Jump to content


Photo

Fast-action Rifle Writeup And Plans

Writeup and Plans for Boltsnipers FAR

105 replies to this topic

#1 boltsniper

boltsniper

    Member

  • Contributors
  • 591 posts

Posted 11 April 2005 - 07:12 PM

The writeup and plans for the FAR are done. CX was kind enough to host them on Nerfhaven. They can be viewed here. The plans are available for download as well as an assortment of videos.

I expect some questions to arise as people read through the writeup and plans. I am creating this thread for those questions. If you have a question regarding the FAR and/or its plans be post it here and I will do my best to answer it quickly
  • 0

#2 jdp204

jdp204

    Member

  • Members
  • 23 posts

Posted 11 April 2005 - 07:52 PM

Is it just me, but I cant view the parts list and components summary in the download? It says its an invalid range when I click on the link. Also where can music wire be purchased? I would suppose at a music store but is their an alternative, becasue my local store didnt have any. I was tihnking about jsut using a dart from my blowgun or some other suitable wire, I guess that will work.
  • 0

#3 boltsniper

boltsniper

    Member

  • Contributors
  • 591 posts

Posted 11 April 2005 - 08:11 PM

You`re right about the hyperlinks on the cover. I have fixed that and will send to CX soon. At the bottom of the screen there are tabs for each sheet of the plans. You can click those or you can jsut page through them with the nav links at the top until you et to the sheet you are looking for.

Music stores don`t sell music wire. You can find it at most any hobby shop. Some craft stores and hardware stores might have it. It is called music ware because it is the same steel used in guitar strings, etc....but much thicker.
  • 0

#4 rusty

rusty

    Member

  • Members
  • 159 posts

Posted 11 April 2005 - 08:39 PM

If you can you should say to right click and save as when dowloading the plans so you don't have retards like me crashing their computers after opening the file in explorer and then trying to save it.
  • 0

#5 boltsniper

boltsniper

    Member

  • Contributors
  • 591 posts

Posted 11 April 2005 - 09:09 PM

Hmm...Good idea. My copmuter prompts to save or open...but I guess not everyones does that. Will add that.
  • 0

#6 Talio

Talio

    Not your mother

  • Contributors
  • 2,781 posts

Posted 11 April 2005 - 09:21 PM

Oh man, that's so cool. Bolt that's to best write up I've ever seen in my entire life.
  • 0
New posts on my blog, check it out. - Click on the ad too, cause I get money per click. Give back to the Admin team for once!

#7 EleMenT

EleMenT

    Member

  • Members
  • 28 posts

Posted 11 April 2005 - 10:27 PM

in the excel file, i believe that we need a username and password to view the animation. If you could either fix this or give us the entry information that would be great.
  • 0
Honor the brave who fought,
Honor the dead who fell,
Honor the world they saved.

#8 boltsniper

boltsniper

    Member

  • Contributors
  • 591 posts

Posted 11 April 2005 - 10:29 PM

The animation is the same one that's in the writeup here on Nerfhaven.
  • 0

#9 Viper

Viper

    Member

  • Members
  • 611 posts
  • Location:michigan

Posted 11 April 2005 - 10:48 PM

You should really consider taking that to a toy fair or presenting it to a venture capitalist of some sort. Remember Lonnie Johnson was an aerospace engineer and he caught attention with a plexiglass and PVC "supersoaker." Putting all other compliments aside, that is far and above 10x more professional than anything that's ever been posted on a nerf site EVER.
  • 0

#10 Jakethesnake

Jakethesnake

    Member

  • Members
  • 176 posts

Posted 11 April 2005 - 11:33 PM

Anybody have a rough estimate to how much the supplies will cost to make this beast of a gun?
  • 0

#11 NJNerfer

NJNerfer

    Member

  • Members
  • 73 posts
  • Location:Read the name buddy

Posted 12 April 2005 - 01:54 PM

i believe that in an earlier post bolt said around 20 bucks (main spring not included)
so when you add the spring it is around 30 ~ 35...
  • 0
Wah!

#12 boltsniper

boltsniper

    Member

  • Contributors
  • 591 posts

Posted 12 April 2005 - 02:32 PM

Yeah around that. An AR spring could be had for $10-15. The entire rifle is made of PVC and we all know thats cheap. I bought a 10 foot pice of each and that was way more than enough. That was probably $10...or less. 1/2" couplers are cheap as dirt. I bought 3 10-pice bags of em for like $1. The music wire is like a $1 or 2 for 3 feet. balsa can be picked up real cheap if you get scraps. A bag or random sizes for $3. Paint $3. Glue $3. E-tape $2. The carbon rod might not be too cheap, maybe $4 for 3 feet. You could easily replace the carbon rod with wood dowels or other common materials.
  • 0

#13 NJNerfer

NJNerfer

    Member

  • Members
  • 73 posts
  • Location:Read the name buddy

Posted 12 April 2005 - 03:55 PM

where did you get the carbon rod? a specific store or off the internet? just curious...
and ditto for the music wire...

Edited by NJNerfer, 12 April 2005 - 03:56 PM.

  • 0
Wah!

#14 boltsniper

boltsniper

    Member

  • Contributors
  • 591 posts

Posted 12 April 2005 - 04:56 PM

Music stores don`t sell music wire. You can find it at most any hobby shop. Some craft stores and hardware stores might have it. It is called music wire because it is the same steel used in guitar strings, etc....but much thicker.

There are many online stores you can get carbon rod from. Here's one

Carbon Rods
  • 0

#15 EleMenT

EleMenT

    Member

  • Members
  • 28 posts

Posted 12 April 2005 - 07:02 PM

and where did you get the spring? was it from your other gun or did you buy it by it self. if so where can us mortals get one?
  • 0
Honor the brave who fought,
Honor the dead who fell,
Honor the world they saved.

#16 boltsniper

boltsniper

    Member

  • Contributors
  • 591 posts

Posted 12 April 2005 - 09:06 PM

I had the spring leftover after upgrading my AR's

You can get them from any major AR15 manufacturer (Colt, Bushmaster, Armalite, etc) and also from general gun parts distributors (cheaperthandirt, brownells, etc). Just search for AR15 parts and I`m quite sure you`ll find plenty of sites selling springs.

Here is a sight that sells specialty AR springs (high and reduced power)

Wolff Gun Springs
  • 0

#17 rusty

rusty

    Member

  • Members
  • 159 posts

Posted 13 April 2005 - 04:23 PM

I can't seem to find the section on the clip-catch.
  • 0

#18 NJNerfer

NJNerfer

    Member

  • Members
  • 73 posts
  • Location:Read the name buddy

Posted 13 April 2005 - 05:44 PM

having a problem finding 200psi pvc in my local home depot and lowes... anyone know where to get this stuff? or i might just go to a plumbing store and see if they have it...

Edited by NJNerfer, 13 April 2005 - 06:09 PM.

  • 0
Wah!

#19 pigeon4

pigeon4

    Member

  • Members
  • 65 posts
  • Location:under your desk

Posted 13 April 2005 - 06:13 PM

I bought mine at Lowes.
  • 0
Current Projects:
1.Nerf XM8 Assault Rifle (WIP)
2. Nerf Gatling Gun (in planning)
3. LD-1 Rifle (in planning)
4. Striker Pistol (in planning)
5. Nerf Shotty (in planning)

#20 boltsniper

boltsniper

    Member

  • Contributors
  • 591 posts

Posted 13 April 2005 - 06:59 PM

I`ve never had a problem finding it at Lowes or Home Depot.
  • 0

#21 Greek Assassin

Greek Assassin

    Member

  • Members
  • 75 posts
  • Location:New York City

Posted 13 April 2005 - 09:36 PM

200 psi PVC is also called sdr 21 pvc. You should be able to find that at Lowes.
  • 0
QUOTE (Arcanis @ Apr 9 2005, 12:02 AM)
When I insert a dick, nothing happens.

#22 NJNerfer

NJNerfer

    Member

  • Members
  • 73 posts
  • Location:Read the name buddy

Posted 14 April 2005 - 01:48 PM

thank you very much greek. sdi 21 pvc is at lowes...
  • 0
Wah!

#23 Jakethesnake

Jakethesnake

    Member

  • Members
  • 176 posts

Posted 14 April 2005 - 01:55 PM

If anyone is ordering the springs and/or carbon rod online, please tell me, I would like to order the parts too, then we could split the shipping costs. I'm posting this because I don't have a credit card or paypal to buy online.
  • 0

#24 jdp204

jdp204

    Member

  • Members
  • 23 posts

Posted 14 April 2005 - 04:38 PM

i just got my extra power spring in the mail, ill e starting in on my project soon. thanks for all the help bolt.

Edited by jdp204, 14 April 2005 - 05:12 PM.

  • 0

#25 notorious oxide

notorious oxide

    Member

  • Members
  • 171 posts
  • Location:adelaide, australia

Posted 14 April 2005 - 08:44 PM

boltsniper you are a genius.
i have been inspired by you.
im currently making something similar but it is air powered,
thanks

Edited by notorious_oxide, 14 April 2005 - 11:21 PM.

  • 0
-------
COREY


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users