Thanks Hector,Sounds interesting, hopefully I can get some practical takeaways .
I always enjoy your blog entries and looking forward to this study. Definitely the dark art of springer tuning.
I just read the first few paragraphs of part 1 the intro and I'm excited like a little kid... looking forward to this series for sure!-Marty
Hector: Did I miss something? I saw the introduction and list of chapters but not Chapter 1 in the blog posting.I'll look again/Dave
Thorough start. Looking forward to chapter 1.
The anticipation is starting to affect me in funny ways - this morning I started wondering how many foot pounds my toaster was generating when it was launching toast into the air... then I found myself wondering if there is a sear mechanism inside and if adding preload washers to the spring could get it up to two feet in the air... -Marty
Thanks for your kind words Marty!Our aims are a bit different from the Titan guys.We start by showing everyone that wants to read in detail, how to put together their OWN testbench.The whole thing costs under $250 with a pocket digital oscilloscope we found that works reasonably well. We also show how to CALIBRATE the instrument.These guys just purchase stuff that is way more expensive that the guns themselves. So, while interesting, it is still in the realm of the "specialist" or "professional".I've done that already, and my main objection is that it does not empower shooters to find out for themselves, and does not provide a general platform for improvement.I also think they complicate things needlessly by insisting on measuring forces directly. We START with velocity, then integrate for displacement and calibration, and derive for acceleration.Once you know accelerations, forces are easy to calculate because masses are constant.Anyway, let's not get ahead of ourselves.Tomorrow we publish the first part and show how to build "the apparatus".;-)Keep well and shoot straight!HM