A Titan with a 3/4" threaded coupler on the end that can accept any kind of barrel you can dream up while still maintaining its ability to fire the stock missle. This writeup will guide you through the Titan's barrel modification and the creation of its shotgun "shells."
First, get ur toolz.
- Two 3/4" SCH40 PVC Female Adapters
- 1 1/4" SCH40 PVC Slip Coupler (As many as you want shells)
- 3/4" x 1" SCH40 PVC Male Adapter
- 1 1/4" x 1" SCH40 PVC Bushing (At least one. If you get more, you can use them as shell holders on your Titan)
- 3/4" wide x 5" long SCH80 PVC threaded nipple
- Razor blade
- Sharpie Marker (optional)
- Electrical Tape
- Foam Backer Rod
- Hacksaw (or pipecutters)
- 1/2" CPVC
- Hot Glue Gun
- Scissors (optional)
Now get one of your 3/4" Female Adapters, and cut off the threaded part, in front of the hexagonal part, so you're left with a threaded ring.
Wrap a bit of electrical tape around one end of the PVC nipple, and stick it in the UNTHREADED end of the OTHER female adapter, so it's tight. Screw the ring you cut off onto the other end. It should look like this:
Now wrap enough electrical tape around the base of the whole adapter, and the ring you cut off so that it's tight in the Titan's barrel, and jam it down so the whole bushing's threaded part is facing out. (The ring you cut goes in the BACK of the barrel).
Now we'll make the Titan's Shotgun shell barrel attachment.
So take the 3/4" x 1" Male adapter, and epoxy the 1 1/4" x 1" Bushing to it, so that one end is a small 3/4" threaded part sticking out, and the other is a round piece (you want the hexagonal part of the bushing toward the BACK.)
While that's setting and curing, we'll make a shell.
Cut four 1/2" CPVC barrels. I used 3"; four would also work. Keep in mind that they're going to be part of your shell, so if they get too long, it will be awkward. Hot glue the barrels together into a square formation making sure that at least one side has all the barrels the same length. (That is, they're not sticking out or in; they're completely flush.)
Now hot glue a 2" length of 1/2" wide FBR to each crack between barrels, to make something that looks like this:
Now, if you've bought more than one Bushing, you're set; grab one. If not, wait until the barrel attachment dries.
Stick a 1 1/4" coupler on the bushing/barrel attachment until it is quite snug. Now stick the CPVC/Foam thing you just made down the end of that coupler until it hits the bushing. This way, you won't stick the barrel assembly so far down the coupler that your shells fall off. It should look like this:
Trim away the excess foam with your razor blade.
Now, take your hot glue gun and seal up the front and back of the shell.
Once that dries, and your barrel attachment's epoxy is completely cured, screw the attachment into the Titan's barrel, and slip a shell over the end. It should look like this:
If you have extra bushings, mount the hexagonal side somewhere on your titan, and stick extra shells on them. That way, you can load a bunch of shells and have them in easy reach, and store used shells as well, instead of letting them hit the ground or fumbling with pockets.
Pictures: (1) (2) (3)
Furthermore, the stock missile will still fit over the barrel, and any kind of barrel you can think of (breech-loading, like in the first picture, clipped, RCSB'd, etc) can be attached and used, so long as one end has male 3/4" threads on it.
Edited by Gengar003, 24 May 2007 - 06:44 PM.