Basically, this is two Magstrikes screwed/glued to the side of a Titan.
On a more advanced level, all three guns share the same air system, via a series of tubes and check valves, all powered by one bike pump in about 5 pumps. Equally, while each gun has its own trigger and air tank, both Magstrikes can be fired at once via the Titan’s secondary trigger.
This means you can hail fire 28 rounds (10 per Magstirke, and 8 in a scattergun Titan attachment) in literally just a few seconds, including priming assuming you have pre-loaded clips. Nifty, eh?
The – Finished – Product
Firing Demonstration Video
Believe it or not, it’s not even that hard to build and I am surprised that I hadn’t seen anything even remotely like this before (and I did go through every last page of results that came up when I searched for “Magstrike”).
Here’s a basic diagram of the air system:
Titan’s tubing = ¼”
Magstrike tubing = 3/16” (of all the stupid sizes)
1) Ace air pump
2) ¼” barb to ¼” barb
3) ¼” tee
4) (Yes, I am missing a #4)
5) 1/4” to 3/16” check valve
6) 3/16” check valve
7) Magstrike airtank
8) 3/16” 3-way barbed tee
9) Magstrike trigger
10) Magstirke barrel
11) Air pressure gauge (what you use to attach this depends on where you put it)
12) Titan airtank
13) Titan trigger
14) 1” female-female threaded PVC adaptor
(In terms of guns, you’ll need 1 Titan and 3 Magstrikes)
(one Magstrike you will only be using the trigger mechanism, and not the shell)
- ~7ish feet of ¼” and 3/16” tubing
- Plastic epoxy or an equivalent
- Proper sized fittings to attach your pump to the tubing
- You’ll run across needing an adaptor here or there depending on where you run the tubing
Note: since we’re cutting two Magstrikes, and one of mine is red and the other is yellow, the color from picture to picture may change, but you have to do the same thing to both Magstrikes anyway so don’t let color throw you off. I also painted all three blasters as I went, as it’s been raining on and off.
Start out by gutting all the guns. Take out everything. The only thing you can leave on the Titan if you want is that little catch thing on the right side that holds on the Scout. It can actually help hold the Magstrike in place while the positioning it.
While you’re at it, go ahead and cut off the pump and the gauge from the Titan, and the pump off the Magstrike. Leave as much tubing on the Magstrike’s bladder side as possible.
While you’re taking apart the Magstrike, you’ll notice the insanely dangerous looking air bladder system. In taking this apart, you’ll have to remove the clamps on the bladder (the little silver/gold screws), meaning there’s nothing holding it to the tubing anymore, so don’t try to “test” this till we get it clamped back down.
You can also take out the trigger guard on the Magstrike if you want.
Or do any of Angel’s mods EXCEPT plugging the overpressure release valve. We’ll need that.
Once you get everything out, screw the Magstrikes back together with just a couple screws. This will help hold them together while you cut the bottom of them off. By this, I mean cut off the tank housing, than cut along that pump housing’s paint line. Screwing them together will help you cut both sides evenly.
We are going to be using the tank housing later, so don’t cut it to ribbons!
Get the two sides as even as possible. Note how I cut around that one screw at the base of the handle. This screw is pretty crucial to holding the bottom half of the shell together after you cut it, so make sure to leave it in!
On to the Titan. Shave down the old gauge mount so the Magstrike can sit level.
You can mount the bike pump facing however you want on the bottom, but the location isn’t very negotiable giving the tubing to come later. Cut the Hornet mounts off so the bottom is flush. Bear in mind we’ll be pushing down on the pump with a LOT of force, so the bottom of it will HAVE to touch the ground while pumping. We’ll deal with that when we mount it though.
Now that we got most of the external cutting out of the way, let me explain WHY we did all that work.
At the front end of the Titan is a little ridge immediately after the N-Strike logo. This ridge is where the front end of the Magstirke sits. From that ridge, the back of the Magstrike rests between the second and third pair of fake “bolts” along the Titan’s pump housing.
Immediately behind the Magstrike is where the Magstrike’s air bladder will rest inside the original bladder housing, only tilted sideways. The housing will act as an overpressure release valve for the bladder, so you can safely fill your Titan tank to 60psi without blowing the bladders of the Magstrikes.
You can leave the housing hanging over the edge of the Titan, or you can extend the pump out a little bit so it’s flush. That’s more of a cosmetic thing, as the housing will be held firm by plenty of epoxy and a screw.
Alright. Take apart the Magstrikes again. Place in the firing mechanism and tubing, just as it was when you first took it apart.
Now drill a hole in the bladder housing to fit your screw. You’ll want it either at the front or back of the tank, so it doesn’t interfere with the bladder. Place in the screw and assemble the bladder over it. The nut will go on the inside of the Titan, but we’ll need an exact location before we drill a hole, so we’ll set that aside for now.
We’re going to cut the tubing between the trigger and the barrel, and between the bladder and the trigger. We then re-join those sections with our 3/16” tees. We’ll then need to cut holes in the shell for these tees to poke through at.
While we’re cutting, drill the hole for the screw in the Magstrike pump housing.
Now is the time to take everything out again and paint the Magstrikes, and put them back together. Screw on the top shell as well to close the gun.
At the bladder, you’ll still have an empty tube that connected to the pump. Connect your 3/16” to ¼” check valve to this, so that the arrow points towards the bladder (in other words, so air can enter the bladder, but not escape).
The Magstrikes themselves are now finished!
Yes, MagstrikeS. You were doing all of this to both of them, right? ... Right?
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EDIT 1: Video
EDIT 2: Topic title to comply with new forum standards.
Edited by SPV999, 18 July 2009 - 01:03 PM.