Automatic target

Discussion in 'Hunter (HFT) & Field Target (FT)' started by Targetmaniac, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. Targetmaniac

    Targetmaniac New Member

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    Hello everybody!!! My name is Maciek and I m from Poland. I have registered in few EU forums to show results of what I have been working on past year. HFT is one of my passion and because I love technological news I have created something like that:
    Automatic target :)
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    Modes and functions to choose:
    -regulated time 0-120 seconds
    -with the kill zone backlight (when the bunny is standing)
    -without backlight
    -random selection
    -atomated turn off the power when the time of rising the bunny last more than 4 seconds (low battery, obstruction)
    -sound alarm below 9v
     
  2. Mildot

    Mildot New Member

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    Nice work dude. What's the average battery life and how weatherproof are they?
     
  3. Ceathreamhnan

    Ceathreamhnan WHFTA Champion 2013

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    Beautifully made.
     
  4. Targetmaniac

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    The whole body is made of duralumin and is hermetic. Lion 3x 3.7v (18650) batteries last from one charging for about 3 thousands of shoots. Front is made of 4mm steel. First test went positive.

    ...and there is something for NHFT
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    and electronics...
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  5. JerryD

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    Nice looking job: how do they operate, how much are they likely to cost and ......are you sending out any free samples for field testing??!!;):D






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  6. Sparky

    Sparky Ich dien Staff Member

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    Very impressive

    Pete
     
  7. Targetmaniac

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    The target has additional control, which let us to place equipment on the hill and shooting from the bottom, or opposite – letting the target to keep parallel position to shooter.
    Control is based on a change of angle of twisted spring operation by placing it in appropriate hole (see below picture).
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    Here is the”silver” version and a gauge comparison to a popular squirrel
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    And finally first movie showing only the way of working of the mechanism.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkbkF_mh9FU&feature=youtu.be
    Movie from shooting… soon…
     
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  8. JerryD

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    Link isn't working.....



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  9. Targetmaniac

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    Link should be working now :)
     
  10. subaru swift

    subaru swift Active Member

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    very nice looking targets & some great design work you have thought about along with some nice electronic work too, keep up the good work & it would be nice to see these in the uk sometime ( hint hint )

    kenny
     
  11. Steve

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    Link works now.looks great but looks like a whole lot of work involved,I like it though.Was it just an exercise to see if it could be done?Do you hope to manufacture and sell them?Can see it being good for practice but can't see them being used in competition.The cost would be interesting though.
     
  12. SDplinker

    SDplinker Pellet testing...yawn

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    Well done!

    I think if there was some way a self-resetting target could be reliable and available for $100 you would find buyers. If they cost $150 or $200 I don't think there's a market - it's just too much more expensive than Gamo or Nockover.

    Very nice work!! Keep us posted if you have plans to go into production or offer the plans/designs for building one.
     
  13. Targetmaniac

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    They are fantastic i want one,any idea on price yet?
     
  15. rich

    rich Active Member

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    Imagine FT in a few years time. You wipe your ID card with your BFTA number on the reader at the lane; shoot the targets, and your score (hit or miss, no doubt about it) is transmitted wirelessly along with your ID, and the time you took.

    This IS the way forward, any of you Luddites reading this. Much faster to set out a course, no strings to break.
     
  16. RobF

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    Just need 25 waterproof iPads and then collecting and sorting the scores and grading would be all sorted. Plus we could transmit them live to the web.
     
  17. plattitude

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    Afraid I can see some over zealous resprays on a shoot getting spray all over the mechanism, is there any way to protect the internals because if your up a ladder then anywhere will do, good work though.

    Guess you would respray the face first, activate the knockover then spray the paddle and then let it reset itself, but again,any excess paint on the paddle would run down onto the mechanism.

    Please take this as constructive criticism.

    Paul
     
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  18. Targetmaniac

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    Don't worry - there will be available 3 versions:
    - all steel parts will be galvanized - it doesn't require any paint
    - all steel parts (made of crude steel) to self paint
    - all steel parts - stainless steel

    To paint you just need to unscrew 4-8 screws to take off the front part.
     
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    But no one is going to want to do that if they are used for a comp where there are two sessions.

    Paul
     
  20. KeithW

    KeithW Barn door? Where?

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    What a superb piece of kit! Looks like a lot of engineering for a "simple" product, and so potentially I'd guess it would be expensive, perhaps prohibitively so. Probably couldn't use it in HFT competition as you'd need to be sure the reset delay was long enough to ensure the kill had been witnessed - and then risk having too long a delay and therefore holding up shooting. But absolutely great for club / gallery use and especially for home practice ... provided it is affordable!

    Just my thoughts ... and what do I know ... I miss more than I hit anyway

    K
     

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