Does anyone else notice just how horribly inefficient the maveric
k is? First off, there's the space behind the restrictors before the air even GETS to the dart. Second, the plunger assembly is like that of a scout, EXCEPT the dart isn't in the plunger tube! This means the air doesn't get nearly as compressed since the whole plunger tube is empty anyways, the pressure is only doubled in there if you seal it, while in the scout since it's a smaller area for the air to compress in you have a higher pressure behind the dart. In addition to all the above stated, the seal between the plunger and the revolver is HORRIBLE. There isn't even a freaking o-ring or foam like the PC. And also, if you notice something, the air restrictors just butt up against the inner barrels. This is ALSO a non-airtight seal, which is a loss of air. I'm solving that by epoxying the joint between air-restrictor disk and inner barrel. If you're getting 40ft. off of your mod, I'm pretty sure you'd be able to up it to at least 55 if these problems can be solved. And yes, I'm working on solving them now. There are so many inefficiencies though, and with the ranges reported on the mods thus far without addressing any of them, this could actually be an incredible ROF pistol with a 55-60ft range.
Expect me to post a simplistic mod with some solutions to these problems by/on monday.
And by the way, I think a barrel replacement is NOT necessary. The barrels themselves are already constricted, as well as smooth on the inside. I highly doubt a barrel rReally Really Effeminateaement in this case is going to really make any difference, if not harm the range. Besides, you can't make the barrels any longer anyways, so all you can do is constrict it (which it already is) and make the inside of the barrel have less friction (it's already pretty damn smooth as is, and you need a little friction for the constriction to really have a good effect, so the additional friction it has over brass I think is alright). With the information provided, I would recommend against a barrel change simply because of the work involved.
And excellent mod FIDO, you helped me figure out just to PULL to get the revolver apart. I was afraid of breaking it.
Edited by ompa, 18 January 2005 - 08:08 PM.