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There have been 318 items by azrael (Search limited from 05-September 93)
Definitely a bit of a hassle with the 3/4 CPVC. I used the one from McMaster, took quite a bunch of hammering to get them to fit. Since I don't have a CPVC supplier locally, I have to work with what I can get, instead of finding one that has loose enough tolerances. I think I only got it to nest inside maybe 3/4 as much as in your write up. Works well, though, shoots at least 200 fps.
I can't usually find a cross that fits well (It happens once in a while), and I usually use some combination of scotch tape and non-hardening putty to make it seal nice.
As for the pipe, I'm mostly amazed that it seems to have an ID of 5/8". I've never seen anything like that for copper tubes, but as you said it's "repair" tubing so I guess its intended to slide over 5/8" OD copper tubes and get soldered together. I often have trouble finding 3/4" CPVC that fits over the EMT--it sounds like this copper tube is a bit smaller on the OD which makes buying the 3/4 CPVC bow arms much less of a hassle.
I also wouldn't be worried about said copper tube getting ruined--it doesn't have any holes in it, and it's being held in a way that can't properly deform from bending until after the whole cross assembly has exploded. So long as that doesn't happen, I think it will be OK. The EMT was super overkill in my version, it was just the only metal tube I knew that fit 1/2" CPVC on the inside and 3/4" CPVC on the outside.
Still pretty subjective. I have yet to received a bruise from a hot glue dome stefan. Some people out there have skin made of out vanilla pudding, I swear.
Well, it also can't leave a welt/bruise, so that we don't have pain tolerance come into effect.
Most of my darts have been used for a little while so the foam is worn I bit. I'd just like something that lasts a bit longer. I actually found a pack of whistle darts I bought a while ago with really great foam (It feels a lot stiffer/denser than elite foam), so I might try to transplant the tips off some old streamlines and see how they fly.
I measured it to be about the same, just chalked up the difference to batch differences, since it's not incredibly well regulated.
Actually, redline polycarb that used to be sold by FMF has a SLIGHTLY bigger id.
There's several kinds of aluminum on there, I can't remember offhand which one is the one I get. Not the super expensive one though lol.
I was just looking into buying some of the butyrate tubing. I hadn't heard of the aluminum though, thank you.
Anyway, I'll confirm thirty meters as of now and possibly 60-100 meters once more is set in place.
I have one dart that got mixed in with some of my stuff, that I believe was made from informer's stuff. I think it came from one of the Pasadena guys. It's pretty close.
Put me down for 30 meters (+10 meters bonus). Do you have a general idea of how much shipping will be? Have you had any experience with Inform3r's foam? If you have, is it anything like his? Thanks.
There are other 5/8" OD materials that have different inner diameters. I personally really like the butyrate tubing from McMaster. Slightly looser than CPVC. For airgun purposes, I like the aluminum tubing they have.
Wonderful, thank you. The blue is very bright, I like it. Hopefully it has the same properties as the red.
I have experienced the same thing regarding CPVC. I just wanted to see a fit test for general reference (i.e. if there is a brand/batch of CPVC that it can properly fit in, it most likely won't be too difficult for me to come across). Also, it seems like most people are sourcing their PETG from McMaster now, which has a fairly specific I.D. (it would be nice if Drev could state where the PETG in the video came from though, that would be helpful).
I'll also have to slightly disagree with Ryan#### in my personal case (sacrilegious, I know). It'd be terribly inconvenient for me to have to re-barrel all of my blasters that are either turreted or have couplers for CPVC only (space restraints of certain shells and whatnot), but since hopper clips are so prevalent now I'm sure his logic still stands for the vast majority of people.
Sorry, this is starting to get off topic.
TL;DR: I cast my vote for the blue foam.
What exactly does the stabilizer do? It just keeps the plunger moving forward in a linear fashion, right?
Why did you decide to eliminate the firing stabilizer from Kane's AABow write-up? It is the only thing that makes AABows actually usable blasters in NIC wars and is by far the best feature of any homemade bow blaster created.
There are alternatives to Trustfires that still have better current capabilities and are still easy to use.
Very nice pictures. However I will always choose trustfires over Li-po because of their ease of access.