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durka durka

Member Since 03 Jan 2008
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In Topic: Mech Engineering Colleges

20 December 2014 - 12:07 PM

The University of Delaware has HvZ. They meet frequently and have Z-week once a semester.
At UD they have mechanical engineers complete design projects every spring. The course load is heavy with a lot of dry math and science courses, so they do this to add some hands-on experience to the major.

They also have what's called a 4+1 plan in which you earn both a bachelor's and master's degree in 5 years.

It's kinda expensive if you're coming from out of state, though you might do well with financial aid and scholarships.

In Topic: Strongarm Dart Problem

26 May 2013 - 08:04 PM

Well NASA has done some research with this problem on the ISS. They found that the issue was fixed on the station, but they're having trouble replicating the results back here on the ground.

In Topic: Crankbow, FINALLY!

30 August 2012 - 10:19 AM

This is a really neat concept. I imagine a bow with larger plunger volume and hopper capacity could really take advantage of the superior rof.

Have you considered orienteering the bow arms to a crossbow-like appearance? If not just for purely cosmetic purposes, it might be easier to aim without bow arms in the way.

In Topic: The Nitestrike

17 March 2012 - 05:06 PM

That fact that this can achieve 50ft ranges using a nitefinder tube and two mavericks springs is impressive. I wouldn't think such a setup would be able to deliver enough air to compensate for extra deadspace the brass breech might create.

This is a great proof of concept mod. A rev 2 of this mod could really bring some power to the recon-style blasters. I would suggest focusing on increasing the power and reinforcement of crucial parts such as the nf catch.

In Topic: First Homemade project.

30 January 2012 - 09:33 PM

You'll most likely notice that a ball-valve isn't the most effective trigger.

This is a great homemade that isn't much more complex than what you're attempting to design.