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    Post  TheBradl3s Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:32 am

    Ok, why didnt I put this in the Picturs thread? Because I wanted some feedback on it anyway lets get started, This mornings gatherings:

    Stampede eh? Img2656c

    Well, anyway, I got this idea from AJ at Adelaide first mod party, anyway, it was to minimize the shit out of a Stampede. Here it is:

    Stampede eh? Img2665h Stampede eh? Img2666e

    Now some internal Pics:

    Stampede eh? Img2657f Stampede eh? Img2658jp Stampede eh? Img2659xw

    Anyway, I hooked this up to my 12v battery with Lachlans 50ft spring and its the shizz, here's a firing video:



    Anyway, Questions, Comments, Flames?

    - Brad

    PS: As I said, the reason why I made a thread for this instead of putting it in the pictures thread was because I wanted feedback on this.
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    Post  Reconzor Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:45 am

    That is absolutely amazing! Excellent work. That recoil is pretty cool, but would be annoying. It looks like a perfect backup pistol/primary for HvZ. Awesome job
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    Post  littlebro05 Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:48 am

    Haha. $200 worth of stampedes. I'll be buying one a week assuming there are any left.

    I was going to rage, but it's thebradl3s and your cutting up job isn't too bad, it reminds me of an SMG. Might I suggest you replacing the 'hollow' space of the minimisation with some sort of plexi sheet or something. I reckon it would look cooler. What it look like with the battery?
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    Post  TheBradl3s Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:02 am

    well, I made an extension cable for the battery and then i have it in a 'bum bag' because it fits nicely.
    Here's some more pics.

    Stampede eh? Img2667n Stampede eh? Img2667n Stampede eh? Img2669wp

    - Brad

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    Post  littlebro05 Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:18 am

    Hmm. I'm sure it's comfortable for you, but for me, I might find it comfortable to... even lighter! I would hate to use it with cords sticking out. Mainly because if you snag it on something. You can say good bye your wiring.

    I reckon it would look cool if you had the battery stuck on there. Looks like an alien head :D.
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    Post  TheBradl3s Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:23 am

    Well, I built this gun as a rushing weapon. I could have done this with magstrike but I thought this was batter. Anyway I can tuck the cable away into the bag so it isn't very bad.

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    Post  littlebro05 Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:36 am

    You COULD of done it to a Magstrike. However, a magstrike doesn't come with three high capacity clips does it :P. I got 7 magstrike clips, so I may do a compressor mod on it soon.
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    Post  TheBradl3s Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:40 am

    littlebro05 wrote:You COULD of done it to a Magstrike. However, a magstrike doesn't come with three high capacity clips does it :P. I got 7 magstrike clips, so I may do a compressor mod on it soon.

    Exactly.

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    Post  oxymoron Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:30 am

    It's pretty weird looking - but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
    If it was me I'd close up the big holes and use 4x14500 Li Ion batteries in it the same as on Modworks
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    Post  Winterstrike Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:53 am

    Groan, I'm not going to be able to treat Brad like the other 12 yr olds anymore.
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    Post  Joey Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:08 am

    Add a bit of the stock on the end and it will look like a KRISS
    Stampede eh? Kriss_super_v
    (ok well kinda, on a side note a grip on the front might help with recoil, otherwise DUEL WEILD!!!)

    Also can we get this kid an upgrade to 'super contributer' or something?
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    Post  longstrikeguy Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:11 am

    I think it looks cool and the pouch is a good idea exept that it could get snagged. It would be great for HvZ.
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    Post  matt.chopper Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:17 am

    I like it. It would look awesome if you attached the battery to the blaster.

    Anyway good work Brad.
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    Post  TheBradl3s Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:41 am

    Just a small update, I went ghetto and used an ice cream lid, cut it out and stick it on, I also cut it in half so i can open it, as cut a hole for the darts. I was originally going to use some orange PVC sheeting but I used this instead because it was easier to cut out. Now all it needs is a paintjob.

    Stampede eh? Img2673g

    oh yeah and 200 posts! woo!

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    Post  gooni Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:09 am

    Fook me Brad (please don't). That is freaking cool dude, I will be seeing that soon.
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    Post  jacko1120 Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:15 am

    How much was the battery at battery world?
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    Post  lefty Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:55 am

    Love it. I think the battery needs to be incorporated in to the blaster though, check out Li-po battery's. Their small and have a higher current discharge for the voltage (which means a 12v Li-po fires like a 15v Li-on)

    One of those babies would tuck in nicely, be light and look the part.

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    Post  TheBradl3s Tue Jan 11, 2011 11:38 am

    jacko1120 wrote:How much was the battery at battery world?

    I got mine for $30 and $35 for the charger

    lefty wrote:Love it. I think the battery needs to be incorporated in to the blaster though, check out Li-po battery's. Their small and have a higher current discharge for the voltage (which means a 12v Li-po fires like a 15v Li-on)

    One of those babies would tuck in nicely, be light and look the part.


    Thanks but I will NEVER i repeat NEVER use Li-Po in Nerf as the need high ventilation to keep them cool because if they get too hot, well, lets just say, I wont want to be turned into a flame-grilled steak

    Li-PO's are kinda like Asbestos, They are really good, but have massive flaws. Where as Asbestos kills you over 30 so years, LI-PO's only explode, but if you are any were near it, you will most likely get 3rd degree burns, if not worse!

    Now to every one, the reason why I didn't attach the battery was because I wanted to shred as much weight as possible so this is easy to run with and because I also use the battery in my other Stampede(s)

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    Post  littlebro05 Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:14 pm

    Ice cream lid aye. I reckon you chould make that part orange :P. But yeah at least it doesn't look like someone cut it down like in samurai movies now :D.

    I just realised that when you fire it, you'll see that bolt thing go in and out. Maybe you should make the 'faux' barrel a little longer and put a muzzle flash so it looks like something and not 'unsafe'. You know what they might say, you're gonna barrel tap someone's eye out! Haha.

    Man that battery set up is expensive.

    I got a ghetto set up with trustfires :D. Just as light and effective!

    Yeah I can see why you have it in a pouch. Although I still wouldn't prefer it because you might snag it on something and there goes your set up. You might rip something out. I guess if you're playing on an open field, it will be fine though.
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    Post  lefty Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:54 pm

    Just curious Littlebro what is the trust fire set up worth in $'s and for what voltage?

    Brad appears to have a 2.4ah SLA battery which retail for $25-$30.

    I'm using a 1.2ah SLA which cost about the same but is have the size, weight and capacity.

    The current draw appears to be very low for the stampede motor so we'll recharge the battery well before it shows any sign of discharge (3 weeks so far). This is one of the reasons I thought the Li-po would be a good fit, particularly with the cut back shell. I should note the Li-po battery is expensive and requires the correct charger also (expensive).
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    Post  littlebro05 Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:58 pm

    For the battery set up I've got. It'll cost you less than $20 to run. It's lighter and will be able to get you through about 800 rounds... My stampede has lasted about 2 wars now. Although once it drops down pass 14-15Vs it's best to go charge them.

    Charger - $8
    AA Tray - $2
    4 Trustfires - $8

    It may take up to a month to be delivered though.
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    Post  oxymoron Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:06 pm

    ^ I've just ordered the same setup from Deal Extreme. Bit worried about it taking a month though, is that how long it took for yours?
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    Post  littlebro05 Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:54 am

    oxymoron wrote:^ I've just ordered the same setup from Deal Extreme. Bit worried about it taking a month though, is that how long it took for yours?

    Mine took two weeks. However, I have heard from people taking it up to one month.
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    Post  -Aj- Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:27 am

    Glad to see you got around to doing this, my plans kinda go a step further.. but this is a great start, very clean minimisation... secretly I know you made it so it can fit in a school bag so you can attack me at work haha

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    Post  TheBradl3s Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:08 am

    -Aj- wrote:Glad to see you got around to doing this, my plans kinda go a step further.. but this is a great start, very clean minimisation... secretly I know you made it so it can fit in a school bag so you can attack me at work haha

    Aj

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    Post  revo Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:20 am

    I have lipos, if I put it in my gun, It will shoot trough wood! haha, Use NiMH, Dont use a Lipo thats more then 2 cell.
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    Post  littlebro05 Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:06 am

    Sorry revo. There's this massive misconception that 'the higher the voltage' or 'faster the ROF" the stronger the dart will shoot. That is false.

    How can something shoot stronger since it has a higher ROF or voltage, when it's just the same spring load of the setup? Just to clear it up lol. So even if you use lipos with a stock spring, it will not shoot further or the dart at a higher velocity.


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    Post  Servulus Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:09 am

    -Aj- wrote:Glad to see you got around to doing this, my plans kinda go a step further.. but this is a great start, very clean minimisation... secretly I know you made it so it can fit in a school bag so you can attack me at work haha

    Aj

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    -Aj- wrote:Glad to see you got around to doing this, my plans kinda go a step further.. but this is a great start, very clean minimisation... secretly I know you made it so it can fit in a school bag so you can attack me at work haha

    Aj

    teehee


    I just think it is funny that Aj is a teacher (computer technician or something similar) at TheBradl3s school. I mean who has ever thought that a teacher from their school could play with nerf guns too?

    It feels so wrong!

    Good mod Brad.
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    Post  jacko1120 Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:08 am

    Servulus wrote:
    -Aj- wrote:Glad to see you got around to doing this, my plans kinda go a step further.. but this is a great start, very clean minimisation... secretly I know you made it so it can fit in a school bag so you can attack me at work haha

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    -Aj- wrote:Glad to see you got around to doing this, my plans kinda go a step further.. but this is a great start, very clean minimisation... secretly I know you made it so it can fit in a school bag so you can attack me at work haha

    Aj

    teehee


    I just think it is funny that Aj is a teacher (computer technician or something similar) at TheBradl3s school. I mean who has ever thought that a teacher from their school could play with nerf guns too?

    It feels so wrong!

    Good mod Brad.

    So wrong yet so, so cool.
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    Post  littlebro05 Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:10 am

    All you really can say is... Small world!
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    Post  -Aj- Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:15 pm

    Lol I'm not a teacher but yeah, small world! Eh, could work out good, some kind of st peters nerf legue haha they certainly have a magnificent place to war in

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    Post  littlebro05 Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:36 pm

    -Aj- wrote:Lol I'm not a teacher but yeah, small world! Eh, could work out good, some kind of st peters nerf legue haha they certainly have a magnificent place to war in

    Aj

    Sorry thebradl3s if this is going off topic here, but it's pretty funny. Sitras, one of the nerfers here is friends with this girl, whose older sister studies univesity at the same uni degree as I do.

    You're lucky in Adelaide you can actually war in school grounds. If we caught, we get owned :(.
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    Post  bbqbeefburgerman Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:03 pm

    littlebro05 wrote:
    -Aj- wrote:Lol I'm not a teacher but yeah, small world! Eh, could work out good, some kind of st peters nerf legue haha they certainly have a magnificent place to war in

    Aj

    Sorry thebradl3s if this is going off topic here, but it's pretty funny. Sitras, one of the nerfers here is friends with this girl, whose older sister studies univesity at the same uni degree as I do.

    You're lucky in Adelaide you can actually war in school grounds. If we caught, we get owned :(.

    At least you can have proper wars.
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    Post  TheBradl3s Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:33 am

    Well, it is now finished. Although I don't know what to call it, but what ever. Anyway here's some pics.

    Stampede eh? Img2680b Stampede eh? Img2681t
    Stampede eh? Img2682f Stampede eh? Img2686y
    Stampede eh? Img2687y

    In some places, the paint job isn't that great, but meh, I'm not that good at painting. lol

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    Post  redcricket077 Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:38 am

    Very nice work mate! A bit more blue and it would be Spiderman's SMG.

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