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Supermaxx 1.5k Removable Cpvc Turret

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#1 Galaxy613

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 02:04 PM

This is NOT a complete mod of the SuperMaxx 1.5k, I modify all my blasters within 6 hours of bringing them home so all my Super Maxx 1.5k's have been modified long ago, but two of them are without barrels. I decided to come up with a new, repeatable way to barrel them like my first SM1.5k. But in the end, this way turned out even BETTER than my original SM1.5k.

If you are DYING to know what I did to the insides, I plugged the pump with hot glue, and took off air tank's trigger spring. I also flipped upside down the pump handle, because it feels better this way.

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2ft of 1/2'' CPVC (That makes 4 6'' barrels, I try to use CPVC that is thinner inside)
6'' of 1/2'' PVC (I have a full 1' because I just bought some more) (TRY to find some that fits 1/2'' CPVC inside of it)
Super Glue
Pipe Cutter
Dremel (Not needed if you can find 1/2'' PVC that fits 1/2'' CPVC inside of it) ALTERNATIVELY A power drill, a 5/8'' Spade bit, and a clamp
1 SuperMaxx 1500 with the old barrels removed.

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(Ignore the plumbers goop, it's not needed.)

Step 1: Cut the PVC. 6'' CPVC barrels work well for me you can choose longer if you want. I cut 1.5'' sections of 1/2'' PVC. I highly suggest using a pipe cutter, sooooooooo much easier!
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Step 2: Skip this if you found 1/2'' PVC that fits CPVC perfectly inside it, take the Dremel and this sand bit, and sand out the insides of the PVC to fit CPVC inside of it like so:
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If you have a power drill, the 5/8'' spade bit and a clamp, you can use that to bore out the 1/2'' PVC.

Step 3: Now carefully glue the 1/2'' PVC onto the turret. Do it one by one and get it as streight as you can. I stood the blaster up while I did it.
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At first I tried using the black barrel holder to help stablize the 1/2'' PVC pieces, but the glue kept glueing that to the gun too.
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Step 4: Cut a 2'' section of CPVC (I used thicker CPVC I accidently bought and don't use for barrels) and carefully glue it to all four barrels. Try to glue away from where the barrels go into the 1/2'' PVC because mine kept getting glued to them.
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Let the glue dry and have fun! I suggest reinforcing the barrels with epoxy putty or what not. I'm going to do it soon myself.

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Here is a video of me loading, pumping, and shooting it with one hand. (I couldn't be bothered to get my brother to help me)

This is actually my first ever Youtube video..

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Edited by Galaxy613, 02 March 2009 - 10:26 PM.

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 02:26 PM

Would couplers have worked better?
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Posted 01 March 2009 - 02:55 PM

You COULD use Couplers. But you would have to cut off the orange barrel stubs and glue the couplers there, even then there would be a bigger gap between the end of the barrel and the airtank.
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Posted 01 March 2009 - 09:12 PM

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 09:53 PM

I like the whole removable turret concept, It looks very clean. May I suggest that you use slightly longer barrels? In my experience 6" just doesn't do it justice.
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Posted 01 March 2009 - 10:05 PM

If you can't find PVC that CPVC can fit through, like I can't, inseated of sanding out some PVC you could just sand out the small ring in the CPVC coupler.
Also, why didn't you load the darts directly into the CPVC in the video?
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Posted 01 March 2009 - 11:25 PM

Also, why didn't you load the darts directly into the CPVC in the video?


Because that takes longer than just putting the darts into the barrel couplers and just sliding the turret back. Once I can get to a war or start a mini-war at my youth group I'll see which is better during combat. You could do either way.

May I suggest that you use slightly longer barrels? In my experience 6" just doesn't do it justice.


I'll need to do some playing around. Another reason why I love this removable turret, I can test out different barrel lengths. :D But yeah, last DCNO I was rockin' a SM1.5k with 6'' CPVC barrels and it got pretty good ranges. I will definetly play around with lengths but the type of CPVC I use that isn't too tight is getting rarer around me, so that's why I decided to stick with 6'' barrels. Certainly, if someone is doing this mod they do not have to stick with my barrel length.

Thanks for all the responses. :)

Edited by Galaxy613, 01 March 2009 - 11:29 PM.

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 01:33 AM

I like it dude. Nice work.
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