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From: "John Sullivan" <sullyjon-at-nb.sympatico.ca>
Subject: Re: Firing System
Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2001 20:10:44 -0400
Reply-To: tanks-at-rctankcombat.com

Thanks, Nice shots and work!

Chris Osborne.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Frank Pittelli <frank-at-pittelli.com>
To: <tanks-at-rctankcombat.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2001 12:06 PM
Subject: Firing System

> In Reply To John  Sullivan Who Wrote On 14 Nov:
> >
> > I understand, Is there any diagrams of the paint ball firing system?
> > 
> The paintball "firing system" is a standard paintball gun, with the
> handle and trigger guard shut off to fit in the turret.  When it comes
> to a semi-automatic, robust firing system, even the inexpensive guns are
> better than any we could scratch build.  We've talked about getting one
> of the really cheap ($39) single-action guns and seeing if the
> re-cocking can be done easily with a servo.  They won't fire as fast as
> a semi-automatic, but they'll be less expensive (although there are tons
> of used semi-automatic guns for sale less than $100, thanks to the
> paintball game world)
> The magazines are custom built and will be refined over time. Currently
> Will uses a flat tray mounted directly over the gun.  I use an alumnium
> tube mounted on the inside of the turret, with a homemade flexible coil
> (thanks to Will's suggestion) that makes a connection to the gun.
> You can see internal pictures of my setup at:
> http://www.rctankcombat.com/order-of-battle/tanks/T001/
> and I'll post internal shots of Will's tank sometime this weekend after
> he visits the shop on Friday.
> Frank P.