Well, I had the idea over spring break to do something a little different. I wanted a Nightfinder that would be worthy of primariness (the state of being a primary). Working on my FAR, I got some plunger ideas and starting drawing it up in my head. Here are the results:
Yeah, its a monster. Ranges are ~100 feet flat, and +120 at a 5-10 degree angle. And yes, I realize its pretty fugly now, its going to be painted as soon as I am sure that its reliable. It was rock solid in the war I went to today, biofreak2 can attest to that. It is built with a thin wall 1" PVC plunger tube, and a 1/2" PVC end cap for the plunger, with a 15/16" x 1/8" O-ring. The spring is part of the spring from a screen door closer. These springs are giant and really strong, highly recommended for homemades I would say. Here are some pictures of the building process:
Questions, comments, head shaking accompanied by several "Why?"s out loud? Let me know.
EDIT: There are more pictures in the proceeding posts.
EDIT II: The pictures in this reply of the finished blaster are Daedalus II, a rebuild of the original, hence the different shells.
Edited by analogkid, 07 December 2008 - 03:48 PM.