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There have been 533 items by The2ndBluesBro (Search limited from 19-October 93)
I don't recommend the century c-836 as it is a pain in the ass to install due to the rough inch of precompression it has (i cut my hands and bruised my fingers)
Is there any particular reason why you don't cut the spring to a more suitable length? If it is because of a lack of tools, bolt cutters or a dremel will do it quickly and easily; most hardware stores will even have a store use pair of bolt cutters you could use for free.
I haven't had much luck thrifting either. Value village was decent for me as they don't seem to value nerf stuff at all so unlike some other stuff you can still get a good price on blasters. Don't expect to find anything, just be happy if you do.
Polyester has way more ductility and elongation to it than PVC does and that means that it rips rather than fractures. So you will get plenty of noticeable deformation of the bottle shape a fair amount of time before it's ever going to fail. And the failure mode isn't as dangerous either. You would get injury from the escaping gas pressure only.
Would making a pressure vessel out of slightly thicker polyester tubing be a suitable alternative to PVC then? Or would you lose the rip vs fracture advantage the thicker the material you use?
This looks good. One question though. Why is difficulty scored higher if it is higher? That category should maybe be called "complexity" instead, as difficulty implies how easy it would be for someone to replicate it, in which case a higher score should be awarded the simpler it is.
If you want some better reinforcements than wire I would suggest buying either 1/16" (approx) aluminum sheet or one of those small metal signs (like the type that say "Post no bills" or "employees only", you can get them at Canadian Tire) that are made of the same material and cutting the reinforcement out of that. With a 5kg spring load you will have no problems with that although you probably won't with your current setup either. You can use epoxy putty to fill in the gaps in the shell near the catch and at the front near the plunger tube (look at the reinforcements sold by Zaurko nerf mods on facebook if you want an exact picture of what they should look like, he makes 3d printed ones but e-putty works too). If you decide to order more parts eventually just go all the way and get an artifact hunter kit and sled and a f10555 pump grip. Don't worry about parts breaking with a 6kg spring load. All of these more extreme failures are happening at 18kg+. If you want a nice catch spring upgrade remove one of the retention plates in the stock used to hold the extra clip in and there will be a strong spring under it that sleeves over the original catch spring perfectly. I've never had a failure using that combo, and the clip still holds fine with one spring rather than two.
I don't have another pump to swap it with. Where can I get one?
Or where do I find a check valve to replace it
Aquarium stores or a pet store that sells fish tank parts would carry them. If you have a petsmart near you this one should work.
Sooooo, the Orange mod works white lithium grease will be ok for my Longshot? I just want to be 100% sure, since I don't want to be breaking the blaster that I've grown so fond of.
Also, when you guys refer to Superlube, are you talking about their synthetic grease, or their silicone lubricant? Both of then should be safe right?
There can't be much difference between different brands of 100% white lithium grease. And I was referring to the synthetic grease with PTFE.
I have looked into Superlube, but it's really expensive up here in Canada, and none of the stores in my area have it in stock. It looks like I'm stuck with the Moen grease...
Also, what about instrument slide grease? Has anyone tried that?
You can buy Superlube at Home Depot and on Amazon up here in Canada. White lithium grease in general should be fine, people have been using that for years with no negative effects. Canadian Tire also sells white lithium grease, although I haven't tried it on nerf blasters yet. It's in the Auto section.
Maybe it's possible to build extra screw ports into the model for the purpose of attaching the segments together securely? My idea was to have one horizontal and one vertical port per segment for this. Once you've printed and bolted together the segments, you could use some resin in some places to really lock it together although I doubt you'd need to at that point. The ports would be designed to hold longer, coarser threaded screws than the ones that hold the shell together (since you'd never need/want to take them out anyway). It might also be a good idea to make a slightly larger version that has more draw.
Thanks for writing this up. My boys and I are modifying some nerf guns and we are using this guide to mod two Longshots.
What size tube are people using for the barrel with this mod? I thought that we were supposed to use 17/32" tube, however, the Elite Darts barely fit inside a 17/32" tube. The fit is so tight that I can't blow the dart through the tube with a strong puff from my mouth. Is this right?
Is this normal? When I put this gun together will the spring build up enough pressure to blow the dart down the full length of the barrel.
To remedy this I was thinking of using 9/16" for the barrel and using a short section of 17/32" at the rear of the barrel to receive the dart, but I haven't seen a guide that does that so I'm wondering if I'm doing something wrong.
Are you guys going to be doing this again in 2017
We had multiple wars throughout 2016 and we we definitely be having some in 2017. Keep an eye on the wars forum or the Canadian Nerfers facebook group, we will always post about it when we're hosting a war.
I think Dollar tree still sells a pack of two screwdrivers. One is a flat head and one is philips, they are of a pretty standard size. The set they sell now is slightly different from the one I bought a few years ago but I believe it is similar. The ones I bought haven't failed over a few years of light to medium use.
Yeah that's basically what JSPB did with his latest blaster except he used a small pump to provide that air instead (eliminating the need for a trigger mechanism for the small back pressure tank in your design). Good thinking though.
Basically, my idea is to have a convetional RSCB built into the gun. And as opposed to an end cap capping of the end where you generally put the darts in, have an airtank of some sorts that gives a nice tiny little poof of air lodging the next dart to be fired into the barrel.
You can buy furniture leg pads made from rubber, just make sure it says rubber on the back because many are made of felt. I bought some and they are black with a tread pattern (like those anti-fatigue mats or tread-plate metal).
Hey guys its now 2016. And I clicked on the links above for those great usc darts. And on Ebay all there links said no results. Anyone wanna give me a new seller with the specifics that would be great cause I just bought some usc darts from a random guy in Hong Kong and im not getting the accuracy you guys are telling me about. Also these ones have messed up off centered tips, please help.!
I looked into it and I found a bunch of different methods so I thought I'd turn to Nerfhaven for what you guys think/use.
I plan to use duplicolor for the primers, paints, and clear coat. Show should I go around prepping? Should I sand the whole blaster, just go for it, etc? What is the best method for a durable painthan job?