Seahorses and pipefish have recently been shown to get around this problem by storing energy in an elastic recoil mechanism
. Longo wanted to know if snipefish were up to the same thing.
The heavier the load, the more the expansion of the polymer part, and the recoil mechanism
is slowed down, all in the blink of an eye.
When reassembling the back plate, make sure there's no in-and-out movement of the recoil mechanism
Things grew desperate outside the space station when he remembered his safety cable, which, equipped with a recoil mechanism
, was able to slowly pull him to safety with a mere three pounds of force.
The rifle's recoil mechanism
was redesigned to accommodate the Army-issued ammunition, with a different buffer system to slow down the rate of fire back to 650 to 850 rpm.
It added mass to the recoil mechanism
and permitted a range of chamberings--including Browning's own .25, .32, .380 and .45 ACP.
The undercarriage incorporates an external-type sprocket, steel track rollers and idlers, a conventional spring-type recoil mechanism
and a rubber track with reinforced steel for durability and aggressive traction.
The XM 360's features include: a gun mount with a modular recoil mechanism
, an electrically actuated multi-lug breech, a cannon tube with integral pepperpot muzzle brake to reduce recoil forces, a blast deflector to reduce the overpressure directed back toward the vehicle and a gun tube shroud to mitigate the effects of environmental conditions.
The secret of its manageability is in Sullivan's patented counter recoil mechanism
, making the Ultimax not just a manageable full-automatic weapon, but a machine gun that can be aimed.
IN THE OLD DAYS, YOU PUSHED IN THE FLUID INDICATOR TO CHECK IF THERE WAS ENOUGH FLUID IN THE RECOIL MECHANISM
. NOW THE INDICATOR IS A SELF-RETRACTING ROD.