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#1 Eraser475

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 04:11 PM

Here is how to make a cheap turret. The discs I mention are 1/8" thick.

Materials:

1. cpvc

2. 2 x 4" discs

3. 1 x 2 1/4" disc

4. 1 x 2 3/4" disc

5. Hot glue

6. goop

7. Craft foam or BBB arrow

8. 1 x 1 1/2" x 1/4" bolt with corresponding nut

9. Ruler

10. Drill/Drill press

11. Assorted drill bits


Instructions:

First, cut the two 4" discs out:

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Next, Bolt the 2 1/4" disc onto one of the 4" discs:

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Trace around it:

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Swap out the 2 1/4" disc for the 2 3/4" disc:

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Trace around it:

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REPEAT STEPS 1-5 WITH THE OTHER RING

Continue with one ring

Divide the ring into fourths with a ruler:

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Then put a mark between each of the four lines:

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Put an "X" on the end of each line on the outer ring, on the other disc, make an "X" anywhere on the larger ring:

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Drill 3/8" holes where the "X" s are. Be sure to drill pilot holes to prevent cracking:

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Cut 8 x 3" Pieces of CPVC:

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Take your craft foam and cut a chunk out of it. This is a 1/4" sliver of a BBB arrow:

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Cut holes in them and glue them onto the disc with one hole:

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Start gluing and gooping your barrels onto the other disc:

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After they are all glued and gooped, it should look like this:

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Glue a 1" piece if CPVC to the BACK of the disc with one hole.

Bolt the two discs together with the foam inwards. Not too tight but not too loose.

Now its done!

On a PAS:

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A barrel spacer is highly recommended for durability.
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Posted 16 December 2011 - 04:22 PM

Great idea and proof of concept, but also looks like there is a very likely chance to mess up and get crooked barrels. I suggest you use thicker plastic, and drill out the turret holes to 5/8 inch. That way you could just glue the barrels INSIDE of the turret for greater durability, rear loading capabilities, and also would take out the guess work of seeing if the barrel is straight or not instead of on top of it. I'm also assuming the turret doesn't index, so if you have rear loading holes you can see if things are lining up right.
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#3 Eraser475

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 04:31 PM

This was thrown together this morning and I don't have any thicker material right now. I tried drilling 5/8" holes and it snapped. This will work for now but when I get some thicker plastic, I will change it up a bit. As for rear loading, I don't use stefans that much so I made this for mainly stock darts. Anybody can make their own variation of this design. As for lining it up, Just look at it to see it they are lined up. Thanks for the suggestions and feedback!

Edited by Eraser475, 16 December 2011 - 04:32 PM.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 04:55 PM

May I ask what the disks are made of?
Other than that, very creative.
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Posted 16 December 2011 - 05:40 PM

Great idea, I bet you could do something like this with an old maverick or hyperfire turret. It looks slightly unstable though, it might help to put a long bolt that is secured to the front of the gun and the turret, instead of just the turret. Except doing that would make it difficult to remove, but who would go back to speed-loaders after making this. :)
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#6 Eraser475

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 11:13 PM

@ Pause: I am not even sure what the discs are made of. My uncle is a carpenter and gave me a bunch of scrap stuff. He uses it to cover bear wood.
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 12:47 AM

He uses it to cover bear wood.


....so like a condom for bears?
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 12:37 PM

Great idea, I bet you could do something like this with an old maverick or hyperfire turret.

http://nerfhaven.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=21418&st=0&p=302257&fromsearch=1&#entry302257

Did it, heh. I personally like this whole concept a bit better though because it can be all homemade. I think it needs a better indexing system, however. It's given me ideas, so I may eventually try my own hybrid design between this homemade one and my own Hyperfire design with 1/4" Polycarb. The main thing to keep in mind though is that we have to keep costs below the cost of printed turrets, otherwise we'd be better off just using them. Even still, I'm loving all the homemade turret designs people have been making.
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Posted 17 December 2011 - 06:17 PM

....so like a condom for bears?


Lol
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 01:13 PM

This does not make sense to me. Where does the hopper go?
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 01:40 PM

Where did I mention a hopper?
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 02:20 PM

Where did I mention a hopper?


I do not recall you mentioning a hopper, but the question still stands.
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 02:38 PM

....so like a condom for bears?


Getting a good seal on a turret is a very similar engineering challenge.



I do not recall you mentioning a hopper, but the question still stands.

OP should put a hopper on each barrel of the turret.
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 03:47 PM

OP should put a hopper on each barrel of the turret.

That would defeat the point of the turret, I mean, what is better about having eight hoppers than one. A turret is a space saver, wereas a hopper is better at quick firing, so putting hoppers on every barrel would be useless. :huh:
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 04:24 PM

That would defeat the point of the turret, I mean, what is better about having eight hoppers than one. A turret is a space saver, wereas a hopper is better at quick firing, so putting hoppers on every barrel would be useless. :huh:


When one hopper runs out of darts, switch too the next. Huge dart capacity, and it looks ridiculously awesome. Anyways, the original hopper comment was a joke about how hoppers are better than turrets, and the next ones were jokes building off that one. The fact that I needed to explain that both made me cry and killed the joke.
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 05:06 PM

Hoppers and turrets have their pros and cons, like anything else. If I were to miraculously put 8 hoppers on this without it being front heavy, It would probably be the most unwieldy turret/hopper ever. I have to admit that it would be awesome. Too bad my stefans all bit the dust :angry:

Edited by Eraser475, 18 December 2011 - 05:09 PM.

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 05:34 PM

Too bad my stefans all bit the dust

Make new ones! :)
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 05:59 PM

I need some new foam, as my stuff from ace sucks and is tiny.
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Posted 20 December 2011 - 06:56 PM

Don't put hoppers on your turrets: use inline clips! The latest in Nerf technology since 2006!

Edited by shardbearer, 20 December 2011 - 06:59 PM.

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 12:34 PM

Don't put hoppers on your turrets: use inline clips! The latest in Nerf technology since 2006!

How much does that thing wheigh? looks like it would be a lot more cumbersome than a turret.:)
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 01:26 PM

Err... I'm not actually being serious about the whole "hoppers on turrets" thing.
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