Posted 16 November 2004 - 02:28 PM
What do you guys think? Seems extremely useful for my purposes, with a built-in gauge for monitoring the pressure. The only thing I am unsure of is the maximum pressure output. However, I don't think Nerf ever reaches 100 PSI, so it should be fine.
Posted 16 November 2004 - 06:44 PM
Call me NSF
Posted 16 November 2004 - 07:06 PM
Anything that works with one of those should work for nerf air-pressure wise. My only concern would be that the gauge doesn't let air out fast enough.
Also If your homemade is going to be a repeater with less than a 100psi tank are you planning on short range or short tank life?
Good to have you back.
Posted 16 November 2004 - 07:16 PM
Edit: Actually, now that I look at it, one says 1/4" and the other says 1/8" but the product number is the same. Caveat emptor I guess...
Posted 17 November 2004 - 01:49 AM
All the basics right there. All that is missing is the high pressure backpack, and a handle grip.
So, Cxwq, do you think it is a decent regulator for the cheap price?
Posted 17 November 2004 - 07:03 AM
I seem to like double gauged ones more. That way one can check both their input and output pressures easily. Unfortunately they cost more, so I might try looking for a single gauged one at Lowes tonight. Then I don't have to use one of my gaugeless ones.
On a side note, propane and other higher-pressure tanks have built in crude regulators (the turn handle on the top/side/whatever). Unfortunately the tanks are pretty bulky, except those little gas grill tanks and torch tanks. Those two even have built in fill valves without removing the tank
Nice design. For a repeater you could have a valve between the tank and regulator. Burst of high pressure air -> large quantity of low pressure air, right?
Posted 17 November 2004 - 10:16 AM
for converstion. On a side note it seems american science and surplus no longer carries those little $7 regulators.
Edit: added a link to googles calculator for Litres per minute to cubic inches per second. Oddly enough they came out almost equal. You can change the value in the search bar to find the conversions for different models.
Edited by Langley, 17 November 2004 - 10:25 AM.
You can poop in my toilet anytime champ.
Posted 17 November 2004 - 08:01 PM
Posted 18 November 2004 - 12:04 AM
Earl, that is a neat backpack. How much PSI can it hold? I heard that wider PVC holds much less pressure than small diameter PVC.
GeneralPrimevil, are you saying that the airflow is too high to use it without a secondary valve? My diagram only has a main firing valve, but another secondary could be added between the regulator and the main valve.
I was hoping to get as close to "pull one trigger for each shot" style weaponry. Opening and shutting another valve would take more time between shots.
Posted 18 November 2004 - 04:09 PM
Posted 18 November 2004 - 06:21 PM
The most I have put into it is 100 PSI.
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