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Shadow 92

Member Since 23 Mar 2006
Offline Last Active Mar 16 2014 08:49 PM

Topics I've Started

Theory/idea Forum

15 August 2008 - 08:47 PM

If was wondering, why don't we have a thoery forum? I think it would be extremely benificial to have one, for a variety of reasons. Mainly, the increase in contributions and a growth in the level of modifications. ( I don't really feel like writing a long winded essay because I had to write a couple DBQs in APUSH and analyze some poetry in AP English, so I'll just list the pros of the idea. As the topic grows, I'll update it the possible cons.)

Pros:
  • It will increase the quality of homemades and modifications
    • Allows people to improve and expand upon other designs
    • Those better designs will rersult in better products
  • People always complain about others not contributing, this gives people the chance to contribute
  • Will allow for the peer review of designs
    • Brings the designer to attention crucial design flaws that would have required more work to fix later on
  • Attract people to the forum intrested in designing (it's the reason why I'm a member at Spudfiles)
  • Increase the number of known desings
    • Gives people a wider selection of designs to choose from when building a homemade or modding a gun
    • There are only a couple of known designs right now and most of them are either expensive to build or require uncommon tools
  • Other sites have had great success with a theory board
Cons:
  • Designs will remain designs and not be followed through
  • Goes against rules made by moderaters
  • Faster results are accomplishes by building models
What do you think?

Spinning Bolt

04 May 2008 - 03:17 PM

I'm trying to build a paintball/ nerf gun that uses an electric motor to spin a bolt and close a breach. I planned out most of the stuff I need, I just need help with the motor.

I was browsing Radio Shack and I saw, this motor, and I was wondering if it would provide enough torque to spin a 1.75" long PETG bolt. I also need to figure out a way to make the bolt spin to the sealed position every time I pull the trigger. Finally, is there a way to control how fast the bolt spins and how long it stays in the sealed position?

Click on the picture for the original Spudfiles topic and more information.
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Possible New Sticky

02 April 2008 - 07:43 PM

After unsuccessfully attempting to integrate a titan into a DTG, I realized that it would have really helped if there were a list of mods that didn't work. This way, people don't make the same mistakes. The sticky could have the original intent of the mod and a description of why it didn't work. People can make suggestions on how to fix the problem or offer an alternative solution to reaching the desired goal. A consistently active member can update the list every time someone posts a failed modification.

It could look something like this:

Airtech 2000
  • Using the transparent tube in the back as an airtank
    Why it failed
  • The tube leaked air
Suggestions
  • Replace transparent tubing with an airtank made of PVC
If you can think of a better format, reply.

Semi Auto Prototype

26 March 2008 - 01:15 PM

Here's a Nerf/ paintball design that I've been working on. It works by using the bolt as a piston. If you want more info on the evolution and background on the design see here. I'm building a prototype that will test the effectiveness of the piston bolt before I build the actual design which will strictly fire reballs. The prototype features the current design's bolt and and valve. A homemade pump is used to fill the chamber and will take the place of a remote airtank.

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I know that most people don't like designs, but I have the full intention of building it. I already made an order list on Mcmaster. The only reason I will not build this is if someone can suggest and improvement to the design.

Embedding Videos

15 February 2008 - 05:27 PM

Does anyone know how to embed a video that isn't from youtube? I'm trying to embed a video that I made on photobucket's remix program.