What if this was actuated by an electric motor instead of gas system?

What if this was actuated by an electric motor instead of gas system?
Could it potentially make its operation more consistent and reliable and lead to less malfunctions?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No. You fricking moron

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is electric and can fire thousands of bullets with zero malfunctions.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      But anon, they've been in service decades and they shit on the reliability of gas operated guns, especially DI and long stroke.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That would be a chaingun. They exist and have their uses.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >What if this was actuated by an electric motor instead of gas system?

    Congratulations, you just invented the chain gun.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Instead of dealing with a linear actuator you could cam the bolt via a rotating block, you could even deal with the extra heat from the high rate of fire by having multiple barrels.
    If you rotated the bolts and barrels you would make feeding easier and also provide even more cooling.
    You could be onto something anon.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What I mean is that with modern electronics you could easily fit motor, battery, and controller chip inside AR format.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It could be done but it would be less reliable than gas operation due to heat buildup.
        You can magdump an AR until the gas tube melts, you can magdump an AK until the furniture is on fire and you can't hold it anymore.

        If you start trying to cram electro magnets and ICs into an AR sized platform the insulation if going to melt, the solder is going to melt and the IC is going to have jamming gates.
        t. electrician

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Bro I just have to do away with mechanical reliable mechanisms!
          Yes they work fine and are fantastically reliable but I dont care!

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Bro I just have to do away with mechanical reliable mechanisms!
          Yes they work fine and are fantastically reliable but I dont care!

          >i HATE electricity and technology!

          t. 2yr neofudd contrarian who equates an electronic firing mechanism to NSA spyware that will vaccinate him in his sleep

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Nah, you could pot the board in resin and it'll hold up to any heat it's able to build up. It's still a silly idea in this case, but it's possible. We use plc modules that get MUCH hotter than that

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      We already have barrels that can handle high hear better than traditional barrels. Teludyne Straight Jacket barrels use a heat conductive resin to move heat away from the barrel and through an aluminum heat sink surrounding the barrel.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >my rifle now needs batteries or a charge to work
    Sounds very moronic

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Possibly eliminate an easily clearable malfunction every 1000+ rounds
    >Requires a battery
    What a fricking moronic trade. Running out of batteries at a critical time is a much higher risk than having to clear a vanishingly rare FTF, so all you've done is put the user in more danger all things considered

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    idiot just use electro magnets

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you kept the gas, but had a solenoidal firing pin and replaced the entire trigger pack with either an analog or digital signaler, and used the the chassis of the gun itself to conduct the firing signal + power to the solenoid ...you could remove a lot of linkage.

    By that logic, we could look at the cost of a single primer. 1000 for 99 dollars, or 1 cent per primer, and consider: Is there a way to further simplify the system?

    Large artillery and other systems have deployed optical (laser) ignition. Modern technology allows us to deploy laser ignition. The issue is a laser is a bit too large. Induction could be a route forward. Some sort of thermite inside the brass that is doped to ignite through magnetic induction. possible. Less energy intense than the laser.

    The name of the game is always going to be Cost, packaging (Size), speed, and reliability. So that take us back to:

    Replace the trigger pack and resettable mechanism with a linear or even cantilever solenoid. That is small enough, cheap enough, durable enough, reliable enough and fast enough to work. But you would still be using a primer based system.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Piezoelectric would be sick but I sincerely doubt you'd ever get enough current out of it to ignite powder. At least, powder you'd ever want to put into mass produced cartridges. It can't be too sensitive or you run into lots of problems

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >1000 for 99 dollars, or 1 cent per primer

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    “sorry bro i cant shoot”
    “no i still have ammo just my 5lb battery used to make my gun work its drained”
    “yes it will explode it it gets wet”

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >t. Luddite
      Didn't your dad ever tell you to keep your bad opinions to yourself

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you're so fricking stupid it hurts, it's not like there's a gas engine in there moron-kun

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's not what he meant, he's just talking about the defining principle of a chaingun

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