Our Clan (Nerfperson, David [no SN], and myself) built 3 FARs. Here's a list of the changes:1.
SCAR-N Trigger system on all 3 (simpler and more effective)2.
T-pieces cut differently on all 33.
Made to shoot micros on all 3 (cpvc shells, 6-in brass in the barrel)4.
Clip design (different advancement pressure method, plexiglass substituted for balsa)5.
Clip Retention Method6.
Mine's a lefty (other two are standard)
As of now, I only have a picture of mine, so here's the lefty FAR... (sorry of they're a bit big)
You can see some of the design mods from he picture. The trigger you can't, since it's internal. We liked the way the SCAR-N trigger pulled straight back better than the pivoting FAR trigger. More of a conventional "nerf" feel to it...
You can kind of see the T-pieces are much more conventional than Bolt's. We just cut chunks out of 2 T-pieces and stuck them in there. On mine, we cut a single T-piece in half, and inserted the top half of a T-piece between them for spacing. This method drastically reduced the amount of dremeling required to make them fit over the upper reciever.
Since LRC uses micros ery nearly exclusively, we simply made the shells as per Bolt's specifications, and just stuck some cpvc inside them. Also, when constructing the barrel, we inserted a piece of 9/16 in brass tubing. The remainder of the chamber/barrel is unchanged.
Now for the clip. We used plexiglass on all our clips. This gives it a neat see-through effect, as well as rigidity. You should also note that there is no coil spring, like Bolt used. Instead, there is a piece of 1 in. 200 psi pvc with elastic running through it that advances the shells. The elastic stars at the bottom corners of the clip, goes up around the top, and back down through the pvc advancer. This allows for lots of elasticity, smooth advancement, and the fact that I couldn't find a coil spring without taking my lawnmower apart. Nerfperson came up with that method.
Another clip mod we did was the retaining mech. You can see a small piece of PVC running from the clip to the T-piece in the picture. This is the retaining pin. It works and looks much like the extractor on the bolt. It is attatched to the clip, and there is a notch it slides into on the T-piece, locking the clip in place. It only requires one hand to remove it, as a bonus.
That's about it for the design changes. We're very please that they all feed incredibly smoothly. You can see the other 2 FARS in action in the LRC Nightwar Video
that is up on Gvid here
As to ranges, Nerfperson's shoots the best, at 80 feet. Mine is getting 70-ish, but there are still some bugs to be worked out. David's shoots well, too. Hey, no matter what the range, you can't go wrong with the ROF this thing has.
Many, many thanks to Nerfperson and David for all the ideas they contributed, and the time Nerfperson spent helping me build mine. We got a majority of my FAR done in 2 days.
One last thing... here's a
]video of the action[/url].
The NerfHQ thread
has more detaild pictures of the construction process, components, etc...
~Nerfreak, on behalf of:
Nerfperson, David, and Myself, of the LRC Nerfers