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Forum: Electromagnetic Projectile Accelerators

Railgun, Coilguns, Reconnection Guns, ETC Guns, Electrothermal Guns, Disk Shooters and anything else converting electrical energy into kinetic energy.

  1. Building A Rail Gun To Launch A Glider

    Hi Guys, I am a third year mechanical engineer and for my dissertation I have chosen to build a rail gun to show that this technology can be used to...

    Posted By calc201
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    10-17-2011 05:03 AM Go to last post
  2. New challenge

    Hello All, NASA is hosting a challenge open to all concerning the launching of a nano satellite (minimum of 1 Kg.). I was wondering if it would...

    Posted By DC9000
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    09-21-2011 08:35 AM Go to last post
  3. Railgun Sabot

    Hello All, I had an idea about possibly reducing the rail erosion caused by projectile friction. Has anyone tried Graphite; either as a solo...

    Posted By DC9000
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    06-06-2011 07:49 PM Go to last post
  4. powerlabs railgun.

    isn't the rail gun about at its limit? after all i thought railguns needed a nuclear reactor to power them. it seems like a high voltage generator...

    Posted By cipher510
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    12-06-2010 10:59 AM Go to last post
  5. Two Stage Coil / Light Gas Gun

    Two years ago I was an intern at NASA working in a ballistic impact materials testing lab. We constantly had trouble getting an exact kinetic energy...

    Posted By Johnson.2937
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    09-21-2010 11:19 AM Go to last post
  6. A question about capacitors.

    Greetings, After reviewing several rail gun designs that I have seen over the internet I have noticed that people predominately use 'pulse...

    Posted By jimbo2032
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    09-20-2010 04:01 PM Go to last post
  7. Lightbulb Enhancements on the ETC gun

    I have been interested in making an ET gun for some time so I have in mind the following improvements 1. I had was to use Aluminum foil as the...

    Posted By StarKannon
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    04-29-2010 08:20 PM Go to last post
  8. 450V Coilgun

    Hello, I love your site! Your projects are just the sort of things I'd like to attempt. I'm looking for some technical device regarding a coilgun...

    Posted By Alexander
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    04-25-2010 09:02 AM Go to last post
  9. 4mm ETG (preloaded cartrige)

    I made the first gun out of spare parts, the barrel is three sleeved brass tubes, the electrode is a screw, and the insulator is epoxy mixed with...

    Posted By 245Tommy
    • Replies: 2
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    04-10-2010 06:37 PM Go to last post

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