Recoil simulation! Gas single action air cylinder or extended solenoid? Answered
OK, final question for this project! You guys on the other answer topics gave been a great help even if I haven't had time to reply yet!
One half sorted onto the other. I have a tube with a 25mm diameter about 20cm long ( I could put a smaller pipe inside this and extend it at least another 20cm) I need recoil. Not super realistic, but as heavy as possible. Budget is about 40 pounds. (Money)
My current ideas include either a 350g metal 20mm diameter by 10cm bar and a spring, being moved by a 250g solenoid with 10mm stroke, I would replace the metal solenoid bar (thing inside soldnoid) with a longer one, this will encrease stroke. Even if this did work there would be little recoil, though it is cheap and very easy. Power is a very short 12v pulse.
The alternative idea is the pneumatic one, I don't really want to do this asi need to conserve my air supply for the other part of this project. It's effectively a solenoid valve (12v pulse) and an air cylinder (homemade to conserve price) which is attached to that weight aforementioned. Power is 6bar. This should provide significant recoil but is expensive, difficult and wastes large amounts of gas.
is there a better way? Is there an electronic way that could avoid gas but still have heavy recoil and use my 12v pulse? Even if it is out of my budget, it'd be great to know. This is to simulate a backwards recoil as heavy as possible.
Final question (unless something goes wrong) I promise! Thanks.