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So... any of our members here have an interest in firearms?

  1. Archer

    Archer Omega Qualified Watchmaker Jan 30, 2013

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    Hmmm - intertia would cause the rotor to spin, so gravity not required for that. If it was enough to maintain a full wind is another story, but rotors do spin in zero gravity....

    Cheers, Al
     
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  2. Trev

    Trev The Architect Staff Member Jan 30, 2013

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    In certain zero gravity situations, I'd bet they even do more winding than when gravity is present.

    Hang on.. Are there any women on the ISS? perhaps the autos were being overwound :D
     
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  3. thawkins

    thawkins Jan 30, 2013

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    M1911 in .45ACP, several M98 Mausers, M94 Winchester various shotguns and .22 rifles.
     
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  4. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 30, 2013

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  5. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Jan 30, 2013

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    That's not a bad point, if a rotational force were applied to it sufficient to get the rotor going around at speed, rather than gravity making the rotor settle eventually in one position, it would keep going, only limited by the drag of the bearings, much like the wobbling in the video above doesn't stop
     
  6. MyVintageOmega

    MyVintageOmega Jan 30, 2013

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    The M109 A1 Howizter....
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  7. Trev

    Trev The Architect Staff Member Jan 30, 2013

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    Yeah, that's what I was thinking. A flick of the wrist and only friction would remain as the stopping force. There's no gravitational "bump" for the rotor to overcome on each rotation.
     
  8. Turb0wned

    Turb0wned Feb 15, 2013

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    New to the forums.... Here are mine. IMG_20130215_200902.jpg IMG_20130215_200924.jpg
     
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  9. audz95

    audz95 Feb 16, 2013

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    New member here...

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  10. Turb0wned

    Turb0wned Feb 16, 2013

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    ^ Very nice. Im a huge HK fan. I will get better pics soon.
     
  11. audz95

    audz95 Feb 16, 2013

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    ^ Great taste in weapons my friend...heres another shot of the compact...
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  12. dsio

    dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 16, 2013

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    Appropriate choice of watch, love the Isofrane strap too, I've got an orange one that I use on some of my sports watches, its a remarkably comfortable strap to use on a heavier sports diver.
     
  13. Bwana1

    Bwana1 Mar 21, 2013

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    Newbie here, so I'm dragging up all the old threads of interest :)

    I have a bunch of guns, mainly rifles for hunting deer & turkey...few pistols for self protection. I'm mainly an archery hunter, travel to 4 states a year for a record book whitetails.

    Custom Remington 700 BDL Deluxe 30-06 cal.
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    Ruger 44 mag stainless 7 1/2" barrel
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    Some of my bows...more have been added since pic
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    I collect hi-end Custom knives & flashlites too
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  14. rbird7282

    rbird7282 Mar 22, 2013

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    Yes, which is why I've been absent from this forum for the last three months. Got the gun bug again. Several new additions. Too many hobbies, too little money.
     
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  15. Bwana1

    Bwana1 Mar 22, 2013

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    Yes, it's an addicting hobby also :)

    Heres a few more of my kids:
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  16. Kringkily

    Kringkily Omega Collector Mar 22, 2013

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    I'm not a direct fan but someone did offer me a pre WWII AK-47 and ammo for one of my speedmasters....I was speechless at the time..
     
  17. UncleBuck

    UncleBuck understands the decision making hierarchy Mar 22, 2013

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    Were they pointing it at you at the time? You may have misunderstood......
     
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  18. UncleBuck

    UncleBuck understands the decision making hierarchy Mar 22, 2013

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    I have a WWII 1941 Mauser 9mm (Luger to us Yanks) and being of English heritage and named James, of course I have the vintage Walther PP. I have others that are sentimental but not collectible.
    Give me a couple of days to collect them and I will post pix.
    These have special meaning and frankly, I much prefer watches!
     
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  19. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 22, 2013

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    I am fairly sure the the AK-47 just went to trials in 1946. Glad you did not take the deal
     
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  20. UncleBuck

    UncleBuck understands the decision making hierarchy Mar 26, 2013

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    "Give me a couple of days to collect them and I will post pix.
    These have special meaning and frankly, I much prefer watches!"

    As promised,

    Buck
     
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