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Blaster census information required! I need your help!

Poll: How many of each of these high power blasters do you own?

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Titan in stock form

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Titan modified to shoot other ammunition

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Any iterations of the Nat-Geo or Roto-Rocket, Estes Air Rocket, or Iron-Man Rocket.

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Any of the various styles of Jobar, Cobra, and Pango blasters

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Would you use large (midway between arrows and Titan rockets), long range rockets with these blasters if they were available for a reasonable price?

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#1 User is offline   Draconis 

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:59 PM

I have been working on refining my rocket design over the last year or so and I think I am ready to offer them to the public if there is interest. I would need to make a fairly large initial investment for materials, so it may take a while to put in to place. Please answer the questions truthfully and feel free to post your thoughts below.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 04:13 PM

I have a corner case - I've absolved my Titans inside the missile launching nozzle, so it can still fire the missile or it can fire 3 darts.

And, yes, I do have 4+. Before anybody decides to d-baggify, here's proof:

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 04:19 PM

View PosttaerKitty, on 15 March 2012 - 04:13 PM, said:

I have a corner case - I've absolved my Titans inside the missile launching nozzle, so it can still fire the missile or it can fire 3 darts.

Nobody cares!

On topic, I would be interested in rockets. I enjoy them but only having a couple limits the fun factor.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 04:32 PM

From a dataset analysis perspective, there are two reasons to care:

1. This is a missing category.

2. There is no way of knowing which category the surveyed individual will choose, so the results aren't as reliable.

However, these two questions seem to be more introductory than the key question (would you buy some long-range missiles), so the discrepancy isn't as important.

Or, put it another (tl;dr) way:

If he wants accurate results, he'd care.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 04:43 PM

I voted yes on the "would you be interested' bit, but I wanted to qualify it. It would depend greatly on what kind of setup was required to launch them, how well they performed and the durability, safety and cost of each projectile. If you have to build some kind of crazy setup using expensive or hard-to-find parts (not likely, but you never know), I would have to say no. If they don't go all that far, if they fly apart after a dozen or so shots, or if they cost more than dinner for a family of four at McDonalds, I would have to say no.

Basically - a lot depends on the product and the price.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 04:49 PM

View PosttaerKitty, on 15 March 2012 - 04:13 PM, said:

And, yes, I do have 4+. Before anybody decides to d-baggify, here's proof:


I choose to interpret this as a comment about the other poll, where I "d-bagged," I guess. I also choose to interpret it as hilarious, because you are getting superior over being called out over something you very deservedly got called out on.

View PosttaerKitty, on 15 March 2012 - 04:32 PM, said:

From a dataset analysis perspective, there are two reasons to care:

1. This is a missing category.

2. There is no way of knowing which category the surveyed individual will choose, so the results aren't as reliable.


He just wants to know how many Titans there are. If they are stock, then they're stock, and the person votes stock. If they are modified in some capacity, even the barrel mods (which no one needed to know about), then they are modified, and no longer stock. The distinction between stock and not-stock is very simple and I would hope a competent adult (I hope that isn't too presumptuous) would have enough fuzzy logic to determine what he should do, instead of overanalyzing everything.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 04:54 PM

View PostAmbience 327, on 15 March 2012 - 04:43 PM, said:

I voted yes on the "would you be interested' bit, but I wanted to qualify it. It would depend greatly on what kind of setup was required to launch them, how well they performed and the durability, safety and cost of each projectile. If you have to build some kind of crazy setup using expensive or hard-to-find parts (not likely, but you never know), I would have to say no. If they don't go all that far, if they fly apart after a dozen or so shots, or if they cost more than dinner for a family of four at McDonalds, I would have to say no.

Basically - a lot depends on the product and the price.


I totally understand that. I haven't done too many long-term durability tests yet, but so far they hold up better than the stock Titan rockets I have. I am getting a a vast range difference depending upon pressure and exact design, from 60-100ish feet. As for cost, a few dollars each. I have personally tested point-blank pain tests and found them to be mildly uncomfortable. Kinda like missing a football catch and it hitting you in the chest. They are constructed of various types of foam.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 05:03 PM

I'm definitely interested.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:04 PM

View PostDraconis, on 15 March 2012 - 04:54 PM, said:

I am getting a a vast range difference depending upon pressure and exact design, from 60-100ish feet.


Pics or it didn't happen. Seriously though, a video or at least some photos would be nice. Also, an explanation for why it would make a difference whether the titan is stock or modded, so that people who have done Weird Shit to their titan know what to tell you. Do these fire from a titan...nub...thingy? Also, do these get 100 feet by gliding slowly through the air? What kind of velocity are we looking at?
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:01 PM

I am also really interested and have experimented with custom rocket making. Have you tried curling fins to create a spinning motion? I found that it really helps with the velocity and accuracy as it does not wobble as much and it spins in flight.

Yes I would seriously look into buying some rockets from you if they do what you say then can do!
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:57 PM

Another question, are the titans you are firing the missiles from stock or plugged?

I am also interested, even tho I don't own a titan now I am in the market for one.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:11 PM

Distance is great, but how accurate are they? A Streamline can end up 100' from the blaster, but also 20' to one side or the other. If they're accurate and $5 or less, put me down for $20 worth.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:13 PM

View PostDraconis, on 15 March 2012 - 04:54 PM, said:

As for cost, a few dollars each. I have personally tested point-blank pain tests and found them to be mildly uncomfortable. Kinda like missing a football catch and it hitting you in the chest. They are constructed of various types of foam.


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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:12 PM

View PostLangley, on 15 March 2012 - 06:04 PM, said:

Pics or it didn't happen. Seriously though, a video or at least some photos would be nice.

Okay, I'll work on that.

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Also, an explanation for why it would make a difference whether the titan is stock or modded, so that people who have done Weird Shit to their titan know what to tell you.

That was more to find out whether they are using the titan for the large ammunition still or not.

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Do these fire from a titan...nub...thingy?

No, in fact the Titan would require a modified barrel, as these missiles are designed to be used with the Nat-Geo, Roto-Rocket, Estes Air Rocket, and Iron Man Rocket blasters in mostly stock form. The others were just large volume blasters that would also be capable of launching them. I suspect that Lazer Tag Master Blasters, PulseStrikes, and possibly plugged Big Blasts will also be options with the correct barrel.

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Also, do these get 100 feet by gliding slowly through the air? What kind of velocity are we looking at?

Come on Langley... They have no lifting surfaces, thus they will fall at roughly the same rate as a dart traveling the same distance. They are quite a bit heavier than stock Titan rockets and are a little smaller. Yes, they are rather quick.

View PostRedShot, on 15 March 2012 - 07:01 PM, said:

I am also really interested and have experimented with custom rocket making. Have you tried curling fins to create a spinning motion? I found that it really helps with the velocity and accuracy as it does not wobble as much and it spins in flight.


Yes, angled fins do seem to make a difference in the accuracy and are part of the design.


View Posthoongfu, on 15 March 2012 - 07:57 PM, said:

Another question, are the titans you are firing the missiles from stock or plugged?


I have yet to modify one of my (many) Titans to accommodate these rockets, they are simply the most common blaster that is capable of propelling them. In addition... Why would you NOT plug a titan if you are using large ammunition?


View PosttaerKitty, on 15 March 2012 - 08:11 PM, said:

Distance is great, but how accurate are they? A Streamline can end up 100' from the blaster, but also 20' to one side or the other. If they're accurate and $5 or less, put me down for $20 worth.


They do tend to catch crosswinds more than darts, but the scale makes them less prone to veering off course due to slight surface aberrations.

View Postcmeej, on 15 March 2012 - 08:13 PM, said:

Durability would be make or break for me.


Certainly it is a major concern. As I said, though, they do seem to be holding up far better than my stock Titan rockets and are firing from much higher pressures.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:46 PM

What're your launch platforms, if you've not modded your Titans? I'm curious as to what the 'interface' needs to be - 1/2" PVC coupler, 3/4" barrel, etc. At this point, the price-per-unit would be the only thing that could break the deal, otherwise I'm in.
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