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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.

In Topic: Cycloshock help

25 February 2020 - 10:04 PM

Does it act like it almost wants to catch but lets go? You could try upgrading the catch spring.

In Topic: Resistors and thermistors?

12 February 2020 - 07:55 PM

Oh damn for real? It looked a hell of a lot like resistors XD 


The black things there I think are inductors.


thermistors-500x500.jpg(Looked like this attached, red if I'm not mistaken)

those would be capacitors.



Those beefy bits really did fool me, but I swear to god removing either that or the thermistor above the battery pack on a small circuit board


Beefed up the performance, motors whirred like it never before.


I swear I'm not crazy! Is it just me?

Nope. I did say they had parasitic resistance. Even if that isn't their purpose, it's still there.

In Topic: Resistors and thermistors?

10 February 2020 - 11:11 PM

I'm pretty sure those are inductors, not resistors. They do have some parasitic resistance, but that's not their intent. They block AC current but allow DC to flow freely. I'm not sure what their use is in this circuit, but I think it has something to do with "smoothing out" or "filtering" the current.


Is it normal for modders to bypass them? Are there any ill effects from bypassing these resistors?

It's "normal" for modders who are trying to get a lot of power from their blaster to dike out everything in the circuit and replace the whole lot all at once. Motors, wire, battery, flywheels, and cage. I personally am a believer in all or nothing here. Either replace every functional component, or basically leave it all be. Just bypassing those components like you did shouldn't hurt anything, but replacing, say, just the motors, or just the flywheel cage is kind of an odd choice, and you end up with some serious bottlenecks.