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In Topic: Pistol Splat Help

30 June 2009 - 02:42 PM

If you want to reduce the dead space on the plunger by gluing the 'donut like hole', use a glue that is not rigid when it is dry. I used some 3D craft glue. It is not very strong but is very elasticy. It was perfect for the job. Having said all that, it makes absolutely no difference to the range.

In Topic: Spring Powered Nerf Pocket Scatter (s.p.n.p.s.)

23 May 2009 - 04:01 AM

Wisp Posted Yesterday, 11:43 PM
QUOTE(Just Some Bob @ May 22 2009, 06:22 PM)

QUOTE(Wisp @ May 22 2009, 03:13 PM)

I bought a box of these, and I would recommend against them. six of them have already broken, the plastic that holds the plunger or whatever you would call it in the grenade breaks, and it shoots out very fast. It almost took one of my eyes out, I was loading darts and looking into it, it shot out and hit me about a half inch above my eye. Anways, these break really easy, but if they could be reinforced they might be ok. They would probably be best for humans vs. zombies.

Of course. They're made to be disposable. In my experience, the T-shaped end breaks off after two or three operations. Maybe five if you're really lucky. That's why I'm working on various ideas to replace that part with something else - preferably something that works other than by twisting.

Huh. I've never actually had the t part break off, only the ring that holes the thing in place. I tried reinforcing one with coat hangers and epoxy putty, but it didn't work too well. The springs are nice however.

I have fired the same popper no less than 15 times with little to no wear on the mechanism. Maybe it is just in difference in the quality of the brand.

P.S - I can't seem to be able to do quotes properly (see above). Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?

In Topic: Spring Powered Nerf Pocket Scatter (s.p.n.p.s.)

21 May 2009 - 02:42 PM

You could attach a clothespin trigger to these so you wouldn’t have to twist the base.

This is a valid idea. But I do not want to overcomplicate this design, but you are more than welcome to try it. I have temporarily shelved this project until I finish a few other things I have started.

Just Some Bob Posted Today, 08:18 PM
Is anyone else here familiar with "cleco" fasteners? You can google it to learn, and see images.

I'm already working on a similar mechanism for these party poppers, and will post a writeup [if and] when I succeed.

Basically, the T-shaped pin is replaced by three pieces, the two outer ones having "bumps" that project outward to do the job of the arms of the T. But only when the third piece is in the middle, pushing them outward. When the middle piece moves, the outer pieces flex together and release the hole they're passing through.

As a prototype, I glued a steel washer in place of the keyhole slot and used an actual (long) cleco and a huge fender washer. Then using some cleco pliers I "fired" the popper. But nobody's likely to want to carry cleco pliers around in a nerf war. I had to borrow some just to play with. By making a longer center piece which gets narrower away from the end, I hope to make a push-to-fire version out of scrap acrylic or polycarbonate.

Read my reply to alextwin007. But, please, PM me a picture of it when you are finished. I would be very interested to see how it looked.

In Topic: Spring Powered Nerf Pocket Scatter (s.p.n.p.s.)

21 May 2009 - 01:34 AM

I propose a new name for them: Spring-Powered Nerf Anti-Personnel Scatter, or SNAPS.

As valid as that idea is, I am keeping it at s.p.n.p.s as I do not want this to be confused with the SNAP pistol/bow. But thanks for your suggestion.

Captain Posted Today, 12:16 AM
Even though it was said before, I think these would be awesome if you used them as shells for a homemade shotgun. The hardest part would be the trigger mechanism to rotate the backs of the shells, but if you got it working it would be amazing and badass.

Also, your worst nightmare, don't quote the first post. It's useless and especially for write ups it is very bothersome.

That would certainly be a challenge! But not one I am capable of. There is no PVC within 200 miles from where I live.

Also, your worst nightmare, you stand very true to your name. Please do not quote my whole writeup and then add nothing useful.

In Topic: Nerf Nade

20 May 2009 - 12:19 PM

Maybe JSB could find out measurements for you?

...I intended for it to be self-evident. Almost all of my pictures are taken on a crafts board with one inch grid lines...

Shit, sorry. I just glanced at the picture and rushed to post. My apologies. Original post edited.