My New Homemade
Posted 04 July 2004 - 04:57 PM
There's the basic gun. I made my own breech system because I didn't like the one in the homemades section. I also made the air chamber have a screw off cap, so I could expand it if I want to say shoot 10 darts or something.
There's the breech open.
I just want some verification before I potentially make a mistake permanent. If anyone likes the design then I'll make some instructions.
Posted 04 July 2004 - 05:06 PM
Posted 04 July 2004 - 05:28 PM
Posted 04 July 2004 - 05:40 PM
I've been considering modifying the hose handle so it will have more output. You know that little metal thing at the end of the nozzle? It's not needed to get air through, all it does is let the user change the shape of the water stream. There is no water stream here and I believe that all that is doing is limiting the air flow. Should I remove it? I believe I can with a dremel.
Posted 04 July 2004 - 05:56 PM
Posted 04 July 2004 - 06:53 PM
thanks and good gun
Posted 04 July 2004 - 06:55 PM
Posted 04 July 2004 - 06:58 PM
Posted 04 July 2004 - 11:34 PM
Posted 05 July 2004 - 09:04 AM
Posted 05 July 2004 - 09:18 AM
I've decided to get a second angled coupler to make the pump straight. After that I'll use the primer and cement it a few hours later. I'll get pictures and accurate ranges tommorow, likely after lunch.
I have also thought of a way to make my breech design into multiple barrels, similar to that one I saw on a webpage. I was messing around last night with the breech thing and I turned the smaller tee on the left so the unused end was pointing down. It was then that I realized I could add another barrel under there, and if I had one of those things that split it even more then I could have more barrels. I won't be able to do that due to my extremely limited budget, I was just putting the idea out to anyone who want to try it.
Now I've thought of an even better way to improve the rate of fire. On the side of the coupler (well actually tee in this case) that the barrel plugs into I can put 2 darts in a special holder. I then can move the barrel into the holder and pull out the dart. I have a working model already, not glued yet because my dad said he'd buy another angled coupler and I'm waiting for that. Pictures with descriptions are below. I am sorry that these images are so huge, I don't feel like opening Photoshop or another image editor at the moment.
The darts in their holders. The holders will be put on the sides of the tee. You actually could make the holders out of schedule 80 PVC and an endcap, I just didn't have any leftover endcaps.
The barrel plugged into the holder.
The barrel is pulled out and the dart is sticking out a bit...
...so I push it in as I plug the barrel into the tee. This all actually can be done very quickly.
Now that I have the two couplers in front of my I see that all they do is create an extra large right angle one. I should think a bit more before buying. I'm just going to get a right angle one and use some styrofoam to keep the gun more stable. I don't think I'll be able to complete this homemade today now. I hope that gives me more time for ideas.
Edited by Doom, 05 July 2004 - 11:24 AM.
Posted 05 July 2004 - 09:09 PM
My concern is that you would need the dart sticking out of the holder quite a bit for the barrel to grab it. This could cause the dart to jam when you try to push the barrel over it. You would need the dart to be sticking perfectly straight out of the holder and at just the right location on the chassis for the barrel to slide over it.
Oh well, you probably have all this figured out, I am just trying to learn.
Posted 06 July 2004 - 10:21 AM
Posted 06 July 2004 - 10:56 PM
Nice gun too.
Posted 07 July 2004 - 03:06 PM
I've bought the last remaining parts to make this gun a little more comfortable. The total of my new parts at Lowes came to 88 cents but and I overestimated a lot and paid $2 (everything must have been on sale or something). The poor retarded register operator gave me 22 cents change instead of the $1.22 I should have had. My parents dragged me out before I realized that he messed up my change.
It's also nice to see someone make a new topic with the exact some title as this very recent one. That doesn't happen too often, in fact it's the first time I've seen it happen.
Bleh, I'm going off-topic, I'll be finishing the gun today and take ranges tommorow. Thanks for all your help. I hope my ROF idea works good, I think it would work best if I replaced everything below the hose handle with the attachments for some air backpack with a regulator.
Posted 08 July 2004 - 08:11 PM
There's the completed gun. In my next one I'm going to use a real pump, this balloon one is pretty shitty.
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