To start off, this is the finished product (or something close to this) should you choose to perform this mod:
Basically, it's a modded RAW The Force blaster with a BBBB tank addition and a pump replacement.
But, before you carry on, kindly read through the entire write-up first before you decide on whether you want to perform the same mod or come up with your own variation(s).
1) I have a tendency to hopper my blasters. If you don't like hoppers, then I'm sure you can come up with a variation.
2) I used a BBBB tank. You don't have to.
3) I'm Southpawed. Right handers, all you have to do is "flip" the side of the pump and hopper for the BBBB tank.
4) I kept an adjustable OPRV. You might not want that.
Things / materials I used for this mod:
- RAW The Force blaster
- BBBB airtank (including the pump)
- CPVC elbow joint x 3
- PVC wye x 2 (for the hopper)
- 1/2 inch PVC pipe (for the hopper barrel & clip area, and a short little stub for Taerkitty's lever trigger mod)
- 1/2 inch PVC endcap x 2 (for the hopper clip)
- 1/2 inch PVC straight coupler
- 1 inch PVC tube (thanks to hamoidar for the clarification!)
- PETG (for the hopper)
- Pipe cutter (the spinspinspinspinspinspinspin type)
- Pipe cutter (the ratcheting type aka "parrot")
- A bunch of assorted screws
- A bunch of assorted washers
- A small spring (to add to the lever trigger mod)
- A metal stationery clip with removable arms (for the lever trigger mod - according to Taerkitty, medium sized.)
- A dremel (you absolutely need this.)
- A cutting bit
- A sanding drum bit
- A small drill bit
- Hotglue gun
- A (Crappy) Schwinn bike pump
- Vinyl Tubing
*** Optional: some tubing joints, depending on the type of pump you're using
- A short length of galvanized steel wire
Here we go.
First up, external, internals and exploded internals pictures courtesy of makeitgo.
Look at the picture just above;
We're NOT using the orange crosshair piece, the orange muzzle piece, and the purple piece that looks like binoculars.
Now look at the next picture;
We're NOT using the purple rod, the gear piece, the metal pin, the black cylindrical piece and the two black wheel pieces (that are pictured sitting in the shell) along with those metal pins.
I took a CPVC elbow joint, wrapped some e-tape around one end and shoved that into the back of a wye.
Then I just jammed the air output of the Force tank into the other end of the elbow joint.
It fits, you just really need to jam it in.
I drilled a hole and installed machine screws so it's going to be crazy sturdy.
Note that the machine screws are very, very, very close to the tank itself because the air output lip is very short.
Get your dremel and scanding bit and do this to the shell:
Do that on both sides so you get this:
Once done right you should be able to get this:
Now, if all you wanted to do was just to add a hopper to the Force tank, you can close your blaster back up and call it a day.
If not, carry on reading to the next post.
Edited by pSyk, 11 June 2012 - 10:38 PM.