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#265806 Zbreech

Posted by Hi Yah on 17 February 2010 - 08:52 PM in Homemades

What are all the sizes of the PVC and the couplings?



#233736 Yalpam (yet Another Longshot Pump Action Mod)

Posted by Hi Yah on 01 June 2009 - 06:42 AM in Modifications

This kinda looks like the raider which is coming out soon. It looks really good; although, I'm pretty sure someone has already done this.



#273870 Wipeout Plunger Draw Extension

Posted by Hi Yah on 02 May 2010 - 08:49 AM in Modifications

The purpose of this mod was to add a coupler to the wipeout and to increase it's draw length by 1/4".
Here's the gun stock.
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Remove these parts with a pair of locking pliers.
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You should now have this.
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Here are the internals.
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You won't need these pieces, so thrown them out or put them in your scrap box.
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Gut the internals. You should be left with this.
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Take this piece, and remove the rubber with a flat head screwdriver, knife etc.
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If you did it correctly you should get this.
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Take the same piece and bore it out with a 3/8" drill bit
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You should now have this.
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Now, cut a 1.25" piece of CPVC.
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Goop the CPVC into a coupler.
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Now, wrap the CPVC in electrical tape until it fits this piece flush.
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Add some craft foam to the back of the piece that we drilled out earlier for padding. Then, smear some JB welb on top of it.
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#274913 Wipeout Plunger Draw Extension

Posted by Hi Yah on 16 May 2010 - 09:52 AM in Modifications

UPDATE: homemade plunger head

Materials:
1" OD 3/8" ID rubber washer
3/4" OD 1/8" ID washers
#6-32 bolt 3/4" long
#6-32 nut
#8-32 washer

First, cut the nub on the plunger.
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Then drill it.
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Tap it with a #6-32 tapping bit.
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Assemble your plunger head. Put the #8-32 washer inside the rubber washer. Then sandwich the rubber washer between the 2 3/4" washers.
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Put the new plunger head on the plunger and thread the #6-32 bolt onto the plunger.
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Add a #6-32 nut on the bolt for added strength.
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Now all you have to do is put the new finished plunger rod into the original plunger tube. The new plunger head gives about 3/16" added travel and it improves the seal greatly. I also added a 1/4" PEX spacer behind the spring. This mod gives about the same added volume as my original mod, but it is also a lot stronger and easier. All credit of the plunger head goes to venom213.



#273894 Wipeout Plunger Draw Extension

Posted by Hi Yah on 02 May 2010 - 01:42 PM in Modifications

Thats awesome. What is blocking the priming bar from traveling all the way down?


The new plunger tube.



#273902 Wipeout Plunger Draw Extension

Posted by Hi Yah on 02 May 2010 - 04:39 PM in Modifications

You just happened to find a tube that fit the plunger head perfectly? Very lucky. Also impressed you got the plunger cap off the plunger tube so cleanly.


The epoxy putty tube is a little bit bigger than the original plunger tube, but it's an easy fix with a bit of e-tape. Do you mean the rubber piece on the plunger cap, or the the plastic rings on the shell?



#274040 Wipeout Plunger Draw Extension

Posted by Hi Yah on 04 May 2010 - 09:34 PM in Modifications

Cool idea. Splats have a pretty short stroke to begin with, so every little bit counts.

I can't say I agree with wrapping etape around the plunger head. If you flare them a bit the first time you open them, and dab some lube on it, it will get a perfect seal. I feel that your method only hurts performance.


He's not using the stock plunger tube.


Doesn't really matter. E-tape will work for a while, but only until the adhesive begins to give way, and then it will degrade very quickly.


I added suger glue underneath the e-tape. There haven't been any problems.



#274990 Wipeout Plunger Draw Extension

Posted by Hi Yah on 16 May 2010 - 08:46 PM in Modifications

Nice.

Then drill it.

What size bit?

The new plunger head gives about 3/16" added travel and it improves the seal greatly. I also added a 1/4" PEX spacer behind the spring. This mod gives about the same added volume as my original mod, but it is also a lot stronger and easier.

Are you talking about if you did this mod alone, or if done in conjunction with your extended draw mod?


I don't know the size of the bit, but I can check, it came with my tapping bit and it's slightly smaller in diameter. I was talking about if you did the mod alone. If you had the homemade plunger head with the plunger draw extension you would get 1/2" added volume, but that would be complete overkill, it shoots ridiculous as is.



#273871 Wipeout Plunger Draw Extension

Posted by Hi Yah on 02 May 2010 - 08:51 AM in Modifications

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Now add the coupler on top of the JB weld, try to make it as centered as possible
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Take the plunger and glue the plunger head to it. Then wrap the plunger head with electrical tape until it makes a good seal with the plunger. Put goop into the gas in the plunger head. Then, add some craft foam on top for extra padding.
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Now take a piece of FBR and hot glue it to the shell. Then take a small spring and hot glue it to the foam and the catch.
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Now for the plunger draw extension. Cut about a 1/4" off these rails.
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Then do the same to this part.
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You should get something like this.
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Now, grab the lever and cut off a part on the bottom.
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You should be left with this if you did it correctly.
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Now, add epoxy putty to the catch notch so that it catches when the plunger runs into the spring rest. It would be a lot better to solvent weld some PVC there instead of epoxy putty, but I did this a long time ago.
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Now, make the plunger tube out of the clear tube that comes with epoxy putty. Cut the new plunger tube 1/4" longer than the original one. This tube is a little bit wider than the original plunger tube. Wrap it in electrical so that the coupler assembly fits it snug. The electrical tape also make the plunger tube fit in the shell better and it makes it more rigid.
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Now, assemble the internals and you are finished. Here's the finished product. And yes, that is as far as the lever will go down.
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I know someone will ask for ranges, it shoots very similarly to my BBB which has a recon spring added and a 3/4" long PVC coupler behind the spring. It also performs comparably with a pistolsplat. It shoots through cardboard with ease.
Quesions, comments, flames?



#273965 Wipeout Plunger Draw Extension

Posted by Hi Yah on 03 May 2010 - 06:02 PM in Modifications

Cool idea. Splats have a pretty short stroke to begin with, so every little bit counts.

I can't say I agree with wrapping etape around the plunger head. If you flare them a bit the first time you open them, and dab some lube on it, it will get a perfect seal. I feel that your method only hurts performance.


I've tried flaring the plunger head before but the seal didn't last too long. My method also eliminates deadspace in the plunger head and I have a great seal.



#273949 Wipeout Plunger Draw Extension

Posted by Hi Yah on 03 May 2010 - 03:45 PM in Modifications

A few flaws that may arise later, but I like this a lot. I'm surprised no one has tried putting homemade plunger tubes and plunger heads in these things.


I actually made this thing about a year ago and the only problem it had was that the epoxy putty on the catch notch would break, next time I'll use PVC and solvent weld. I am gonna try making a new plunger head and plunger tube once I get another one of these.



#234512 Wildfire

Posted by Hi Yah on 05 June 2009 - 05:50 PM in Modifications

Nice mod. I've never seen a write-up of the Wildfire, so this is very helpful for those who have one; although, it is a pretty self explanatory mod.



#255627 What Type Of Tubing Will Fit 13mm Fbr? *resolved!*

Posted by Hi Yah on 07 November 2009 - 07:13 PM in General Nerf

Just take your foam to different stores and check the fit in various barrel materials. It's as easy as that.



#270354 Washer Based Plunger Heads And Replacement Plunger Tubes - Please Help

Posted by Hi Yah on 26 March 2010 - 06:14 AM in Homemades

The PETG I got from Petco only said "1" thinwall tubing."



#233478 Vos Pistol

Posted by Hi Yah on 30 May 2009 - 07:45 PM in Homemades

It's nice to see a homemade that isn't a simple springer or air cannon. This lools very similar to Boltsniper's FAR.



#273967 Universal Coupler Bbb Write-up

Posted by Hi Yah on 03 May 2010 - 06:12 PM in Modifications

There is no way you can get 100' with the stock plunger head and only a nf spring added. Try adding a 3/4" long PVC coupler behind the spring. I prefer to hotglue CPVC in the coupler assembly and then cut the CPVC coupler in half and glue it in the PVC coupler. This method has less dead space and looks cleaner.



#239489 Trimav

Posted by Hi Yah on 30 June 2009 - 08:44 PM in Modifications

That thing is a beast! Just integrate an at2k in it and it will actually be war worthy. It seems a bit overkill to have three turrets, so it seems more practical to have two.



#226952 Topic Outline

Posted by Hi Yah on 28 April 2009 - 07:40 PM in Site Feedback

When I went on here today and went in a topic not only that I've seen but also posted in, I saw only the original post. I thought, "that's weird. What happened?" Then I looked at the bottom and noticed this weird outline thing at the bottom. It looked just like the homework I was supposed to be doing, except about Nerf. I clicked around a bit, and realized that you had to click to see each post. I thought "man that's weird. Is there a way to get it back to normal?" Well I haven't found a way. Is there? And am I the only one who noticed this? Any help would be appreciated.

EDIT: I just logged out and noticed this wasn't an issue. How do I fix this?

No, I happened to me also.



#240522 Titan/magstrike Integration

Posted by Hi Yah on 06 July 2009 - 07:31 PM in Modifications

That's one bad ass gun, but don't you think it's a little overkill to have 2 magstrikes? Aside from that it is cool and I like the paint job.



#272850 Titan Problem

Posted by Hi Yah on 20 April 2010 - 09:57 PM in General Nerf

I've heard of people fixing this problem by lubing the pin and then putting goop on it.



#247685 Titan Mod Without Pvc Pipes?

Posted by Hi Yah on 19 August 2009 - 06:32 PM in Modifications

Just cut the grates on the barrel and the part where the barrel screws on.



#241413 The Trojan Horse

Posted by Hi Yah on 11 July 2009 - 07:46 AM in Modifications

Nice quick mod. You really need to reinforce it, or it is going to break soon.



#275060 The Reconbow

Posted by Hi Yah on 17 May 2010 - 04:04 PM in Modifications

I find that with homemade plunger heads having the smaller washer in front and the larger in the back helps create a sort of cup shape. Aside from that nice job.



#276988 The New Nigth Finder Ex-3 Help.

Posted by Hi Yah on 06 June 2010 - 03:53 PM in Modifications

If you don't have pipe cutters or don't want to risk using boiling water, try roatating the plunger assembly over a lit candle. But be careful, it is easy to melt the plastic.



#236880 The Massacre 4 Videos

Posted by Hi Yah on 17 June 2009 - 08:06 AM in Nerf Wars

I loved that tiny kid with the orange and white bbbb. It was just so funny.



#241535 The Fomebow - Extensive Bow And Arrow Makeover.

Posted by Hi Yah on 11 July 2009 - 08:52 PM in Modifications

Nice mod. The only question I have is what kind of ranges is it getting?



#262905 The First Look At The Tetrastrike

Posted by Hi Yah on 24 January 2010 - 07:01 AM in General Nerf

It looks like this gun might have some potential.



#226262 The Cyclops

Posted by Hi Yah on 26 April 2009 - 05:07 PM in Modifications

Why didn't you just run the tubing from the tank below the trigger and place the pump in the handle? This way you can have the nf and the at3k.



#268347 The Coolest Thing...

Posted by Hi Yah on 07 March 2010 - 02:27 PM in General Nerf

As Vacc said, if he can't follow the rules, it's kind of irrelevant.

I am eternally wary of "official" nerf news unless it comes straight from Hasbro by way of a press release or from someone who has demonstrated a relationship in the past, such as OMC, Talio, etc.

Nerf has tried variant screws in the past, as well as just gluing their blaster shells together. I think they recognize that if they can make it, we can unmake it and change it. Therefore I predict that they will stay with the cheaper phillips head screws we have been seeing of late.


But, think of the electric eel, it has triangle screws and there isn't even an internal picture of it. I think these new screws will greatly cut down on the number of modders.



#227564 The Better Supermaxx 3000 Thread

Posted by Hi Yah on 01 May 2009 - 09:39 PM in Modifications

It looks great, but it must be a pain in the ass to ram rod all those barrels.



#264909 Tetra Strike Barrel Replacement

Posted by Hi Yah on 10 February 2010 - 07:48 AM in Modifications

Could you nest PVC over the barrels to protect them and keep em' straight? What are the ranges?



#242177 Tech Target Overhaul

Posted by Hi Yah on 16 July 2009 - 07:34 AM in Modifications

Nice job. With a good paint job you'll hardly notice the PVC ring on the shell. Also, what kind of spring did you put inside of the gun?



#235251 Tech Target Brass Breach

Posted by Hi Yah on 09 June 2009 - 05:16 PM in Modifications

Nice mod. I personally prefer breaches to couplers because they are faster.



#277368 Talos

Posted by Hi Yah on 10 June 2010 - 04:38 PM in Modifications

Is the stock plunger small/bad so you went with integrations galore? Nice job.



#277424 Talos

Posted by Hi Yah on 11 June 2010 - 11:01 AM in Modifications

Is the stock plunger small/bad so you went with integrations galore? Nice job.


It didnt have a plunger setup. It was origianally a laser tag gun.


Then what is the plunger rod and barrel for? And why is there a rocket?



#227970 Switchshot Ex-3

Posted by Hi Yah on 03 May 2009 - 07:14 PM in Modifications

Nice write up, but I'm a little confused on your ranges. If the plunger tube is shorter and the spring is weaker than a nitefinder how are you getting 40-50 with just an ar removal and plugging a hole?



#265846 Supermaxx 750 Write-up/improvements

Posted by Hi Yah on 18 February 2010 - 07:38 AM in Modifications

Try making the clip a bit shorter, and maybe nest some copper in it to reduce deadspace.



#260703 Supermaxx 3000 Overhaul

Posted by Hi Yah on 04 January 2010 - 07:50 PM in Modifications

Nice job. What's next? Sm1k perhaps?



#260019 Stromfinder Rifle

Posted by Hi Yah on 28 December 2009 - 07:48 PM in Modifications

$7 for 2 tubes? At my Petco it was $7 for 3 feet. How long were each of the tubes?



#254525 Stormtrooper Blastech E-11 Raider With Brass Breech

Posted by Hi Yah on 25 October 2009 - 02:21 PM in Modifications

Holy shit, that's the coolest raider ever! Nice job.