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Water Tank!

Posted: Thu May 26, 2011 9:08 pm
by CurlyFrys
Hello SSCentral! I've been a member for years but never posted. I'm thinking of making a water tank in my spare time to pass my boredom. I have a friend and brother who are also in on the idea. It will likely be made of an altered dune buggy or golf cart. with a turret that shoots either water soaked nerfs or water balloons. with a smaller turret or two that would be something like mounted water cannons/guns or some one holding one with a slot to shot out of. just to help prevent rushes. ( I dont want to get close to people with it for saftey precautions also hence the launcher turret)
the idea is inspired by a paintball tank one of my friends built. and as a quick response to water raids from other neighborhoods (ours used to dominate but now we dont have many youth).

A penny for your thoughts and another for your ideas.

Re: Water Tank!

Posted: Thu May 26, 2011 9:54 pm
by zeda.beta
Hmm, I remember an idea like this that was posted a while ago, but I don't know if it ever got off the ground (place to put link when I find it)
I would start with a stable base, probably more along the lines of an atv than a golf cart (lower center of gravity=less tipping) The only problem is the pressure for the cannons. Are you going to have an onboard air compressor for the wbl(s), will the guns be remote controlled or just mounted, and how to refill and all that.

Re: Water Tank!

Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 10:35 pm
by CurlyFrys
you do have a good point. I've been thinking of using an atv but haven't decided on what to use. most likely they wont be remote controlled (for simplicities sake) though that would be pretty cool. and i think they will be mounted on a swivel that allows you to move the wbl up and down and side to side. I havent thought of the compression problem. I might hook up and air compressor if i can find a cheap one. if not maybe a bike pump. and for ammo I would make a kind of shell for the water balloon that will be something like the one on the link but probably cardboard and duct tape. and will probably fill a cooler or two with them. maybe nerfs would work better. I'll post design plans when i get them fully developed.