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Tippmann A5 Reverse engineered BY: ROBERT DICKINSON
Objective To complete a reversed engineered replica of the Tippmann A5 paintball gun. Tools used Inventor Dial Calipers Standard Tools Lots of time!
How & Why Tools and basic knowledge of the gun were used to disassemble the gun. Then Dial calipers were used to take measurements. Measurements transferred to Inventor and created into a solid. Paintball is a big hobby and the gun seemed like a worthy & challenging project.
Frustrations/Problems Measuring contours and surfaces.
Frustrations/Problems Continued Initial and final assembly
Schedule Estimated Time My estimated time in my project proposal was a mere 31 hours, which was mainly the class periods with a little time added for out of class work Actual Time My actual time ended up being about double that, with much more time spent out side of class measuring, drawing, and assembling the project. I ended up figuring around 63 hours spent on it. With more than half the time spent outside of class working in open labs.
Summary Learned A lot! More about assemblies, modeling. Revolve command, coil, angled constraints. Time management Didn’t complete Whole project -Cyclone feed system Lack of time