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#1 Carrtoon

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 03:56 PM

I've always loved my xbow, but the green plunger rod has always worried me. When bungeed, it bends quite a bit. So I decided to extend the life of my baby. Aluminum plunger rod/handle:

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All metal plunger head:

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Bent aluminum handle with bungee catch:

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Compared to the old one:

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Installed:

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Cocked and ready to kill:

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I don't think it needs much more of an explanation than that. All work was done on a mill, drill press, or vice. The solid square rod is milled to the same dimensions as the plastic one. Both ends are tapped and I could replace the rear handle with a different style in the future. This is only the beginning of what I'm going to do to this thing
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#2 ChiliPepperFender

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 04:04 PM

Nice new plunger rod. Thanks, you've just enticed me to fix my xbow now.
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Posted 08 June 2008 - 04:33 PM

My god, he's back! *fap*
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Posted 08 June 2008 - 06:59 PM

Beautiful work!

I'm curious...what kind of mass difference is there? Any range increase/decrease? I wonder if any losses due to weight gain are more than equaled out by lack of bending/efficient energy transfer...
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#5 Quilan Fett

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Posted 08 June 2008 - 07:42 PM

I was reading that someone replaced their plunger tube and got better results. They said that the original one is not the same ID throughout. Something to consider. Also, any reason why you didn't use a rubber washer like in LS/NF Plunger head replacements or Carbon's SNAP?
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Posted 08 June 2008 - 08:21 PM

My god, he's back! *fap*

Butt sums it up yet again.
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Posted 08 June 2008 - 09:53 PM

Carrtoon! Your back, again! That's a pretty good mod. But the problem with these complete replacement type mods is that they usually require tools that most nerfers don't have access to. Anyway, hope to see you at SPANO.
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Posted 09 June 2008 - 12:43 AM

Would you consider selling these?

edit: This combined with the alleged pt replacement.... Increased plunger draw... With unlimited band potential.... This could rival or match +bows.

Edited by P.C. III, 09 June 2008 - 12:50 AM.

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Don't want to shove balls in tight spaces. Trust me, bad idea.

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 12:46 AM

Yes, will you sell them? I would buy one for sure if you sold them.
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Posted 09 June 2008 - 12:56 AM

I'm down to buy one, since Ryan208128 or whatever hasn't made mine yet..
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#11 King Of Butt Land

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 01:40 PM

Didn't he get banned for being a douche or something? Ryan12091235789010 that is, not Carrtoon.
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Posted 09 June 2008 - 02:02 PM

Didn't he get banned for being a douche or something? Ryan12091235789010 that is, not Carrtoon.


I'm pretty sure he didn't. He earned the nickname "Ryan McNumbers", and usually nicknames like that go to people that are liked.

Anyway: I wish I could get a lathe and a mill. I would be content for life.
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Posted 09 June 2008 - 03:26 PM

Didn't he get banned for being a douche or something? Ryan12091235789010 that is, not Carrtoon.

I think that was General Cole. You probably got them mixed up because I think they both sell +bows (I know Ryan does).
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Posted 09 June 2008 - 03:37 PM

Vary nice plunger rod. I like it a lot.
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Posted 09 June 2008 - 04:53 PM

This is great. I bet me and my dad could make a good one on his lathe.. But yes, it was general cole who got banned. He was selling these low-quality plusbows for too much, and he did'nt even ask CS if he could sell them. Whenever I say Ryan201821's name, I want to say Ryan90210. Not sure why. Are you going to make a new plunger tube also?
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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 09 June 2008 - 05:08 PM

Didn't he get banned for being a douche or something? Ryan12091235789010 that is, not Carrtoon.


I'm pretty sure he didn't. He earned the nickname "Ryan McNumbers", and usually nicknames like that go to people that are liked.

Anyway: I wish I could get a lathe and a mill. I would be content for life.



Didn't he get banned for being a douche or something? Ryan12091235789010 that is, not Carrtoon.

I think that was General Cole. You probably got them mixed up because I think they both sell +bows (I know Ryan does).


No, no. I definitely remember some hub-ub about him threatening to burn someone's eyes out with a soldering iron or something.

Edited by King Of Butt Land, 09 June 2008 - 05:08 PM.

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 06:38 PM

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I just searched his posts for "eyes", "iron" and "solder", and it came up with nothing. You may be mistaken.

EDIT: I just searched through some other names with ryan in them as well, and I don't see anything about anyone threatening ocular penetration via any kind of hot iron.

EDIT 2: I am a very curious george, so I just searched for his user name and most of the admins, and I got nothing. I also checked ryan's page, and he was active today, so you must have mistaken him for someone else.

Edited by slowguitarman, 09 June 2008 - 06:49 PM.

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 06:55 PM

He was banned for a short time following a series of private messages that got out of hand. However, once the situation was resolved he was reinstated, and the other person was banned.
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Posted 09 June 2008 - 06:57 PM

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I just searched his posts for "eyes", "iron" and "solder", and it came up with nothing. You may be mistaken.

EDIT: I just searched through some other names with ryan in them as well, and I don't see anything about anyone threatening ocular penetration via any kind of hot iron.

EDIT 2: I am a very curious george, so I just searched for his user name and most of the admins, and I got nothing. I also checked ryan's page, and he was active today, so you must have mistaken him for someone else.


EDIT Cmdrmack beat me to it.

Edited by ultra920, 09 June 2008 - 06:58 PM.

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 11:12 PM

He was banned for a short time following a series of private messages that got out of hand. However, once the situation was resolved he was reinstated, and the other person was banned.


Oh. Alrighty then. I didn't know about that. Thanks for clearing it up.
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Posted 10 June 2008 - 01:54 AM

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#22 Ryan201821

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 04:29 AM

He was banned for a short time following a series of private messages that got out of hand. However, once the situation was resolved he was reinstated, and the other person was banned.


Both Ryan, and Darkshrimp were banned for a week after the situation was resolved. Neither were banned permanently.

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Thank you for clearing that up. No I'm not banned.

As for the plunger rods, I'm still working on designing it in CAD and will hopefully start building them shortly. I need time, more polycarbonate, and money.
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