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#1 mysterio

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 12:22 AM

What I decided to do to my underrated, cheap, and kinda icky when stock blaster.

Stock ranges are about 24 feet, flat.

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[creds to nerfhaven for the stock internals pics, I forgot to take some.]

Step 1. Tape the flywheels.

Wrap some of the tape of your choice onto the flywheels. Make sure to wrap it evenly on both.

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Make sure the flywheels grip the foam of the dart, not just the head.

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Step 2. Electrical stuff.

Remove the orange thing by twisting it, so the wires wrap around each other, until it breaks off.

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Stuff your dead AA battery into the bottom slot, and then pull out the big piece of metal from the part that doesnt connect to the wires, and save it.
Place a 9v battery in the empty spot, and take that piece of metal and try to make the ends connect. I used some spare parts, but this really doesnt matter. Even a paperclip would work.

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Dont forget to sand off the battery cover so the 9v will fit.

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Step 3. Make it easier to turn on.

Remove the two screws that hold the on/off switch parts. Youre left with this. Ignore the melted-ness of it. It was from a failed attempt to make it trigger-activated.

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Cosmetics.

I took the nosecone, stuck it in boiling water, pried the top off, and cut it down to fit in the front hole. I now can silence the motor slowdown with my finger.

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Overall pictures.

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Its still not done, but this should help other people trying to mod this blaster.

Ranges are now about 30ish feet with taggers, and its accuracy is great. You can actually aim. Plus, it no longer jams.

[Oh, and the random longer screw goes right above the battery box.]

[PS. I forgot to take pics of this, but pull out the rubber cylinder tab thing in front of the flywheels with pliers. Pretty straightforward.]

Review.

Its best with taggers, more opportunities to mod than the barricade, and connects with the other blasters in the ultimate line.

I'm waiting for a tagger clip to come out, so I can put that in [streamlines are horrible with this]

Edited by mysterio, 16 January 2011 - 10:09 PM.

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If two powerful is a problem then just go with one powerful. I guess this style of hopper will work even beyond three powerful..


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#2 VelveetaAvenger

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 10:36 AM

Ranges are now about 30ish feet with taggers, and its accuracy is great. You can actually aim. Plus, it no longer jams.


I've done the plain 9v mod to this blaster before, and I was getting 50-60' ranges. I would really try taking the tape off the flywheels to see what happens to your ranges, or taking out the dead AA battery and connecting the 9v directly to the wires.

I do like how you used the nose-cone tip on the body of the blaster though, I'm going to do that on my next one for sure.
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Posted 10 January 2011 - 01:28 PM

Yeah, that AA battery you left in there, if it's dead and still in circuit, is a leak/explosion risk and will cut down your voltage.

Rewire your power supply properly and you'll probably see some fine range increases. Leave the tape, it looks OK. Nice work on the front as well. It looks good.
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Posted 10 January 2011 - 02:55 PM

I did this already.

http://nerfhaven.com...topic=19994&hl=

Yours is a bit more thorough, tho. Props. This gun isn't any different from the tommy XX guns, and one could follow any writeups for those guns and apply them to this one. This one is cooler looking and more ergonomic IMO, tho.

I think the fact that you left the capacitor on there in circuit might contribute to your lesser ranges, I noticed a difference when I removed it in my mod. Definitely do a "proper" rewire of that battery.

Edited by sllewgh, 10 January 2011 - 02:57 PM.

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#5 mysterio

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:07 PM

Thanks guys! Ill be sure to rewire it properly!

@sllewgh I used yours for inspiration. Also, I did remove the capacitor, It's just twisted, not cut off.
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#6 mysterio

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 10:11 PM

The unholy combination. Writeup soon.

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Edited by mysterio, 17 January 2011 - 01:44 PM.

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#7 Nerf Gra

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 10:29 PM

To quote Angel from the "Ultimate Raider" thread.

I was expecting something a little more "Ultimate".


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#8 mysterio

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 10:32 PM

To quote Angel from the "Ultimate Raider" thread.

I was expecting something a little more "Ultimate".


Well, I didn't pick the name of the blaster. Ultimate Rapid Blast is how its on the box.

Edited by mysterio, 16 January 2011 - 11:28 PM.

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#9 Nerf Gra

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 11:03 PM

To quote Angel from the "Ultimate Raider" thread.

I was expecting something a little more "Ultimate".


Well, I didn't pck the name of the blaster. Ultimate Rapid Blast is how its on the box.



Sorry this wasn't meant to be a slam on you but on BuzzBee. My apologies
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Posted 19 January 2011 - 02:46 AM

Ohh. No worries, Nerf Gra.
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