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Old 07-05-2007, 04:30 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever heard anything about building handheld railguns using capacitors such as from this page: http://home.insightbb.com/~jmengel4/rail/rail-intro.html#rail
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Old 07-09-2007, 02:06 PM   #2
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Rail guns require VERY high voltage/amperage to work. The only ones I have heard of that work are VERY large and have huge generators attached (one APC for the gun and a second for the generator.

Very cool concept but not practical for carry. I have seen advertised velocities at about 14,000 fps. Nearly 3x possible with propellant (gun powder) which has an upper limit of around 5000 fps.
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How's that project coming?
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