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Member Since 11 Aug 2005
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In Topic: My Newest Homemade

18 August 2005 - 04:23 PM

What kind of valve is that between the tank and the pressure washer handle? It almost looks as if you can pressurize the firing tank with the push of a button instead of twisting a ball valve, which would take more time. Where do you buy them? How do they work?

In Topic: Mag Fed Ball Blaster

18 August 2005 - 04:14 PM

I suppose you could try something like what nerf did with the motorized ballzooka. Cut rectangles in the PVC or Reactor barrel and mount some motorized wheels to shoot the balls. You could even increase the range by putting a spin on them (can't remember if its a front-spin or backspin) by gearing the wheels differently. Drawbacks: it would need batteries. Lots of them.

In Topic: Ups (unity Power System) Scout Ix-3

13 August 2005 - 12:20 PM

I just removed the air restrictor in one of the barrels of my TEK 6. Instead of the nice 20-25 foot range it one got, it now only gets like 7. The air restrictors channelled air into the darts, and without them hardly any pressure can build up in the dart. I tried stefans, which worked just as poorly, then I tried thicker ones to let the pressure build, and they didn't even leave the barrel. Some help please?

In Topic: Homemades Picture Thread

13 August 2005 - 12:15 PM

I noticed that most of the guns here use pumps. Are there any writeuops for pump powered guns? I want to know some designs for pumps mounted on the guns, instead of external and used to repressure air tanks when at base. I would really appreciate knowing how to do this, as it seems that nobody has said how. I know this is a PICTURE thread, but it seems that nearly everyone posting here knows how to do it.

In Topic: Powerclip Homemade Clip

13 August 2005 - 12:08 PM

I know it has been brought up several times in this thread, but find a rapid prototyping machine that you can use for a while, make a modeal of a clip in CAD, and use the CAD model to make a clip in the prototyper. Rapid prototyping machines are expensive, and slow, and the ones that I have seen use ABS plastic which is applied in layers like 1/1000 inch thick. It takes about 45 minutes to make a 1/2 inch bolt that is about 2 inches long, so expect many hours for a clip, but that is the only way I can think of to make a decent, lightweight powerclip. However, prototyping machines are expensive (like $45,000), so the fee to use it will be high. Try a university or something.