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#331044 The Difference Between Knowledge and Understanding

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 19 June 2013 - 10:23 AM in Off Topic

It would take a long time for a complete novice to learn the basics that can be applied to other modifications, without being "spoon feed" how to modify their first Nerf blasters. I think that it varies on how long a person should rely on guides; personally, I spent a year just following tutorials down to the t before I tried tinkering without guidance, because I felt confident I knew what I was doing.

#323499 Sealing Nerf Tubing

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 12 November 2012 - 12:23 PM in General Nerf

My way is to just ram a small pan head screw down the tube, and then douse it it in hot glue or epoxy. Never failed me before.

#323237 NERF WAR experts needed for 10 part mini-series

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 31 October 2012 - 02:15 PM in Off Topic

This would be very extravagant spamming. Not only do they have a website, but they have an active fundraising page where people have already donated money, so it obviously has some appeal (to four people at least).

Never mind, already addressed.

#323232 Hurricane Sandy

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 31 October 2012 - 01:01 PM in Off Topic

My house had power until after the storm; woke up Monday morning and everything was dead. Just got power and Internet back on today though, so that's a relief. All the schools in my are closed until Thursday, now till Friday

#323146 georgia nerf squad

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 28 October 2012 - 09:26 PM in Nerf Wars

I'm guessing that the only reason why this thread hasn't been obliterated is because the admins take perverse pleasure in watching simpletons get bedeviled.

#323108 Rampage Reciever

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 27 October 2012 - 09:46 PM in Modifications

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That took all of thirty seconds. Credit to SgNerf for the pictures.

#323107 Buzz Bee Cougar

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 27 October 2012 - 09:37 PM in Modifications

ranges are similar to a Nitefinder (about 60 feet)

Well get me one then. How does the clip advance? Is it manual?

#323052 Superlative Plunger Head Help

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 25 October 2012 - 09:19 PM in Homemades

I decided to start my adventure into homemades by ordering a pumpSNAP kit with all the necessary parts already machined, supposedly to make my life easier. Every thing is great, except I can't get the seal right. It seems I'll get perfect seal (I.e. holding hand over bushing, plunger stops) but when ever I hook it up to my hopper, the darts don't even come out of the barrel. It also is very hard to prime because it creates a vacuum. The hopper is functional, because I tested it with a +bow at a recent war. Any advice on how to get the seal right? I've been fiddling with it for a week now and haven't gotten anywhere.

#322920 Different Catch for ERTL PAS

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 22 October 2012 - 08:58 PM in Modifications

Anyways, I was a 10 year old think I was a genius and i can up with this

You are a genius.

Anyway, all this does is add a extension spring to the existing catch. It's a good idea, just it's not really a new type of catch.

#322813 NJW10 - 10/20/12

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 20 October 2012 - 06:51 AM in Nerf Wars

Sorry for the last minute post, but if anyone has slugs to sell, I'll need them.

I don't think anyone has time to to make extra slugs now.

#322801 NJW10 - 10/20/12

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 19 October 2012 - 07:11 PM in Nerf Wars

KaptainKrazy - Lucky for you, I have one that you can borrow. Provided you actually show. Bring a pvc stub as well.

DX - Pick up Lucy while you're at it. Enjoy your soon to be trip down.

It's gonna be muddy and most likely humid. Please try to get there around 9:45 so we can begin as soon as possible.

Don't worry, I'm actually coming. Is it okay if I show up at around 10:00-10:15?

#322795 NJW10 - 10/20/12

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 19 October 2012 - 06:31 PM in Nerf Wars

Sure, what blaster are you using it with?


#322793 NJW10 - 10/20/12

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 19 October 2012 - 06:25 PM in Nerf Wars

Last minute problem. Does anyone have a hopper that will work with one inch darts I could borrow?

#322733 Tee shirt launcher help.

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 18 October 2012 - 05:41 AM in Off Topic

You could just coupler one of those air powered plumbing cleaners. Those would probably be the only thing that could launch a tee shirt that far.

#322535 Vote for NH's Next Avatar Pack

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 13 October 2012 - 07:33 AM in Off Topic

How about characters from cereal boxes? (you know you want to be that toucan!) I second rage faces.

#322391 1.3g Silicone Dart Tips

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 09 October 2012 - 04:22 PM in Darts and Barrels

Use slingshot weights if you really want similar weight.

I'm guessing that he is looking for metal free.

To the OP, have you looked at KaneTheMediocre's work? He has some viable silicon dart making procedures.

#322276 Parents and Nerf

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 07 October 2012 - 10:42 AM in Off Topic

You should respect your parent's decision. You are living in their house so you just have to accept whatever they decide.

It's not that they have made a desicion yet, it's just that I don' know how to approach them about it. I'm guessing I'll only have one shot at it.

#322265 Parents and Nerf

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 07 October 2012 - 07:05 AM in Off Topic

I have been modding blasters for over three years now, and my parents have been ok with that. Unfortunately, when I made glue dome stefans, that went over the line, and they threw all of those out. I have been making slugs since, which they're ok with. I really want to go to one of the local nerfwars (NJW), but I'm not entirely certain how to convince them to take me without just getting denied instantly. I'm fourteen and the war is about 20 minutes away; any advice would be greatly appreciated.

#322221 Longshot Bolt-Sled Help!

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 05 October 2012 - 08:19 AM in General Nerf

Ok genius, before anyone does anything, try to actually upload the pictures, not give us the local directory.

#322213 NJW10 - 10/20/12

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 04 October 2012 - 11:22 AM in Nerf Wars

You don't have to be on a MANL team to go right? I'm in.

#322171 NJW10 - 10/20/12

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 02 October 2012 - 04:55 PM in Nerf Wars

Yeah, NY Comic Con also. The weekend after that's open, right?

#321950 where to buy screws?

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 24 September 2012 - 11:05 AM in General Nerf

Go the hardware store and look around, if you don't find anything, slather it in epoxy and shove back in.

#321866 nerf longshot air restrictor.... replacement??

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 22 September 2012 - 09:06 AM in Modifications

Ok... So you took out that entire black piece? Sorry, I'm having a little bit of trouble understanding you. If so, you were supposed to remove the restrictor out of the black piece, not remove the entire section.
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#313839 HasreadCoC is a twat.

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 01 April 2012 - 03:36 PM in General Nerf

For a second I thought you were serious. How foolish of me.

#313688 Longstrike Basic Mods!

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 29 March 2012 - 05:39 AM in Modifications

Very well documented, and easy to follow. Great job.

#313540 Hyperfire: Removable Turret Mod

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 25 March 2012 - 08:26 PM in Modifications

That's really ingenienious! I have three hyperfires just lying around; too bad I can't get any range out of them.

#312916 Can someone help me find PETG

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 15 March 2012 - 09:20 PM in General Nerf

FA_24 sells some PETG on his website, and I've heard it's pretty good (never tried it myself). I get mine at Petco, but my darts are a bit thin so your results may vary.

#312576 NERF Sharpshot Modification

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 08 March 2012 - 05:05 PM in Modifications

If you have patience and a square needle file, you can nest your 17/32 brass inside the barrel. This way you don't have that chunk of brass sticking out and you don't have to alter the orange front piece.
There's a little over 2.5 inches in there, gooped and waiting to be cut.
I just filed out the inside while turning the barrel in my other hand. It would have been easier if I had some sort of really long sanding attachment for my Dremel. If I ever do this again I might try gluing some sandpaper to a dowel.

I did nest the brass in the stock barrel; I just made my brass longer than the stock one. I don't see your point.

#312508 Check Valve Locaton on Titan

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 05 March 2012 - 08:45 PM in Modifications

I need to know where the check valve is on the Titan. Is on the pump or on the tank?

#312484 NJNO5

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 05 March 2012 - 04:34 PM in Nerf Wars

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@Kaptain Krazy I really don't understand what the difference in 5 minutes is. There were more out of state Nerfers at last Saturday's war than there were in state nerfers.

When I google mapped it, it said that there was an 30 minute difference. Strange.

#312482 EPVAT-Effeminate PVAT

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 05 March 2012 - 04:14 PM in Homemades

Holy crap, that thing look pretty damn powerful. If you had to guess, what would be the PSi in there when it's full?

#312394 NJNO5

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 04 March 2012 - 06:53 AM in Nerf Wars

I'm a maybe if it's at Babbage.

#312352 The Definitive Guide to Posting From an iDevice

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 03 March 2012 - 07:38 PM in General Nerf

He who is making a definitive guide to posting pictures could not even post them horizontally? I'm disappointed...but I do agree this is important for some users.

This thread would be a lot more helpful if there were instructions for how to rotate images before you post them.

There is a way... I guess I probabaly should have done that. I will fix that soon.

#312308 The Definitive Guide to Posting From an iDevice

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 03 March 2012 - 09:44 AM in General Nerf

A while back Langley put up a notice about posting from mobile devices. That might discourage some people from posting from said mobile devices; but never fear! If you own an iDevice, you can equivalent (or maybe even better) posts compared to desktop users, with extreme ease.


-- iPad, iTouch, or iPhone

-- Camera Connection Kit (http://www.amazon.co.../ref=pd_sim_e_1)

-- Photobucket for iPad, or iTouch/iPhone

-- Wifi Connection

Okay, if your device doesn't have a built in camera, or you want high quality images, you'll need one of these doodads. Basically, it's a card reader that attaches to the 32 pin connecter on the bottom of apple devices.($3.51 from Amazon)

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Download your Photobucket app, for whatever device you're using. I use an iPad, so I download the iPad version.

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Connect your card reader, and your camera to said card reader.

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Open Apples preinstalled Photos app. (give it a second to load)

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If you see photos with green checkmarks, that means that it has been already imported. Tap the photos you want to be imported, and they will be checked blue.

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Now click import. A window will drop down, giving you two options. Import all or just selected. Choose selected (unless you want all of your photos imported)

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Let it finish. When it's done, it will ask you wether or not you want to keep the imported photos. I chose yes. Now go open your photo bucket app.

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You will be sent to the homepage. Click my albums, on the bottom of the screen.

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Now click that arrow at the top of the screen.

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Then just select the photos you want to upload, and wait for it to finish.

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Done! Now all you have to do is add it to your post. Start by clicking on the photo you want.

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Now click the chain link at the top.

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NerfHaven uses IMG code, so click on that option. It will say it is copied to you clipboard.

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Now just click paste when doing your writeup, and boom. You have pictures.

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(This entire writeup was done on my iPad)

Comments? Questions? Flames?

#312259 NiteFinder Spring catch

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 02 March 2012 - 03:28 PM in Modifications

Well, if it isn't strong enough, repeated misfires can degrade your catch. Better safe than sorry in my opinion.

#312170 NERF Sharpshot Modification

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 01 March 2012 - 06:44 AM in Modifications

The Sharp Shot is the most abysmal performer I have amongst my Nerf blasters. I cannot help but chuckle when the darts start to fall right out of the barrel. The size and decent ergonomics are a plus for me though.

Interesting take on it, and very nice ranges. Nice illustrative pics too. I would smooth & port the plunger a bit more for added airflow.

I also suggest re-enforcing the wall that is just before the catch. When I added a heavy spring to one I did for a friend, the wall broke. He fixed that problem by running a bolt though the blaster. Not the cleanest, but it was effective at what It did.

I would suggest using epoxy puddy though, before it breaks.

If this is using only a NF spring, you may just want to add a stronger aftermarket spring. Don't go crazy though, this is still a reverse plunger.

Even if you don't upgrade the spring further, it is a good idea to carry out some of the aforementioned reinforcements, pad the plunger, and add epoxy putty in the area of the shell behind the spring to prevent deformation of the plastic.

All great ideas. I will update the writeup as soon as I can.

#312144 NERF Sharpshot Modification

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 29 February 2012 - 08:34 PM in Modifications

Are you sure that is a Nightfinder spring? In my modding of this gun, a maverick spring barely fit. Also, that is not a Nightfinder o-ring, it is a maverick o-ring.
Anyways, nice mod. :)

Maverick springs are actually smaller than an NF spring. And now that I think about it, it might actually be a maverick o-ring.

#312140 NERF Sharpshot Modification

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 29 February 2012 - 07:51 PM in Modifications

The NERF Sharp shot has to be one of the most disappointing stock blasters I've ever purchased. Stock, this gun was hitting abysmal 5 to 9 feet flat, and for it's size, that's just unacceptable. Time to make this into something worth saving from the dumpster.



--3 inches of 17/32 Brass

--Replacment Spring (I used a Nite Finder, not optimal, but it's what I had on hand)

--Nite Finder O-Ring (Or the equivalent)

--Hot Glue

--Dremel With Fine Grit Sanding Drum

--Silicpn Grease

--Silicon Sealent (OPTIONAL)

--Piece of Plastic Tubing That Fits Securely Over Brass (OPTIONAL)

Start by unscrewing your blaster:

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Remove these side panels:

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Get your replacement spring. Stock spring is on the right, Nitefinder is on left. Set it aside for now.

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If you don't have a replacement spring, putting a few nickels behind the stock spring will give it a boost

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If your replacement spring is pretty powerful, consider replacing the catch.

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Pull the plunger assembly out. Slip your NF o-ring on with the stock ring.

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Drill out the AR. I don't have a picture of it before, but I'm sure you can figure it out

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Time to do the barrel replacement. Cut your 3 inches of brass.

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Smear a bit of hot glue on the brass, and nest it inside the stock barrel.

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The stock orange tips opening is to narrow for the brass to fit through. Using your Dremel, sand the opening until the brass fits snugly inside.

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Pad the plunger head. I suggest this writeup (hint hint nudge nudge): http://nerfhaven.com...showtopic=22201

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Now lube that sucker up, and youre ready to resemble.

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Internals before reassembly.

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(Nearly) Finished Product.

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I didn't like the way the brass was exposed, so I found a small section of plastic tube,

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And glued it on over the brass.

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All done!

Ranges: Suprising. 50 to 60 feet. A nice improvement over stock ranges.

UPDATE: did some testing, and found out that it vacuum loads darts. How about that?

Questions? Comments? Flames?

#312061 ohio nerf

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 28 February 2012 - 07:59 PM in Nerf Wars

Not to be rude, but reading the Code of Conduct might help to ward off the mighty wrath of the admins.

#311939 Simple and Durable Plunger Head Padding

Posted by KaptainKrazy on 27 February 2012 - 06:52 AM in Modifications

Just a quick question...
If you can use masking tape to prevent drips / spills / overflowing, why dont you wrap the diameter of the plunger head with masking tape first, then apply the silicone?
I'm just thinking that by doing so, you can effectively use the masking tape as a sort of "wall" to keep the silicone in a neat-o circular shape.

I may be wrong though.

Just a personal preference. The silicone isn't very liquidy, so there isn't much of a chance that it will ooze over the edges immediately. I just put the masking tape there to to stop it it in case it falls over or something later; it's easier to get the silicon into shape without the masking tape dam.