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In Topic: Minneapolis I-35w Bridge

02 August 2007 - 12:15 AM

I live in Plymouth, MN but my girlfriend's grandparents live in Duluth, fairly close to the bridge. I just traveled that bridge a week ago. Kinda eerie I guess.

In Topic: Is This Possible?

01 August 2007 - 09:00 AM

CPS stands for "Constant Pressure System". Any Super Soaker that has it will proudly state "CPS" on the side of the gun.

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The CPS bladder WILL work with the magstrike if it is attached properly. I just don't know if it will help any.

As to what I recommended earlier:

An alternative to replacing the magstrike air bladder would be to purchase a bicycle tire innertube. Cut a few sections of innertube to match the length of the magstrike bladder. Slide the tube sections over the magstrike bladder. I don't own a magstrike though, so I am not sure if a bicycle tire innertube fits well over the bladder. If it works, it will increase the pressure of each shot.

*Double Edit
I just realized that you said "future magstike" as in you don't own one yet. You probably don't know how it works then. It has a CPS bladder inside the "stock":
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Basically, it's a rubber tube that expands like a balloon when it fills with air. This gives consistent pressure for every shot.

In Topic: Is This Possible?

01 August 2007 - 08:45 AM

Do you mean to use the CPS part of the Super Soaker? Because if you use the water reservoir tank, you won't get constant pressure for each shot. You COULD use the CPS bladder of the Super Soaker, but I don't know if it gives any significant pressure increase. If you feel ambitious, try it, but you might risk losing performance. I would recommend banding or tire innertubing the original bladder.

Also, try to find an alternative for hot glue when working with pressurized tanks. I have heard that if you put an obscene amount of hot glue at a connection, it might work, but I SERIOUSLY don't recommend it.

Try using Plumber's Goop,
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or Super Glue.
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In Topic: Laser Tek Dart Basters

17 July 2007 - 02:54 PM

The handles do look uncomfortable.....
Out of curiosity, how much did they end up costing? Oh, I think your NF paintjob is sweet!

In Topic: Barrel Lengths?

17 July 2007 - 08:58 AM

For an air-pressure gun, you would want the dart to achieve maximum velocity right at the end of the barrel.

This is not when the pressure behind the dart equals the pressure outside the barrel, but when the pressure behind the dart creates a force that equals the friction between the dart and barrel. This would be at the terminal velocity of the dart for that gun at that pressure.

With some basic knowledge of physics, you can measure the kinetic friction, but figuring out the point where the pressure equals that friction is harder, especially since the pressure is not completely consistent throughout the tank and barrel (due to the valve airflow, etc.).

Like what has been said earlier, you may just want to try different size barrels with a temporary bond such as hot glue.