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Message started by Jauke on Jul 2nd, 2019 at 12:38pm

Title: Near perfect projectile
Post by Jauke on Jul 2nd, 2019 at 12:38pm
Tear-drop shaped, self-stabilizing, stainless steel paperweight. 125g exactly. Found at the thrift store for 50 cents.

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Title: Re: Near perfect projectile
Post by Jauke on Jul 2nd, 2019 at 12:39pm
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Title: Re: Near perfect projectile
Post by Jauke on Jul 2nd, 2019 at 12:40pm
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Title: Re: Near perfect projectile
Post by joe_meadmaker on Jul 2nd, 2019 at 1:02pm
That is impressive! A stainless steel egg :)

With the balance the way it is, I wonder what effect that would have during its flight.

Title: Re: Near perfect projectile
Post by Jauke on Jul 2nd, 2019 at 1:54pm

joe_meadmaker wrote on Jul 2nd, 2019 at 1:02pm:
That is impressive! A stainless steel egg :)

With the balance the way it is, I wonder what effect that would have during its flight.


I wonder too. Proper pouch placement and release would be critical. I think it would work best at longer distances, giving it some time to stabilize, fly very far with low drag.

Title: Re: Near perfect projectile
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Jul 2nd, 2019 at 9:01pm
Nice! Id like to find the goose that laid that!

Title: Re: Near perfect projectile
Post by TheJackinati on Jul 2nd, 2019 at 11:20pm

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Jul 2nd, 2019 at 9:01pm:
Nice! Id like to find the goose that laid that!


Hah, I would personally ask the goose if they can lay in an Osmium, Iridium or Tungsten format. :P

Failing this, I'll happily have one in lead. 

Title: Re: Near perfect projectile
Post by manospuercas on Jul 3rd, 2019 at 2:00am
Great find, I love thrift stores. Super deals sometimes.

Title: Re: Near perfect projectile
Post by Sarosh on Jul 3rd, 2019 at 3:22am

Jauke wrote on Jul 2nd, 2019 at 12:38pm:
self-stabilizing, stainless steel paperweight. 125g exactly

so is it hollow that's why it's only 125g? and the center of mass is further in front compared to a homogenous egg? that's what you mean self stabilising?

P.S. have you thrown it yet?

Title: Re: Near perfect projectile
Post by Jauke on Jul 3rd, 2019 at 2:10pm

Sarosh wrote on Jul 3rd, 2019 at 3:22am:

Jauke wrote on Jul 2nd, 2019 at 12:38pm:
self-stabilizing, stainless steel paperweight. 125g exactly

so is it hollow that's why it's only 125g? and the center of mass is further in front compared to a homogenous egg? that's what you mean self stabilising?

P.S. have you thrown it yet?


I think so. It's definitely bottom heavy and stabilizes itself back up when pushed on its side. I have not thrown it yet, haven't had the opportunity. I don't want to lose it, that is for sure.

Title: Re: Near perfect projectile
Post by Jauke on Jul 3rd, 2019 at 2:20pm
Heres a short vid showing what I mean (no not slinging it)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXEAj_i5-x4&feature=youtu.be

excuse my dirty fingernails, been working with my hands.

Title: Re: Near perfect projectile
Post by Frondeur on Jul 4th, 2019 at 3:36am
Just wondering: The tail looks lightweight... would't it wobble a lot? well only one way to know. Oh I wish I'd find some of these! great find, Jauke.

Title: Re: Near perfect projectile
Post by Rat Man on Jul 5th, 2019 at 11:17am
   If you want something similar in lead you can try an egg sinker.
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Title: Re: Near perfect projectile
Post by Sarosh on Jul 5th, 2019 at 2:37pm
@ Rat Man

I don't know of any lead sinker that is balancing on the nose like jauke's egg above.


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