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Registered: 02-2004
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Re: Batman Grappling Gun


Well said, sq1star and King! A functional grapnel would involve three integrated systems or assemblies: (1) The shooter and grappling hook, powered either by CO2 or a more powerful explosive cartridge for distance, even if not for penetration; (2) a brushless DC gearmotor of at least 0.50 hp, for lifting and lowering at least 300 lbs; (3) a fairly hefty battery pack, of about 115 watts, slung from the back of the utility belt, and preferably with wiring concealed in the belt to a belt connection with the gearmotor. These items and associated costs have been outlined in previous posts and will also appear in my latest functional Bat Suit spec that will be completed later this month.

There would be a whole lot of serious mechanical engineering and testing involved in building a functional grapnel, and even the most compact device would be bulky, not light, and VERY costly.

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Registered: 11-2004
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Potato gun + grappling hook = Batman? :dancing
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Registered: 01-2005
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There is no way now we could make something for the right price, right size, and working like the real thing. Not in this day and age. But I just think this could be a cool semi-working prop. It could shoot and come back, and that would be cool. It anyone honestly planning on going on top of a builing and swinging, I don't think so. Unless you are completely nuts, such as myself and some others. :beatup

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Registered: 08-2004
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Batman wouldn't be caught dead with a can of Aqua Net, for powering up ANY sized spud gun!

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