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Old October 27th, 2009, 09:36   #1
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Stance on homemade launchers?

Ok, so im new to this forum, not so much to airsoft. Ive been into it for a few years now. I am 18, and have a few questions and figured this was the best place for them.

I like to build stuff, and enthusiastically adapt that for airsoft. one of the things i like to build are smaller versions of potato guns use as RPGs, both pneumatic and combustible. I play on private land with friends, not official feilds, so feild regulations arent an issue. I know most feilds wouldnt like them.

I prolly need to explain these a bit. These 'potato guns' are small, litterally no longer then my m14, and with a barrel only 3/4" in diameter, so im not launching potatos. i use foam sabots with 20-50 bbs between them. because of the size of the combustion chamber, its nearly impossible to get a nasty sized combustion. the combustion chamber burns aerosol in a 1foot tube at 2 or 3 inchs in diameter. not a lot of explosive force, and ive found the pneumatic ones to be far more dangerous. range is about half of your average aeg with a nice scatter. More info available on request.

I gotta know, what people's stances on this stuff are. I know im gonna get a bunch of people saying i'll kill somebody, so i want to say now that im not a complete moron (just close). I know these are dangerous little toys, and i understand the danger, and they are engineered to be as safe as possible. Now that we got past that, i'd like to hear what you have to say, since most forums i go to to learn about this stuff dont let you talk about it. All i want is a bit of feedback. Test the waters, so to speak.

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Old October 27th, 2009, 09:42   #2
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Welcome to ASC,

Actually there are quite a few people here who have done exactly what you are describing. Traditionally it hasn't been a problem so long as the operator and field host/owner have agreed on some ground rules (only against vehicles/buildings etc).
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Old October 27th, 2009, 09:46   #3
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Thank God, finally a forum where people wont decend on me like vultures!

We use them against people as well with a Minumum Engagement Distance that is predetermined. Ive been hit with a bb load at a normal burn, and it didnt sting compared to my friends AEG. Didnt even feel it compared to my other friend's sniper >.<
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Old October 27th, 2009, 09:54   #4
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Thank God, finally a forum where people wont decend on me like vultures!<
Woah woah! Easy there! You should be fully prepared to wear your flame-proof longjohns at all times here, we have our share of trolls too.

Something that is verboten here on ASC is the discussion of homemade pyro, so keep that off here and you should be fine. Here's a RPG I built last season that launched airbombs;

http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showthr...&highlight=rpg
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Old October 27th, 2009, 09:59   #5
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Il remember the flameproof longjohns! and i gotta say, your RPG is definitly a masterpeice. beats my pvc toy by a longshot!
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Old October 27th, 2009, 10:00   #6
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There are a number of projects on this site like that, including some AT4's.
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Old October 27th, 2009, 10:05   #7
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I'm definitly going to hunt them down. I'd rather be using an airsoft grenade system, but I just cant afford it So I make do with what I have. But I've seen some pretty intense combusion creations. An aquaintance of mine owns an 8 barrel combustion 'nerf katyusha' that he uses for fun, so I've never really thought it was too taboo.
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Old October 27th, 2009, 10:20   #8
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Well, saying "I have a homemade pyro launcher" is fine...it's discussing the details of it which is forbidden.
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