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  1. I helped at SDCC '08 Jango 5204's Avatar
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    Sep 7, 2009, 12:20 AM - New Project (gatling gun) NOW SPINNING!!! last post #1

    I'll be getting Kev's animated armor this week and chose to go with the camo version of the ARF trooper. I saw the gatling gun with the action figure and thought that might be a fun project. I also wanted the gun to light up, like it was shooting. I haven't had a lot of time, so it's been slow going, still have a lot of finish work to do, but I'm pleased with the progress so far. The front half will spin from a drill mounted in the back half. It's operated on the drill trigger that will be mounted in the handle. A 3/8" shaft runs down the middle and will be locked into the drill chuck. Front is supported by a ball bearing. I made a little video. Nothing is hooked up except the LED. I'm trying to hold the 2 halves together and spin it a little so you can see how it might look. I'm hoping to mount up all the internals tommorrow.

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    Sep 7, 2009, 11:05 AM - Re: New Project (gatling gun) #2

    WOW, it looks great! I cant wait to see the finished product.
    Darren
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    Sep 8, 2009, 1:52 PM - Re: New Project (gatling gun) #3

    that is pretty sweet man
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    Sep 9, 2009, 1:14 PM - Re: New Project (gatling gun) #4

    Looking good man
  5. Sep 9, 2009, 1:22 PM - Re: New Project (gatling gun) #5

    Thats gonna be awesome.
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    Sep 9, 2009, 11:35 PM - Re: New Project (gatling gun) #6

    very nice! i've been thinking along similar lines with the cordless drill. i love how you did the led.
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    Sep 10, 2009, 12:50 AM - Re: New Project (gatling gun) #7

    It's very easy to do and the LED is from PEP Boys. It's a brake light LED for a car. Total cost of the LED and the #1156 holder was $13, and it's really brite. Paying for Kevin's armor tommorrow.
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    Sep 10, 2009, 12:51 AM - Re: New Project (gatling gun) #8

    couple more pics. It's the trigger that came on the drill. I extended the wiring.
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    Sep 10, 2009, 9:01 AM - Re: New Project (gatling gun) #9

    This is usefull info! Keep up the great work.
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    Sep 10, 2009, 11:03 AM - Re: New Project (gatling gun) #10

    I cannot wait to see how this turns out, I am thinking of making one for my ARC.
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    Sep 13, 2009, 1:29 AM - Re: New Project (gatling gun) #11

    I know it doesn't look like much, but I spent 9 hours on it today. Most of the time I was measuring. A little more aluminum work tommorrow and a little bit of assembly. Hoping to get the drill mounted inside so I can start to see this thing spin. Still need to figure out how I'm going to make ths site and the magazine assembly.
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    Sep 13, 2009, 1:40 AM - Re: New Project (gatling gun) #12

    Holy c-r-a-p! That is awesome man! Makes me want to build one but I've got enough projects at the moment

    And I hope that light doesn't give anyone seizures when it's fully working lol.
    Can't wait to see it all painted up.
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    Sep 14, 2009, 1:30 AM - Re: New Project (gatling gun) #13

    got some aluminum cut, got the front handle mocked up. Mounted the drill assembly inside. Hooked it up, it still works, Mounting the battery inside tommorrow. Getting the front have put back together.
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    Sep 14, 2009, 11:41 PM - Re: New Project (gatling gun) NOW SPINNING!!! last post #14

    Got it up and running. Still need to do the rear handle, the magazine is being primed and I still need to do the front site.

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    Sep 15, 2009, 5:48 AM - Re: New Project (gatling gun) NOW SPINNING!!! last post #15

    Thats absolutely awesome man good job.

    you should totally sell those, I know i would be interested
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    Sep 19, 2009, 7:52 PM - Re: New Project (gatling gun) NOW SPINNING!!! last post #16

    got some new pictures
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    Sep 19, 2009, 8:06 PM - Re: New Project (gatling gun) NOW SPINNING!!! last post #17

    Oh wow, you inspire me to want to make one even though I definitely do not have the time for it!
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    Sep 20, 2009, 1:38 AM - Re: New Project (gatling gun) NOW SPINNING!!! last post #18

    Awesome job Jango! Now it looks like I have another BFG I need to build. You've given me the inspriration sir!
  19. Sep 20, 2009, 4:55 AM - Re: New Project (gatling gun) NOW SPINNING!!! last post #19

    Likeing the gun! Excellent vid! Keep up the good work!
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    Sep 20, 2009, 9:44 AM - Re: New Project (gatling gun) NOW SPINNING!!! last post #20

    Kandosi, vod! That is one slick gun!
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    Sep 25, 2009, 6:21 PM - Re: New Project (gatling gun) NOW SPINNING!!! last post #21

    More progress today. Got the magazine assembly mounted. Figured out how to get the round handle from wobbling side to side inside a round tube. Got the wiring plugged together. Got the rear magnet ring installed with the final rear cover.
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    Sep 25, 2009, 9:14 PM - Re: New Project (gatling gun) NOW SPINNING!!! last post #22

    That thing has some serious wickedness to it.
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    Sep 26, 2009, 12:53 AM - Re: New Project (gatling gun) NOW SPINNING!!! last post #23

    one more
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    Sep 26, 2009, 5:23 AM - Re: New Project (gatling gun) NOW SPINNING!!! last post #24

    where does the weight sit on it? it looks like it would be very front heavy. and it needs some t-track like everything else in star wars.
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    Sep 26, 2009, 12:37 PM - Re: New Project (gatling gun) NOW SPINNING!!! last post #25

    That thing is love it. The video rocks.

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