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    First mod : Nitefinder upgrade (build log)

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    chinnerz

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    First mod : Nitefinder upgrade (build log)

    Post  chinnerz on Wed May 12, 2010 6:27 am

    This is going to be a build log... What that means is, i will not be making a new topic every time i do something to this particular gun

    So far....
    I decided to get a nitefinder
    Removed the front dart holder/quiver
    Removed the 'laz0r'. A gun of the accuracy and speed is not worthy of one so i decided not to wire up a real one or replace with a torch
    Removed barrel
    Removed AR
    New barrel: faber-castell white board marker
    Added another spring (only a very weak one)
    Added teflon and wire to the piston head (improving the seal, i only need to place the dart half way in barrel, it gets pulled the rest of the way)

    time taken: 30 mins (include video capture time)

    Performance:

    The gun is 11 meters away from wall. I wasn't paying much attention to where i was aiming and how i was holding the gun... i think all shots are angled... infact that last one hit the roof

    Sorry about the S***house quality, that is my 6 year old bridging camera from nikon...
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    Re: First mod : Nitefinder upgrade (build log)

    Post  nerffirefight24 on Wed May 12, 2010 9:50 am

    No offence but for a NF thats pretty crap ranges, if you replace the spring with a CS38 i think it is and cut a few coils off it the ranges will improve by heaps, and maybe use a dart better than a suction cup one.
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    Re: First mod : Nitefinder upgrade (build log)

    Post  littlebro05 on Wed May 12, 2010 9:59 am

    If you read carefully, he said the range's he was shooting at was 11metres... not it shoots at up to 11metres. It could probably get another 10metres more if he was out side.
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    Re: First mod : Nitefinder upgrade (build log)

    Post  chinnerz on Wed May 12, 2010 10:50 am

    Mate i'm not going to lie, i'm not super happy with the ranger either. littlebro05 is right, i can get some more as at 11 meters the darts stick in the wall at like head/upper chest height, but i still want more.

    The thing is that i don't have a heap of time to do mods with school and stuff, and i was tired of looking at a dis-assembled gun... so the logical thing was to get it working, and upgrade it later on. So stay tuned because in the coming weeks... there is probably going to be 20% nitefinder left... (the other 80% will be custom parts)

    I am not fully sure of what i am going to be doing.... so feel free to give me ideas!!

    Currently im thinking of giving the NF a SMG look. i am thinking about making a 6 or 8 gun quiver/dart holder to stick on the front. Also, looks are a big thing for me, so i am thinking fake silencer on the front and gettig some fiberglass or polymorph plastic and redoing the look of the gun. I dont know... thats what im thinking right now

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    Re: First mod : Nitefinder upgrade (build log)

    Post  splosionman on Wed May 12, 2010 12:07 pm

    I still don't see why these things need threads of thir own, no offence. As has been said many times before, there is a post pictures of your gun thread, wich could be used perfectly well for this 'build log', and nothing special is being done. These threads are good for crazy things, like splits titan and mega missile vulcan. That thing is amazing, and has taken a very long time to build going through many stages, had a write up and was technically amazing. This is none of those.

    Kind of forgot that I do think this is a good mod, especially for a first try.


    Last edited by splosionman on Wed May 12, 2010 1:47 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Being depressing)
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    Re: First mod : Nitefinder upgrade (build log)

    Post  chinnerz on Wed May 12, 2010 12:41 pm

    Thank you for your comment! Or should i say flame...

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    Re: First mod : Nitefinder upgrade (build log)

    Post  splosionman on Wed May 12, 2010 1:18 pm

    Yeah, it was probably flame.
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    Re: First mod : Nitefinder upgrade (build log)

    Post  melbourneSTORM4eva on Wed May 12, 2010 1:21 pm

    No need to head off topic whether it was a flame or not.

    I think it is a very nice mod, for your first mod, well done mate!

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    Re: First mod : Nitefinder upgrade (build log)

    Post  Pois0n on Wed May 12, 2010 1:44 pm

    I would say that it performs FINE for minimal modification. Try a different barrel, and I think you would get much better results.
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    Re: First mod : Nitefinder upgrade (build log)

    Post  chinnerz on Wed May 12, 2010 2:59 pm

    Thanks for comments guys!!

    Yeah a proper barrel would be better... but that marker was the best i could find in the ACT. I should probably get some PETG...
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    Re: First mod : Nitefinder upgrade (build log)

    Post  chinnerz on Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:06 am

    So, its been a while and my gun has started collecting dust....

    I want to gift this gun to one of my mates for his B'day, so i want to finish it quickly... That being said i still want to do a good job
    So, I'm not fully redoing it as i had first planned, and i ma leaving some parts stock, well, most parts stock

    Mods done since last time:
    Springs removed.
    Front of gun removed.
    Front 'block' added.
    Sling shot arm added (hollow tempered .25mm steel... its quite strong)


    Picture time:




    performance:
    Poor.... make that very poor. It doesn't shoot yet

    Work still to be done:
    >Drilling of front dart quiver.(It will probably hold 2 darts)
    >General strengthening.
    >Plaster to fill in all the gaps.
    >Addition of Bands.
    >Paint


    Last edited by chinnerz on Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:21 pm; edited 1 time in total
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    Re: First mod : Nitefinder upgrade (build log)

    Post  CobraNerf on Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:25 am

    Resize your pics.
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    Re: First mod : Nitefinder upgrade (build log)

    Post  Biggles on Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:41 am

    CobraNerf wrote:Resize your pics.

    Please do.

    Biggles
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    chinnerz

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    Re: First mod : Nitefinder upgrade (build log)

    Post  chinnerz on Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:17 pm

    haha I did from 3.2 mp.... Guess its still too big

    Ok, all good
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    Re: First mod : Nitefinder upgrade (build log)

    Post  chinnerz on Sun Jun 27, 2010 6:19 pm

    So, it has taken a little longer than expected. This is due to the perfectionist values which i try and uphold :P, and that I am quite bad at getting putty to be uniform the first time.

    I need to find out what works better as slingshot bands. Regular HomeBrand rubber gloves, or disposable latex gloves... For this application as there is not much draw back, my money is on the rubber glove, but when using tools and materials for purposes they were not designed, you never know

    Also for the paint, I was thinking gray base with a fluro orange arrows



    But that is subject to change
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    Re: First mod : Nitefinder upgrade (build log)

    Post  Foam Militia on Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:46 am

    Gloves? Why wouldn't you use something like a bungee cord instead? Or an extension spring?
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    Re: First mod : Nitefinder upgrade (build log)

    Post  chinnerz on Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:17 am

    Because I'm cheap

    Also, springs are a potential hazard if they break and fly off. Bungee sounds like a good idea... but i already have all this rubber cut up...
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    Re: First mod : Nitefinder upgrade (build log)

    Post  chinnerz on Fri Jul 02, 2010 9:41 am

    Yay Finished!

    Ok, so it took longer then expected... but it is indeed finished now.

    The clear coat will take a few more days to fully cure but it is in firing condition right now.
    Picture time:




    I will make a shooting video in the next few days.
    From what I can see the power is good... Numbers will come soon.
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    Re: First mod : Nitefinder upgrade (build log)

    Post  killerbunny on Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:34 am

    that is a sweet looking nitefinder great job javascript:emoticonp('8)') i can't wait to see what you come up with next
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    Re: First mod : Nitefinder upgrade (build log)

    Post  radiantraidercs-35 on Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:46 am

    a little tip, you can still use a laser dot point on your NF you can buy the little pen size dot laser's from chinatown markets etc there only $10 bucks and they look cool just have to clip it on to the NF it sould not be to hard to do
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    Re: First mod : Nitefinder upgrade (build log)

    Post  radiantraidercs-35 on Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:52 am

    chinnerz wrote:Yay Finished!

    Ok, so it took longer then expected... but it is indeed finished now.

    The clear coat will take a few more days to fully cure but it is in firing condition right now.
    Picture time:




    I will make a shooting video in the next few days.
    From what I can see the power is good... Numbers will come soon.



    hey they look cool there like mini crossbows lol what sorta band's are you useing and what is there distance?
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    Re: First mod : Nitefinder upgrade (build log)

    Post  chinnerz on Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:38 am

    Right well i made a vid just then but i came out really crap as it was taken from my phone at night time :/

    But the results are:
    >>It shoots 12-16 meters flat (I cbf using a measuring tape so i just took big steps)
    >>Accuracy was measured from 8 meters away. Out of 5 shots, 2 hit a shoebox... however I did notice that it swings to the right and if taken into account then more would hit the target.

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