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What the Heck Is It ?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by YamadudeXS650C, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. JimD54

    JimD54 Mechanic, 1968-Present.

    I used to teach the sheetmetal and composite classes. And I was the chief mechanic at a place called Renegade Lightsport where we used those fittings to build this...


    That's me in the left seat
     
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  2. JimD54

    JimD54 Mechanic, 1968-Present.

    The coffee cup is your only clue for size....


    MVIMG_20180112_150721.jpg
     
  3. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider

    If that's the size I think it is, I've seen 100k+ of them fly outta here loaded up on A-10A's.
     
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  4. JimD54

    JimD54 Mechanic, 1968-Present.

    I mighta' known you'd get it;)
    Yup, it's a 30mm round (inert) from a GAU-8.
     
  5. JimD54

    JimD54 Mechanic, 1968-Present.

  6. 59Tebo

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    It's no wonder the recoil impulse will slow the plane down....
    I'm sure it hurts much worse on the receiving end!...
     
  7. spectra

    spectra XS650 Enthusiast

    Only way to build a plane..............around the gun :)
     
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  8. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider

    Pilot sits in the cockpit that is surrounded by thick plates of titanium..6 or 7 rotating barrels spitting 100's of rounds of HE or whatever is loaded up into targets. I've seen this plane in action at the range, when it fires it sounds like a deadly fart. You don't want to be on the receiving end. I have some expended rounds of 50 cal, 20mm and 30mm training rounds dug up from that trip to the range at Gila Bend. I'll take a pic of them later so you can see the different sizes.
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2018
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  9. JimD54

    JimD54 Mechanic, 1968-Present.

    6000 rounds a minute.... that's 100 rounds per second.... Each projectile weighs about a pound.
     
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  10. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider

    And they want to retire the A-10 and "replace" her with a jet that has a 20mm gun? I DON"T THINK SO!
     
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  11. JimD54

    JimD54 Mechanic, 1968-Present.

    Here's a better perspective on the size of the GAU-8...


    gau-8_meets_vw_type_1.jpg
     
  12. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider

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    RE:68 As promised the pic of training rounds from Gila Bend range.
     
  13. 59Tebo

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    'Better mousetraps' don't need to be replaced. Like 'Arnold' said in "Terminator Genisys" : "...old doesn't mean obsolete..."
     
  14. Wingedwheel

    Wingedwheel Get a bigger hammer

    Here's something for you guys. CW1.JPG CW2.JPG CW3.JPG
     
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  15. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider

    A key of sorts?
     
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  16. Wingedwheel

    Wingedwheel Get a bigger hammer

    In the ballpark.
     
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  17. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs Kablatta, kablatta...

    I was thinkin' that you carefully insert it into a precisely fitted receiver, give 'er a twist,



    ...and something breaks...
     
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  18. 59Tebo

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    Jail/prison door key? (I wouldn't know, never been....really.)
     
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  19. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650

    Looks like a specialized locksmith bypass snapper tool.
     
  20. Wingedwheel

    Wingedwheel Get a bigger hammer

    You guys are close but this has a specific use. Wow, have I actually got something that might go more than 2 guesses?
     
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