Hello everyone, I would like to mod out a Stryfe and would appreciate your recommendations as to bang for buck.
For me this is a three step process, build something that fires better to play with for now, then build a second that fires well then customise the aesthetics of it later, aiming for a powerful and relatively accurate gun with a Honey Badger look.
I have bought my 5 year old (6 next week) the battle buggy and a modulus with all the kits and in exchange I get his hand-me-down Stryfe, lucky me!
I would be messing around the house mostly perhaps chasing him round the park in his buggy so no serious wars I'm just doing it because i'm one of them crazy dads that always goes too far.
I understand the triangular concepts of cost vs range vs accuracy and some of the other trends I have picked up while browsing the forum.
Step one for me is to carry out a simple basic motor mod using some 6V 24000RPM 130 Carbon brush motors with a set of three trustfires and some work on the wireing. I know I know this sucks but this should enable me to get used to the internals of the gun and have an initial boost of performance for very little cash. I can then flog it once I have my second build done.
Step two is where you come in, lets say I set a £50 budget for the functional modifications on my second strafe, mental note, "don't tell the wife I bought one and spent £50 on it". Just where would you spend it? Maybe £50 is excessive?
I already have soldering materials, decent gauges of wire, lipo connectors and charger left over from a heavy lifting quadcopter build. All the basics like epoxy and tools I have too. Its all free to spend on parts.
Potential to-do list
£0 Electronic locks removed
£0 Mechanical locks removed
£0 Flywheels Stock but I will balance them
I wanted the curved finish but without the teeth as tooth cogs against a smooth dart sounds daft. I have never seen an F1 car running knobbly tires! Blasterparts do them but out of stock so for now stock flywheels
£0 Flywheel housing I am currently thinking there would be little to gain from not using the stock shell. I will experiment off-setting the motors ever so slightly for a very very small amount of spin as I have heard the stories of power + spin = helicopters. However if there is a housing that enables easier fitting of 180s then I might consider spending some cash here.
£2 10a microswitch, any should work but would appreciate a link to something that fits well.
£5 Brass barrel, ill be going for 1 and a 1/4 dart length giving up a fractional amount of range in exchange for a fractional amount of accuracy
£1 Lipo alarm
£20-£30 Motor and battery. This is where it gets interesting, I know there is no best to go for its all subjective so i'm open to your recommendations:
- I don't want to push the envelope so hard the motors are burning out within a month so I guess I would like to build a reliable powerhouse.
- Not fussed if I need to install fresh wheels now and again and if I am skinning darts time to time
- I would like to use a 3s super high C battery that fits nicely into the battery compartment without adding a margarine tub to the side of it.
- I don't need it to spin up rapidly like i'm running round stealth but I understand a high rpm with no torque gives you little power or a huge wait for spin-up.
Given the context above, can you recommend a motor that will work well at 3s with a good balance between long life, torque and RPM?
Again, I understand there is no eutopia just trying to get bang for buck without sacrificing reliability.