to the picture to clarify my lingo and also feel free to ask questions as always!














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    Wow I'm really suprised at the amount of intrest in this gun! I thought you all were going to think I was crazy. Seriously. I am working on internals and a video currently, if all goes as planned expect a full ible this weekend (also depending when I finish working out one last little problem). I'll keep you updated

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    If I were to give you an idea; why don't you share the problem in the gun so that some other gun modders (Red, Dr. Richtofen, FlyingFish, me etc.) can help you in solving that problem? It could be a success!

    I remember making this into a meelee weapon :') *sniff*

    Well thanks! I hope you do start knexing again. There's just so many ideas that people haven't tried yet so I'm trying to build them. This wasn't too hard, you must need to look at common styles differently.

    I've been out of the game for a long time dude, and college is right around the corner. I don't even have any knex where I live right now lol, I left all of it at mom's place.

    Well it's not pictured but it's very generic. You can refer to the mech in Competitor IV for internals but the trigger extends the entire length of the handle.

    Does that help clarify things?

    Jonny not sure what took me so long to take notice but man what a fun concept! I can see some huge potential possibilities with this concept. Awesome work man!

    hmmm me liky

    but you can make it into a meelee weapon, with some mods,

    if you want i can try to make it more, meelee'ish

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    Well this gun could be a great meelee weapon. I'm thinking that you're thinking along the lines of a saw based weapon? Shoot and slice? Feel free to make a more meleeish version!

    not shooting, just a buzzsaw that kills people :3

    but then i'll need instruc.. oh u posted internals,

    right away

    Ok, so I now see the main problem. The mag is not locking because of the small mag lock. I would suggest to make it slightly larger for better locking.

    Also, would you mind sharing the internal pics of the trigger? I really like the new trigger style.

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    well the mag locks work fine. The entire revolver portion of the gun will split apart sometimes and that is the major issue.