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Any suggestions? I found one SS2 mod that said they used a laser pointer, but it didn't go into any details about wiring. All other searches, on forums and on Google, have come up with almost nothing of use.
I'm not a serious Nerf-war guy, but I play with my friends in and around my house. I understand that this isn't something that I should point into people's eyes, nor do I plan on it. It's not like I'm going to be chasing someone with a pinpoint laser on. I just think it would be a cool show-offy mod indoors, and a decent replacement for the strobe.
Also, on a different note, would a silicone lubricant on the inside of PVC help reduce friction on a dart or would it coat too unevenly?
experience with homemades yet.
The idea behind this gun is a sort of carbine-rifle. I want to use at least one main air tank, and one firing tank. I am going for a good looking gun, but everything is subject to change based on resizing the barrel, air tanks, and other stuff. As for power I am going for a decent accurate range (70-ish feet or better) with at least 3 good shots from the tanks.
My estimated length would be around 2 feet including room for the stock in the back, and the barrel would be 1-1.5 ft. If I can figure out how, I may make the barrels interchangeable between 40 and 80SCH PVC, so I can use both micro and mega stefans. For now I just plan on 80SCH because Iíve gotten good results with normal stefans and Zero darts inside 80SCH PVC on an SS2. I want the barrel to stick out the front so I can attach a faux suppressor for looks.
The breech would be a variation on one I saw a while back. Iíd use 1/2" cl200 PVC with a dart hole on one side nested inside a length of 1Ē PVC. Rather than pulling out the 1/2" PVC, I would rotate it with a rod or nail and insert the dart directly into the opening of the barrel, then rotate it back, pretty much sealing it. The reason I say cl200 PVC is so there is more room to load the dart in, though 40SCH may be better for this, I am not sure. I can draw out something if that was confusing.
My firing valve would be a pressure washer spray gun, as I read in another thread how it is very effective, and better than a hose handle. I donít know much about them, but from what I see, it looks like I can chop off parts of it to make it more handle-trigger feeling.
For the air tanks, I want to make the main tank the length of most of the gun with 1Ē PVC. The ends would be sealed with CPVC endcaps caps or something like that for the sake of looks. I haven't decided if I am going integrate the pump as of yet.
I plan on using a Zero valve between the airtank and the firing tank, just because itís more compact than a ball valve, and it would fit much better with the theme of the gun. I donít want to use a ball valve, but Iíd have to if I canít get a non-leaky Zero valve.
On the main firing tank, I donít know what size to make it to get maximum performance without discharging the pressure too quickly in the main tank. I am really not sure at all what sizes would be good for this kind of thing.
Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Like I said, I have some sort of clue of what Iím doing, but I donít have much experience with homemades.
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See, that is from a point of view of a guy who hates Halo. Let me assess your review from the point of view of a hardcore Halo fan.
more directly on topic: Halo 2 is not that good. i've played a leak: same engine, same style of play, slightly upgraded weapons, no better storyline. it's not even a good enough update to be a worthwhile expansion pack.
Same engine: It's a sequel. What do you expect?
Same style of play: It's a sequel. Were still playing the same game. No reason to turn it into an RPG.
Slightly upgraded weapons: Its a sequel. Fixed some old weapons and added some weapons. It isn't a different game so they don't really need different weapons.
No better storyline: The storyline is perfectly fine, as it was in Halo 1. In fact, you don't need a storyline at all beaucse you are just there to kill shit.
Not even a good enough update to be a worthwile expansion pack: Its not an update or expansion pack. It's a whole other game. I don't quite understand what you are trying to say with this sentance.
To upload pictures, go to Imageshack and click browse. Choose your picture, and click 'Host It'. Once you upload your picture, copy the contents of the first white box to your post. It's that easy. (Thank you Vintage)
As for me, I want to wait the remaining 9 days beacuse playing the French version now is like opening a Christmas present on Decmber 2nd.
In my opinion, however, I would not reccomend anything on a ball valve gun. If it is smal, it has got to be really awkward to turn the valve with your fave up to the butt of the gun.
But, I find 80SCH PVC works well with micro stefans I make. I am planning on trying copper to just lengthen the barrel beacuse it is smooth like brass, yet not quite as expensive.
I, on the other hand, would just get a quiet Nerf Gun (or you could silence one) and just pick them out from where they can't see you. They would get a sort of "What the hell was that" without being able to catch you. If you have good aim, go for the TP or eggs, no harm in ruining their fun.
I did mod it, but it still sucks. There is a leak somewhere that I can't find. Also, I was told that it didn't really work before I modded it either. I didn't actually fire it before I modded it though, so I wouldn't know.
That is because it isn't that good before modding it. Go to yak mans site if you want to modify it.
And suggestions on mixtures? We already have baking soda and vinegar, Alka Seltzer, and club soda.
Edit: I should mention, I have a cool drill bit set that gives me every 64th from 1/16 to 1/4. In other words, I have drill bits sized 3/16", 13/64", 7/32", 15/64", and 1/4". It seems that if not 1/4", I could go down one or two sizes and it wouldn't hurt. Comments?
Also, when do you plan to test your hypothesis? I want to start working on it tomorrow (supposing I can get the supplies.) My oldest brother is going to college this Saturday and I want to get started before he leaves so I have someone that can help me out.
Alexthebeast: I plan on making my own stock, probably out of plexiglass. I will find some way so that the innards don't move around, such as gluing them down.
Osiris: The idea is that the pistol only has one shot. I am making it mainly so I have working experience before I jump into the rifle. Also, why do you say smaller darts are better? I have tried testing of my own and have found little difference, exept with a slightly longer dart you would have straighter flight, thus better accuracy. I haven't yet found a good chart of someone who has tested dart lengths.
My two questions now, before I start buying stuff are:
What is the reccomended diameter for tubing? And:
On Zero's basic valve, does the space inbetween the two couplers have to be that large? It looks like, to me, it just needs to be big enough so that the tubing can fit in it.
No, though it is not a coincidence that I chose the Scout and Deagle combo. I am a Counter-Strike player and was a fan of the Desert Eagle before CS.
Jyst wondering by looking at the desert eagle and the scout, do you like Counter Strike condition Zero?
I started nerfing 2-3 months ago, when I took my friend's Secret Shot 2. I started looking into nerfing and, a month later, proceeded to mod and repaint the SS2, along with his three other guns.
Naturally I wanted more. I recently have come up with a couple of ideas to make some cool homemade guns. I am going for looks, as well as performance. My first idea was to build a powerful gun that looked like a real loser rifle. For this I chose the Steyr Scout. It would give me enough room to give it a pretty big tank with an external pump system.
After making a sketch, with a lot of extra room left over, I proceeded to think of ways to make this better, such as multiple tanks, a semi-automatic firing chamber, and an integrated pump system, while still keeping the original shape of the Steyr Scout. I will get back to the Scout later.
I knew I was going to end up messing everything up, so I decided to make a smaller handgun where I can test out some things, without just jumping into the big gun and killing it. For the handgun, I chose the Desert Eagle. It will provide a lot of space for all of its innards (approximate dimensions):
10.75Ē in length
6.25Ē in height
1.25Ē in width
.495Ē (.5Ē) bore
This is where questions arise.
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The Desert Eagle:
The air tank will probably be 1Ē PVC pipe that is around 6Ē in height. (Question #1) Would this tank be too small? I am going for a pretty good range, but donít expect it to be that high for a handgun.
The pump would be an external bike/basketball pump that attaches to the bottom of the handle. From the air tank, it will go to one of Zeroís basic valves. It looks like it would work pretty well and the placement is right for a trigger. (Questions #2 and 3) Anyone have any experience with this valve? And what type of tubing should I use to connect the air tank to the valve? I am thinking of using vinyl tubing but have no idea of what width would be best.
For the barrel, I am using a crayola barrel and .5Ē PVC piping attached with a 3/4Ē to 1/2Ē PVC coupler. For simplicityís sake, I will just load the darts ramrod style.
(Question #4) I will probably be using plexiglass for the casing because it is easy to use and shape with a dremel. If anyone has any suggestions for a better casing, I am open to opinions.
Onto the Scout:
Currently, the most efficient design one would be single big air tank pumped by an external pump. Although it would be nice, I donít want those extra tanks if I canít get strong shots with each tank. (Question #5) Is bigger better? I would rather power/range/accuracy than the ability to fire multiple shots but if there is a definite cap on how big the tank should be, I may want to try adding at least a backup/extra shot.
In the first sketch, I used a really long barrel. I realize now that it was nearly 2 feet in length. I have gone down quite a bit to around 18Ē. (Question #6) Would this still be too long? I think if the air tank was powerful enough, and since I am using Zero darts, it doesnít seem that it wouldnít matter much. I want to keep it around the middle somewhat so where the bullets are loaded is in the approximate location of where they are ejected on the real rifle.
I think I am okay for now with nearly everything else. I am using a breech loading system, probably fed from the side so it doesnít interfere with the scope. I will probably use a thread scope because it will be easy to make and it is just for show anyways. I havenít decided yet on an integrated pump, it would be possible and I could live with or without it. With it would require the air tank to be in the butt of the rifle, which isnít a bad idea anyways. This only means long tubing back and forth (at 6-12Ē in length.) I assume this isnít really a good thing. (Question #7)Comments?
Remember, I am going for looks as well as performance, I want to keep the gun looking a bit realistic. I have some other ideas that I canít remember at the moment. I am open to all opinions.
Pictures and sketches:
Steyr Scout: Take 1
So many flaws, but it was a good starting idea. I dropped the Semi-automatic firing valve because I can't see how it would work effectively without depressurizing the air tanks too fast. The dual air tank is not a bad idea, though. I just don't know if they really need to be that huge.
Steyr Scout: Take 2
From those thoughts I dsigned the second scout, which I don't like at all. I am not sure how the 5 tubing to one selector thing would work, or anything else on it for that matter. I know I could figure it out if I tried hard enough. I just don't really like this one because of all the tubing and puny air tanks. It seems exessive and wasteful.
Steyr Scout: Take 3
This one has an integrated pump and one air tank, which is still a good idea in fact. The bottom front of the gun would detach somehow so I can pump the pump. This picture is innacurate as the pump would be moved farther forward to get more out of each pump. The idea seems pretty positive, hold the fact that I might have the same lengthy tubing problems that Take 2 would have had. On the plus side, I could probably design it so the integrated pump hooked onto the air tank externally so I could pump the Deagle from the Scout. Not a bad idea, supposing I could figure it out. Right now, this is my prime working idea.
Desert Eagle: Take 1
This is probably the idea I am going with for now. I am not sure of any of the lengths yet, but the air tank can be anywhere up to 6" of 1" PVC and the barrel can be at least 4". I don't know of the best diameter of vinyl tubing to use either. Otherwise, It seems like a pretty solid plan and so far I can't figure out any problems.
(Thanks to Vintage for explaning how to submit pictures.)