did you miss the part where i said "don't double post" and now you go on to make three posts back-to-back? go read the forum rules. if you can figure out how to build that minigun you can figure out how to copy and paste quoted text into one reply.
i'm only being so nice because this is a cool project thread, but it's not a smart idea to blow off the people with the gold stars when they give you a suggestion.
Sorry didnt mean to double, thought it was ok to reply twice, but now that I know, I won't do that again. It makes sense, just to copy and paste I got it now
I'll fix it like this:
Quote from: airsoftflamer on March 09, 2011, 12:19:19 AM
out of curiosity, does it shoot out of each rotating barrel or does it just shoot out the middle and look BA with the spinning barrels?
It's awesome either way.
This fires through the center axle assembly, to have something homemade, that fires in synch through each barrel....thats my next project. Thats most likely why echo 1 and CA miniguns cost 3,500. Easiest way to do a setup like that in my opinion would be......wait a minute, dude you just gave me an awesome idea for a homemade firing timer, thanks for this post, more on the build of the timer to come
Quote from: DRK on March 09, 2011, 12:02:48 AM
i had an old kill bucket MOCKup. i really need a way to get mine up to a facsimile of yours.
If I had to give advice on which parts to use for the mechanics of it, I would say either a p90, m14 or m249 gearbox for the internals, as the motors run horizontally behind the gearbox instead of coming off the bottom. Killbuckets got some cool guns, but he's also got a cnc shopbot he uses to cut patterns out with. That takes all the hard work out of it. If I can help let me know, I got a few good ideas kickin around.
Quote from: DangerWerx on March 09, 2011, 01:17:49 AM
if this forum had a rep system, I would upvote you in a heartbeat.
Any clue on estimated man hours?
well, my next one should go alot smoother, now its just tweaking my methods, but it took me 3-4 days, 10-12 hours aday with normal stuff going on too. I had some wasted time in there too, u know sometimes you do one thing when you should have done another first. It was a cool learning experience, and I might start making them and doing giveaways. If I get enough interest I'll make a few and try it out. I would set a standard for the quality of the giveaway guns, 3 rules I would set for myself, #1 It has to hold 20,000 bb's or more. #2 It has to look cool and feel comfortably balanced when strapped. #3 You have to be able to hold the trigger down and blast away like a madman on a mission with no problems and no overheating.