Posted 29 March 2004 - 11:57 AM
I have 7 kids.
7!? Lady I love my cigar, but I take it out of my mouth once and a while!-Groucho Marks(The End of Live TV)
Posted 29 March 2004 - 12:19 PM
There are stores around which have frame-mounted bike pumps (the compact ones) for gosh, under 10 bucks, and they have all the elements of your homemade pump design, without all the hassles. And yes, once the air goes into the air tank by way of the Schrader (tire) valve, it's there to stay until you fire it out (or it leaks out some gaps....God forbid.)
Anyway, I have this neat device to pump/ fire my homemade. It's a combination jump start box/ air compressor for vehicle emergencies. I hook the compressor to my tire valve/ airtank, pump it up (it even has a built-in gauge) to 80 psi, and fire it with the jump start on/off switch, after connecting the + and - leads to the input wires on my solenoid valve, and away it goes....or it supposed to.
Right now I'm figuring out why it doesn't fire, just makes a loud "sea lion" kind of noise and sends my 1 1/2" diameter FBR projectile about 30 feet. I'm pretty sure I have the wrong kind of solenoid valve. Still troubleshooting.
Have fun with your home made!
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It's to bad you live in hawaii I bet there are not many wars there.Wait what am I saying<b> you live in hawaii you lucky bastard.</b>
Posted 29 March 2004 - 03:20 PM
Posted 29 March 2004 - 03:44 PM
Highlander, stefans can outperform store-bought ones (micros/megas) if you spend time making them. However, most people make them in mass quantities because you have to accept the fact you are going to lose darts in wars, period. As a result, stefan performance varies a lot, you could have a really good stefan, or a stefan that fishtails everytime. There are advantages to stefan though;
2.) Easier to obtain
3.) You can load them into nested brass barrels. Micros have the rubber head which is about 5/8" in diameter, and the rubber head has a lot of friction (since its rubber)
Edited by xedice, 29 March 2004 - 03:46 PM.
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Posted 29 March 2004 - 04:07 PM
Posted 29 March 2004 - 04:11 PM
Poly foam backer rod, or otherwise known as caulk saver.
Ok thanks, think I'll get mostly Stephans than. I read somewere about the material to make them but forgot, so what is it?
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