Minigun project

The place to show off your epic printing projects. (Pictures or it didn’t happen!)

Moderator: Elijah

rsilvers
Posts: 25
Joined: Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:40 pm
Contact:

Re: Minigun project

Post: #2629 rsilvers
Wed May 08, 2013 10:17 am

Yes, he said that he had every part except for the receiver.

watsonstudios
Posts: 143
Joined: Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:32 pm

Re: Minigun project

Post: #2631 watsonstudios
Wed May 08, 2013 10:19 am

LaserGnomes wrote:
watsonstudios wrote:Yes, I reverse engineered all the parts except for the receiver...the receiver is the registered part and illegal to possess, I created it from the actual blueprints.



So simple word math.

All parts except receiver are "reversed engineered"
Receiver was created from blueprints.

So all parts you did not have BP's for... so... you have the actual part?
aka...
You have a minigun (if only in pieces, less a receiver)?!?!?!?!?!?!?!


Yes, I've had, in my possession, all the parts except the receiver but not all at once, and I had to give them back. They were on loan for this project.

Liquid
Posts: 579
Joined: Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:46 pm

Re: Minigun project

Post: #2632 Liquid
Wed May 08, 2013 10:21 am

You have a minigun (if only in pieces, less a receiver)?!?!?!?!?!?!?!


LOL at LG :lol:

Ive got a Israeli 1919a4 here, minus the side plate which is the registered part. You would be surprised at how many of us out here have "kits" lol

LaserGnomes
Posts: 1058
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:15 pm

Re: Minigun project

Post: #2633 LaserGnomes
Wed May 08, 2013 10:24 am

Umm.. yeah I need to um.. you know.. "borrow" those pieces too. Who do I email for that?

Also does Wal-Mart sell this ammo or do I need to hit up amazon prime...lol

rsilvers
Posts: 25
Joined: Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:40 pm
Contact:

Re: Minigun project

Post: #2634 rsilvers
Wed May 08, 2013 10:29 am

They use 308 ammo. That is why it is a minigun - it uses small arms ammunition and so is not really a "gun."

rsilvers
Posts: 25
Joined: Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:40 pm
Contact:

Re: Minigun project

Post: #2635 rsilvers
Wed May 08, 2013 10:33 am

What would happen if you took the assembly, made one STL, put it into NetFabb, simplified it, and printed it all at once at 1/10 scale?

Liquid
Posts: 579
Joined: Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:46 pm

Re: Minigun project

Post: #2636 Liquid
Wed May 08, 2013 10:34 am

Also does Wal-Mart sell this ammo or do I need to hit up amazon prime...lol


Mine takes .308 30 cal. Which is 7.62mm

I havent checked walmart for that lol, but there are places to get deals, and from other forum members of similar message boards. Got a box of about 20,000 links too.
Last edited by Liquid on Wed May 08, 2013 3:02 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Liquid
Posts: 579
Joined: Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:46 pm

Re: Minigun project

Post: #2637 Liquid
Wed May 08, 2013 10:37 am

I like watsons minigun better on so many levels though.

Cant believe it was printed actually.

watsonstudios
Posts: 143
Joined: Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:32 pm

Re: Minigun project

Post: #2638 watsonstudios
Wed May 08, 2013 10:38 am

rsilvers wrote:What would happen if you took the assembly, made one STL, put it into NetFabb, simplified it, and printed it all at once at 1/10 scale?


Haha, well, the entire assembly would not print at 1/10th - at least not on a home FFF printer. There would be too many parts too close together, too thin, etc. You would have to spend a lot of hours modifying the tolerances at that scale. Half scale maaaaybe.

Charles Xavier
Posts: 82
Joined: Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:23 am

Re: Minigun project

Post: #2640 Charles Xavier
Wed May 08, 2013 12:58 pm

watsonstudios wrote:Yes, I've had, in my possession, all the parts except the receiver but not all at once, and I had to give them back. They were on loan for this project.

What kind of advice do you have for a project like this? I mean this is a large, complicated assembly, and you reverse engineered dozens of parts of varying irregular geometries. I personally would LOVE to undertake something like this, to show people exactly what these machines are capable of. So I would value very much what insight you have on analyzing parts, modeling parts, printing parts, and finishing parts for a large, complex assembly like this.


Return to “Projects”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest