Rocket Launcher!?

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Rocket Launcher!?

Post by Unknown Boom » Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:16 am

So ive been wanting to make a rocket launcher that fires mini nerf footballs. I want the design to look similar to an M72 LAW but I feel like the collapsing part would be tough to accomplish. Any input is appreciated to help build the best launcher.
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Re: Rocket Launcher!?

Post by Guges Mk3 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:20 pm

Realism and functionality is going to clash. You are not going to be able to replicate a functioning LAW with compressed gases.
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Re: Rocket Launcher!?

Post by Unknown Boom » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:52 pm

Super realism isn't the goal really I want it to look similar to a LAW while firing mini nerf footballs. I think im going to use a slim paintball style co2 tank in the back end as the power source.
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Re: Rocket Launcher!?

Post by Guges Mk3 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:19 pm

There is a couple of Airsoft LAW's on Youtube
I rather use a "nightmare" that shoots like a dream over something that looks like a "dream" but shoots like a nightmare.

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Re: Rocket Launcher!?

Post by Unknown Boom » Thu Jul 24, 2014 2:40 pm

Thanks
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Re: Rocket Launcher!?

Post by IsparkTheLa » Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:21 am

Want this? $20.
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Filled with an air compressor/bike pump. Works just fine. It's power source is the only drawback. You carry it around for one shot....unless you also want to carry around a bike pump.
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Re: Rocket Launcher!?

Post by Unknown Boom » Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:24 am

No, sorry im more interested in building one.
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Re: Rocket Launcher!?

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Re: Rocket Launcher!?

Post by Unknown Boom » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:02 am

Thanks that seems similar to what I plan on doing I just hope I can find time to work on this soon... ill keep updates coming once I start the build.
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Re: Rocket Launcher!?

Post by Trippy » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:04 am

I made an AT-4 type thing a few years ago, based in a 6" PVC pipe. Cramming everything in a LAW sized tube might be tough. I used slim CO2 tank, but also used CO2 powerlets while testing it. Those might work for you if you're having trouble fitting everything inside the tube.
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Re: Rocket Launcher!?

Post by Unknown Boom » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:28 am

Thanks! Ill let you know if I run into trouble.
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