Spring Powered WBL?

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Spring Powered WBL?

Post by RacerSoaker445 » Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:02 pm

I have been thinking about this for quite some time and I think it is long overdue for a test build. Any way I could go about doing this? It doesn't need long range (within 50-70 feet is fine.), but it needs to be portable.

It is meant to be a personal WBL that requires only loading and pulling the spring back and locking it. When you unlock it, it fires.

I had drew up some plans but I did not scan them in. Maybe I'll redo it in Photoshop.
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Post by SSCBen » Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:02 pm

I don't think that a spring powered water balloon launcher would be a good idea. I doubt that you would be able to get much power out of one, even enough power to launch a water balloon 30 feet. My suggestion would be to use small water balloon launcher designs such as the Douchenator if you want something that would be smaller.

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Post by LIGHT ANNIHILATOR » Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:36 pm

I introduced the same idea on Soakermedia and I found out if would be to complicated to work. The result's would also be bad because the max range would be no better than 40ft.
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Post by RacerSoaker445 » Fri Nov 11, 2005 2:20 am

My suggestion would be to use small water balloon launcher designs such as the Douchenator if you want something that would be smaller.
But the thing is, I can't reload it and pump it fast. That is what I want. Something where I don't need to pump it.
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Post by m15399 » Fri Nov 11, 2005 3:42 am

You'd probably be better off just throwing it. You can't get ranges above throwing range with spring power very easily.

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Post by wetmonkey442 » Fri Nov 25, 2005 6:00 pm

It takes 15 seconds to pressurize a Douchenator (or similiar) style WBL to get enough power to punch and water balloon 50 or 60 feet. If you want it to be faster than that, I would just manually throw it, or use a lacrosse stick.

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I am making one

Post by oman9978 » Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:54 am

I am in the middle of creating a spring powered water balloon launcher. I am using a large tube as a base. It is a lot of work, and is very complicated. good luck on yours.

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