Posted 18 January 2008 - 11:47 PM
Posted 18 January 2008 - 11:51 PM
Posted 19 January 2008 - 12:35 AM
Posted 19 January 2008 - 02:52 AM
Posted 20 January 2008 - 03:29 AM
Use a better valve balls are so inefficient.
Ball valves are the cheapest though. The next step up is solenoids, which are a bit more complicated and expensive.
Posted 20 January 2008 - 06:13 PM
The arms are important for quick opening on the balloon launcher, and are more comfortable to use for the soaker. I believe they would be useful for nerfing as well if a solenoid valve is unavailable, due to the faster opening time which allows more air to kick in at the dart at once.
Since I've never tried this on darts, I can't be sure on how it'll work, but the design concepts for water balloon launchers are very similar, from what I've seen. To create one, you'll need a stick of PVC, some bolts and nuts, and a drill.
Again, this is just supposed to be a cheaper alternative to solenoids and other valves, but you should probably use those if possible. Perhaps yet another possibility is to build a pull valve, where a piston blocks a hole, and the user pulls the piston open to release the air.
Edited by C-A_99, 20 January 2008 - 06:17 PM.
Posted 08 July 2009 - 03:41 PM
Posted 09 July 2009 - 12:11 AM
By the way, most PVC ball valves are easy to open. It's just the CPVC's.
Posted 09 July 2009 - 08:56 AM
Search next time. What you're looking for is called a "low-torque" ball valve, and are easily found on the interwebs. Also, this is a necro, if that means anything to anyone.
Edited by Split, 09 July 2009 - 11:18 AM.
Posted 09 July 2009 - 05:43 PM
Goodbye for 3 months.
don't do anything it will mess it up, some ball valves are just sticky at first it will get easier.
Memorize the board rules while you're gone.
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