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#1 OfAllTheNerf

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 07:33 PM

Well, my friends have remarked on my lack of a recent write-up, and a lot of you have said that you’d like a “creative” write-up, so here goes…

DO NOT POST UNTIL IT IS FINISHED.

The Reactor.

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Open it up (you really only need to open the back part).

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Now take out the barrel-thing. Lets look at the top part.

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Take a pair of needle-nosed pliers and twist that orange piece out. This is the part which, powered by the spring, pushed the balls towards the front allowing them to shoot.

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Now take some wire cutters and cut all the pegs which attach the vented part to the outer rim.

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Punch it out, and then sand the remainders of the pegs off.

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Now it’s time to get a Big Blast missile with the intention of destroying it. I’m sure copper pipe insulation would work to. Anyways, rip the fins off.

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Now cut an inch of the end off, or about half of what you can see (the part with the hole in it, which conveniently slips over CPVC very well), and then cut the rest of it off. Cut a slit through the second part; it will go around the first length so it will fit snugly under the orange piece. However, it won’t fit all the way around, so rip open the rest of the missile.

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Interestingly, it has this rubber piece at the front for weight. Anyways, the hollow part continues up, so cut another length and then cut it lengthwise to fit over the whole piece. I know all of this probably didn’t make any sense without pictures (I forgot :unsure:), so here’s what it should look like.

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Glue those pieces together, and then glue them into the orange ball-pusher piece.

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Be sure to line all the seams with glue at the back.

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Then replace the spring and orange piece you just finished.

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Now flip it around and look at the back. Punch out the AR-like piece, and cut down the orange tube.

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Now start sanding out the hole until it’s big enough for a CPVC coupler to fit. Somewhere along the way this (http://img98.imagesh...ture1428rz5.jpg ) piece will fall off, which in turn allows the rubber plunger head to fall off, but it can be super glued back on later. After it’s big enough, cut a 13” long CPVC barrel and put it through the front part. Attach the CPVC coupler to it at the end, and push the coupler about half way through the end black piece (the piece you drilled a hole for the coupler). This is to ensure it’s straight.

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Now glue the coupler in, and carefully take out the barrel. After it’s dry, suplerglue the plunger head back on.

Then cut a very thin piece of the missile, and glue it on to the end of the coupler. This acts as padding when you fire the gun.

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All that’s left to do is make the barrel the right length. Since you can’t make it any shorter while keeping it removable, I figured something else out. I found that 11” is the ideal barrel length, so mark it on the barrel, and drill at the mark.

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Now squirt some hotglue through the hole, this will stop the dart from going any farther down the barrel.

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Make sure that the glue on the outside of the barrel doesn’t protrude to far, it would make loading the dart barrel harder.

Finished internals.

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Because the barrel is 13” long, some of it sticks out the front while it’s in, making it easily removable.

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I also glued three dart holders on the side:

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There you go! A Reactor which shoots balls and darts. Just slide the barrel through the foam piece at the front, and push it into the coupler. It would be hard to change to the dart barrel in the middle of combat, but atleast it’s possible. Range with balls are about 10-15’ without ball roll, and darts consistently clear 65’, some landing as high as 85’, mainly depending on the dart. The majority of mine landed at around 75’.

That’s going to be it for about a week, although I have another write-up pictured. I have a ton of school work and games, so uploading pics is kinda’ hard.

Questions, Comments?

-OfAll’

PS, I just realized I forgot to properly embed one of the URLs, but if you really want to see it just copy and paste.
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 07:45 PM

That is teh shitzs. Now I actually have a reason to buy a reactor. SHOTTY!!1!111!
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 07:46 PM

Another great write up, nice job.
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 07:56 PM

That much out of a reactor? Now to find the one I have laying around.
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 08:13 PM

Wow ofall. I was wondering if you had slowed down. I guess not. This is awesome. One that shoots balls and darts. 75ft is amazing for a cheap ball gun. I have a question about the spring. Is it strong, or really weak? I heard that they were just awful.
Great job!
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QUOTE(white moonlight @ Dec 23 2009, 01:29 PM) View Post

It's just screaming to be rearloading...

I seen a movie about that once.



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Posted 23 April 2008 - 08:36 PM

The spring is weak. It's only purpose is to keep the balls up against the front of the gun.
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 09:18 PM

How DOES this gun work? I see no trigger, and I don't understand which part moves and where air compresses if anywhere. This gun really confuses me. :blink:

Good job OfAll!
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 09:43 PM

"Now start sanding out the hole until it’s big enough for a CPVC coupler to fit. Somewhere along the way this (http://img98.imagesh...ture1428rz5.jpg ) piece will fall off, which in turn allows the rubber plunger head to fall off, but it can be super glued back on later. After it’s big enough, cut a 13” long CPVC barrel and put it through the front part. Attach the CPVC coupler to it at the end, and push the coupler about half way through the end black piece (the piece you drilled a hole for the coupler). This is to ensure it’s straight. piece will fall off, which in turn allows the rubber plunger head to fall off, but it can be super glued back on later. After it’s big enough, cut a 13” long CPVC barrel and put it through the front part. Attach the CPVC coupler to it at the end, and push the coupler about half way through the end black piece (the piece you drilled a hole for the coupler). This is to ensure it’s straight."


^Picture needs to be fixed. Otherwise, nicejob, as always. I especially like how it retains the original ability to fire the balls.

Edited by el swifto, 23 April 2008 - 09:45 PM.

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 09:44 PM

It is a push-pull gun. The white tube in the back is where the air compresses when you push the two parts together. Study the pictures and it will be clear. By the way nice mod.
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 09:49 PM

ah... but how the heck does it fire balls? Maybe I should just buy a reactor. :blink:
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 09:52 PM

It has a rubber ring at the end of the barrel that creates a seal when the ball is pressed against it.
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 09:55 PM

Theres a weak long spring behind the balls keeping one pressed against a rubber ring then when theres enough pressure it shoots them out one every time you pump it to the right pressure amount.

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 10:06 PM

You're an animal! Great writeup and excellent mod. You're making a run for the most contributive member of '08.

What would happen if you ramroded the dart? I know that your cpvc is probably too tight, but I'm wondering what the ranges will be. Or did you ramrod them during your range test?
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 10:21 PM

Good work I love guns that can fire different types of ammo.
Also creative thinking on the hole and the hot glue to prevent darts from slipping through. Just be careful ram rodding I guess.
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 11:46 PM

This is by FAR the best reactor mod I have ever seen. Great Job.
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It's not like that. I put lube on it and its the same. Its just stuck. And when I cock it back it goes farther back then usual. Also I push as hard as I can and it wont go back in. I've tried the methods and they wont work. Also pics are up.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 12:52 AM

You're an animal! Great writeup and excellent mod. You're making a run for the most contributive member of '08.

What would happen if you ramroded the dart? I know that your cpvc is probably too tight, but I'm wondering what the ranges will be. Or did you ramrod them during your range test?



"There you go! A Reactor which shoots balls and darts. Just slide the barrel through the foam piece at the front, and push it into the coupler. It would be hard to change to the dart barrel in the middle of combat, but atleast it’s possible. Range with balls are about 10-15’ without ball roll, and darts consistently clear 65’, some landing as high as 85’, mainly depending on the dart. The majority of mine landed at around 75’."


^ranges

The cpvc barrel is removable, so he wouldn't have to ramrod it.


EDIT: Oops, my bad. I've seen someone drill holes in the barrel before the tip so that air exits before the dart, preventing the dart from fishtailing. I guess I assumed that was what you did...

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Edited by el swifto, 24 April 2008 - 09:42 PM.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 07:47 AM

He does have to ramrod it because he drilled a hole in the barrel and put hot glue in it.
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Posted 24 April 2008 - 07:48 AM

Sorry about the double post my internet got messed up.

Edited by NerfCrazy, 24 April 2008 - 04:54 PM.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 05:58 PM

I'd just like to point out that there IS a difference between the "new" and "old" edition Reactors. The one OfAll' uses in his mod is the old one, and when I attempted this mod on my new edition one, I noticed that the little piece on the back that falls off(the incorrectly imbedded picture, copy and paste to see) is actually attached to the part that the rubber seal falls off of, thus you must smash/pry/cut it off with a mechanical instrument of some sort. Just a heads-up.
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Posted 24 April 2008 - 07:24 PM

Wow, lots of replies.

NF: Thank you. It is now a rather good gun, and good for lending out.

Chili: Thank you.

Swords: Yes, I know, it's odd but it does get remarkably good range.

MSDFS: Yeah, I guess not, but I'm going to constrain them to once a week, just do I don't run out :blink:. And yes, the spring is extremely weak, and only pushed the balls up against a rubber stopper which provides pressure as you pump the gun (push and pull).

Galaxy: Thank you. It's a push and pull gun, pull out to 'cock' and push to fire.

el swifto: Thank you. I know that I embedded that wrong, as I said in my PS, but I can't edit it now because I went over the picture limit.

Nerfer: Thank you :P. I need to start making bigger and "badder" write-ups to "claim the title". /daydreaming. As for ramrodding, due to the hot glue I put through the hole you can't ramrod it too far. If you want to be able to rear-load it just don't put the hotglue there and remove the barrel every time. You might lose some range though, I've found 11" is perfect.

Forsaken: Thank you. I also like how it can still fire balls, good for outdoors and indoors. As for the ramrodding, everyone should be careful, if you push it in too aggressively it might break off.

Bomberman: Thanks. I try :P.

el swifto: I do have to ramrod it because I put the hotglue in the barrel, but refer to my reply to N34.

Salmon: Good headsup. Thank you btw.

Thanks,

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 06:38 PM

Wow, lots of replies.

NF: Thank you. It is now a rather good gun, and good for lending out.

Chili: Thank you.

Swords: Yes, I know, it's odd but it does get remarkably good range.

MSDFS: Yeah, I guess not, but I'm going to constrain them to once a week, just do I don't run out :lol:. And yes, the spring is extremely weak, and only pushed the balls up against a rubber stopper which provides pressure as you pump the gun (push and pull).

Galaxy: Thank you. It's a push and pull gun, pull out to 'cock' and push to fire.

el swifto: Thank you. I know that I embedded that wrong, as I said in my PS, but I can't edit it now because I went over the picture limit.

Nerfer: Thank you :P. I need to start making bigger and "badder" write-ups to "claim the title". /daydreaming. As for ramrodding, due to the hot glue I put through the hole you can't ramrod it too far. If you want to be able to rear-load it just don't put the hotglue there and remove the barrel every time. You might lose some range though, I've found 11" is perfect.

Forsaken: Thank you. I also like how it can still fire balls, good for outdoors and indoors. As for the ramrodding, everyone should be careful, if you push it in too aggressively it might break off.

Bomberman: Thanks. I try :P.

el swifto: I do have to ramrod it because I put the hotglue in the barrel, but refer to my reply to N34.

Salmon: Good headsup. Thank you btw.

Thanks,

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 06:50 PM

Try not to necro a thread for a stupid quote like that...
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#23 Skorpion

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 11:41 PM

I tried this mod, but I messed it up so it only shoots darts. At least it shoots about 65 feet still.
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