NYC CNC Folding Fin 12 Ga "Missile"

Nicholas C
by Nicholas C

My friend John Saunders, of CNC NYC, teamed up with Taofledermaus to make CNC aluminum projectiles. It was Taofledermaus’ idea to have a projectile that would have pop out fins.

John made three different slugs. Each successive one more intricate than the previous.

Here is the first slug. Pretty basic. It is a pointed projectile.

The second is an evolution of the first. He cut spirals along the side and machined the base away. Taofledermaus said this shifts the weight toward to front possibly making it more aerodynamic.

He also cut the tip down in preparation for the third version.

This is the final result. A hole is drilled down the center to allow air to pop out the fins.

The idea is sound. Taser made a successful fin stabilizing taser robot that shoots out of a 12ga shotgun.

Here is the video of Taofledermaus testing these rounds.

Here is the video John posted making these projectiles.

John will be giving away one “unfired” missile slug to one of his Patreon supporters. So sign up and you can enter to win a slug missile. Click here to go to the Patreon page. Or you can follow John on his Youtube Channel, CNC NYC.

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  • JCitizen JCitizen on Jun 27, 2015

    I used to have fun shooting badminton birdies out of smoke launchers. Sometimes you just have to apply the KISS principal to make it work the 1st time.

  • Michael Willis Michael Willis on Jun 28, 2015

    I wonder if anything this complex is needed. Perhaps just a central shaft drilled from the nose toward the tail with three or four exit holes drilled sloping in from the rear and at an angle to the central shaft.