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Member Since 14 Jan 2007
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In Topic: Maximum Titan Pressure?

22 November 2008 - 10:30 PM

The only real way to find out how much your titan can take is to pump it one too many times. In my experience, it becomes impractical to pump (takes too much time/effort) long before you explode the tank, but if you're really worried you could always goop around all the joints for added support. My titan also uses a bike pump, so I understand your concern =)

In Topic: Modding Styles

21 November 2008 - 12:00 AM

I mod the hell out of my guns for functionality. Sometimes I'll read a write-up or two here first for inspiration, but usually I'm feeling inspired (read: ambitious) enough to just go for it. Before I start I determine what I want the gun to do. Then I go to whatever lengths are necessary to cause the gun to do what I want (for instance, my current project of making a bbb into a semi-automatic shotgun (that is, causing it to load itself when cocked).

During the modding process I just experiment with whatever I come up with, usually messy, haphazard solutions that, if they work well enough, I will replace with a concrete version later (hot glue instead of goop, for example). I have a huge box of Nerf, and several devoted containers for spare parts, which I use on a regular basis to prop things up or stitch things together (see my titan writeup). Unsurprisingly, it is fairly common for my guns to be largely destroyed as they go through this procedure (hence why I have so many spare parts).

If a gun gets through the process of me modding it alive, mostly-intact and with the functionality I want (this process can, and usually does, take years), only then does it earn the right to an aesthetic makeover.

In Topic: Supplies For Extending Tanks

14 January 2008 - 06:33 PM

Bike pumps are great. There are several people here and here and more who made a titan with a bike pump with highly favorable results (just make sure you don't break the tank, and definitely use something better than hot glue to put everything together like the others said). The pump I used on mine cost like $5-$10 at Wal-Mart.

In Topic: Since A Bunch Of You Want A Trap

14 January 2008 - 06:00 PM

I was picturing this trap like one I did a little over a year ago for Assassins.

Since entering someone's room is legal (if the person is dumb enough to leave it unlocked) under our rules, I duct taped a crappy old gun (no idea what it even is, just some yellow one-shot pistol that shoots those flimsy orange rubber darts with a suction cup at the end--I had to duct-tape the whole thing together to get it to even fire reasonably reliably) to the wall next to the door. Then, to figure out how to fire it?

I needed to make sure it didn't inconvenience people entering and leaving the room too much. So, using a pair of shoelaces, I strung a tripwire across the top of the door, anchored on one side (detachable easily by a clip from a keychain) and running through a hole in the opposite closet door (using that as a pulley essentially) and down to the gun around the trigger, with another bit of string coming from further down the closet so the angle would be right. The result was that when the door was opened, the gun shot. It required a little bit of fiddling, but I got the tension right so that it would hit the outer door handle about 95% of the time. Any hit is a kill, so I could safely leave my door unlocked.

Long story short, that's what I was picturing this gun for--much simpler than what I did.

This video should help if you're having trouble picturing it. (Kindly don't judge me by the somewhat sad assortment of weaponry--I didn't really get into modding until later that year! =D)

In Topic: Stock Nerf Darts Vs Stock Buzzbee Darts

14 October 2007 - 10:20 PM

I may be wrong; I don't have any in front of me, but I believe that the buzzbee darts are slightly thicker, giving them a bit of a better seal in the nerf barrels. As far as stock darts go, I do actually prefer buzzbee over nerf (though it really depends what barrel it's going in).