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In Topic: Laser / LED N-Strike Light Beam Unit Upgrade

21 May 2013 - 04:01 PM

dig it! is it just a painting trick or did you really put a back plate on the cut down flashlight case/laser holder?

Also props on the paint job being so clean. I would have used vinyl dye because i'm a durability whore but whatev. great results.

In Topic: How to make a longshot shell stop creaking?

06 December 2012 - 05:56 PM

Thanks everyone. Unfortunately i won't have time to work on this until next week. Until then I'm going to tract down some scrap plastic that i can build a damn out of, to keep the resin from going where i don't want it to. I'll let you know how it turns out.

By the way, the sort of annoying creaking i'm talking about can be heard at 4:13 in this video (this isn't my video by the way):btw the product he's testing in the video is pretty cool too

In Topic: How to make a longshot shell stop creaking?

05 December 2012 - 02:08 AM

The creaking noise is caused by parts rubbing against each other, right? I suggest (though IDK if it's actually a good idea*) lubricating all contact surfaces between the shell halves and between the shell and internals, except for the parts that require friction (if there are any; it's been a while since I've looked inside a LS). It won't make the shell less flexible but it will let it flex more quietly.

*I have a vague memory of someone suggesting this on here in the past, but I can't find it again, and I don't remember if it was ever tried.

The problem, i suspect, isn't just that but that the shell itself actually flexing. I have determined that the main culprit is the grip and the parts of the shell that are near it.

@Zom's Lemma,

Actually most resins of any kind get as high as 212 degrees like the stuff i have does. The resin i use stays liquid for 8min. it takes 2min to fully mix it and the rest of the time is enough time for a small job. The resin I use cures in 15min.

I know from RC boaters that expanding foam is not often a good idea. when it expands it can actually burst whatever the containing structure happens to be. Also its foam and the foam won't stop the flexation.

In Topic: How to make a longshot shell stop creaking?

02 December 2012 - 10:05 PM

Well, lucky for you I know how to click the search button on here. PM Lucian for how to do the resin stuff. He's the one that started it.

I will PM lucian. thanks for the recommendation. Still I don't think there is a resin in existence that doesn't get extremely hot when curing.

Please, i know how to use a search engine. The problem is that i put in the search term and it takes forever to load and most of the time says "network timeout" or something so i reload and it goes to the stand alone page for the NH search engine where i can narrow the search with extra parameters. But no search results are present. So i search again and it repeats the problem. I'm not the only one who has had this problem. I know others who have experienced the same thing and they live on the other side of the US from me. I have a cable modem and a computer with an i7 processor. I'm running 8 gigs of RAM. Im using Chrome. I've updated my OS recently. My hard drive is defragged. I've sacrificed some goats to the right gods. The problem isn't on my end.



hot glue sounds like a plan if for no other reason than it being good for dampening flexation but you make a good case for it. I'm still not sure how foam of any kind could possibly help though.

Fortunately a have a metric poop-load of hot glue.

In Topic: How to make a longshot shell stop creaking?

02 December 2012 - 08:34 PM

I've seen people use bondo where there are spaces where there is not a lot of parts such as the handle, but the cheapest and possibly the easiest method is using foam and hot glue.

But foam and hot glue doesn't stop the body from flexing. How does that help?

It occurs to me that another option could simply be to use a lot of hot glue by itself