ATTEN-HUT maggots!!! On your feet and pay Attention!!!
Today, during my re-con assignment through Value Village, I stumbled upon THIS!!! A Tyco RC Rapid Assault.
For $3.99, how could I resist? I had never seen the likes! It's an RC controlled 12 shot turreted unmanned vehicle of espionage like destruction!... potentially.
At first I was slightly disappointed. It only attained a maximum range of 6 feet! Pretty sad. But I knew I had the ingenuity and intestinal fortitude to transform this impotent little toy into a beast of hard intentions!
So I proceeded to dismantle this diamond in the rough.
The turret came off relatively easily, nothing a degree in Astro Physics...or watching every single episode of Macgyver couldn't handle.
Opening the turret, revealed it's internal secrets.
Here's the heart of it.
Upon further inspection, it seemed the only real improvement that could be done was the removal of the air restrictors. Look at those nasty things. It's like your moms hair in the middle of a humid day in Ju-ly.
Like bringing your dog to the vet, I neutered that son-of-a-gun! Dremel goes, snip-snip,Buzz Buzz!!!
Using Goop and hot glue, I nested 3.5" barrels in place using the cover as a guide. This stage actually proved quite difficult. Timing was crucial to the success of the barrel installation.
Here it is with the cover in place.
Before putting it all back together, I padded the plunger head with a rubber pad. The seal was pretty close to 100% so I left it alone. I chose not to widen the holes because I didn't feel the turret to plunger seal had the required surface area to cover the widened holes sufficiently. People have had this problem with the current Swarmfire mods.
Here it is after putting it all back together.
Ranges at a 45 degree angle (the turret is fixed at that angle), average at about 45 feet!!!
Still some tweaking to be done. Some barrels don't fire very far. It's probably the seal. All in all, a worth while mod.
Now drop and give me 20!!!
Edited by makeitgo, 18 June 2011 - 05:46 PM.