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jegner
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 3:29 pm    Post subject: Logan's Run DS Flame Gun Reply with quote

Well, I remember watching Logan's Run in the movie theater, back in the 1970's. The Sandman Flamegun to this day is one cool prop that needs to be in my collection, right next to the TOS Star Trek Phaser II, Aliens M41-A Pulse Rifle, and Star Wars Stormtrooper E-11. One of theses days, I'll get around to making one, a working version, just as soon as I finish that PDK Blade Runner blaster. For now, here is a pic:




http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Dimension/5357/gun.htm
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW That is quite a muzzleflash. Have you considered powering it with propane, rather than that dangerous combination you'd told me they used?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, propane would work much better. The old system used calcium carbide rocks and a tiny water cylinder to generate the acetylene gas used for the flame effect.

I have seen some use magaicians pyro effects, some sort of gun cotton, and an electric sparker. Still expensive and dangerous to use.

A propane powered version would be mucho better! The basic shape and construction is pretty simple, something I like about it, and plans are available online. The trick is the fuel, and spark.

I suppose, with an electric ignitor, and a small cigarette lighter, that might do the trick!

Jim
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is Richard Coyle's article on the DS flame gun:

http://www.racprops.com/issue4/logansrun_dspistol/

with a great diagram on it's working features:


http://www.racprops.com/issue4/logansrun_dspistol/images/LoganBlueprints.jpg Great info, thanks Richard!

Here is a link to buy the tube and flat aluminum and brass stock needed:

http://www.onlinemetals.com

and

http://www.metalsdepot.com [more expensive]
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TK 109
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it LOOKS like a zip-gun with a butt, and a dummy trigger! Laughing
but that is an INSANE muzzel flash! Shocked
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