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In Topic: Hornet Tank Dimensions

13 January 2011 - 03:25 PM

And from my recent observations I've decided that Cheyner is a mean-spirited cur who would probably flame his own grandma if he found the opportunity. Apologies to Phillypretzel, i should of said "later replies" instead of "later posts". That was unintentionally misleading.

I'd have to argue against this. It really wasn't that misleading, nor is it difficult to locate the replies Pretzel was after. He needs to try a little harder.

The wording of shmees post lead me to believe that there were additional threads he had started, seperate from the one I linked to, related to his experiments with hornet tank expansion. None of which I need to explain to any of you... I do not have the luxury of spending my days logged into nerfhaven, pouring over every single new post and/or thread that appears: sometimes I miss things, some of which are useful or of interest to me. The entire reason I posted here was to help someone else with a low post count find the information they needed. It is neither useful nor productive to engage anyone in a flame war (which would be easy enough to do), and I won't participate in the "alpha dork" mentality that plagues this site, and frankly wastes server space that could otherwise be filled with the sharing of ideas, which is in fact the point.

In Topic: Hornet Tank Dimensions

12 January 2011 - 03:16 PM

Just ignore the second part (output expansion) I eventually got it to seal, but enlarging the output hole sends all the contained air back through the piston stem instead of shifting the piston and venting out the barrel. But that whole mess is covered in later posts.

I don't want to hijack this thread, but shmmee can you link to those later posts? I really dug the original thread.

In Topic: Hornet Tank Dimensions

12 January 2011 - 02:59 PM

Each individual tank is about 1.125" in diameter, and about 2" long, not including the port on the back, or the barrel.

That's interesting, I was going to say I don't know that anyone has ever posted exact dimensions before, but here is a really useful thread that has good pics and provides decent relative dimensions (by showing the tanks inserted into standard pvc fittings):

http://nerfhaven.com... tank expansion

It is also looks like a really cool thing to try with extra hornet tanks.

In Topic: The .2k!

05 January 2011 - 12:55 PM

I know it has been a few weeks since the last post, but what are the differences between Amazing Goop and Plumber's Goop? I have only used the Amazing type, and I have seen Plumber's in stores. Does Plumber's goop turn into a rubbery substance just like Amazing goop?

Both Goops are a polypropylene/solvent adhesive. The difference between Amazing Goop and Plumber's Goop is viscosity: Amazing Goop is thinner for finer, more detailed work. Also useful to know: Marine Goop is the same as Plumber's Goop, but with A UV inhibitor. Goops are grand.

As far as I know, there the same.

After checking out this, you may want to check out this.

In Topic: Hoppers W/ Pistols

02 January 2011 - 03:14 PM

I was the one who used Brit's PETG barrel half pipe to get a hopper working on a modified NF. The NF had typical mods (industrial spring replacement, additional o-ring) and my darts are either 1.25" single bb hot glue dome or 1" #8 washer felt tip slugs. What I had not mentioned is though it worked, reliability was signifigantly challenged and ranges decreased by roughly 30%. I played with the idea for a while (PETG really doesn't fit my darts very well for springers) before I moved on to a 3 round inline clip, which in my experience (other than a good old fashioned speed loader) is the best way to add multi shot capability to spring powered pistols- and even that required a lot of tuning.

In summary: speedloaders are the best choice for pistols, when everything is taken into account (range, reliability, rate of fire).