If you have ever wanted a grappling hook gun like Batman uses, you’ll want to check out this video in which engineer James Hobson of Hacksmith Industries built a real working version.
The finished gun is actually nice and compact.
Of all the gadgets and gizmos that Batman uses to fight crime, one of the ones I always thought was most interesting was his grappling hook gun that he can fire up onto ledges or the top of buildings to climb.
I admit that I always wanted to have a gun like James Bond had that would fire a grappling hook so you could climb a building in short order. One geek has taken it on himself to create his own grappling hook launcher.
Budding superheroes – How many times have you had the need to scale a building, but just didn’t have the arm strength to get your grappling hook all the way to the roof? Thanks to this air-powered grappling hook, you no longer need to worry.
Batelle’s Tactical Air Initiated Launch system (or TAIL for short) fires a sturdy titanium grappling hook on a Kevlar line as high as 100 feet in the air from up to 60 feet away.