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#1 Heat Signature

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 12:29 PM

Ok, I love using my FF on night missions because it's easy to find the darts, but they always partially charge before I fire them, thereby giving away my position. My idea was to somehow put some removable opaque covering on the front and sides that would block the glow(until I fire). Do any of you have a simple and/or cheap idea of how to do this?

And if anyone has already done this, could you direct me towards them?

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 01:35 PM

Ok, I love using my FF on night missions because it's easy to find the darts, but they always partially charge before I fire them, thereby giving away my position. My idea was to somehow put some removable opaque covering on the front and sides that would block the glow(until I fire). Do any of you have a simple and/or cheap idea of how to do this?

And if anyone has already done this, could you direct me towards them?

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Try black construction paper, it should block the glow. Or try some layers of Glad-Wrap.
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 04:06 PM

The only way to hide the glow is by obstruction.

Your best bet would be create an opaque shell that fits around the barrel drum. This doesn't need to be removable, but it can't be part of the drum as the darts would not be charged when shot.
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 04:18 PM

I don't own a firefly but, couldn't you just paint the turret flat black. Easy and cheap. If you want a removable solution, take a box, cut it in half and paint it black. Then tape it around your Firefly and enjoy.
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 06:13 PM

take a pice of cardboard. place infront of the barrel. remove when ready to shoot.

OR you could just not give away your position altogether by turning the flash off! use your noodle! :wacko:
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 06:19 PM

He said that the darts pre-charge, meaning that even if the flash is off the darts still glow from any light they have previously absorbed.

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 06:26 PM

dont be a hobo!, use stefans!

i spelled stefan right :P
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 06:37 PM

Okayy now. It's simple. Use different darts. Everyone knows that FF darts aren't the greatest in the world. Use stefans if you can. Or even CDTDs' Albeit, that would still require you to either buy new darts, or possibly paint them? And if you can only use stock darts, buy taggers. Buy them in the 30 pack, or even the 100 round box, I hear.

Uhmm.. I think you need to mod your turret to use Taggers though.. Which mods have been done to your gun? If any.

I will look for the thread and post it up if I can find it. Maybe in the Mods Directory..

And if you don't want the flash no matter what, just take out the batteries.

Edit>> Okayy. So I can't find the link. But I'm pretty sure you just need to do a simple AR removal. Simple as that. Though judging by pictures in other threads you may have to cut off the orange piece? Just based on speculation however.

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 07:42 PM

The only way to hide the glow is by obstruction.

Your best bet would be create an opaque shell that fits around the barrel drum. This doesn't need to be removable, but it can't be part of the drum as the darts would not be charged when shot.


I was kind of thinking this... but I'm just wondering what I'd make the shell out of right now

Okayy now. It's simple. Use different darts. Everyone knows that FF darts aren't the greatest in the world. Use stefans if you can. Or even CDTDs'....

Uhmm.. I think you need to mod your turret to use Taggers though.. Which mods have been done to your gun? If any....



Let's just get this settled first, I don't care about the ranges right now for these reasons...
1. I do close quarters urban style combat(indoor)
2. I do this at night with the lights off

so I want the glow so I can find my darts and see who I hit, but I don't want to be seen BEFORE I fire.

PS. I haven't had a chance to even put a paintjob on this thing yet, because it's currently sub-zero outside(-32 degrees fahrenheit to be precise) so, no I don't have any mods yet.

Thanks for what you've said so far, anyone that can help with the info I've just given, feel free to do so! :P
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 08:43 PM

then that defys the laws of nature... :P
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 09:01 PM

Take out the silver reflective thingy from the turret and paint it black. Also paint the silver area around the flash bulb. I don't know that that would completely alleviate your problem, and the bottom of your dart wouldn't be charged, just an idea.

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 09:05 PM

It might be possible to do it with some well-placed paint and a pair of thin pieces of cardboard or plastic... Of course, it's been some time since I've seen the innards of a Firefly, so it may not be possible -- but give it a try. They're not terribly expensive to replace, so there's not much that could possibly go wrong.
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 09:07 PM

Maybe you could take a skull cap or something and stretch it over the front of the gun, so you can just slip it off when you're ready to shoot.
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 09:09 PM

Stick a 3/4 pipe of black construction paper in, or around each of the barrels, with the exposed 1/4 pointing directly outward. It blocks the flash when it's not on that barrel, and the flash goes right into the firing dart, so you can still see it. Was that really so hard to figure out?

Edited by Splitlip, 15 January 2009 - 09:14 PM.

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 10:44 PM

1. Get a piece of polycarbonate (it doesn't need to be big).
2. Trace out in the shape of the holes around the turret of the shell, so you don't need to take apart the gun(and removable for later modding)
3. Cut out the tracings you just made, and paint them black( you can use craft paint if you cant go outside)
4. Use your preferred adhesive to attach them to the gun
5. Wait for it to dry, and be blast happy
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 11:35 AM

Maybe you could take a skull cap or something and stretch it over the front of the gun, so you can just slip it off when you're ready to shoot.

First of all, wow, I didn't expect 'the masters' to reply, but thanks!!
Ok, I was kind of thinking hard shell design, like one that would block the glow on the outside, and one that I wouldn't have to remove to fire.

Stick a 3/4 pipe of black construction paper in, or around each of the barrels, with the exposed 1/4 pointing directly outward. It blocks the flash when it's not on that barrel, and the flash goes right into the firing dart, so you can still see it. Was that really so hard to figure out?

I'm not quite sure what exactly you mean, but I think I get the general idea(might actually work, thanks)

1. Get a piece of polycarbonate (it doesn't need to be big).
2. Trace out in the shape of the holes around the turret of the shell, so you don't need to take apart the gun(and removable for later modding)
3. Cut out the tracings you just made, and paint them black( you can use craft paint if you cant go outside)
4. Use your preferred adhesive to attach them to the gun
5. Wait for it to dry, and be blast happy

Alright! This person has an idea!! I have entire sheets of polcarbonate(also known as plexi) that would work for this...
now all I have to do is figure out how to cut it without a table or ban saw...
Thanks so far guys!! you're really helping me here!! Keep it up, please!
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 11:45 AM

Since you genuinely seem to be a drug addict, I'll lay it out for you.
1) Polycarbonate is not plexiglass or acrylic. The two latter will shatter under a hammer.
2) When you put that thing that joe suggested on, you will still be able to see the glowing darts. Oh, and the little thing about the gun not being able to close from the thickness of the polycarbonate. There's that whole, pin that the turret rotates on, issue.
4) My idea blocks the flash from the darts so they don't get lit up at all, until they're being fired. It's removable, cheap, and easy. Just learn to read.
5) The only other simple solution is a plate that doesn't rotate with the turret, that blocks out all of the non firing barrels from being visible. This is hard to make, much more expensive, probably not removable, and would make reloading a bitch.

Well, I took out 3 and 6 because they were kind of cruel, but you seriously can't depend on us to give you answers. Think on your own, be creative, experiment. It's a dirt cheap hobby for the most part.

Edited by Splitlip, 16 January 2009 - 11:58 AM.

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 02:05 PM

Since you genuinely seem to be a drug addict, I'll lay it out for you.
1) Polycarbonate is not plexiglass or acrylic. The two latter will shatter under a hammer.
2) When you put that thing that joe suggested on, you will still be able to see the glowing darts. Oh, and the little thing about the gun not being able to close from the thickness of the polycarbonate. There's that whole, pin that the turret rotates on, issue.
4) My idea blocks the flash from the darts so they don't get lit up at all, until they're being fired. It's removable, cheap, and easy. Just learn to read.
5) The only other simple solution is a plate that doesn't rotate with the turret, that blocks out all of the non firing barrels from being visible. This is hard to make, much more expensive, probably not removable, and would make reloading a bitch.

Well, I took out 3 and 6 because they were kind of cruel, but you seriously can't depend on us to give you answers. Think on your own, be creative, experiment. It's a dirt cheap hobby for the most part.

1. i have to agree here, but polycarbonate may also be known as lexan-a specific brand of it.
2, 4. The top one is yours, yes it will work satisfactory, but it will require you to take it apart-witch is not what heat has intended. Mine on the other hand will just cover the hole in the shell were you can see the darts glowing, but still allow them to glow, so he can see the darts. I don't see how the pin would be effected by my design.

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