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Old 07-09-2010, 12:35 AM   #21
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I like this one way better! If you do succeed in building it then maybe you could make it like this instead. I feel it's a better model than that wood one

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Old 07-09-2010, 01:28 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by saviorslegacy View Post
Very interesting c3shooter.

I do not want to build a coil gun, I want to build a Gauss Gun.
It will use rare earth magnets. *vids on OP
I will probably end up building a coil gun though, just cuz they are really awesome!
Gauss guns are a staple of hardcore Sci-Fi (space opera). Alastair Reynolds, Ben Bova, Stephen Baxter all use them in their stories. One I recently read had a Gauss gun (railgun is how it was called, I think) that was 2,000 kilometers long, firing a depleted-uranium slug that destroyed the rail as it passed, to take out a ship several light-years away.
I want THAT gun!
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