Projectiles?

Projectiles?

Postby azad » Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:12 am

I'm cooking up a concept that involves launching something into the air. I know that this can be allowed, but I'm pretty sure that just doing it without letting anyone know you're going to do it would cause some major wrath.
So, yous of you who actually have some experience and knowledge in this area, what's the deal?
I do want to mention right off the bat that I'm looking to use air pressure and a parachute to avoid moop.
Thank you in advance for your kind sharing of knowledge.
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Postby Tin Halo » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:34 am

Let's hope it's a cannon that launches weekend spectators and frat boys.
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Postby Bounce530 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:14 am

When I got back to my camp late on burn night I found, right in front of my tent a big aluminum rocket casing. This thing is big, and the fins on it are hella sharp. It deff would've done some damage if it would've hit somebody when it came down. I'll post pix later tonight after I get home. I've read the back of the ticket, and yes I'm aware of the dangers out there, and no, it didn't hit anybody, but still, for a rocket to come down way back on 4:30 and Hanoi...
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:03 am

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Postby Risky » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:06 pm

I missed the anvil launch at Megatropolis.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:12 pm

Is it true that potato guns are strictly forbidden?
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Postby EspressoDude » Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:35 pm

I believe that in the blm 'fine print' that anything that shoots a projectile may be considered a firearm, and thus forbidden during the event.

my recollection about the anvil shoot was that it was "pre - event"

Spudguns would be a no - no... I know of one that shoots from Frog Pond, apex of trajectory at the gate (700 feet), and prolly goes another 500 - 600 feet
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Postby Bounce530 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:54 pm

Here it is..I'm guessing some sort of rocket/firework since there's burns marks on both ends...any guesses?
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Postby Elorrum » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:58 pm

pm me, I need that back. er.... sorry.
j.k. it does look dangerous.
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Postby Isotopia » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:43 pm

So, yous of you who actually have some experience and knowledge in this area, what's the deal?


Well, if it involves launching hippies out of a cannon I can almost guarantee that there'll be no problem.

That is, unless, they're still on fire during re-entry and end up landing on someone's tent.

That wouldn't be cool.
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Postby motskyroonmatick » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:06 pm

Bounce530 wrote:Here it is..I'm guessing some sort of rocket/firework since there's burns marks on both ends...any guesses?
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Postby Snow » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:11 pm

That's no rocket. That is Hot Shot the Robot's stainless steel penis pump. I'd be really concerned about one of your campmates!
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Postby Elorrum » Sat Sep 18, 2010 5:33 am

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Postby ygmir » Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:56 am

you always cut right to the heart of the matter, Elorrum........well done.
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Postby Bob » Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:42 am

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Postby AntiM » Sat Sep 18, 2010 2:41 pm

I overheard chatter on a radio that a tent had been set on fire by a flare this year. There's a pissed off burner story I'd love to hear.
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Postby Elorrum » Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:22 pm

I wonder what the smoke flares the skydivers use look like.
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Postby ygmir » Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:38 pm

did anyone for sure decide what that is?
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Postby knowmad » Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:15 pm

ygmir wrote:did anyone for sure decide what that is?


Yeah, Bounce, anything else? Numbers, Print or is it just a food packet?
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Postby azad » Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:45 pm

I think it's a military flare, but who knows...maybe it's a lightsaber :)
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Postby Bounce530 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:01 pm

UPDATE! after a whole bunch of google searches, I found out what it really is. From this website it says it's a Viet Nam era hand held rocket propelled signal grenade.

About 3/4 down on this page is a drawing and description of it.
http://lastpatrol.wordpress.com/reference-tools/armament/
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:07 pm

Bounce530 wrote:UPDATE! after a whole bunch of google searches, I found out what it really is. From this website it says it's a Viet Nam era hand held rocket propelled signal grenade.

About 3/4 down on this page is a drawing and description of it.
http://lastpatrol.wordpress.com/reference-tools/armament/


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Postby K-mom » Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:28 pm

Tin Halo wrote:Let's hope it's a cannon that launches weekend spectators and frat boys.


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Postby Bob » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:14 pm

Jumbo straw, box of Q-Tips, bottle of Everclear.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:07 am

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Postby Super Evil Brian » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:06 am

Isotopia wrote:
So, yous of you who actually have some experience and knowledge in this area, what's the deal?


Well, if it involves launching hippies out of a cannon I can almost guarantee that there'll be no problem.

That is, unless, they're still on fire during re-entry and end up landing on someone's tent.

That wouldn't be cool.


Shoot them, and the frat boys, out of the city. It applies to the "default" world as well.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:12 pm

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