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Draconis

Member Since 09 Aug 2008
Offline Last Active Jul 03 2019 02:33 AM

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In Topic: OpenWheel - V2 now live

08 June 2018 - 07:44 PM

This is awesome.  I'll totally be trying these out.


In Topic: Best flywheels for canted cages..?

08 June 2018 - 06:35 PM

Concave would be a good idea for the non-canted wheel, but would probably fuck off the accuracy on the canted.  My suggestion would be flat in the canted position and concave in the flat position.


In Topic: 20v Power Tool Battery Blaster Adapter

08 June 2018 - 06:32 PM

Bumping for significant discovery:

 

DO NOT USE 20V LIION PACKS.

 

For some reason I have no determined yet, the packs keep dying trying to run my NERF setups. I've got a rewired Barricade that just killed one. A BARRICADE! No idea why or what is going on, but every pack I've attempted to run the blasters off of has eventually shown a temperature fault and failed to charge. At first, I thought it was a mk13 problem, since that thing is sketchy for other reasons, but the Barricade tripping it made me rethink the approach.

 

I suspect that the issue may be the protection hardware in these cheap packs.  If the current drawn exceeds whatever the hardware is built for, it may damage something permanently, like a thermofuse.  We have that happen a lot with some fan speed control transistors, which I can then repair by just replacing the thermal fuse.  If you can exchange them, I would.  If you can't, I would open them up and look at the circuit inside.


In Topic: Koosh Vortex

07 June 2018 - 05:58 PM

I saw Walcoms thunderbow tag back. Were those your rings he was using?

 

Sorry I missed this over a month ago, but yes, those were my rings.  If you've seen any of Beret's fairly recent war footage where he was tasked with running a Tornado, those were mine as well.


In Topic: Koosh Vortex

07 May 2018 - 03:46 PM

You've got a heck of a head start on me then. I'll still be trying to design my own but if you need a beta tester I'd be happy to help. I've got a couple of vortex blasters lined up for purchase from a local collector - a tornado bow and a tornado x2 (pistol). Maybe they'll behave differently on a different blaster. 

 

Have you ever tried printing in TPU? That should check that floppy requirement. I've been looking for an excuse to buy some for a while. I think my printer will need a minor mod or two before it'll accept it though. Do the rings hook consistently? It'd take a little more practice but that could be a helpful trait if you're trying to tag someone hiding behind partial cover. 

 

It isn't a matter of performance from one blaster, but rather the hook from the magnus effect.  I've got Tornadoes and X/2s, and they perform identically.  There is a very consistent hook to the right, because the rotation of the rings is clockwise (from the shooter's perspective).
I am currently printing the rings in flexible PLA, which has a similar hardness to TPU.  They are pretty flexible, and I think TPU would be fine as well.