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Piece of Threes

Member Since 29 Aug 2013
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In Topic: Nerf Roughcut Stripped Gear Fix

15 January 2014 - 02:57 AM

What are the dimensions of the gear?

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I used a ruler to measure as I have nothing of better accuracy at such a small scale.
These are the dimensions of the smallest gear, the gear that had broken teeth.

- Teeth are 1.5mm wide and 2mm long, being as high as the gear itself.
- The circular base of the gear is 12mm in diameter, being 16mm in diameter including the teeth.
- The entire gear is 9mm high.

There are 14 teeth on this gear.

In Topic: Nerf Roughcut Stripped Gear Fix

03 January 2014 - 04:06 AM

I was using stock Aus spec springs with thick hot glue spacers. I have tried the metal teeth with stronger springs, but they ended up stripping off other plastic teeth, hence why I needed to replace three teeth rather than just the one. Since the metal teeth are anchored inside the gear with hot glue though I don't think they will break off when used with upgraded springs.

In Topic: Nerf Roughcut Stripped Gear Fix

02 January 2014 - 08:07 PM

200 darts (100 primes) later and...
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Maybe my eyes are just bad, but I couldn't see much of a difference between the wear before and after the 200 dart barrage, and certainly no apparent extra damage. The only difference I did spot was that there seemed to be less grey metal residue on the other components. Additionally the prime feels a little smoother than when I originally installed the metal wire teeth.

In Topic: Nerf Roughcut Stripped Gear Fix

02 January 2014 - 07:28 AM

I've been seeing no appreciable wear on the wire teeth. As for the other parts...
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The dark smudges are of course the rubbing of the metal against the other components. I have noticed a little bit of shaving off of the inside edges of the teeth, but not enough to cause trouble priming the blaster or major damage to the components (yet). I don't think the teeth will get worn down enough to break though, because the wire fits in rather comfortably between teeth as is.