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#264149 Nerf On The Internets

Posted by MindWarrior on 02 February 2010 - 05:28 PM in News

I've visited and posted on their Facebook, its cool, and I even spotted a picture of midwestern nerfers with their modded blasters posted on the wall by somebody there.



#264517 Sonic Bazooka, Micros And Megas

Posted by MindWarrior on 06 February 2010 - 05:45 PM in Modifications

Why didn't you plug the pump?



#264886 Tetra Strike Barrel Replacement

Posted by MindWarrior on 09 February 2010 - 11:09 PM in Modifications

I can see the tetra strike as a great blaster for integrations, its tanks are only slightly smaller than an at2k's, and building up on this mod, you can have a mini, and easier to use marvelous salvo setup with ranges potentially in the low 80s.



#265254 Happy Chinese New Years(eve)

Posted by MindWarrior on 13 February 2010 - 05:51 PM in Off Topic

Yeah, we asians got shafted because of Valentines day. Anyways, to the people on the Haven, HAPPY ASIAN NEW YEARS.



#265294 The Tornadobow

Posted by MindWarrior on 13 February 2010 - 10:37 PM in Homemades

Have you ever shot the coupler plug? Not at anybody hopefully =P.



#265957 You May Not Want To Re-barrell Your 4b Just Yet...

Posted by MindWarrior on 18 February 2010 - 11:20 PM in Modifications

Since he's measuring the distance standing up, the ranges are probably a little bit larger compared to if we used a tape measure flat on the ground. Imagine a right triangle, he's measuring the hypotenuse (Line BC on the diagram below), while we're measuring one of the sides (Line AB), Its gonna be a bit longer.
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Also, its a foam ROCKET. Not a dart, it can sail through the air like a BBB arrow, which helps give it better ranges, and the added weight from the etape should help a bit too.



#265989 You May Not Want To Re-barrell Your 4b Just Yet...

Posted by MindWarrior on 19 February 2010 - 11:29 AM in Modifications

Range finders provide many variables themselves. The height of the person will affect the range recorded by the laser. Unless we use trigonometry, tape measures will usually provide more consistent results for a cheaper price. I'm not saying range finders are bad to use, but then people should realize that ranges should be a bit higher than with regular methods. But ranges are not always important.
Bah, I forgot to compliment you on your mod, nice work!



#266210 The Fomebow - Extensive Bow And Arrow Makeover.

Posted by MindWarrior on 20 February 2010 - 08:18 PM in Modifications

Why don't you just use a PVC pipe as a kind of skeletin inside the shell, Then I suggest using metal reinforce epoxy. That should make it STRONG. OR use aluminum plating, that stuff won't tear from stress as easily than that old plastic.



#266260 Simple, Cheap And Effective Dart Mitre Box

Posted by MindWarrior on 20 February 2010 - 11:55 PM in Homemades

Dart cutting by hand to me, is VERY tedious and I can never get a decent enough cut for a nice stefan. So I made a simple dart Mitre box to help my cuts, and it makes my blanks VERY straight.

Materials
From the following picture:
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You'll need:
1. A glue gun
2. Some flat, hard, plate or surface, I used a CD case
3. A box cutter blade
4. Two segments of your airgun barrel material cut to the size you want your darts, make sure that they have straight, right angle cuts. I used Schedule 80 cpvc I had lying around, which has a VERY loose fit on my darts, and cut them to 1.5' and 1' segments. You can easily use OMC petg if you wish.

Construction


STEP 1

First, take your blade and slip it so it goes about 6/8ths in between the two CPVC segments as shown:
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With the little bit of CPVC that does not have the blade covering, you can use to allign and straighten the two barrel pieces.

STEP 2

While tightly holding the two pieces of CPVC with your fingers, making sure not to off center the barrels, hot glue the bottom of the CPVC barrels and press it tightly on the plate or surface your using:
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Ignore the cuts on the CPVC, I took this picture after I was done. You should waight, 10-15 seconds before letting go, this will let the hotglue expand the distance of the CPVC slightly, allowing very little wiggle room for the blade for a smoother cut. BTW, it LOOKS like theres a lot of space between the blade and barrel stub, but there isn't, I was pretty sloppy using a table saw and got some of the edges off the CPVC, but the barrels are still cut with a perfect 90 degree angle.

STEP 3
Now draw a cutting guide on your CPVC like so:
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and use it as a guide for your dremel to get this:
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And your done!

How to use:

Its actually pretty simple, just slip the foam through the opening until its flush with one end of your mitre box. The place one finger on each opening, on top of the foam, and lightly stretch it to help straighten the foam. Then, Place your blade on the slit, and cut!
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I've learned that minimizing the amount of swipes for each cut should be minimized to two quick swipes to ensure a perfect cut.

At first when I first cut my first batch, they looked slightly off, but after heating my blanks the were or was near perfect. Hope this helps!



#266262 Simple, Cheap And Effective Dart Mitre Box

Posted by MindWarrior on 21 February 2010 - 12:06 AM in Homemades

My blade is virtually the same as the blade from a box cutter. But thanks!



#266343 Simple, Cheap And Effective Dart Mitre Box

Posted by MindWarrior on 21 February 2010 - 05:25 PM in Homemades

@AgentMoe64: Thanks!

@flipoffacliff: Good Idea.



#267050 Salem State Nerf Game

Posted by MindWarrior on 26 February 2010 - 04:03 PM in Nerf Wars

Get me down as a maybe.



#267509 Auto Vacuum Loading Tagger Gun

Posted by MindWarrior on 01 March 2010 - 07:04 PM in Homemades

I'm surprised nobody has commented yet. I really like this, and how it employs simple concepts together to make this. Ingeniou yet simple. Looking forward to building one of these!



#267564 Can I Get Advice On Blast Bazooka Barrel Replacement?

Posted by MindWarrior on 02 March 2010 - 03:51 AM in Modifications

9/16th Brass won't fit stock nerf micro darts unless your talking streamlines. 9/16th Brass is however, very good for micro stefans. It should have a loose fit on your darts for airguns like the Blast bazooka, I recommend 1 foot as length sheathed in 1/2 PVC to prevent dents in the barrel.

Edit: Streamlines could work for you, I recommend just blowing darts down the barrel to load.
Double edit: To improve streamlines, cut off the rubber and leave a flat piece on the top, and simply apply a dome of hotglue.



#267733 Hitler Finds Out About The Nerf Longstrike And Deploy

Posted by MindWarrior on 02 March 2010 - 11:36 PM in Off Topic

Love it.



#267820 Snapbow Mk. V

Posted by MindWarrior on 03 March 2010 - 02:57 PM in Homemades

How much does this cost, and how much more does it cost to make a more?



#267872 Straw <-dart Possibility?

Posted by MindWarrior on 03 March 2010 - 05:30 PM in Modifications

Air flow, it restricts the airflow.



#268089 Snapbow Mk. V

Posted by MindWarrior on 04 March 2010 - 11:21 PM in Homemades

Are the ranges comparable to a +bow? I'm guessing withing a 1o ft difference



#268170 Salem State Nerf Game

Posted by MindWarrior on 05 March 2010 - 07:05 PM in Nerf Wars

Bah, its a no no for moi.



#268172 Where To Buy Modding Materials

Posted by MindWarrior on 05 March 2010 - 07:38 PM in Modifications

Have you tried amazon?
Zap a gap



#268187 Snapbow Mk. V

Posted by MindWarrior on 05 March 2010 - 10:25 PM in Homemades

Holy crap, That is cool, simple and cheap to add, are you planning on using the intergration brackets for anything in particular?



#268230 Snapbow Mk. V

Posted by MindWarrior on 06 March 2010 - 10:26 AM in Homemades

I think he just used hotglue and goop like he did for the stock.



#268300 Snapbow Mk. V

Posted by MindWarrior on 07 March 2010 - 12:12 AM in Homemades

Adding another 1 1/4" rubber washer should prevent folding, also, drilling holes at the end of the plunger shaft allows air to come in behind the Plunger rod to prevent vacuuming behind it. Hope that helps.



#268384 Pvat-piston Valve Air Tank

Posted by MindWarrior on 07 March 2010 - 07:06 PM in Homemades

Absolutely amazing work.

Edit: was the hornet pump plugged to get those ranges?

Probably, he said he could pump more, but the tank started leaking. Anyways, thats really cool, too bad its probably gonna be banned at most wars, safety first I guess.



#268393 Pvat-piston Valve Air Tank

Posted by MindWarrior on 07 March 2010 - 07:18 PM in Homemades

Probably, he said he could pump more, but the tank started leaking. Anyways, thats really cool, too bad its probably gonna be banned at most wars, safety first I guess.


@Fome Actuallly it was not plugged. Thanks.

@MindWarrior The thing is this model right here doesn't shoot father than a 4B. I could even make a short one with 3/4" PVC that would should less far than an at2k. I could also put an oprv on it. So depending on the setup, it either could or could not be banned. That's what is so great about it.

If the hornet pump is unplugged, then that means that this could be war legal, it could regulate the power easily.



#268397 Pvat-piston Valve Air Tank

Posted by MindWarrior on 07 March 2010 - 07:26 PM in Homemades

@ boss- Bah, hornet pumps are still good, but imagine a titan pump...



#268442 Salem State Nerf Game

Posted by MindWarrior on 07 March 2010 - 10:19 PM in Nerf Wars

SO how was it, did I miss anything good?



#268494 Salem State Nerf Game

Posted by MindWarrior on 08 March 2010 - 12:38 PM in Nerf Wars

The April date is during Vaca right? If so, then there's a good chance for me to come.



#268824 Pull Back Recon

Posted by MindWarrior on 11 March 2010 - 01:01 AM in Modifications

So, where is the breech? In those pictures, I'm not seeing anywhere for the dart to enter the barrel. Maybe I'm blind?

Have a sizzlin' day,
AJ

He coupler'ed the recon.



#269511 Nf Plunger Assembly Problem

Posted by MindWarrior on 18 March 2010 - 11:29 AM in Modifications

The boiling hot water tactic should work, just be sure to leave it in there for a max of 30 seconds and use pliers to rip it of from the top, don't try bending the top, just a direct vertical pull should do it. If all else fails hough, piper cutters on the seam should get the top piece of, then its a matter of drilling/Dremeling to increase airflow.



#269728 Magstrike Problem

Posted by MindWarrior on 20 March 2010 - 11:40 AM in Modifications

Theres probably something that was misaligned, CHeck check and triple check~



#270298 At3k Tank Replacement

Posted by MindWarrior on 25 March 2010 - 02:54 PM in General Nerf

The AT3K can easily fit a small bladder in the rear cylindrical "stock" on the back of the gun. I've done it to one of mine. A cut down RF20 or Magstrike bladder will work, but you must band it heavily or you won't get very good ranges, 70' at best.

To make sure the air doesn't leak out all at once, you'll have to limit it somehow or put a valve in between the tank and bladder. The RF20 / Magstrike trigger works. I wanted it to refill "automatically" so I plugged the air output on the bladder with epoxy, and then poked a needle through it before it hardened. The result was an airtank that refilled in about 2-3 seconds, and the cool part is the liquid gauge shows when it is full.

Be aware that you won't be able to get all six shots off unless you lengthen the back stock somehow. I glued two AT3K stocks together to lengthen the chamber and put an entire RF20 bladder in there. I can hold 9 shots now but it takes like 50 pumps.

Have you tried using dual action pumps? Should cut your number of pumps down quite a bit a, You can definitely fit a pump like that in an At3K.



#270559 Magstrike Air Compressor Mod

Posted by MindWarrior on 28 March 2010 - 01:31 PM in Modifications

Holy crap, must be a bit heavy, but DANG that things gonna rock on any indoor war you have, unless its in a stadium.



#270796 Intro To Solvent Welding Plastic

Posted by MindWarrior on 30 March 2010 - 05:06 PM in Homemades

I have the same stuff Tantum has, would that work for connecting vinyl tubing to an airtank at good pressures?



#270914 A New Singled Longshot.

Posted by MindWarrior on 31 March 2010 - 09:18 PM in Modifications

I triple-dog-fucking-dare you to nest a [k26], [k25] and k19 spring in that thing.



#272076 My 2010 Hiatus

Posted by MindWarrior on 13 April 2010 - 01:29 PM in Off Topic

I'm sure some of us will miss seeing the MkIII more than you, which might possibly include me......
Joking aside, I hope you get back to speed by 2011. Get well soon!



#272082 Salem State Nerf Game

Posted by MindWarrior on 13 April 2010 - 01:56 PM in Nerf Wars

Can't make this one, but will there be a summer game?



#272327 Dart Door V2

Posted by MindWarrior on 15 April 2010 - 04:39 PM in Darts and Barrels

Does the flap feel like it would warp enough to be unusable?



#272417 Dart Door V2

Posted by MindWarrior on 16 April 2010 - 07:20 PM in Darts and Barrels

I know this may start to sound redundant, but have you placed your hand over the barrel to see if the plunger head still traveled?



#272619 Inverse Plunger Tube Reinforcement

Posted by MindWarrior on 18 April 2010 - 08:26 PM in Modifications

Just when I destroy my recon. Very nice, and it's cheaper than an aluminum plunger tube. What range are you getting on your beefed up deploy?