Long Shot, The back alley bomber.

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 3 FINISHED BIKES' started by MaddMatt, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. MaddMatt

    MaddMatt

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    People everywhere duck and cover at the sound of the air raid siren's scream.

    I'm finished!!! Had to work through all day today but I did it! It's done!

    I ended up gutting the siren and mounting a electric motor from a model airplane inside. When you pull the hand lever it spins like mad and really sounds like a slightly higher pitched version of an air raid siren. The rechargeable battery is hidden in the tank.

    I looked everywhere for rivets, once I found the ones I wanted I tested it on a scrap piece of metal. I'm glad I did. It looked horrible. So I decided not to use them. I'm really glad I waited to test it first. If I hadn't I would have had 100 holes in the tank with nothing to fill em but these hideous rivets.

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  2. dumpster_diver

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    Awesome! Does the siren really work off airflow? I got ones that just run off the wheel. GReat job!!
     
  3. sundevil91

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    Great bike! I love the theme.
     
  4. MaddMatt

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    No it won't work off of just airflow. There is a electric airplane motor inside the siren housing. I gutted the siren, took it to the work (machine shop) and cut off the shaft that runs through the back of the siren to the wheel rubby thingy. Then I threaded the back of the finned siren piece and mounted a small electric airplane motor inside. When I pull the handbrake it turns on, when I pull again it turns off. The propeller is just on a pin so it spin when i ride. It's not connected to the motor or the sirens moving parts.
     
  5. dumpster_diver

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    Cool! ! !
     
  6. kingfish254

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    WOW!! Glad I found this build!
     

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