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#357855 Good wills and Thrift stores in New York City

Posted by Draconis on 06 February 2017 - 01:46 PM

...I paid it and went home...


This outcome is entirely your fault.  If you found the blaster to be worth the $20 price tag in the store, then you really have no recourse.  YOU made the poor decision, without knowing anything about what you were buying.

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#357031 3D printing in Nerf

Posted by Draconis on 05 December 2016 - 05:58 PM

Its slightly different, but have you concidered stronger methods for creating nerf pieces? Like CNC or casting? They generally can be less versatile, but they can be alot stronger.


This is not a useful post here.  Casting and machining are vastly more complex procedures, and far and away are overkill for anything but the most intense builds.  3D printing is effective for most internal and external components, and much more economical than CNC or casting.

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#355585 Artifact darts

Posted by Draconis on 17 August 2016 - 10:52 AM

I'm not sure they understood why I'm upset with the darts, which I could careless what color they were. Oh well, at least I have my money back to get some more men darts.


You could always sell them to the Canadians or Australians.  They are happy to punch holes in each other.

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#354816 Plusbow Rev. 3

Posted by Draconis on 06 July 2016 - 01:27 AM

It would appear that the upper stock rod is completely redundant, or at the very least structurally unimportant. This setup is still very sturdy.


Yeah, if the upper rod is removed, the middle rod simply becomes a pivot point, and the lower a tension member, thus the whole thing is a cantilevered beam.

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#354482 Barrel type to use to fire elites in an air blaster

Posted by Draconis on 22 June 2016 - 06:46 PM

Everyone is dancing around the thing of substance here:  With a drain blaster, it doesn't matter who tight the barrel is, it will eject (at minimum) a portion of the dart  no matter what.  Probably the whole thing, even in something tight like 1/2" Flowguard Gold CPVC.  I recommend PETG for micro darts, which is partially why I offer it for sale to the community.

Nobody want to play against a singled drain blaster shooting micro darts.  It isn't safe.  Almost all organized wars (in the developed world) require air blasters of Titan volume or greater to shoot larger ammo like rockets, balls, Demo missiles, etc. or have multiple micro dart barrels.


As for connecting to the drain blaster, my favorite method is to use a 1/2" NPT pipe die and cut threads on to the little outlet ball.  Then thread on a 1/2" NPT to slip pipe coupler.  I prefer to use pipe adhesive to weld the coupler on, but that is usually because I have no intention of removing it later.

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#354339 Where to buy Buzz Bee Sentinels

Posted by Draconis on 18 June 2016 - 01:33 PM

I've got a Bass Pro and a Cabela's near me (Drac- there is one in Lacey WA...

I have been to that one! We also have a new store down here in Tualatin, but haven't gotten a chance to visit yet.
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#353892 Post your DIY/Maker/Craft/Mod hobbies

Posted by Draconis on 01 June 2016 - 05:31 PM

I used to build steampunk-themed watches and belt buckles, along with other random buckles.  I've been so busy with nerf and school that I haven't touched them in years, though.  This is one of the better examples, but you can see others here.


Also, holy crap, Pants and Schmee, those props are impressive!

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#346465 How to deal with people

Posted by Draconis on 28 April 2015 - 08:37 PM

Ultimately, this is about not being a dick. You may have your work cut out for you in NYC. I hear there is some fruit loop in that group that runs around the field with a cardboard box on his head. I wouldn't be surprised if he was one of your problem players.
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#346013 Supermaxx 1000 Mod

Posted by Draconis on 05 April 2015 - 02:49 AM

Holy crap. This is like an Easter miracle... Ompa was dead, then on the third year, he rose again! And with a spectacular and innovative mod for a blaster that was just telling myself I needed to work on. You've got the best timing. Welcome back!
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#345849 Is this doable? - The DHAEP

Posted by Draconis on 27 March 2015 - 03:28 AM

Have either of you thought about how much force it takes to actuate a HAMP? What about the amount of power that either of those methods will require? You might want to do some basic calculations. *This* is why concept threads suck, and are not allowed. You can argue all you want, but that only makes you more wrong.
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#344516 How many pumps?

Posted by Draconis on 22 January 2015 - 10:27 PM

This is why I use pressure gauges. When you guys want replacement tanks, drop me a line.
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#342183 Georgia War: REKT

Posted by Draconis on 29 September 2014 - 03:49 PM

ugh im here in seattle... waiting for people to man up and allow domes

Lololol "man up" from the kid who was too young to come play.


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#341943 I'm making foam

Posted by Draconis on 15 September 2014 - 04:16 PM

If thats the same foam as a pool noodle, it's not going to work. Open cell foam doesn't work for darts, yo.

Pool noodles are closed cell foam, just like FBR. They do have very large pore size, but that has a lot to do with the speed of extrusion and pressure of the injected gas. On a side note, we should totally sequester CO2 in foam products for use in insulation.

I would be interested in checking this foam too.
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#328840 F-CAG

Posted by Draconis on 17 April 2013 - 07:31 PM

I usually don't chime in, but when I do, it is usually because I see something ridiculous. Nothing about this "blaster" seems safe at all. Too much power, too much volume, too much "Yes mister officer, I'd really enjoy it if you would shoot me in the face and destroy our sport forever." You can bet your bippy that I wouldn't let you use it at one of my wars.
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