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#1 dizzyduck

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 07:12 PM

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 07:15 PM

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That's it.

Don't ask about ranges, don't ask about a paint job, 'cause I got neither.

Edited by dizzyduck, 30 August 2009 - 07:17 PM.

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#3 Soothsayer

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 07:18 PM

Like a boss. Great job. Don't paint an animal on it.
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Posted 30 August 2009 - 07:54 PM

Look good Dizzy. Haha "Don't paint an animal on it."

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 08:06 PM

I want an EaB. Does the small washer still make a good seal? I would think the neoprene would get pushed back.
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Posted 30 August 2009 - 08:22 PM

Couldn't you use that extending stock to cock the blaster? just a reinforcement (and replacing the gear inside with something more robust) could provide enough pressure to overcome the spring and cock it back.
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#7 dizzyduck

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 08:32 PM

I want an EaB. Does the small washer still make a good seal? I would think the neoprene would get pushed back.


It's not perfect, but it's a good seal. Perhaps silicone spray lube could help.


Couldn't you use that extending stock to cock the blaster? just a reinforcement (and replacing the gear inside with something more robust) could provide enough pressure to overcome the spring and cock it back.


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Posted 30 August 2009 - 09:20 PM

Nice. Love the non-damaging emergency shot.
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Posted 30 August 2009 - 09:21 PM

That EaB is awsome, but that backup shot settup is what really interests me. I have some spare parts lying around and I think that I'll make one. How many pumps does it take to fill the tank?

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 09:25 PM

That EaB is awsome, but that backup shot settup is what really interests me. I have some spare parts lying around and I think that I'll make one. How many pumps does it take to fill the tank?


10-12, but pumping that many times doesn't take very much time to do and you shouldn't have to be re-pumping it that often.
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Posted 30 August 2009 - 09:31 PM

I love this write-up. Halfway through I actually found myself just reading the character interactions and skipping the mod altogether. I had to go back and re-read the mod part. :lol:

Also, I feel retarded for asking this, but your whole brass set-up allows you to remove the barrel and load it, then put it back in, just like breech loading with a PVC coupler? If this is the case, why the need for all those brass sizes and the o-ring? I'm guessing I'm wrong because otherwise it would have been easier to just use two sizes of brass.
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#12 dizzyduck

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Posted 30 August 2009 - 09:53 PM

but your whole brass set-up allows you to remove the barrel and load it, then put it back in, just like breech loading with a PVC coupler? If this is the case, why the need for all those brass sizes and the o-ring?


It vacuum loads. Most darts won't fit through the 1/2" brass at the base of the barrel.
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Posted 31 August 2009 - 08:29 PM

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 10:35 PM

I have a question about the the "backup shot" if you will.
I know you said no ranges, but are you getting much more than 5 or 10 feet?
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#15 dizzyduck

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Posted 31 August 2009 - 10:55 PM

I know you said no ranges, but are you getting much more than 5 or 10 feet?


Yes. It has quite a bit of pop when it fires and the darts zip out of the "barrel" (the 17/32" brass acts as the barrel; the coupler is there to keep it in place inside the scope.)
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Posted 31 August 2009 - 10:59 PM

Nice work, my only concern would be that such a strong spring would eventually degrade the spring rest to the point that it would affect the catch [case in point; the Sharpshooter II].
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Posted 01 September 2009 - 07:58 AM

Nice mod and as always great writeup.

It's definetly better then your first EAB on a budget even without a PJ.

I've also that if you get a good SSPB it can really pack a punch.

How hard is it to fire the SSPB?
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#18 dizzyduck

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 08:41 AM

Nice work, my only concern would be that such a strong spring would eventually degrade the spring rest to the point that it would affect the catch [case in point; the Sharpshooter II].


It's possible, but so far I've put an Everbilt in my other EaB and such a problem hasn't shown up yet. It'll be something to look out for, though. Thanks for letting me know.


How hard is it to fire the SSPB?


Not hard at all. Just push down on the screw attached to the blast button.
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Posted 01 September 2009 - 10:25 AM

Cool mod and hilarious write-up. The whole SSPB-Blast-Button-Mini-Blaster is a cool idea and might start showing up in other mods.

I'd like to know why you implemented the multi-part barrel with nested brass and O-rings instead of just a fixed or coupled barrel. Seems like a lot of work if the thing vacuum-loads anyways.
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#20 dizzyduck

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 10:49 AM

I'd like to know why you implemented the multi-part barrel with nested brass and O-rings instead of just a fixed or coupled barrel. Seems like a lot of work if the thing vacuum-loads anyways.


The 1/2" brass is to keep the dart from sliding back in the plunger tube.
The 17/32" brass is where the dart rests after vacuum-loading. It makes for more consistent shots.

The O-rings keep air from going between the brass and the craft foam, creating seal loss and reducing the pressure of the air going through the barrel, resulting in lower velocity.
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