Nice to see somebody else giving love to the Stockade.
I really like the 280 motor size, the flat pancakes were a disappointment when I opened the Stockade up. Of course, the largest downside to this blaster is the 10dart drum. If only you could squeeze those motors into a Stryfe eh?
This is a little project I finished a few months ago. The motors are Blade 180's, so not quite as beefy as yours, and propels darts up to 115fps; thanks to the limited battery tray and my refusal to invest in RC packs. Of course, I never bothered with an acceleration trigger; the other shortcoming of the Stockade.
Whats more, how did I miss this Cinci war?! I've been down there a few times, and done the jig with Twitch and his 'crew', but I guess they didn't like me enough to send another invite. And I'd be glad to have you reach out to me, I don't know exactly where 'Bum Fuck' is but we've got the Ohio part figured out; I'll try my hardest not to shit on you. I own a Chronograph, but I am thoroughly convinced that the 180 sized motor is the final word in Flywheel technology. They can fit universally inside a Stryfe, Hail-fire, Rapidstrike and Stockade(with a little tweaking) and max their muzzle velocities around 130fps. There is a theoretical limit to what flywheels can do, and I think I've found it.
I'd still love to chrono that thing, if for nothing than curiosities sake. Of course, it's completely possible that you'll break my perceived glass ceiling. I still do not see your 280 motors becoming a big thing, for the simple fact that they only fit in Stockade/Barricade flywheel cages. Also, what's the price point for these motors? Any specs, including a sales link, would be greatly appreciated.
Last bit; The flywheel build-up. This blue film is healthy and natural. An informal chronograph testing session shows that dart velocities increase when a healthy layer of this is present. Somewhere after 50ish shots the increase curve levels out. I don't have a well written report, so all you bigots can either take my word for it or forget I ever mentioned it. I personally wrap my flywheels with a single layer tape and then super glue the razor cut edge. This will produce the same effect as the blue buildup, this also drastically reduces buildup. I'm assuming the tape also saves the skin of a few of my darts, but the effect seems to be negligible.
Edit: Just noticed all the exposed wire. In the final iteration, you mentioned still tweaking it, I would try and make those all internal.
tl;dr I like it and we should meet up.
Edited by Duke Wintermaul, 13 April 2014 - 11:31 AM.