I am doing a variation of a mod by Captain Slug on my magstrike. (Thanks by the way for your tutorials!)
This will be my HvZ loadout for next fall's game.
WARNING ON PVC AIR TANKS:
I am not going the PVC tank route because PVC is NOT RATED FOR AIR PRESSURE. THe rating on PVC pipe is rated for WATER PRESSURE. Water pressure and air pressure have different properties and you cannot put the same air pressure as its water pressure rating. IT IS NOT THE SAME. It's dangerous because the PVC can shatter, explode and send shrapnel flying and really hurt or even kill someone. I asked for advice on this mod from my dad and his coworker who are working on the latest nuclear power plant project in north carolina so these guys are all very high level engineers. Their advice was to go with a prefabricated tank built for air pressure to be safest. I trust their advice and so I'm passing that warning onto you guys. DON'T MAKE PVC AIR TANKS.
Anyways, here is the tank I plan on buying and using for a portable supply.
For the four ports I will have:
1. A gauge directly on the tank to monitor air pressure
2. A safety valve to bleed air if it gets over compressed above 100PSI
3. A 1/4in screw on air inlet valve that can be filled with an automatic tire pump
4. Quick disconnect (Female end goes onto the tank)
The Gun end will have the quick disconnect male end, a regulator to change air flow and then the modded gun itself.
I am looking to modify a 2nd magstrike so I can dual wield them for the game so when I do the second one I will update this thread with a walk thru of the gun mod.
I plan on running the system at 100PSI make. Air regulators are capable of slipping air pressure so I do not want to exceed the pressure rating of my coupling and hose which is 100PSI. The magstrike CAN run at 100PSI but I'm afraid of the plastic parts breaking from such a high fire rate. I also don't feel like emptying the entire magazine in 1 trigger squeeze anyways so I can conserve ammo.
I only needed 3 parts from mastermccar for this project. I removed the pump internals and used coupling 9087K61 from the mccar catalog with this hose 5006K64.
The coupling attaches the internal hose to the external hose. I cut a circle notch and made it smooth with a soldering gun to place the coupling in a stable solid position as shown here.
I bought 10 feet of the hose and cut 2 4 foot length for the gun to regulator sections. I bought this 1/4 threaded push to connect fitting (MCCarr 9087K12) for the other end of the hose to connect to the regulator.
Here is a video of me testing the gun.
I'll be sure to update this thread with a detailed walkthrough of the gun mod as well as a full system test once I acquire the rest of the parts.
Edited by jediaelthewise, 30 June 2012 - 08:44 AM.