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    Post  Sadavi5 Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:53 am

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    Name: Rotator X-8

    Company: Lanard

    Style: Revolver

    Capacity: 8 Lanard Standard Microdarts held in the cylinder, no extra dart holders

    Weapon Dimensions: 1 Foot Tip to Back x 7 Inches Primer to Top x 1 Inch Side to Side

    Flat Range: 30 Feet

    45 Degree Angled Range: More than 50 Feet

    Extra Features: Clicking Hammer, Auto-Revolving Cylinder

    Cost: 8.99 USD

    Locations: Job Lot, K-Mart (Sorry I don’t have any of the Australian locations… of the downsides of being an American on an otherwise Oceanian board)

    Link to diagram of Cylinder for AR Removal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3ewfGEVDdM

    Link to Modification video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM-X23vWK0A&feature=related
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    Post  Servulus Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:12 am

    Hmm if i could get one of these i would. Would love to see what i could get out of it. Damn there non being on eBay (willing to post worldwide).
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    Post  Luke Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:22 am

    Great Review! How is the priming?
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    Post  Sadavi5 Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:25 am

    Priming is a bit sloppy, in my opinion, but the priming rod is sturdy, and doubles as a safety lock which is cool, I guess. You pull down on the bulb at the bottom until it clicks loudly, then you push it back up, then you fire. It's in the second video I put down there (the modified version video). Effective, but nothing to speak of for aesthetics or stealth. Still, I've seen worse.
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    Post  redcricket077 Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:29 am

    Have you tried it with Nerf darts?
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    Post  Luke Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:30 am

    Do you have any Internal Photos?
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    Post  Sadavi5 Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:41 am

    I have tried it with Nerf Darts, however, as with any Lanard products, they don't actually fit; if you try to put the dart into the gun and rotate the cylinder, it won't move. Putting it in through the barrel shows that it will indeed fire, but not nearly as well as it does with the Lanard Standards. I'd wager that the gun takes Cut Down Stephens and fires 'em right good, but I can't guarantee it since I have none in my possession.

    Also, I have no internal photos, unfortunately. As I said in another thread, all I did to modify this thing was the minimization, the tightening up of the barrels with a few coats of lacquer, and the boring out the narrow barrel to decrease resistance on the way out. I thought these things were a lot more common and didn't think to take photos. I'll take it apart tomorrow or Sunday and get some pics for you all and add them to the top post.
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    Post  Luke Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:45 am

    Thank you it would be much appreciated
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    Post  RL Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:58 am

    so wait.. it shoots by priming back that thing behind the barrel? so more like the old 19th century revolvers of the Wild West?

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    Post  Luke Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:00 am

    No, The Cylinder thing on the bottom,
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    Post  Sadavi5 Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:10 am

    It's in the Mod video. Watch it, there's a shooting demo. But yes, it's the cylinder.
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    Post  mull Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:33 am

    Sadavi5 wrote:I have tried it with Nerf Darts, however, as with any Lanard products, they don't actually fit; if you try to put the dart into the gun and rotate the cylinder, it won't move. Putting it in through the barrel shows that it will indeed fire, but not nearly as well as it does with the Lanard Standards.
    If I comprehend this correctly, the Nerf darts are too long for the cylinder.

    It looks like it uses the same darts as the Lanard Shell Shock X-6, which are about 1cm shorter than a Nerf streamline dart.

    Sadavi5 wrote:Locations: Job Lot, K-Mart (Sorry I don’t have any of the Australian locations… of the downsides of being an American on an otherwise Oceanian board)
    Oceania? I haven't heard that term for yonks.
    I guess it depends on how and where you are educated, and how you designate geopolitical regions.

    Hi, to the folks on the Pacific islands, if you're around.
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    Post  Sadavi5 Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:23 am

    mull wrote:It looks like it uses the same darts as the Lanard Shell Shock X-6, which are about 1cm shorter than a Nerf streamline dart.

    That it does. They're a little more than a centimeter shorter. Also, I cut down a Nerf dart to size and, no shock, it didn't work. I don't know why, but I rarely have any success with doing that. >.>

    mull wrote:Oceania? I haven't heard that term for yonks. I guess it depends on how and where you are educated, and how you designate geopolitical regions.

    The main reason I use 'Oceania' is because, as an evolutionary anthropology student, that's how the region is generally referred to in 'the field'. My academic jargon tends to overflow into my daily... um... also jargon. But yeah.
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    Post  littlebro05 Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:25 am

    It would be a really good excuse for me to try to implement a co2 tank in there.
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    Post  Sadavi5 Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:27 am

    I'm not so great with the CO2 myself, but I couldn't agree more in the case of someone with some experience with the stuff.
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    Post  mull Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:39 am

    Sadavi5 wrote:Also, I cut down a Nerf dart to size and, no shock, it didn't work. I don't know why, but I rarely have any success with doing that. >.>
    That's strange.
    I don't know about the dimensions and weights of the darts, but those Lanard darts have a larger hollow diameter than a Nerf dart.
    It may matter if the air restrictors are still on (thicker AR posts, position of airflow, etc.).

    littlebro05 wrote:It would be a really good excuse for me to try to implement a co2 tank in there.
    Yeah, that bulb there reminds me of one.
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    Post  mister_elliott Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:46 am

    littlebro05 wrote:It would be a really good excuse for me to try to implement a co2 tank in there.

    If you could do that, and get decent maverickish ranges, you would have built a sidearm that i think would sell for maybe over $150au.
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    Post  Sadavi5 Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:02 am

    Alright, so, I got the internal pics but the light sucked and my chihuahuas pretty much attacked the gun the second it was open so I had to work from scratch. Of course the SECOND I finally fix the damn thing I come across this:

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    It's a brighter, better version of the pics I took. :p

    At any rate, I also took out the Air Restrictors (on which I was totally wrong about; I thought they had restriction plates ,turns out they're just standard AR's that can be whacked out with a hammer n' screwdriver) and got maybe another 5-10 feet of range, but as expected with that kinda thing lost a bit of accuracy. Still worth it, just be prepared.
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    Post  littlebro05 Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:13 am

    Looks like you can fit a c02 tank in there. Muahahaha.
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    Post  mull Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:30 am

    I'm curious about that plunger rod.
    Is it a solid rod, or an extendable one?

    If solid, that rod is wasting some valuable plunger volume, as you need to push it back in to ready it.
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    Post  Sadavi5 Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:53 am

    It's a solid rod, and you do need to push it back in to fire. It's a waste of space, probably, but at my current Internal Modification Skill Level, I can't myself do anything to better it... which is why I gave y'all this post. :p
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    Post  RL Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:56 pm

    Hmm...

    just wondering why you lost accuracy when you removed it's air restrictors. I'm guessing it could be because with more power available, and the lack of a lengthy barrel by which the dart travels through, it's not necessarily going to go straight.

    I'd be up for opening this one and seeing what I can do with my limited modding skills! I'd need to do my scouting in TRU, Target, and Kmart to find it.. I've never seen this one before in shelves
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    Post  mull Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:10 pm

    I bought a clear one today at Myer.
    It wasn't on the shelves, so I asked the friendly clerk there, if they had it in stock.
    And so, it was in the storeroom.

    Anyways, I was not too pleased with it initially, as it produces massive fishtails at least once with a fully loaded cylinder.
    One time, it even flew like this.


    Observe my 4th shot (more visible in HD and full screen).


    I kind of fixed it by accidentally dropping it on the floor, though. o_O

    The priming rod is like a flat plastic strip about 7.5mm wide and 3mm thick.
    It's got some flex in it, and after about 100 shots, the stress marks on the plastic appear on the rod, (1) at the point where the bulb is attached to the rod, and (2) on the rod where it meets the bottom of the handle when fully primed.
    Perhaps, I was priming it too roughly...

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    Post  night stalker Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:42 pm

    My friend was to one who sent the vid of the crazy man being hit.
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    Post  Sadavi5 Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:17 pm

    Fishtailing isn't totally abnormal with it, though weirdly I had the same 'Drop-Fix' experience with mine. I've never seen a clear one before, that's really cool O.O Just from the sond on the video is does sound like you're priming it pretty hard, but I think that's more a statemenet about the construction of the gun than your caretaking abilities... it's Lannard. This is a company known for unique designs and thiiiiin plastic. >.>

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