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#1 hornet

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 10:12 AM

Hello everyone.
I have decided its time to start pulling my weight around here and posting more write ups and what not. instead of just lurking for years on end. So I had a Arrowstorm laying around and I figured that would be a fine place to start.
Onto the modification.

Here is the stock Arrowstorm

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Let us open it up. Make sure you keep track of the 2 pieces that fall out when you open the first part. They are vital and like to get lost.


Here are the internals of the blaster.


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Okay so first lets give it a little more spring power. see how the spring sits in the inside of this plunger tube?

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cut a 1.5 - 2" piece of 1" pvc and epoxy down inside that plunger tube.



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Now the spring sits on that piece of pvc instead of the bottom of the tube. This will make the spring compress more.


Alright now you see how its giant spring is all deformed? lets straighten it.


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Put it around a pice of .5" pvc and expand a compress it. This will make it straight.


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See? Much better.


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Alright now lets focus on the seal. Mine has a great seal between the plunger and the turret but its plunger rod seal is horrible. so take this plunger

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And fill those gaps full on hotglue. this will keep it solid.
Now wrap a few layers of etape around it tell you get a good seal. Once you have a good seal lube it all up.

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Okay now see this small little hole at the end of the plunger rod?


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We want this to be bigger. So grab your drill or dremel and bore that out. This will give you much more airflow.


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Moving on to the turret now. Cut 6 6" pieces of petg like this one.


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Wrap a little tape around it and nest it down in the turret. You want it to stop right about here in the bottom

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Do this to all 6 tell you have this.


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Alright now we want it rear loading. [Credit to coop and FA24] So drop a sharpie down each of the side barrels and drill out the 4 spots were ink was on the shell. So that it looks like this on both sides.

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Now we just put it all back together and what do we have? The Terrorstorm is what we have.

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Onto the ranges.


I took measured all shots with a 200' tape. there was little to no wind and the temp was 40.

Shot 1 76'
Shot 2 78'
shot 3 80'
shot 4 77'
shot 5 78'
shot 6 79'
shot 7 81'
shot 8 76'
shot 9 75'
shot 10 77'
shot 11 79'
shot 12 76'


So all in all I am very impressed with the gun. It gets good range, has a high rof, and if fired right you can evan get somewhat of a hint of accuracy out of it. It makes a GREAT rushing weapon and With the real loading on both sides I can load the whole thing in about 20 secs. My darts have a loose fit in petg so I think if I nested a couple of inches of 17/32 brass in the end of the barrels I could get another 10 - 15' out of this thing.

Edited by hornet, 23 January 2009 - 11:41 AM.

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 10:26 AM

that's awesome B) if only i had one! still cool great job.
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 10:35 AM

Can you fix the pictures?
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#4 hornet

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 10:44 AM

Can you fix the pictures?


I cant figure out how. I dont know why they did that in the first place.
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 11:07 AM

[img]http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj124/hornet87nerf/DSCN0351.jpg[/img]

like this
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That's about it. And thanks Angela who helped me with these pictures.. It looks huge in her hands.


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Posted 23 January 2009 - 11:09 AM

I've always wanted an Arrowstorm to do exactly this to it. Good job. Though I think it could use some longer barrels? 10-12" looks good for that plunger tube.

Edited by oodalumps, 23 January 2009 - 11:27 AM.

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#7 VACC

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 11:13 AM

Yet another reminder that I have a stock Arrowstorm sitting in my basement just waiting for some kind of mutilation. The gun is a true classic in every sense of the word. Throwing down with an Arrowstorm is pure gangsta'.....as long as you don't get your ass kicked.
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#8 hornet

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 11:42 AM

Alright I fixed the pics. I hit the picture post limit though so some of them are still links.
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:27 PM

Yet another reminder that I have a stock Arrowstorm sitting in my basement just waiting for some kind of mutilation. The gun is a true classic in every sense of the word. Throwing down with an Arrowstorm is pure gangsta'.....as long as you don't get your ass kicked.


Yep, that's my situation. My A-Storm is hitting around the 50's right now. Sometime I'll get around to making it primary-worthy.
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:35 PM

I have to admit, best Arrowstorm write up I have read. I also agree with VACC the Arrowstorm is a classic and is a Nerfing weapon in any sense of the word. I love it, if you ever think of selling this, shoot me over a PM. ;)
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 01:40 PM

Very nice. I did this mod to a couple Arrowstorms in preparation for Massacre.
The only thing I did different was I kept the barrels shorter so they sat flush with the stock barrels.
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 01:52 PM

Nice mod!
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 02:22 PM

Good idea with the rear loading. Makes me wish i had a arrowstorm.

Edited by Nerfer327, 23 January 2009 - 02:23 PM.

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 02:34 PM

k9turrent. Thank you for showing me how to get the pictures right I was lost for a minute there.

oodalumps. Thank you. yes I suppose with longer/tighter barrels you could get 10-20' more range but I only had 3' of petg and it fit in the stock barrels perfect so that's what I did.


Icespartan_1114 Thanks dude I will be sure to tell you first if I ever decide to sell it.


Forsaken_angel24 Thank you for getting me into the directory I appreciate it. What kind of range were you getting with yours?

Nerfer327 That was actually Forsaken_angel24's idea with his doomsayer but thanks anyway.

Edited by hornet, 23 January 2009 - 02:34 PM.

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 02:46 PM

Yet another classic blaster that I hope to find some day. Excellent mod!
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 03:03 PM

Excellent mod on a classic gun. That rear loading is genious.
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 03:04 PM

Honestly, one of my favorite guns. Good mod and clear writeup. I like the part about straightening the spring.
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Posted 24 January 2009 - 12:05 PM

Very nice, very clean, modification. Now I really want an arrowstorm. Oh well, maybe a lucky goodwill trip will pay off, like the time I found a $3 roboraptor.
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