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#106849 Your Greatest Moment

Posted by CD-R on 20 May 2007 - 10:27 PM in General Nerf

A few months ago I took on four people a once, and won. As I was grabbing the flag, the fifth guy snuck up behind me, and shot me in the back. However, about an hour after wards, I pulled something similar and sprinted a few hundred feet back to base, before I stumbled upon an enemy ambush. Needless to say, I was about thirty feet from getting back to base with the flag before I got shot about five times simultaneously.



#108060 What Instruments Do You Play?

Posted by CD-R on 28 May 2007 - 09:47 PM in Off Topic

I play the cello.



#107659 Water Gun Too Nerf Gun

Posted by CD-R on 26 May 2007 - 12:09 PM in Modifications

I made a sucessful conversion using an XP310, and yes, with most super soakers, a longer barrel is much better. If you're getting 65 feet with a Nightfinder barrel, than you should be able to get awesome ranges with a better material.



#123119 Unicycle

Posted by CD-R on 15 September 2007 - 05:03 PM in Off Topic

I can ride around the street, and not much else.



#109653 Titan Ars

Posted by CD-R on 05 June 2007 - 08:42 PM in Modifications

you could probably fix the tubing by splicing in a new section.



#133266 Tire Valve Problem

Posted by CD-R on 20 December 2007 - 10:55 PM in Homemades

No, PVC cement works only on bonds between PVC only parts. PVC cement does what is known as "solvent welding". Essentially, it dissolves the two pieces plastic, and then let's the solution harden together.



#117104 The Snap-turret

Posted by CD-R on 25 July 2007 - 01:06 PM in Homemades

Wow, nice. I always thought something like this was possible, but laziness prevented me from trying it. Good job.
P.S. you should try working with different sealing materials and springs to see which works best.



#107149 The Nasa-3k

Posted by CD-R on 22 May 2007 - 08:21 PM in Modifications

Very nice. It's absolutely ridiculous, but I could see it being used in a war.



#124578 The Battle Is Over

Posted by CD-R on 30 September 2007 - 04:19 PM in Nerf Wars

So, the battle for new york is over. That was one of the best wars I've ever been to. Even though we didn't have too many out of staters, we still kicked some ass. All of the hosting duties went very smoothly and, apart from the bees, we didn't have any problems.
I'm tired now, I'll post details later.



#124605 The Battle Is Over

Posted by CD-R on 30 September 2007 - 07:54 PM in Nerf Wars

By reading this thread, some of you may get the hint that there was an incident involving bees. Well, there was, except they were yellow jackets.
Skitzo and nerf beginner were hiding in the bushes during a pistol round, when they accidentally disturbed a bees nest. I was walking around the field, as I was already out, when I heard shouting and running. I looked behind me, and saw the two of them charging out of the bushes at top speed being pursued by a number of insects. Instead of running away from everybody else, they ran straight at the people who were already out. Because they were being persued, the bees followed them into the crowd, and stung everybody. After seeing this, I took off in the other direction. However, Skitzo had stopped running around in circles, and was now running in the same direction that I was; still being chased by bees. I yelled, "don't follow me, you're gonna get me stung too!" So I ran faster, and managed to keep from getting stung. In the end, most people got stung, and we were VERY lucky that no one was allergic to bees.
So, if you were wondering, there's your answer.



#125637 Sts Grenade

Posted by CD-R on 09 October 2007 - 07:38 PM in Modifications

I really like this idea, I think it has possibilities as an integration. To integrate this into a gun, instead of pointing the barrels in different directions, you could point them all forwards. So that way, when you pushed the trigger, a massive volley of darts would issue forth from your gun.
In terms of improving the grenade idea, maybe you should try shotgun barrel attachments. The Pocket Blaster may not have enough power to drive them, but if it does, it should increase the amount of darts in the air.



#121563 Starbuck/modding Service

Posted by CD-R on 29 August 2007 - 07:28 PM in General Nerf

This reminds me of a few of the horror stories I've heard about shipping (items showing up 1.5 years after they were ordered). Congrats on your new guns.



#105333 Splitfire Leak Problem.

Posted by CD-R on 13 May 2007 - 09:18 PM in Modifications

No, try looking up how splifire valves work, then it should make sense. I can't explain it right now because I need to keep working on my English paper. If you can't find it, I'll explain it tommorrow afternoon.
Now I have some time. Ok, so here is a link to where the splitfire's valves are explained:
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scroll about 2/3 the way down the page, the post is by falcon.
What I am saying, is you need to find a way to either push the little black rubber seals back into position, or to lubricate them with something to make them seal better. I'm afraid that to do this, you're on your own, as I was not able to fix mine despite numerous attempts.



#105314 Splitfire Leak Problem.

Posted by CD-R on 13 May 2007 - 08:12 PM in Modifications

The same thing happened to me. It was a slippery slope to a dead splitfire. Make sure that the rubber seal in the back of the valve is sealing with the back of the air chamber. Try pushing the black rubber seal back with a thin dowel, to get it back into position. If that does not work, the you can try lubricating the seal. In my case, these worked temporarily; so, unfortunately, my splitfire died. However, I managed to splice in two AT2K air tanks, and revive it as the splitech 2000; but, that just sprung a leak as well.



#104307 Smoke Bombs

Posted by CD-R on 06 May 2007 - 09:13 PM in Off Topic

What badger said makes sense. Smoke bombs, or any similar pyrotechnic devices are serious fire hazards. Also, they are dangerous to any one not used to handling them. Furthermore, as with any home made device, they are unreliable; this means that they could, one:not work, or two: make a rather large explosion. I'm sure that most people could make smoke bombs safely, but if one person mixes the wrong chemicals, or anything else, someone is going to get hurt. I think that the main problem is the "what are you crazy kids doing?" factor. As Captain Slug said, I do not think that people (especially the police or fire department) would approve of us setting off smoke bombs.
And as for shooting them out of a gun? Well sure, let's shoot burning chunks of chemicals at each other. I think it would be cool to do, but unfortunately, it's just too dangerous.



#104376 Smoke Bombs

Posted by CD-R on 07 May 2007 - 02:29 PM in Off Topic

Nefsharpie6, I'm sorry if I came across as harsh. I was having a bad day, so I may have vented a some of my frustration. In the past, I thought about the use of smoke bombs. Once my clan actually tried using them in a war, but as above stated, we found them too dangerous.



#118700 Silencers

Posted by CD-R on 07 August 2007 - 03:35 PM in Homemades

I remember reading somewhere that any sort of weapon or something with a silencer on it is considered firearm. Here is what the National Firearms Act says:
(a) Firearm. -- The term "firearm" means (1) a shotgun having a barrel or barrels of less than 18 inches in length; (2) a weapon made from a shotgun if such weapon as modified has an overall length of less than 26 inches or a barrel or barrels of less than 18 inches in length; (3) a rifle having a barrel or barrels of less than 16 inches in length; (4) a weapon made from a rifle if such weapon as modified has an overall length of less than 26 inches or a barrel or barrels of less than 16 inches in length; (5) any other weapon, as defined in subsection (e); (6) a machinegun; (7) any silencer (as defined in section 921 of title 18, United States Code); and (8) a destructive device. The term "firearm" shall not include an antique firearm or any device (other than a machinegun or destructive device) which, although designed as a weapon, the Secretary finds by reason of the date of its manufacture, value, design, and other characteristics is primarily a collector's item and is not likely to be used as a weapon.
I doubt that you'll get any trouble for it, but it is something to consider. I think that NERF guns fall under the classification of a collectible.
I think that it would be really, really, stupid for some loophole to make nerf guns classified as firearms, but I'm not a lawyer, so I wouldn't know.



#111776 Sf Problem

Posted by CD-R on 17 June 2007 - 09:14 PM in General Nerf

To answer the valve questions, here you go: click here.



#124311 Sept. 30 Battle For New York

Posted by CD-R on 27 September 2007 - 07:57 PM in Nerf Wars

The weather's gonna be sunny with a high of 75, couldn't get any better.



#124223 Sept. 30 Battle For New York

Posted by CD-R on 26 September 2007 - 08:30 PM in Nerf Wars

Trail directions:
MAP:
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I have provided a trail guide, but use common sense. Remember, you're trying to get to the area labeled play area. If you arrive late, stay put and call one of us; we will come and find you.
Turn in at the Saxon Woods park sign
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As you head into the parking lot, park on the left side.
In the left corner of the parking lot, closest to the road, there is a trail entrance.
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The trail head should look like this:
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After walking on the trail for a while, small trail will fork off to left; take the left trail:
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After a short ways, you will come to a large trail; turn right on this trail
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Looking down the trail
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Keep heading down this trail. Eventually you will hit a fork; turn left.
(I know it says go right in the photo, just go left)
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You'll know you're close when you see this large upturned tree stump:
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You will see this when you have arrived:
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The whole walk took us 16 minutes (with time to take pictures)



#123773 Sept. 30 Battle For New York

Posted by CD-R on 21 September 2007 - 06:20 PM in Nerf Wars

I'm gonna throw a question out there:
So, if we use the carpool system it will be kind of complicated, and if people come late, there could be a problem. But, if we use the main parking lot, there will be no parking complications; however, there's a catch, the walk from the main lot to the fields is around 0.8-0.9 miles (about 20-25 minutes on foot). The paths are really flat and wide, but still, carrying all of that stuff that distance is tough. My question is, which would you guys prefer?



#124579 Sept. 30 Battle For New York

Posted by CD-R on 30 September 2007 - 04:21 PM in Nerf Wars

I started a follow-up topic. link



#104233 Rifled Barrels

Posted by CD-R on 06 May 2007 - 03:58 PM in Homemades

Point taken.



#103236 Rifled Barrels

Posted by CD-R on 30 April 2007 - 07:12 PM in Homemades

I have gotten some succes with a crude method of my own design:
Basically, you get a piece of brass that fits in side your barrel ( I use CPVC) and put aslice in the end of it about 1/4 of an inch long. After that, you fold out the area near the slice just a few degrees to make a sharp corner. You will have to do some experimenting to find out how much you bend out the brass, as it depends on barrel type. Next is the tricky bit, take the brass, and heat it up on a gas stove until your flame starts to turn green. (This part is dangerous, make sure you wear heat proof gloves when holding the barrel and the brass that you can get off if the heat starts to get through. Also, like I need to tell you guys this, but try not to burn your house down, and immediately after using the heated metal, dunk it in a bucket of water to cool it down). After the metal is heated, jam it down the barrel while twisting it at a constant rate. Then pull it out while making sure that the threads go the same way. Repeat this afew times to get the barrel sufficiently rifled.
The method is crude, yet efffective. I don't know if it's just me, but I feel that my shots go straighter with barrels treated this way; however, I don't have any data to back this up.



#108636 Replacement Springs

Posted by CD-R on 31 May 2007 - 08:34 PM in Modifications

I thought about the magnet thing when I was a newbie lurking on the forums. I think that it should work; however, In my experiences with high energy electronics and magnetics I have found that often the magnet will not move straight, but rather try to rotate and stick to the other magnet. So basically, when you release the plunger, instead of going straight down the tube due to repulsive forces, it could break the plunger shaft in half, spin around, and slam into the other magnet breaking both in half. Maybe you could play around with the polarization of the magnets to overcome this. For now, just give it a try. I think that it might work.



#117198 Rapid Fire 20 X4

Posted by CD-R on 26 July 2007 - 12:02 AM in Modifications

One of my friends put two RF20s together, and to be quite honest, it wasn't all that effective. I believe that it is more important to improve the range on the RF20 before making it shoot more darts. In my friend's case, he could shoot forty darts to absolutely no result; they went about 30-35 feet. To defeat it, all you had to do was run away for about ten seconds, while he emptied his shots, and then charge him. I would just make the turret's removable like what RAMBO said, mod the internals to shoot further, and if you have enough barrel material, do KBarker's turret mod. Though it would be an indescribably awesome creation, and quite a sight to see it fire all those darts, I think your plan on keeping them single is the way to go.



#125537 Questions That Need Answering.

Posted by CD-R on 08 October 2007 - 10:49 PM in General Nerf

Something to think about: What sort of outside coating would work the best for sliding along the inside of barrels? (if that is a changable option if you order)



#125477 Questions That Need Answering.

Posted by CD-R on 08 October 2007 - 06:12 PM in General Nerf

How much foam does $5000 get you? I spent $40, and got 800 feet, I can't even imagine how big the container would be.



#120110 Pump Repair Help

Posted by CD-R on 17 August 2007 - 01:38 AM in Modifications

Interesting, something similar happened to my 3K, and lok-tite worked great. A simple fix would be to pull the pump off of a broken gun, and use a barbed coupler to put the tubing together, replacing the broken pump.



#110362 Petg Breach

Posted by CD-R on 09 June 2007 - 11:08 PM in Modifications

OK, so after hearing many questions and requests regarding a PETG breach, I decided to make one. This is my first sort of write-up, so feedback would be appreciated. I tried to be as specific as possible.
First off, here are the materials you will need:
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PETG: about 6 inches of it
1/2" brass: 3/4 inch length
1/2" CPVC: About 3/4 inch length
1/2" PVC: about an one and a quarter inches
5/8" brass (with a slot cut into it): The slot is 1 and 3/4 inches long, and is cut about 13/16 inches from the end. The whole length is about 5 and 3/4 inches.
First, dremmel out the CPVC so that the 1/2" brass fits snuggly about 1/4" inside of it.
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Next, Put a seal of teflon tape around the 1/2" brass.
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Then, push the CPVC into the PVC all the way to the end of the PVC.
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Then, push the 5/8" brass into the PVC so that it goes into the same end as the 1/2" brass is sticking out of.
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Last, push the PETG in the breach, and it's ready for use. Use it for whatever you can think of, or maybe put a magazine/clip on it.
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The breach works by having the PETG seal against the 1/2" brass in the back. The 5/8" brass is to hold the dart in place as the PETG bolt(?) is moved into place.



#110391 Petg Breach

Posted by CD-R on 10 June 2007 - 08:29 AM in Modifications

Actually, some PVC does fit around CPVC, but otherwise you can dremmel it out.
As for lengths of tubing, I will post an update in a few hours.



#127200 Petg And Stefan

Posted by CD-R on 24 October 2007 - 07:50 PM in General Nerf

It might be bigger. Tonight I'll take a picture of both of them side-by-side. We will see.

Size means nothing. Its the strength of the spring. The DS spring is more powerful. Also, you need to make sure your darts have a good fit in PETG.

Well, within reasonable boundaries that's true, but not necessarily in all circumstances.
I've had problems like this. It's usually one, or both of these problems; the barrel is too long, or the stefan doesn't fit properly. First, I would try making the barrel shorter (try 4" first, than 3"), if that doesn't work, try CPVC as your barrel material. Also, try lubricating the plunger, and make sure that you have a good seal. If all of that doesn't work, put the stock spring back in.
If all of this doesn't help, then I have no idea what's wrong.



#151536 Njno - April 20th

Posted by CD-R on 16 April 2008 - 08:49 PM in Nerf Wars

I will be coming with z80.



#149635 Njno - April 20th

Posted by CD-R on 06 April 2008 - 10:47 AM in Nerf Wars

I might be coming with z80. It depends on what my schedule for vacation is like.



#107142 Night Battle

Posted by CD-R on 22 May 2007 - 08:15 PM in Nerf Wars

If you bring your own wepons dont bring stephons.

If we bring our own weapons? every body is going to bring their own weapons. Also, the vast majority of people use home made darts. Are you absolutely sure that home made darts not allowed?
With that said, using a paintball park sounds pretty cool. I will talk to the other members of our clan, but it sounds a little far away for us.



#143620 New York Nerfers Unite!

Posted by CD-R on 03 March 2008 - 11:40 AM in Nerf Wars

I am also in nightshift.



#108081 Nesting

Posted by CD-R on 28 May 2007 - 11:08 PM in Modifications

I was to lazy to make a write up on my "rifling method", but it did get the darts spinning due to spiraling grooves on the inside of the barrel. Unfortunately, there is no advantage to this, as it purely served to make my darts curve off in all strange directions. Basically, don't waste your time with it. There are many things you can work on that will improve your guns much more, and with much less work involved.



#108063 Nesting

Posted by CD-R on 28 May 2007 - 09:53 PM in Modifications

so, as a follow up question, would it be possible/feasable to rifle a barrel? That would give a lot more accuracy than a less snug barrel that the dart smacks around on would.

That has been extensively discussed (maybe too extensively). The general consensus was that it was not possible. You can use the search function to find the thread.



#107721 Nerfers Near Me

Posted by CD-R on 26 May 2007 - 10:21 PM in General Nerf

My brother goes to RIT, and was inspired by me and my friends to have a Nerf game there. Unfortunately, they stopped having games, and have since left the hobby.



#110166 Nerf War Etiquette

Posted by CD-R on 08 June 2007 - 09:30 PM in Nerf Wars

For our weekly saturday wars, this is an excerpt of our rules on gun hits:
"Blocking: Once a gun has been hit with a dart once, any hit thereafter made by the same player that shot the first hit counts as a direct hit to the player."
So basically, after the first gun hit, anything is fair game. After a person leaves the general battle area, they reset their amount of gun hits. Like all aspects of nerf, we play on an honor system. If it matters to some one so much that they win a nerf battle that they would lie to us, we would rather let them have that than argue for an hour.
That's how it goes down in our neck o' the woods. However, when we play standard 3/15, we play with gun hits counting as an out.