That Moment When Things Start to Take Shape...

A project log for CO2 Cartridge Rocket Launcher

CO2 canister powered rocket launcher, because why not

Alex AndersonAlex Anderson 08/15/2016 at 20:350 Comments

In every project there is a moment you start to realize that the end is in sight. When after putting in countless hours you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. The canister launcher has reached that point. There are still a few kinks to work out, namely the cam system to move the falling block and the spring system for the firing pin, but otherwise it is just superficial stuff like making a stock and tuning.

This Is the barrel, loading tube, pump handle and receiver all assembled. The long barrel (which is a new pipe with much tighter tolerances, is need to allow the canister to release all of its CO2 before it leaves the barrel. This will hopefully allow for the best energy transfer as well as the straightest flight since the canister will not have a jet after exiting the barrel.

The pump action will actuate both the falling block system as well as resetting the firing pin system.

This shows the follower spring end cap as well as the shotgun style loading tube and door. The block with the brass tube is the falling block system that will be moved by the pump action.

And a quick show off of the pump action ;)