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#26 HugoChillingsworth

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 04:08 PM

You've got some very cool things going on with that gun, very clean mod, keep up the good work.
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Posted 12 October 2008 - 04:12 PM

That is amazing!! The lines are very clean I really like the metal on the outside. That's awesome! what spring did you use?
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#28 Dart Attack

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 04:17 PM

I can now proudly say that it surpassed the 100' mark on the tape measurer. :D
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#29 Forsaken angel24

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 05:02 PM

Dart attack is back!
Clean looking mod there.
At least so far.
I look forward to seeing how this project develops.
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Posted 12 October 2008 - 05:05 PM

Just to clear everything up: that is the part # for the +bow spring.
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Posted 12 October 2008 - 08:03 PM

Very well done! And soo clean! I wish I had time to do some work that wasn't college related right now...
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Posted 12 October 2008 - 09:11 PM

Wow... absolutely gorgeous. Thats how a real man combines his guns! I was thinking you should attach one of those new Tek Six's underneath it Longshot style for a 6 round shotgun style backup. That sounds like my kind of gun... There are a few things that have been preventing me from making one of these myself:

1.How sturdy is the plunger once cocked? It looks like it could snap seeing as it sticks so far out the back of the gun.

2. What are the odds of the plunger rod coming disconnected at the attached points. I haven't heard of one breaking yet, but for only glue and nails, I'm a little afraid to do it. Would you recommend custom making on out of aluminum?

3. Compared to another springer, how hard is it to cock?

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 10:18 PM

From my experience with this, I'd say that the plunger rod could come apart at some point. Mine certainly did, and I had to keep regluing it, until for some reason it just decided to stay together, and its been fine for months. I personally would recommend using polycarbonate instead of nails between the strips, only because if you use CA glue to bond plastic to plastic, its stronger than metal to plastic. Its still possible to do it with nails, or I used music wire, but I'd recommend using some other adhesive. By the way, epoxy did not work for me either, it was too brittle.

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#34 Dart Attack

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 10:18 PM

Wow... absolutely gorgeous. Thats how a real man combines his guns! I was thinking you should attach one of those new Tek Six's underneath it Longshot style for a 6 round shotgun style backup. That sounds like my kind of gun... There are a few things that have been preventing me from making one of these myself:

1.How sturdy is the plunger once cocked? It looks like it could snap seeing as it sticks so far out the back of the gun.

2. What are the odds of the plunger rod coming disconnected at the attached points. I haven't heard of one breaking yet, but for only glue and nails, I'm a little afraid to do it. Would you recommend custom making on out of aluminum?

3. Compared to another springer, how hard is it to cock?

-Banshee


1) Its rather sturdy. It turned out better than I expected.
2) There is no way they're going to disconect. If the rod brakes, it will be somewhere else. An aluminum rod would be fantastic. It should last forever.
3) I can cock it just fine. Just a swift pull gets the job done.
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#35 nerfboi

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Posted 12 October 2008 - 10:19 PM

To reinforce the plunger head, you could do what I did.
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Posted 12 October 2008 - 11:16 PM

I am working on one of these things now so I can use it in egno. My plunger rod seems flimsy, do you know of any way to strengthen it?
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Posted 12 October 2008 - 11:20 PM

Wow, great mod Dart Attack. Glad to see your back too.
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 10:10 AM

I'm not usually a fan of stocks for the sake of having them, but on something with that long of a draw-length on the plunger rod, I think a stock styled in a similar fashion to the crossbow (surrounding the plunger rod & pull) would help the durability of this gun in a war situation. (i.e. it would prevent excessive impact against the plunger rod, which would help prevent breakage when you need it most)
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 11:12 AM

Clean and simple, The way I like it


Nice job
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 05:12 PM

I'm not usually a fan of stocks for the sake of having them, but on something with that long of a draw-length on the plunger rod, I think a stock styled in a similar fashion to the crossbow (surrounding the plunger rod & pull) would help the durability of this gun in a war situation. (i.e. it would prevent excessive impact against the plunger rod, which would help prevent breakage when you need it most)


I do have plans for adding a stock. It will be made with polycarbonate. Stay tuned.

My plunger rod seems flimsy, do you know of any way to strengthen it?


Nerfer9, get 4 long wires and place them in between the slots of the whole plunder rod. That should keep her nice and stiff. I think I might do it to mine.
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 06:50 PM

when will a full write up be posted?
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 06:50 PM

Ohhh, its on now.

That looks great, i like how clean it is. Can't wait for more!
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#43 Dart Attack

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 07:08 PM

when will a full write up be posted?


When its done, hopefully. :lol:
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Posted 13 October 2008 - 07:20 PM

That is awesome. ?ut my only question is how the catch works without renforcing it?
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Posted 14 October 2008 - 04:40 PM

Very nice. I would appreciate a more detailed description of the mod, maybe a picture of how you hold it. All in all, great idea nice mod.
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Posted 15 October 2008 - 05:59 PM

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The airtech doesnít fit quite right. Itís a really tight squeeze. I was wondering if if could dermal off the lip on the tank without harming. If so I could pull this off.

For the trigger I added a Hex Standoff 1/4" Hex, 3/4" Length, 6-32 Screw Size. Umm... itís not very sturdy. I am going to have to add a wall for it to rest on.

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 06:14 PM

The airtech doesnít fit quite right. Itís a really tight squeeze. I was wondering if if could dermal off the lip on the tank without harming. If so I could pull this off.


I'd recommend against it. You might get away with sanding it down a little, but there also should be the option of opening up a hole in the shell allowing it to "peek out" a little. Then glue sheet plastic over the outside if you prefer. I'd suggest that tank integrity is a lot more important than shell integrity.


I want to stay away from the shell. I worked too hard on it to just cut it up. But if all else fails I might have to.
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Posted 15 October 2008 - 06:22 PM

You could drop some of the airtank into the ammo holders underneith and then apply some kind of cover, sheet plastic or craft board, to the sides.

I would hate to see this beauty be cut to pieces, but without the airtech it loses some functionality.
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Posted 16 October 2008 - 02:51 PM

Did we ever get an answer for the I.D. of that PETG plunger tube?

I know someone said [i think it was 3/4"].

Off hand does anyone know either the I.D. of that tube or the I.D. of the original NF tube?
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Posted 16 October 2008 - 03:00 PM

The airtech doesnít fit quite right. Itís a really tight squeeze. I was wondering if if could dermal off the lip on the tank without harming. If so I could pull this off.


Haha. Dermal. You can. I haven't successfully done it though. My first try failed, so I just cut the shell I was integrating it into back a bit. That lip is just extra around the shell of the tank. It's not very thick though. And if you do the whole way around, the back will fall off. I recommend the big sanding wheel attachment. Forwarning: on my first try I went too far in at one point and the tank can't hold pressure anymore, even gooped.
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