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#1 Discy

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 11:37 PM

I saw a simple mod on NerfHaven a few days ago using the Iron Man Arc FX, and I decided to take it a step further.
I started with this 20 dollar toy:

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And I did the voltage increase recommended by Buffdaddy

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Then I got a little creative, I wanted to replace the on/off trigger with a pressure switch so it would come on with a trigger pull.
Lucky for me there was already a pressure switch underneath the hopper lid. So I cut out the on/off switch from the wiring and moved all the wiring above the motor and into the trigger assembly.

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This required me to drill a hole down the plastic into the trigger handle, but it was easy and there is not much vital you can hit in there.

Then I glued the pressure switch like so. Now a half pull of the trigger will start the motor and a full pull will fire the disc.
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Now that it is all assembled again, I can fire off five discs in 3 seconds, averaging 30 feet. If I give the motor a quarter second to rev up, it shoots roughly 45 feet. I like that it is truly one handed now, no need to switch it on with your other hand.

Next I plan on boring out the barrel so it can fit the Vortex discs, and if I have time, add a light for glow in the dark discs.
I promise to post an action video when I have it firing the Vortex discs.

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#2 Apollo441

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 03:32 AM

Love it!, someone gave my nephew one and I've wanted to mod it for him, he is 5.. not sure how well that will go down
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Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:28 AM

That would actually be a pretty effective panic blaster. Can you wear that and still hold another blaster? You might want to compare the weight of a vortex disc to the pure foam ones before doing anything too crazy. I'm thinking the vortex discs might be a bit heavier - affecting flight potential and range.
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Posted 30 July 2013 - 11:23 AM

That would actually be a pretty effective panic blaster. Can you wear that and still hold another blaster? You might want to compare the weight of a vortex disc to the pure foam ones before doing anything too crazy. I'm thinking the vortex discs might be a bit heavier - affecting flight potential and range.



The vortex disc is heavier, I am sure that it will lower the range a bit. I still think it should fly 30-40 feet though, which is still effective in some situations. I have tried wearing it and holding another blaster and it is inconvenient at best. But it is perfect for dual wealding, I am a lefty so I would have my main blaster in my left hand and this in my right.
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#5 Buffdaddy

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:45 PM

Neat improvement!

I think I've stated elsewhere, the current slot is both too wide and too low for Vortex ammo. So you'll have to redo the slot, add a spacer, and move/replace/widen the idler wheel.

I haven't touched mine in a while; I'll have to try this. I hope your next effort works!
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Posted 31 July 2013 - 12:44 AM

This is actually quite a cool and practical mod for this blaster. I must wonder though, is there room for integration in the shell? I think adding a long range blaster to this might make it more functional without having to deal with having a second gun in your other hand.
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