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new trigger for ballvalves and more

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#1 gordon

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 12:51 AM

Alright. I did these quickly and I was really tired by the third one (as you will be able to tell). You should be able to figure most of it out without a key. The green is the barell the dart comes out of. Dark blue is the tank segments or barell housings of the same size. Light blue are end caps, couplers, and such. The red things are ball valves. The crazy stuff on the handles show that they are covered in insulation and wrapped in e-tape. Pink arrows mean that the segment would be longer to make room for the trigger system. There is nothing new really, they are designs that should be somewhat more comfortable and convenient than your avereage, everyday homemade.

This first one is pretty basic and shows my trigger idea. You drill a whole in the ball valve trigger. You attach a ring to the pvc on the underside a few inches in front of the handle. Feed something like a unfolded paperclip or some of that saudering stuff through this rind and connect a trigger ring to the original ball valve trigger. This makes it just like a trigger on an integration gun. The hole in the ball valve trigger would be moved closer to the center so you could move your finger less and turn the valve more quickly.

http://i17.photobuck...9/nerfhome1.jpg

The idea of this gun is to have a more rifle-like feel. The insulation makes a wider grip for a hand under the barell that would be more comfortable and hopefully more accurate than plain 1" or 1/2" inch PVC.

http://i17.photobuck...9/nerfhome2.jpg

This last one is my best idea in my opinion. It is a pistol. It uses a small bicycle pump (can be found made by Schwinn at Target) e-taped under the barrel. The arrows point to where it would be taped. The hose is attached to the tire valve just like it would be if you pumping up normal home-mades. This could allow it to be used in a war (if not banned), but it would probably take too long to prime and I wouldn't use it anyway. If you could somehow make the air tank a smaller, different segment from the handle, and feed vynal tubing connecting the bike valve to the air tank, it would be quicker to prime. I can draw it this way too if requested.

http://i17.photobuck...9/nerfhome3.jpg

Well I'm sure most of this has been thought up before anyway. If my pictures are too sloppy I can do them over upon request when I am not so tired. I will try to do these eventually- probably in the summer when I have more free time. I posted my idea before I made it (which I know you guys don't like) just because I hated to hold back my ideas from you masters o' de blasters. If you are unsure about what something represents, have a question, want to call me a noob, complain about my grammar, or want to flame me in some other way, please leave a comment.

Close up of trigger:
http://i17.photobuck...erfhometrig.jpg

Edited by gordon, 14 December 2005 - 12:58 AM.

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#2 Meaker VI

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 02:29 AM

Ummm.... I can't see the pictures. If you could fix them that'd be great.
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#3 gordon

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 10:31 AM

Really? They work for me. What is wrong with them? Do you get something like "THIS PAGE CANNOT BE DISPLAYED" when you click on the links or something? Photobucket has always worked in the past.
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#4 headwound

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 10:57 AM

*The page you are requesting cannot be found
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#5 hoshiadam

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 01:40 PM

Really?  They work for me.  What is wrong with them?  Do you get something like "THIS PAGE CANNOT BE DISPLAYED" when you click on the links or something?  Photobucket has always worked in the past.

Have you tried logging out and trying to view the pictures? Seems like they aren't public. I tried a few things, kept bringing me back to a login screen.

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#6 Meaker VI

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 01:44 PM

I'm logged in and I'm getting 404'd.
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#7 davidbowie

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 04:34 PM

I can't see the pictures either, but I'm pretty sure I don't need to. The concepts aren't really anything groundbreaking, but if you made them they make for an OK gun.

For the trigger, it's a cool idea, but you should not be using a ball valve in the first place IMO. Hose handles and solenoid valves are much better alternatives.

Insulation makes a better grip on the handle. Yup.

Using a pump is nothing new. Again, you could make a fun gun with it, but don't expect us to be blown away about the pump. See KirbySaysHi's Sprinkler Valve Rifle for a recent example.

My advice: Make a gun, and it will be pretty cool!
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