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#1 makeitgo

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 12:19 AM

**Edit - Added video June 18, 2011.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYZC3x9Rdq4

ATTEN-HUT maggots!!! On your feet and pay Attention!!!

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Today, during my re-con assignment through Value Village, I stumbled upon THIS!!! A Tyco RC Rapid Assault.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Here's the heart of it.

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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.

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Like bringing your dog to the vet, I neutered that son-of-a-gun! Dremel goes, snip-snip,Buzz Buzz!!!

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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.

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Here it is with the cover in place.

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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.

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Here it is after putting it all back together.

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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.

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#2 Renegademilitia15

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 01:00 AM

Cool story bro.

Great improvement on a novelty item, but I fail to see its overall effectiveness in an actual war. It seems the sort of thing I would use at home to troll my siblings/dogs.
Not to take anything from your method/writeup, as both are very nice.
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Posted 03 June 2011 - 01:21 AM

Great improvement on a novelty item, but I fail to see its overall effectiveness in an actual war.


Massacre 7.
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Posted 03 June 2011 - 08:41 AM

So uh how is this thing neutralized. Do I have to shoot you or it? Can't wait to see this thing in action.
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Posted 03 June 2011 - 08:45 AM

That is pretty cool. How fast does the car thingy itself move?
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Posted 03 June 2011 - 09:48 AM

I have found that cheap RC cars like this one have a very small range from controller to the car itself. I hope this one can make it across a gym and back because at the very least it would bring some comic relief to an indoor nerf warzone.
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Posted 03 June 2011 - 12:37 PM

I love it. From 6ft to 45 ft is huge. It doesnt look like it'll fare too well in grass, But at an indoor war it'd probably be a blast. Just strap a camera on it.
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Posted 03 June 2011 - 01:24 PM

Massacre 7.


You got me there. In any other outdoor war though, it probably shits down its wheels.
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Posted 03 June 2011 - 02:44 PM

It's been said before, but I'll say it again; In an outdoor war setting, this thing doesn't have much potential. Indoors, however, this would create complete chaos in a second. By the way, you WILL be the only contributor on the 'Haven with under 200 posts.
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Posted 03 June 2011 - 03:30 PM

As stated long ago in a post you need to put a descriptive title so newbies can search it. Please update it with the name of...whatever the fuck that thing is.
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Posted 03 June 2011 - 05:19 PM

With a video camera & some kind of transmitter, this thing would be a beast. Can you tilt this thing till the turret's flat and measure ranges again? And what's this called?
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Posted 03 June 2011 - 05:40 PM

Nice job. I'm sure you already know this, but RC cars can be modded. Maybe an RC car forum could help you out if the range of the remote or speed of the car is not up to what you would like it to be.
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Posted 03 June 2011 - 05:45 PM

Maybe upgrade the wireless stuffz to give it some range.

I'm really diggin this makeitgo dude. He like came out of nowhere and started making these really cool videos showing off his charisma and modding skillz.
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Posted 03 June 2011 - 06:20 PM

Video? Great mod, keep crankin' 'em out, you are one of my favorite members.

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 06:57 PM

Hahahaha possibly one of the most amusing (and effective) write ups I've ever read. That thing looks VERY fun. Range/effectiveness is one thing, but amusement? This wins in that area. Great job!

EDIT: I love this new validation method, brings the good ones into the NH community.

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 12:05 AM

This thing is beast, I'd like to know the name of this novelty item so I could get one of my own to try and mod a bit. I actually made a failed attempt at a nerf tank before made from a magstrike and a lego r/c vehicle.

EDIT: I love this new validation method, brings the good ones into the NH community.

You're forgetting about me, I haven't posted a single write-up as of yet (tied up with school).
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Posted 04 June 2011 - 12:13 AM

This thing is beast, I'd like to know the name of this novelty item so I could get one of my own to try and mod a bit. I actually made a failed attempt at a nerf tank before made from a magstrike and a lego r/c vehicle.

EDIT: I love this new validation method, brings the good ones into the NH community.

You're forgetting about me, I haven't posted a single write-up as of yet (too tied up with school). Which basically means I'm being unproductive both on this forum and my current all-night sprint to study for my algebra 2 final.
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Posted 04 June 2011 - 10:45 AM

Tear the turret off and mount it to your shoulder, and you can be War Machine.
I want one!

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 03:48 PM

One more chance to update the title or I'm shutting down the topic. I'm not going to change these for everyone everytime they want to do it wrong.
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Posted 07 June 2011 - 06:34 PM

Dear TaIio, I have received your requests to change the title of my recent, "Atten-Hut" article in the modifications thread. I added the description of the vehicle in question within the write up. However, I have not been able to change the title or description within the given editor as of yet.

It may be a permissions limitation but I believe new members such as myself do not have the specific permissions to alter the title or description. I would have done so right away but not being able to, I did my best to add the name of the vehicle in the first paragraph of the write up.

Once again, there is no option within the editor for me to alter or change the title or description.

Please confer with the other administrators to verify my explanation/conclusion.

Hopefully, you receive this before you take unintended action.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 07:25 PM

I changed it. Thanks for the heads up. Help me with a science experiment. Try editing your post again and click use full editor this time. Maybe you already did that, but that's how I did it. Admins may be the only ones who can access it. Fuck this new forum software.
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Posted 12 June 2011 - 08:27 AM

in the ongoing search for the perfect unmanned nerf blaster, this is quite amazing! would hate to be in a war and hear a weird wizzing noise to look down and see this little monster blast me in the face a couple.
all you need now is a wireless handheld VC with screen and sit back/relax and PWN sum n00bz!!!1!1!!!
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Posted 17 June 2011 - 01:57 PM

I have found that cheap RC cars like this one have a very small range from controller to the car itself. I hope this one can make it across a gym and back because at the very least it would bring some comic relief to an indoor nerf warzone.



Not necessarily, there's a mod that can increase the signal range.
Like this, (I take no credit).


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Posted 18 June 2011 - 05:51 PM

Added video of this thing at the top of the page... Or click HERE !

Edited by makeitgo, 18 June 2011 - 05:51 PM.

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 12:29 PM

By the way, you WILL be the only contributor on the 'Haven with under 200 posts.


Fucking please; have you met automilkshake?
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