Hey T-bag. Your rocket launcher idea has inspired me to do some sort of funky project. Got any ideas?
i've thought it'd be cool to make a missile silo type of thing. you turn 1 or 2 keys (simultaneously of course) to prepare the launch sequence, open the silo doors with some kind of DC motor contraption, and launch. it'd be cool for the rocket launch to be kind of like a sabot sort of thing, in which the rocket is fired from an inner tube or barrel of some sort, supported by 3 or 4 styrofoam guides which separate due to wind resistance and low weight after leaving the barrel. the ignition wire stays attached during the initial firing (done by compressed air i guess) and the rocket motor ignites fully shortly after leaving the end of the hidden barrel.
there'd be WAAH WAAH warning sounds and everything, and ideally it'd be buried in the ground so the doors slide open to reveal the doomsday device.
basically it'd look like this, like a submarine launched ICBM fired from land:
Originally Posted by jcdenton69
i suppose this could be accomplished using the above methodology as well.
Could probably use a couple 5 gallon buckets to make the barrel then who knows what else for doors and what not. As for the rocket, I just got some huge heavy duty card board tubes to use for the main body. DONT TEMPT ME. This could be fun.