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snakerbot

Member Since 22 Apr 2009
Offline Last Active May 31 2020 12:28 PM

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In Topic: What Happened to NerfHaven

13 May 2020 - 07:31 PM

We use meetup.com (among other things) here in Houston. I won't say it's been the most successful tool we have, but there are several regulars that found our group through that site.


In Topic: Nerf Gau-19

19 April 2020 - 12:18 PM


 - no i do not have anything inserted into them atm, they are water tight and hold air pressure: if they do fail then ill looking at acquiring aluminum inserts for the Nerf long shot and install 3, or custom fab them from aluminum tubing depending on whats easier to acquire and cost

 

      what i am planning on doing is  using a 36MM ring slightly heated and pressed through the tubes to fix the uneven internal surface caused by printing

 

or are you expecting the printed surface to work?

 

 

I'm less worried about pressure/airtightness at these low pressures than I am about smoothness. I'd recommend using some tubing stock - aluminum like you mentioned, or polycarbonate, or PETG, or something.

 


In Topic: Nerf Gau-19

16 April 2020 - 12:44 AM

This is too mechanically complicated for my tastes, but I love that it's being attempted. Good luck!

 

Are you printing the plunger tubes? Did you insert anything in them to serve as the tube itself, or are you expecting the printed surface to work?

 

How are you planning on loading darts into the breeches as everything moves?


In Topic: Smaller caliber darts?

13 March 2020 - 04:42 PM

Do you remember how they made/sourced the 3/8" darts? Or what they used as barrels?

Same way we used to make any other darts: foam backer rod. Just in 3/8" diameter instead of 1/2". This was back in the glue dome days. No idea what people used for barrels. Probably brass, but PEX may have been considered also. IIRC, 1/2" PEX has ~3/8" ID.


In Topic: Smaller caliber darts?

11 March 2020 - 09:46 PM

Way back in the day (like 15+ years ago) Some people experimented with 3/8" darts but they never came to anything.