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#121198 Guide To Barrel Material

Posted by monkey with a nf on 26 August 2007 - 02:03 PM in Modifications

If they're taggers, really tight. I've found that CPVC is the tighest of all the common barrel materials (my darts don't work in it at all).

EDIT: Typo (stupid lack of google toolbar on this computer!)

#91590 Magstrike 20

Posted by monkey with a nf on 09 October 2006 - 12:08 PM in Modifications

Have you tried McMaster? They have tons of different sizes of PETG tubing.

#116838 Trigger Designs

Posted by monkey with a nf on 22 July 2007 - 09:00 PM in Homemades

I used a dremel cutoff wheel, though it took a while and heated it up a lot. If you don't have that, I'd recommend a hacksaw, or maybe a file (to file through it).

#110662 Stock Ls Breech Petg Barrel Addition

Posted by monkey with a nf on 11 June 2007 - 06:38 AM in Modifications

Wait- why did you keep the dart tooth in? It will just make you lose air and push your dart into the bolt, where it can jam on the bolt/barrel connection.

#110664 Couplered Big Blast

Posted by monkey with a nf on 11 June 2007 - 06:44 AM in Modifications

To find the ideal barrel length for anything, use the following formula:

Air volume(plunger tube volume, or in this case, pump volume times number of pumps) * constant/(radius of barrel^2) , where the constant is a number between 3-4, depending on how tight your barrel is.

EDIT: Clarification

#99677 Nitefinder Rifle

Posted by monkey with a nf on 12 February 2007 - 05:04 PM in Modifications

Very cool. What is the part number of the spring you used? I've been trying to find a good replacement spring for my guns.

#106092 Humpty Dumpty

Posted by monkey with a nf on 17 May 2007 - 07:17 AM in Modifications

That is really amazing. It looks like you could get off twelve shots in a few seconds, assuming the hornet works the same a a Big Salvo with more barrels, which I'm not sure of. Can it fire in semi-auto? Or only all at once? Or both?

#106091 Bbb Mod Write Up

Posted by monkey with a nf on 17 May 2007 - 07:10 AM in Modifications

What do you mean by that? The breech allows you to put the darts in your barrel, not the PVC sabilizer.

As for a magazine, a rotating breech won't work (at least not in my experience). You might want to try something like the breech FA did on his ABBB.

#120405 Dartsmithing Tips Archive

Posted by monkey with a nf on 19 August 2007 - 11:37 AM in Darts and Barrels

I've found when making CaptainSlug-style darts (which work really well- they're much more accurate than my old ones) it helps to squeeze some liquid nails onto a newspaper and then dip the dart heads in that. It tends to give them a much more even, thin coating. Also, I let the glue dry before adding the felt heads, which makes it easier to keep everything centered.

#99681 Dartsmithing Tips Archive

Posted by monkey with a nf on 12 February 2007 - 05:15 PM in Darts and Barrels

I think it makes it hug the barrel more. However, when I do it, it makes my darts fishtail.

#110306 Speedloader Mod

Posted by monkey with a nf on 09 June 2007 - 08:36 PM in Modifications

Probably, but it would defeat the point. It's pretty much a different-looking NF if you single it.

#99552 Hasbro Reveals Nerf N-strike Disk Shot (nerf Skeet Shooting)

Posted by monkey with a nf on 10 February 2007 - 12:48 PM in General Nerf

I think it'd be simpler to just use a simple breech deoderant clip, though. Of course, you can just do that on a stock NF...

#137563 Dchap-2

Posted by monkey with a nf on 27 January 2008 - 10:30 PM in Homemades

I think I might just use another 11/4" to 1/2" reducing bushing in the back (where the endcap/SCH 80 contraption is), with a 1/2" stub stuck in it to hold the o-ring in place. Should work better than the current design (and I don't have to drill any 1/2" holes in endcaps, which is a pain if you don't have a drillpress).

Of course, then I have to order more bushings (but I had to do that anyway).

#137523 Dchap-2

Posted by monkey with a nf on 27 January 2008 - 04:19 PM in Homemades

Bringing this back, because I have something that seems like a problem.

I'm (finally- things kept getting in the way) building a DCHAP-2-based homemade. However, I'm wondering about one part of the design. Is the outside of the 3/4" endcap supposed to seal with the 11/4" PVC? With the one I'm using, there's a slight (something like 1/132") gap. Should I PVC cement it? Get a different cap?

#116515 More Than You Ever Wanted To Know About Springs

Posted by monkey with a nf on 20 July 2007 - 07:59 AM in Modifications

I'm really glad that someone finally posted something like this; I've been looking for a good replacement spring for a while, but can't find anything that's the right strength. This should help a lot.

#115989 Clipped At2k

Posted by monkey with a nf on 16 July 2007 - 03:28 PM in Modifications

When the tank is pressurized, the goo raises in the chamber, acting as a pressure gauge. Other than that, it's useless. It used to be popular to drain and seal it (supposedly to increase ranges), but cxwq showed it had no effect.

#99467 Petg Barrel Magstrike

Posted by monkey with a nf on 07 February 2007 - 09:32 PM in Modifications

I don't know about a PC (never had one), but there wasn't an issue. The original thread for the Magstrike 20 is here.

#116120 M.p.c.bar (mass Producable Clipped Bolt Acton Rifle)

Posted by monkey with a nf on 17 July 2007 - 09:39 AM in Homemades

This looks really nice, I might also have to make one.

As for the darts not staying in the magazine, you might want to make some feedlips out of brass or PVC to keep the darts in. You would just need to make sure that they are larger than the bolt so it can slide through.

#120299 Kbarker's Lbb

Posted by monkey with a nf on 18 August 2007 - 04:36 PM in Modifications

The LBB has a valve, but the entire pump/tank/valve assembly is one big piece of plastic. This would make it much more difficult to splice something in, as telekinetic said.

#120297 Disk Shot Mod (advanced)

Posted by monkey with a nf on 18 August 2007 - 04:28 PM in Modifications

Nice. If this can get 60 with a new barrel and light banding, a spring should make it even better.

My only addition is to make sure that all the superglue is dry before hot gluing, as otherwise the fumes will be strong enough to make your eyes water.

#118337 P90 Helix Ramp Mag

Posted by monkey with a nf on 05 August 2007 - 06:50 AM in Homemades

I'm glad you're actually building it (I thought this was someone who didn't understand "Thread Closed"), but I still don't think it will work as well as a simple box mag. The feedramp would have to be really precise, and the darts might not survive the ramp (or the ramp the darts, unless foam insulation is harder than I think it is).

However, it would be really cool if it did.

#111620 The Search Function

Posted by monkey with a nf on 16 June 2007 - 04:25 PM in General Nerf

This is very nice. Now, we have somewhere (besides the mods directory) to point noobs who ask "how do u mod a nf?????".

#107631 Sonic Air Bazooka Mod Writeup

Posted by monkey with a nf on 26 May 2007 - 08:03 AM in Modifications

Are you sure that the plug is airtight? I can't imagine how the pump would work if it was sealed as you say, because there would be no way for air to flow in front of the o-ring when the pump is pulled out.

#114884 Long Range Records?

Posted by monkey with a nf on 07 July 2007 - 09:40 AM in General Nerf

Bolts.niper's theoretical 200ft limit is only for standard weight, flat fired darts. Using heavier weights and an angled shot, you could get pretty much any range you wanted, assuming you had a strong and large enough tank, and a long enough barrel. Of course, then it's more like a small bore potato cannon than a nerf gun.

#115019 Long Range Records?

Posted by monkey with a nf on 08 July 2007 - 09:24 AM in General Nerf

Yes, it's technically incorrect. I think he was referring to the fact that an object with the drag coefficient and mass of a nerf dart has its air resistance increase faster than it's momentum once you start to hit the velocities required to fire it 200 ft (on a flat shot), which is sort of like terminal velocity.

#114883 The Bbb

Posted by monkey with a nf on 07 July 2007 - 09:25 AM in Modifications

The stock allows him to brace it against his shoulder, increasing accuracy.

#116457 Mod Difficulty

Posted by monkey with a nf on 19 July 2007 - 05:41 PM in Modifications

I like this idea a lot, and it should really help people gauge difficulty. The applet is a nice touch, especially due to the rather complex averaging.

I do think that AR removal should be covered, but instead given a 1 for easy (MS), 2 for somewhat hard (NF), and 3 for hard (LS). This seems to rate it much better than pliers and dremel as designations, especially because I've never heard of a gun that required a dremel for AR removal.

#91500 Longshot With Bonus Nite Finder Ex-3 Sight

Posted by monkey with a nf on 08 October 2006 - 07:03 AM in General Nerf

No, it's a copy (I think, as I haven't seen it) of the NF "sight" that's just a red flashlight for aiming. It's too weak to see outside during the day, and I never use it on my NF.

#120028 Tagball

Posted by monkey with a nf on 16 August 2007 - 02:52 PM in General Nerf

Lazertag? I don't think I've ever heard of a "Lazertag" nerf gun.

And yeah, a well modded NF (barrel replacement, seal improvement, stronger spring) with stefans can hit 70 ft, though I would call it more of a long-medium range. However, it wouldn't be able to do it with stock darts.

#117213 Nite Finder Copper Barrel

Posted by monkey with a nf on 26 July 2007 - 10:09 AM in Modifications

I'm pretty sure that 1/2" CPVC doesn't fit in 1/2" Sch. 40 PVC, but it might in a lower schedule (though I've never seen it anywhere, even McMaster-Carr).

#122792 How Many Pumps

Posted by monkey with a nf on 12 September 2007 - 07:15 AM in General Nerf

If you want to get it to work, yes. If it's anything like the magstrike, it should take about 40 pumps safely, but the only RF20 I've ever had was before I started modding.

#116366 Powerlcip, Magstrike, Wildfire, Rapid Fire 20?

Posted by monkey with a nf on 18 July 2007 - 06:29 PM in General Nerf

As far as I can tell, the Magstrike is better than the Powerclip and the RF20 is better than the Wildfire, plus they're easier to find.



-Max range around 90-100 (Forsaken_Angel's mod)

-Separate clips- easier to load


-No RoF selection

-40-50 pumps for 20 darts

-No semi-auto (even with e-tape, clips slip when you're running)



-RoF selection

-Can be used as a semi-auto

-20-25 pumps for 20 darts


-No clips (I don't remember any clipping mods)

-Max range closer to 60ft.

-Somewhat harder to find (but not much)

#111744 Supermaxx 3000(yellow) Modification

Posted by monkey with a nf on 17 June 2007 - 03:44 PM in Modifications

Nice and descriptive. My only question is, why didn't you use stefan micros? They would probably improve your range by 10-20 ft.

#103190 The Viper

Posted by monkey with a nf on 30 April 2007 - 04:19 PM in Homemades

I'm fairly new here, but my impression is that only ideas without any kind of basic plan are disliked. For example, posting "it'd be cool if you had a semi-auto mav!!" would not be okay, but this is.

I don't know enough about air powered homemades to answer most of your questions, but you might want to do something like the semi-auto valve in the homemades section here. It'd be cheaper than spending a bunch of money on solenoids.

#118338 First Homemade In A Long Time

Posted by monkey with a nf on 05 August 2007 - 06:57 AM in Homemades

Yeah- frost vectron used a 1/2 CPVC weight (with some 3/8" vinyl tubing) in his sawtooth mod.

#112326 Longshot Clip

Posted by monkey with a nf on 21 June 2007 - 08:14 AM in Modifications

You don't have to use plastic sheeting. Forsaken_Angel used 1/8" brass tubing, if I remember correctly.

I think it helps to do this with short stefans and an Angel breech, just because short setfans will jam if they flip like in the stock breech. Of course, my 2 1/4" stefans have never flipped.

#110290 Pvc And Cpvc Help!

Posted by monkey with a nf on 09 June 2007 - 07:26 PM in General Nerf

PVC is measured by ID, but there isn't necessarily a correlation between the fractional and real measurements- 1/2" PVC is actually 5/8", while 1/2" CPVC is just over 1/2", etc... I have heard of people making PVC breeches with repair couplings, though I prefer to just make brass breeches.

EDIT: As for the last question, I think you're stuck unless you have a lathe- in my experience, PVC doesn't start to nest until 1" and 1u1/4".

#118458 Nitefinder Spring Replacement

Posted by monkey with a nf on 06 August 2007 - 07:04 AM in Modifications

I don't know (I've never used the handyman springs), but you can find out more here.

#111902 A Realy Simple Home Made

Posted by monkey with a nf on 18 June 2007 - 06:17 PM in Homemades

I think the idea is to make it easier to open; ball valves take a fair amount of force.

#117958 Please Help

Posted by monkey with a nf on 01 August 2007 - 10:27 PM in Homemades

I think that's different, as it requires multiple twists to open, whereas a ball valve just takes a quarter turn. The PVC ones are notorious for being very difficult to turn, and while the metal ones are better, they still are pretty slow.

EDIT: Clarification.