Ok so I need some help on batteries?
I have watched a ton of videos on modding nerf blasters and done a few up. I have yet to take the plunge into a battery pack, but I have rewired a bunch with heavier wire and removed the PTCs, the unecessary safeties and the junk off the motors. This made a bit of a difference on performance. Now I noticed my rapid strike fires way better after bypassing the limited revup that was limited to get full rev now on the rev trigger.
So I am trying to work on figuring out some battery options. I don't need or want to go lipo. I thought a nimh pack but still 7.2v is going to bump up performance some and I play with my kids inside and don't want them to not want to play any more. I am basically sick of buying batteries. So then I thought rechargeable batteries but I tried a few and it worked ok, there was a slight performance drop with the lower voltage vs alkalines. I did just get some D cell adapters that allow you to use two AA in parallel for more capacity. I might try this. Then I got to looking at packs. I found some 6v packs but most are rated at 2000mAH and are simply 5 AA cells fused together. I could easily adapt something similar in the larger battery trays but am wondering will a simple pack offer more true amps of discharge than running 5 AA rechargables which is in sense the same as the pack except the added resistance of the springs in the holders. Or am I missing something and a 2000mAH 5 cell AA pack will offer more true amps than regular good quality 2000+mAH rechargeable AAs. I don't want to buy a pack and have it be the same as I have now.
I did try a 9.4 or 9.6v pack I had and that ramped up the guns but again I don't want to use that because I don't want to make my kids not want to play and I figured by the time I used rectifying diodes to drop my voltage down I could just as well get a different pack or use other batteries.