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— Posted by imgoinginsane on 3:04 am on Mar. 9, 2002

Has anyone heared of a centrifugal gun, and if so would it be possible to send me the plans to make one. From what ive heared a centrifugal gun can hurl a bb with as much power as a shotgun shell using a 9v battery.


— Posted by FileShocker on 3:16 am on Mar. 9, 2002

id like do build one to.
but what exactly is it.?


— Posted by qube on 8:24 pm on Mar. 9, 2002

Where Zambosman when u need him?
From my knowledge of centrifugal, i cant see how you could make a gun, but i dunno!


— Posted by dellexo on 8:37 pm on Mar. 9, 2002



Quote: from imgoinginsane on 3:04 am on Mar. 9, 2002
Has anyone heared of a centrifugal gun, and if so would it be possible to send me the plans to make one. From what ive heared a centrifugal gun can hurl a bb with as much power as a shotgun shell using a 9v battery.

Wtf, Hurl a bb with as much power as a 12 g shotgun using a 9v battery. NO CHANCE !! Unless this gun is some sort of rail gun using coils@ 100’s of volts@K Amps?


— Posted by Zambosan on 10:22 am on Mar. 12, 2002

The only thing that makes any sense out of the phrase “centrifugal gun” is something that uses rotational force to accelerate the projectile, then somehow releases it (like a beefed up clay pigeon launcher that uses a motor instead of a strong spring).  But I guarantee it won’t run on 9v, and certainly won’t have the power of a chemically-propelled projectile.

Oh yeah, and there’s no such thing as “centrifugal” force, only centripetal (center – seeking) force.


— Posted by preditor on 1:38 pm on Mar. 12, 2002

if you want to make a projectile fly with a lot of force by spinning it around try useing one of those slings that you see in movies about ancient cultures. because aside from powering a machine to do it with a petrol engine well you get it.


— Posted by johnny 99 on 6:06 pm on Mar. 14, 2002

hello new user here. I recall that one of the poor mans james bond books shows this. its just a mottor, whatever size you want conected to the center of a flat metal plate with vanes welded to it. so that if you drop a round pellet in it near te center it is acceerated around, and away from the center, and guided by the outer housing into a barrel. but i dont believe that it will shoot a bb that hard!!! think cordless drill and flywheel and 3/8 slingshot ammo.


— Posted by Broken Linx on 8:43 pm on Mar. 14, 2002



Quote: from Zambosan on 7:22 pm on Mar. 12, 2002
Oh yeah, and there’s no such thing as “centrifugal” force, only centripetal (center – seeking) force.


centrifugal force does exist it is Newton’s third law of motion in action:for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
As for the idea to launch a projectile it probably wouldn’t work unless you could break the rotation at the right point so it would fly off at a tangent from the device at the target


— Posted by Hergor on 6:54 am on Mar. 15, 2002

centrifugal force does not exist. the force that works against the centripetal force is the inertia of that certain mass. the mass tries to keep it’s actual course and speed. when forced into a circular course the inertia is referred to as ‘centrifugal force’ but this is no correct physical expression.


— Posted by Broken Linx on 3:34 am on Mar. 21, 2002

The device that the IMGOINGINSANE has been told about is called a CYCLOTRON. this device does not fire ball bearings it fires isotopes.


— Posted by Zambosan on 10:07 am on Mar. 21, 2002

HAHAHA LMFAO…
No, I’m pretty sure he’s just talking about some fictitious device that shoots BB’s, not your local high-energy subatomic particle collider. :biggrin:


— Posted by Broken Linx on 5:40 pm on Mar. 21, 2002

yeah i know but thats the only thing that i could think of that sounds similar


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