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#1 nerfnerd88

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 06:53 PM

Part 2 below
Part 3 below
I'm going to show you how to make your powerclip shoot off 2 magstrike magazines and increase range by about 10 ft.

Lets Begin.

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The Magstrike mags are identical to the powerclip mags with the exception of 2 things
#1 the Magstrike has a belt clip on the side of the mag that must be taken off.
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#2 The Magstrike mags have a longer base that must be reduced.
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After messing around with the internals I accidently broke the Powerclips piston, thankfully I had a previous magstrike piston handy to use. For some reason the Magstrike piston is more air efficient. When the new piston was in its place I found that I was able to shoot off 2 clips with up to 65ft ranges.

21 pumps=2 mags. Thats pretty damn efficient.
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(Do keep in mind that the Powerclips green advancing piece still must be used.)
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Here is a partial video. My camera died on me when filming so it ends short. I'll remake the video with ranges and both mags firing this weekend.
(If you don't like the video at least like my suit.)

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Edited by nerfnerd88, 18 February 2009 - 08:14 PM.

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#2 Merzlin

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 06:59 PM

Are you wearing a storm trooper suit? I THINK SO! anyways nice mod.
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Posted 13 February 2009 - 07:03 PM

This makes me want a pc... Did you make or buy that outfit?
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Posted 13 February 2009 - 07:55 PM

Nice mod.
Now go fix the traction coupler on the death star before we all die.
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Posted 13 February 2009 - 07:55 PM

HA. You're the fucking man. I loved every second of that video. Storm trooper shakes powerclip until spent magazine flies out.

It's interesting that you made the clips to fit... Not sure why. There's a little lip on the side of the powerclip magazines that stretches the length. Is there the same on the magstrike's? Do you have to cut that off as well?
Did you band the gun? I have one band of tubing on mine with the PC piston, and with 21 pumps (the opv kicking in), it shoots about one and a half clips, at about 50 feet flat. Are your ranges flat as well? They seem high, though I never shoot the PC anywhere near flat in a war.

Actually, Chas, since I know you're going to read this at some point, we should just cannibalize what's left of your magstrike and make this hybird thing like he did here.. Mmmm.

Do the magstrike clips still work in the magstrike? Because that would just make this perfect. Chas, you still have that NIB Iron Man MS here.
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Posted 13 February 2009 - 09:47 PM

GRAAAHH!!!! Pure rage. I was going to post how to convert MS clips to work in a PC. I literally figured it out like 5 days ago. Crap!


But anyway, nice mod.
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Posted 13 February 2009 - 09:54 PM

Stormtrooper suit: FUCKING AWESOME.

Mod's pretty cool too.

#8 nerfer34

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 10:53 PM

It looks like the darts went about 30' in the vid. But nice mod.
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Posted 14 February 2009 - 01:12 AM

This makes me want a pc... Did you make or buy that outfit?


I agree with this, except the pc part. I could care less about this mod, honestly, but if you made that suit, you're still the man.
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#10 nerfnerd88

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 10:31 AM

This makes me want a pc... Did you make or buy that outfit?



HA. You're the fucking man. I loved every second of that video. Storm trooper shakes powerclip until spent magazine flies out.

It's interesting that you made the clips to fit... Not sure why. There's a little lip on the side of the powerclip magazines that stretches the length. Is there the same on the magstrike's? Do you have to cut that off as well?
Did you band the gun? I have one band of tubing on mine with the PC piston, and with 21 pumps (the opv kicking in), it shoots about one and a half clips, at about 50 feet flat. Are your ranges flat as well? They seem high, though I never shoot the PC anywhere near flat in a war.

Actually, Chas, since I know you're going to read this at some point, we should just cannibalize what's left of your magstrike and make this hybird thing like he did here.. Mmmm.

Do the magstrike clips still work in the magstrike? Because that would just make this perfect. Chas, you still have that NIB Iron Man MS here.


I did not have to remove the side lip on the magstike mags, The bladder isn't banded, Ar's are removed, I used FA24's mod around the o ring on the pison, And those ranges are with converted taggers. I'll have a new video up by sunday, where I'm not shooting straight down.

But most importantly I did make the suit!

:EDIT: If you look carefully in the video you will see that when the mag breaks when it flies out and hits the ground.

Edited by nerfnerd88, 14 February 2009 - 10:34 AM.

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 10:45 AM

But most importantly I did make the suit!


Very, very awesome, dude. Every time I see a homemade suit of armor (from any sort of game, movie or imagination, that brings me that much closer to making my own. Sorry for the off-topicsness.
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Posted 14 February 2009 - 01:08 PM

:EDIT: If you look carefully in the video you will see that when the mag breaks when it flies out and hits the ground.


Haha! After going back and watching to video again with that in mind, I saw that it really did. The fist time I watched I was like "That can't be good for the clip..."
Did you fix it?

But anyways, good mod. Finally someone posted how to transfer Magstrike clips to PC. Hope to see more done to this thing.
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Posted 14 February 2009 - 05:12 PM

Would anybody be able to tell me if the purple plunger tube piece on a Powerclip is identical to that of a Magstrike?

Here is a picture if you are confused:

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Thanks in advance.

Edited by cheesypiza001, 14 February 2009 - 08:14 PM.

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 06:39 PM

Would anybody be able to tell me if the blue plunger tube piece on a Powerclip is identical to that of a Magstrike?

Well, first, it's purple. But to answer your question, that piece is almost exactly the same, except the little tabs on the side are longer in the MS.

Edited by Salmon, 14 February 2009 - 06:40 PM.

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 07:15 PM

Are powerclips and magstrikes automatic fire only? or can fire without using the whole clip in one shot?
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Posted 14 February 2009 - 07:43 PM

Are powerclips and magstrikes automatic fire only? or can fire without using the whole clip in one shot?


No. You can fire a whole clip at once or one shot at a time. It just depends on how good your trigger finger is.
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Posted 14 February 2009 - 08:13 PM

Would anybody be able to tell me if the blue plunger tube piece on a Powerclip is identical to that of a Magstrike?

it's purple


Sorry, I'm colorblind. I'll edit it.
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Posted 15 February 2009 - 01:42 PM

Part 2

What I didn't mention before is that there are 2 main ways after removing the belt clip and cutting the base to make the magazine fit. There is a small lip on the side that follows up to the top of the mag. Sand it down.

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Or if you don't want to sand it down you can cut a small indent into the top of the gun where the magazine is fed.

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Now the other thing I noticed with this gun is when the piston is fully extended there is still 6mm of dead space.
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To fix this I cut 5mm of 1/2in copper and glued it in place. Covering non of the crucial parts of the holes.
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Part 3 coming soon.

Edited by nerfnerd88, 15 February 2009 - 01:43 PM.

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 05:52 PM

Two questions for you:


1. I was kind of working on this the other way around. I put my PC clip into a MS, which simply requires a small notch cut in the shell of the MS for the ridge that goes down the side of the PC clip. My problem though is that the clip will advance, but it won't fire off any darts. Does the MS have significantly less power than the PC, or is the seal just not good enough.

2. What function does the E-tape have on the clips? I've read in FA_24's write up that it keeps the clips from dropping back down if you don't empty it. My PC clip doesn't do this in either blaster, though I don't have an actual MS clip to test this.
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Posted 16 February 2009 - 08:38 PM

Two questions for you:


1. I was kind of working on this the other way around. I put my PC clip into a MS, which simply requires a small notch cut in the shell of the MS for the ridge that goes down the side of the PC clip. My problem though is that the clip will advance, but it won't fire off any darts. Does the MS have significantly less power than the PC, or is the seal just not good enough.

2. What function does the E-tape have on the clips? I've read in FA_24's write up that it keeps the clips from dropping back down if you don't empty it. My PC clip doesn't do this in either blaster, though I don't have an actual MS clip to test this.



1. I don't have a Magstrike, but I do know that the power of the PC and the Magstrike are quite similar.

2. Just like you said. E-tape keeps the Magstrike clips from dropping back down when you don't fire off the whole clip.
Powerclip clips do not need e-tape to do this.
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Posted 17 February 2009 - 02:57 AM

The power of the PC and the Magstrike are quite similar.

So this means that a PC clip in a MS just doesn't get a good enough seal? Thanks for the info, cheesypiza.

Also thanks to nerfnerd for info on the reverse of what I was doing. I'm glad that this works the other way anyhow. Plus that's a pretty sweet outfit. Not to get off topic, but I'd love to see a write-up about how you made that.
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Posted 17 February 2009 - 05:48 AM

Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?
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Posted 18 February 2009 - 08:14 PM

The final stage.

This first part I'm going to show you may not be necessary for all of you. But with my powerclip on the rare occasion the clip will not advance.
I used duct tape to show where to place it, but packaging tape will be better suited because there is virtually no added resistance.

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Cut and lay around 3 layers.

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This will push the advancing piece in more towards the clip so it shouldn't miss the notches.

For this next part you will want to remove that copper piece I told you to use earlier. Instead of filling some of the dead space we will just directly eliminate almost all of it by having the piston release the air further into the dividing piece.
You will cut 5mm off of the back part of the shell that holds the piston in place (Do this to both sides). The piston should still be firmly held in place when this is finished.

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The last thing I wanted to do was add a little more spring power to pull the piston back quicker. I used a old spring I found that was just large enough to fit over the piston and still fit in the gun. I stuck the spring on and needed a place for the spring to start building up tension. I used a piece of scrap plastic to use on the spring. I measured it to the right size and place, then firmly attached it to the other side of the shell.

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Now I have done everything I can possibly think of to modify the Powerclip, but I hope someday there might be more to come.
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Posted 19 February 2009 - 03:35 AM

Very nice! Much more of a mod than my write-up.
Does anyone have a spare magstrike piston as one of my powerclips has broken its piston. Talk over PMs but I'm willing to pay up to $12 shipped to Australia.

Anyway, are the ranges the same is in part one or are the increased?
You should band the bladder to squeeze out every inch possible.
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Posted 19 February 2009 - 06:35 PM

You should band the bladder to squeeze out every inch possible.


I'm pretty sure that banding the bladder only improves ROF.
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