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    The Questions Thread.

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    taerkitty

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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  taerkitty on Thu Mar 24, 2011 2:44 pm

    Your middle one is as far as I'd go for 'acceptable'. Also, if the end is uneven, that might affect flight as well.

    As for length, in the states we tend to go for around 1.5" (~ 3.75cm), so we mod the clips to work with shorter darts.
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  Silent Scope on Thu Mar 24, 2011 3:28 pm

    As long as one side is at square, any excess angle can be burnt off with the tip of the glue gun.

    sd_type wrote:edit: rephrase that... are streamline lengths the optimal length in terms of clip friendly and head type customization?
    In terms of being clip friendly, yes. Nothing is more handy when you need to share your clips and drums with people around you (god that happenned a lot in RoF).

    I don't believe in foam lengths cut shorter than streamline anyways..


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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  Scout on Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:00 pm

    FINALLY replaced my nightfinder with the c-836 spring. But lost the catch spring up the top of the nightfinder. Fitted a maverick catch up there but wont cock properly. Any suggestions on a replacement catch for it?
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  CaptainSurprise on Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:46 pm

    You can buy replacement/upgrade catch springs online, but I've found cut down springs from clicky pens work decently well.
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  thestick on Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:21 pm

    You can also get small springs that work well with catches from bunnings.
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  RL on Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:33 pm

    Has anyone encountered a situation with the Tek 6 where the barrels stop rotating automatically?

    Its internals aren't very difficult to navigate through, but for some reason mine has stopped rotating.
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  taerkitty on Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:15 pm

    You may want to try gluing the slip clutch or crown gear together. That means you won't be able to manually advance the turret, though.
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  LostBoy on Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:12 am

    I had 125 posts, but, it has gone back down to 78? Does anyone know why this has happend?
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  RL on Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:55 am

    LostBoy wrote:I had 125 posts, but, it has gone back down to 78? Does anyone know why this has happend?

    They delete threads regularly. I post a lot in the questions thread, so when they culled the old one, mine went down as well.

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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  LostBoy on Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:58 am

    2120 wrote:
    LostBoy wrote:I had 125 posts, but, it has gone back down to 78? Does anyone know why this has happend?

    They delete threads regularly. I post a lot in the questions thread, so when they culled the old one, mine went down as well.


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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  dandaldaks on Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:07 am

    Yeah, they killed/deleted the old questions thread so mine posts went out the door.
    But it doesn't matter, It keeps the forum clean, unlike NerfHaven, they have MEGA-threads.
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  matt.chopper on Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:47 am

    Okay...

    I want to reinforce my LS bolt sled the Littlebro way.

    Instead of buying aluminium sheeting could I just use the aluminium from a coke can?

    Would I need to double up?
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  Xoenz on Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:08 am

    How much would Swarmfires, quick 16, speed-load 6 and sharp shots be worth here?

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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  Brunius on Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:10 am

    matt.chopper wrote:Okay...

    I want to reinforce my LS bolt sled the Littlebro way.

    Instead of buying aluminium sheeting could I just use the aluminium from a coke can?

    Would I need to double up?

    You could use the aluminium from a coke can, but I'd reccommend against it. For one thing, it's much thinner. Much, much thinner. If you were dead set on it, I'd go for 4-5 layers of it.
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  TheBradl3s on Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:14 am

    matt.chopper wrote:Okay...

    I want to reinforce my LS bolt sled the Littlebro way.

    Instead of buying aluminium sheeting could I just use the aluminium from a coke can?

    Would I need to double up?

    No... Just, No. Just go out and buy some aluminium sheeting, its not very expensive. You can even get similar sheeting at hobby stores, even cheeper for a small amount.

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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  dandaldaks on Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:44 am

    Xeonz, as far as we know they might not be coming to Australia. It is apparently Asian Exclusive.
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  Nerph on Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:08 am

    I saw inf0rm3r's thread about the Silicone Dart Tips, but I don't get how you use them or why they are needed..
    Could someone explain what they are?
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  taerkitty on Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:32 pm

    Nerph wrote:I saw inf0rm3r's thread about the Silicone Dart Tips, but I don't get how you use them or why they are needed..
    Could someone explain what they are?
    You use them with inf0rm3r's blue tube foam (or you get very patient with a straw and you FBR). They are a way to make 99% identical streamlines, but without the crappy hole in the tip that throws things off so much.
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  Nerph on Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:49 pm

    taerkitty wrote:
    Nerph wrote:I saw inf0rm3r's thread about the Silicone Dart Tips, but I don't get how you use them or why they are needed..
    Could someone explain what they are?
    You use them with inf0rm3r's blue tube foam (or you get very patient with a straw and you FBR). They are a way to make 99% identical streamlines, but without the crappy hole in the tip that throws things off so much.

    I'm guessing they fly better as well?
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  RL on Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:42 pm

    They fly straight regardless of gun. But it's most effective with powerful guns. I think the QLD guys used snap caps before, and now they're switching to silicone tips.. I'd find up the exact reason why for you... but there's a search button here.

    I've got a fishtailing problem with me BBUMB. I've got a 17cm PETG barrel nested on 15mm PVC and a coupler. I pump up to 7 times and the blue foam with 8g snap caps that I'm using are dancing around like they were streamlines. Now I'm left wondering what I should do to correct it.


    EDIT: I've a few hypotheses, but I'd still like to hear from either expertise or experience

    -overpumping
    -barrel length
    -dart condition
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  dandaldaks on Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:18 am

    Its probably overpumping.
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  littlebro05 on Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:32 am

    @2120 It's over pumping.

    Barrel length might play a factor.

    Dart weight too.
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  RL on Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:58 am

    littlebro05 wrote:@2120 It's over pumping.

    Barrel length might play a factor.

    Dart weight too.

    So what would be the ideal barrel length and dart weight? Well.. with dart weight I can't fix that by tonight, I gotta get new tips and whatnot.
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  thestick on Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:10 am

    2120 wrote:
    littlebro05 wrote:@2120 It's over pumping.

    Barrel length might play a factor.

    Dart weight too.

    So what would be the ideal barrel length and dart weight? Well.. with dart weight I can't fix that by tonight, I gotta get new tips and whatnot.

    I'd try using a 30cm barrel. That is generally a decent length for a air blaster. But I think that the darts are your main problem.
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  Darth Lai on Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:48 pm

    Are Lanard Big Salvos "rare"? And how much would one pay for a NIB?

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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  thestick on Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:51 pm

    Darth Lai wrote:Are Lanard Big Salvos "rare"? And how much would one pay for a NIB?

    Thanks,
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    Not sure how rare they are, but I saw a couple in one of my local Toy Worlds for $50ea.
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  mull on Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:00 pm

    I've only seen Big Salvos in Toy World.
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    Post  Zandor on Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:17 am

    Hey guys, quick Modding question;

    I've had my Titan for about 4 months now, haven't used it much except for novelty "show and tell". Only mods I've done to it is taken out the ball-bearings so it will shoot higher, locked the near-useless pressure gauge in place, and drilled out the "air restricting grills".

    It's been great, but suddenly over the weekend just gone, it decides to only go about 60-70% of its normal range. I normally only pump it about 30-35 times, I haven't sealed the safety valve bit (*yet* - tempted to now, but I need to know a good safe-number-of-pumps-limit after doing so).

    I'm going to take my Titan apart tomorrow and have a look inside to see if there are any leaks or anything suss like that (and post pics here if I need further help)... just wanted to ask for some advice; is there anything I should keep my eyes out for in particular that could be causing this?

    Also; any other tips for increasing power? (Eg; if I remove the pressure gauge entirely and block off the pipe? Etc.)

    Thanks in advance,

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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  RL on Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:10 pm

    Alright, so the back of my reverse plunger tube fell off, so it's time to reinforce. Do I put the washer inside or on the outside?

    Cheers
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  matt.chopper on Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:16 pm

    2120 wrote:Alright, so the back of my reverse plunger tube fell off, so it's time to reinforce. Do I put the washer inside or on the outside?

    Cheers

    Put it on the outside.

    Do you have a felt pad on the inside?

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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  RL on Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:03 pm

    matt.chopper wrote:
    2120 wrote:Alright, so the back of my reverse plunger tube fell off, so it's time to reinforce. Do I put the washer inside or on the outside?

    Cheers

    Put it on the outside.

    Do you have a felt pad on the inside?


    Nah I ran out. That's probably why, and the fact I had a spring spacer + powerstock. Anyway I didn't have any washers so I put a 10 cent piece. It might make it harder to put back the black cover, but I barely use that anyway.

    I put an o-ring on the other tube as a form of padding. Anyway trial and error.
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  clunk07 on Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:49 pm

    2120 wrote:
    matt.chopper wrote:
    2120 wrote:Alright, so the back of my reverse plunger tube fell off, so it's time to reinforce. Do I put the washer inside or on the outside?

    Cheers

    Put it on the outside.

    Do you have a felt pad on the inside?


    Nah I ran out. That's probably why, and the fact I had a spring spacer + powerstock. Anyway I didn't have any washers so I put a 10 cent piece. It might make it harder to put back the black cover, but I barely use that anyway.

    I put an o-ring on the other tube as a form of padding. Anyway trial and error.

    If you reinforce the plunger tube properly, you won't need any padding. On Littlebro's advice, I've used washer's to reinforce 2 x recon's, 2 x alpha trooper's and 1 x longstrike, and had no issues. And there's been quite a few rounds put through each blaster.
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  SydneyNerfer on Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:01 pm

    Mod help:

    Did a simple ARR to my longshot (soon to a spring addition as well) but now it is impossible (nearly) to prime it back, but going forward is a bit better. I think it has something to do with the alignment of the plunger chamber, especially the small pole poking out to one side of it. Anyone got any tips/help?

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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  RL on Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:01 am

    Make sure your gun's internals are correct. Check an online guide or a picture. There's a nub on one side of the plunger tube that's supposed to go to a hole on the shell that receives screws.
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    Re: The Questions Thread.

    Post  Xoenz on Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:04 am

    2120 wrote:Make sure your gun's internals are correct. Check an online guide or a picture. There's a nub on one side of the plunger tube that's supposed to go to a hole on the shell that receives screws.

    Is very important. This is where I had the same problem with you, you gotta put the stick into the hole. <-- yes be mature about it.

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