Thanks for the compliment 2nd bat, also I am not building the air cannon just the actual flak 88 and my friend who is an expierienced pneumatic cannon builder is building the actual cannon. Also Nimlas, My pak 40 was what my intentions were for my smaller, puny, wimpy air cannon I tried to make. Which I believe I posted a video for. And all of you dont have to worry bout me Im going to have a pro makin this for me. And Im just gonna shoot powder rounds or (Blank artillery rounds) for effect. Again thanks for the concern but Itll be safe for both me and the players.
Last Edit: Oct 13, 2006 23:01:24 GMT -5 by 2ndranger
Your welcome and I cant wait to get this thing running. Though my last problem stands, is there a place where I can buy gears? I want to attach knobs and such to adjust the angle and rotate this huge thing.
Last Edit: Oct 14, 2006 10:44:12 GMT -5 by 2ndranger
hey guys. i was just forum hopping and i happened to see this topic. my 2 largest hobbies are airsoft and , realistic airsoft cannons. my dad, who is now about 60, participates regularly in civil war reenactments and i build their cannons. btw, im getting quite tired of the people who doubt the strenght of pvc.(no offense.) but pvc can hold up to 220 psi and at 200, i have launched a nerf screaming football 700 yards. im not kidding 700. id be willing to work up some designs for you about the shell ejection. i have done this w/ my miniature "paris gun".
also, flour is great, cheap, but if the bag doesn't break on contact w/ the ground, it goes NOWHERE. but my friends and i have tested before about half of a ziplock sandiwich bag full of flour point blank at about 100 psi. no pain. also, if you're that concerned, just use popcorn kernels or frozen peas. not bbs, they cost way too much and they're too light. id love to help make this gun or give you some plans, so just give me some feedback on it.
As some may know about my construction of the Flak 88 ive created the barrel, but Im working my way to the base which is my main concern. I still need to create that half cone shape base that connects to the 4 legs. I dont think a flower pot will have the strength to hold the cannon. It weighs about 150 lbs. I need to be able to rotate it. Any HELPFULL suggestions will be much appreciated no criticisms please!
Hey Does anyone know how I can make my Flak 88 rotate in circles and up and down using a wheel like in the pic above? (they're the black ones on the side) I just want to make it able to stay in fixed positions that I want it in.
Post by guitarmaster on Dec 14, 2006 21:30:16 GMT -5
Probably some kind of hand krank or just put it on a rim or something with ball bearings on it where they wont fall off then have holes in the sides to put a screw or something to lock it in place. Just brainstorming.
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That seems like a good idea just would anyone be able to help me make it work? As soon as thats done I can finally make the stand, and does anyone know how I can make the flak gun hold the mosscart shell, so when you push a bolt in it then pushes the firing pin of the moscart shell?
hey, sorry I have been inactive for a while, but maybe if you just put a small mechanism similar to a spring pistol with the firing pin on the end, you could pull a trigger, or a string. If not that, then have a cylinder with a spring inside and while you pull back on the spring, you insert a insert a pin that can be pulled by a string, and the spring inside is rigged up with a firing pin.
Post by ersatzjack2 on Oct 15, 2007 12:07:55 GMT -5
Nah, either way its cool. The thread was about props but then it spent a lot of time talking about working artillery. Then the thread petered out and was resurrected by the Nebelwerfer built by Savoy6. That's what led to my question as to whether it was a prop or a working airsoft artillery piece. It's still beautiful and I suppose you guys are already thinking if it could be better and may have plans for it.
The "Screaming Meamie" cart looks terrific. I recognize the midget spare wheels and tires from what looks like a Mazda Pickup which are great to use. (Inexpensive, a great size and relatively available and affordable.) If you could fabricate mosscart launchers in each tube you'd have a frightening weapon for either Nerf rockets or popcorn launchers. Yee Haw!!!!!
Obviously it's great for photo ops and as an objective. Very very nice job. Does it roll well enough to be towed? At least for short distances?
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btw, im getting quite tired of the people who doubt the strenght of pvc.(no offense.) but pvc can hold up to 220 psi and at 200, i have launched a nerf screaming football 700 yards. im not kidding 700.
Get as tired as you want. I wouldn't trust PVC for anything other than a potato gun. I've seen too many people make lightweight mortars out of the stuff and using black powder (granted, not what you're talking about in your post). I watched three guys at an event years ago blow up a tube with a lightweight black powder charge on a PVC mortar tube, and it looked like a grenade had gone off between them afterward. One guy didn't walk for several months and is lucky to be alive today. I grew up crewing Civil War artillery, I've fired almost every kind of big gun in existence and I would never, EVER make anything other than a potato gun out of PVC. BTW, this is what I grew up shooting:
Post by YankeeDiv26 on Oct 15, 2007 21:46:54 GMT -5
I wouldn't trust pvc for anything other then "potato guns" either. I've known the stuff for a long time working in our family hardware store, and too much pressure or powder load will make it very dangerous. In fact, its not worth risking sharp shreds literally in your face (seen it happen) just to spend a few extra bucks by skimping out on metal tubing. If you're willing to spend a good deal of money on a "heavy weapon" or "artillery piece", then theres no good reason not to shell out a few extra washingtons. PVC piping is made for certain things, and weapons other then "potato guns" aren't on the list.
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quite right on the wheels 2nd bat....15 inch truck donuts...not quite as big as the issue wheels but they look the part.unfortunately,like a dumbass i got a 4 lug one and a 5 lug one so i had to make two different hubs for it..lol....the tubes themselves are the 6 inch PVC pipe with the spacers made from 1/4 inch pvc sheet that i made at work....
Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
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