Sunday, October 24, 2004

massive WB launcher

A massive Water Balloon launcher! now thats an interesting idea. I think we should get one of those CHEEP ratcheting tie down straps from harbor freight (or similar cheep chinese import place) and use that as the device to add energy to the design.

the way I see it is we tie/staple/glue (or all 3) tons of inner tubes to a Y 2x4 frame or what ever dans genious mind works up and then use the cheep ratchet thing to pull it back. we use a string connection to the launcher and when its loaded someone takes out the biggest knife, hatchet, machette or gun and blows that string away.. thus releasing the full fury of the design.

5 comments:

palegreenhorse said...

oh no...

k2h said...

for maximum effect maybe we just keep ratcheting back until the string/connection breaks naturally.

Dan said...

As to the ratcheting idea of the balloon launcher I havn't had good luck taking the tie downs much past 150 lbs... which is why I would prefer a good solid come along we could do a pin / ubolt release mech since it would be hard to get the strength necessary out of a string that could be easily cut (without explosives).

k2h said...

we saw a come-along for $10 at harbor frieght today

forkev said...

harbor freight rocks. we got one here too.
dan, any in boise?