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#1 smeagolsaur

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 11:10 PM

BuzzBee Toys Glo-Laser + Cobra Products Drain-Blaster

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A couple people requested a writeup, so here goes. Expect brevity and minimal step-by-steps. I took these pictures post-creation.

The Glo-Laser is a “sound & light” toy that BuzzBee distributed. It appears that it is now rebranded as the True Heroes Light-Runner ($25 at Toys R Us). I thought it was an awesome-looking (and great-feeling) shell so I wanted to do something with it. At first I tried making a homemade springer to fit within it, but I had neither the time or motivation to get that done right. When I noticed the Cobra Products Drain-Blaster ($25 at Lowes) I thought the two might fit well together…and they do!

Essentially what you end up with is a comfortable rifle-style blaster that offers one big punch of a shot (it actually has a bit of recoil if you pump beyond 10). The downside is the rate of fire – you have to muzzle load each shot individually & then pump it up.

This blaster may be too powerful for kids, it will likely take an eye out if used irresponsibly. I assume no responsibility for your foolishness ;D.

To start off, I sawed apart the Glo-laser in some key areas:
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Next, I attached CPVC to the drain-blaster w/ epoxy. I used a longshot(?) faux barrel to cover the CPVC.
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I then fashioned a wire (clothes-hanger) to go from the Glo-laser trigger to the drain-blaster trigger, so that you can pull the Glo-laser trigger to fire the blaster.
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I used electrical tape to connect the drain-blaster to the Glo-laser shell. It also served to hide the trigger system. I then re-attached the rifle stock to the end with more tape.
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Done:

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And for lack of a better name, I will dub this the Cobra Laser.

Range Tests:

I took 4 shots at 155 feet with a level barrel & 20 pumps. 3 out of 4 shots hit my buddy Kevin at 155 feet. The 1 out of 4 bounced in front of Kevin and hit him in chest - this is because I lost some air pressure due to the fact that I pulled the trigger too slowly (it's a bitch to pull that trigger with so much pressure behind it).

If you watch these videos in HD you can just make out the dart coming toward the camera.

Shot 1:

Shot 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJF5sksA0Hs&feature=channel
Shot 3:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twbsg43K-kM
Shot 4:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5n4W6lHxeY

All in all, effective range is at least 155 feet. Too powerful ! ! !

Edited by smeagolsaur, 12 February 2010 - 09:47 AM.

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#2 Mr BadWrench

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 11:26 PM

I HAVE to make one.....

good work....


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Posted 13 January 2010 - 11:40 PM

Cobra Laser.

COBRA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA LASER

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 12:00 AM

And when you are pumping the cobra you need to say I'm a chargin mah laser.
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Posted 14 January 2010 - 12:24 AM

This should be a big hit with the ladies.
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Posted 14 January 2010 - 04:15 AM

COBRA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA LASER


I think this might explain things.

Cool mod, smeagolsaur.
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Posted 14 January 2010 - 04:20 AM

Looks pretty cool. I bet you could cut a slot on the top of the shell where the logo is and make it breech-loading.
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Posted 14 January 2010 - 07:58 AM

That thing is mad clean, you should totally modify so the barrel breeches.
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Posted 14 January 2010 - 09:32 AM

Wow, right after I threw away one of my faux barrels, too. This is awesome, however, and very clean. The e-tape for a stock seems like it would be unstable, though. is it? Anyways, great job, all this needs is a nice breech. :D

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 10:21 AM

but OH SO MUCH FUN...

Isnít that what itís all about ? :D

COBRA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA LASER

Yes! That is excellent.

This should be a big hit with the ladies.

I donít follow. Care to enlighten?

Looks pretty cool. I bet you could cut a slot on the top of the shell where the logo is and make it breech-loading.

This is definitely possible. Iíve never messed w/ making a breach so I didnít try.

Wow, right after I threw away one of my faux barrels, too. This is awesome, however, and very clean. The e-tape for a stock seems like it would be unstable, though. is it? Anyways, great job, all this needs is a nice breech. :D

I was worried about this too, but itís actually very stable. The e-tape really keeps it together quite well.
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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:18 AM

YYEEESSSSS

i saw that thing a longtime ago and really wanted to put a titan in one.

im SOOOO Glad somone finally did somthing with it. shame you couldnt have kept the lights active as well.


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Posted 27 January 2010 - 12:41 AM

Range Tests:

I took 4 shots at 155 feet with a level barrel & 20 pumps. 3 out of 4 shots hit my buddy Kevin at 155 feet. The 1 out of 4 bounced in front of Kevin and hit him in chest - this is because I lost some air pressure due to the fact that I pulled the trigger too slowly (it's a bitch to pull that trigger with so much pressure behind it).

If you watch these videos in HD you can just make out the dart coming toward the camera.

Shot 1:

Shot 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJF5sksA0Hs&feature=channel
Shot 3:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twbsg43K-kM
Shot 4:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5n4W6lHxeY

All in all, effective range is at least 155 feet. Too powerful ! ! !

Edited by smeagolsaur, 27 January 2010 - 12:43 AM.

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 09:20 AM

Okay, did a quick search, but didnt find anything close....

Has anyone tried pump or trigger relocation on one of these cobra drain blasters? I ask because I've got a couple water guns I'd really like to do conversion work on, and I understand that these give all the power I could need and more.

It'd be really nice if I could get that information before I start building stuff. so that I cn take that into concideration while picking my internals.
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 09:37 AM

Looks to me like he did relocate the triger, just didn't remove the old one.
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 09:45 AM

Strictly speaking he didn't relocate the trigger, but installed a linkage to operate the trigger remotely. However I suppose I wasn't concise enough.

Has anyone disassembled a drain blaster into it's component parts?
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 09:54 AM

Okay, two quick question: Where on Earth do you get one of these, and how much do they cost? (The airtank gun-thingy part.)

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 01:20 PM

Strictly speaking he didn't relocate the trigger, but installed a linkage to operate the trigger remotely. However I suppose I wasn't concise enough.

Has anyone disassembled a drain blaster into it's component parts?


Yes. I have also cut apart a leaky one. I will post pictures soon.
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 05:31 PM

Just googled it, Amazon has one for about $20 from $25. I'd guess a store like Home Depo would have them for about $25.
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Posted 07 February 2010 - 09:26 PM

155' effective range? Indeed, overkill. That's with 20 pumps though... how many pumps do you estimate to get more practical/typical blaster ranges? (Between 100' and 70'.)

I dislike air guns for the necessity of pumping, lowering their RoF. I'd like to see just how far you could optimize the required pumping with this and find a nice balance of good RoF and reasonable range.
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#20 smeagolsaur

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 10:11 AM

Has anyone disassembled a drain blaster into it's component parts?


When I was contemplating how to make this blaster, I considered separating the pump from the rest of it, but I wasn't sure if each component was self-contained. I would love to see a cross-section of the drain-blaster.

Okay, two quick question: Where on Earth do you get one of these, and how much do they cost? (The airtank gun-thingy part.)


I got mine at Lowes for $25. It was in the plumbing section.

155' effective range? Indeed, overkill. That's with 20 pumps though... how many pumps do you estimate to get more practical/typical blaster ranges? (Between 100' and 70'.)


I would estimate that 12 pumps gets you ~100 feet.

Overkill was kind of the point of making this blaster. I just wanted to see how far it could shoot. I never have, and never will, shoot a person with it over 10 pumps at close range. It would just be too dangerous.

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 05:57 AM

Yes. I have also cut apart a leaky one. I will post pictures soon.

Thanks. If I can atleast relocate the pump, that will help. If possible i'd like to try replumbing it to use a magstrike pump. I might still have to work out a trigger linkage though
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