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Author Topic: [WIP] Galvano-Pneumatic Incapacitor  (Read 1077 times)
elShoggotho
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« on: December 07, 2015, 12:27:07 pm »

The idea is pretty simple: you funnel high pressure steam directly from the first cylinder of the quadruple expansion boiler, put an electric arc into the stream, and pray that it doesn't explode or electrocute the user. Basically, the device is made from assorted bits and bobs. An old pirate flintlock toy that was beyond repair, the mouthpiece of a horn, a wristband that got a bit too much heat, and plumbing leftovers. It will continue to accumulate parts.

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Miranda.T
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2015, 07:55:10 pm »

So am I correct in saying it's a Steampunk taser? The cloud of vapour conducts the electrical discharge to the person to zapped? Anyway, it's looking very nice already!

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Banfili
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2015, 03:06:22 pm »

Looking very good, indeed!
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Caledonian
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the dragon's called Salmacis


« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2015, 05:14:12 pm »

I like it! i just wonder...where does the steam come from?
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elShoggotho
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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2015, 02:05:59 am »

A hose will be attached to the side funnel. The device is imagined as a last ditch defense line for the dirigible's boiler room, so it comes directly from the first engine cylinder. You could just as easily mount it with a backpack reservoir / generator, but that would reduce its effectiveness. Maybe a network of steam pipes throughout the ship, normally to provide heat to the cabins and hot water for a cuppa, but easily repurposed into a defense mechanism that can't hurt the envelope...? Ideas, ideas...  Huh
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Otto Von Pifka
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goggles? they're here somewhere.....


« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2016, 07:58:44 am »

glass insulators and maybe some glass beads here and there to hint towards the electrical aspects
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