fooling around with some moving target ideas. Have anyone built a moving target before? Is so how did you go about doing so?
Ja good one trigger.
I have looked at the Gamo one , but the price is ridiculous.
I am about to make one from a piece of old steel cable and the front of and old Gamo Rat Target. Rat will be welded to a piece of tubing so that it "hangs" on the steel cable. Then a simple piece of string tied to the tail and a couple of pulleys later you have a moving target. The speed can be adjusted by altering the angle of the cable. Pull the rat up the cable and let go - down she comes.. Lenght of time is detemined by the lenght of cable and for more interesting option add some obstacles along the way so that it appears and dissapears as it runs down. Pretty realistic actually.
sounds like a plan yes. Was thinking of using maybe sometihng like a radio controlled car motor and servo to do the job. I think the challenge would be to make it run faster and slower @ random. To shoot a moving target with predictable path and speed my not be so much fun as you can sit and wait or just follow.. Will have to give it some thought. Are you planning on running it off battery Tim?
To make it more interesting we just change the spacing on the obstacles. Creates an optical illusion that he thing changes speed.