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In Topic: Armageddon XVI

01 July 2015 - 04:14 PM

Who's got the pics? I wanna see some! (wasn't there)

Here's one set of pics from bags:

In Topic: Armageddon XVI

29 June 2015 - 07:07 PM

Good times were had with my group!

Pros: Everything worked! So cool to see a lot of new faces and nerfers I've never met before.

Cons: Ever since my chrony broke, I've been a bit lax. Everything seemed to be shooting slower than I thought it was haha.

For next year, I'm going to actually build things in advance, instead of the week of the event, though haha.

In Topic: Heavy Draw AAbow

19 January 2015 - 04:11 PM

I can't usually find a cross that fits well (It happens once in a while), and I usually use some combination of scotch tape and non-hardening putty to make it seal nice.

As for the pipe, I'm mostly amazed that it seems to have an ID of 5/8". I've never seen anything like that for copper tubes, but as you said it's "repair" tubing so I guess its intended to slide over 5/8" OD copper tubes and get soldered together. I often have trouble finding 3/4" CPVC that fits over the EMT--it sounds like this copper tube is a bit smaller on the OD which makes buying the 3/4 CPVC bow arms much less of a hassle.

I also wouldn't be worried about said copper tube getting ruined--it doesn't have any holes in it, and it's being held in a way that can't properly deform from bending until after the whole cross assembly has exploded. So long as that doesn't happen, I think it will be OK. The EMT was super overkill in my version, it was just the only metal tube I knew that fit 1/2" CPVC on the inside and 3/4" CPVC on the outside.

Definitely a bit of a hassle with the 3/4 CPVC. I used the one from McMaster, took quite a bunch of hammering to get them to fit. Since I don't have a CPVC supplier locally, I have to work with what I can get, instead of finding one that has loose enough tolerances. I think I only got it to nest inside maybe 3/4 as much as in your write up. Works well, though, shoots at least 200 fps.

In Topic: Heavy Draw AAbow

16 January 2015 - 08:48 PM

Just reread this. I too, couldn't find a cross that fit snugly into the PVC plunger tube. I used etape and goop, myself.

I am surprised you couldn't find the steel conduit, though. You have access to a Home Depot, right? Should be in the electrical section.

In Topic: Heavy Draw AAbow

15 January 2015 - 04:46 PM

I recommend making a stock of some sort. Really helped for aiming and stability for me. I actually used a U-Cup seal on my last Aabow, worked great.