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Old 05-15-2011, 03:42 PM   #1
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Smile WesTheBotMaster's APH

After stumbling upon this site a year or two ago, I just had to build an APH.

So, after a bunch of interruptions, distractions, and planning, I present: my APH!

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This thing has great power, shot time, and range (compared to the soakers i'm used to, anyway), and i'm pretty happy with it. The pump action is really smooth as well. My only complain is at high pressures, (about 20 pumps) the pump leaks, but other than that it's great.

Thanks!
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Old 05-15-2011, 04:47 PM   #2
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Default Re: WesTheBotMaster's APH

Nice job on the build, and those are some huge PC's! Just wondering, how does it handle? Can you maneuver well, and is it comfortable to hold for long periods of time?

Just some ideas for improvement, as ergonomics can turn a great weapon into an amazing one.
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:52 PM   #3
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Thanks! I was originally going to make the PCs taller(12", these ones are 9"), but I think this is just about the perfect length.

The gun is not as cumbersome and bulky as I thought it would be. If I didn't have the strap, it would be awful, but the strap makes it quite easy to carry.

The only thing is, it is top-heavy, so if you aren't careful, the gun will flip upside down.
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Old 05-16-2011, 02:33 PM   #4
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hehe, nice^^ How much ml does the PC hold and how much is the pump- volume each stroke ?

Furthermore are you thinking of adding a backpack ?
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:45 PM   #5
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Seems great, and that part about the balance is something that could make the gun amazing. Try moving the reservoir to the underside of the gun, and have a dual strap arrangement, one for each shoulder.
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:41 PM   #6
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@-G-JiV-, the PCs are 1547 ml (all together, from my calculations), and the pump is ~65 ml.

I keep debating between a backpack and an onboard reservoir. Here is how (ish) I would make the reservoir: (attached image).

I realize there would have to be some sort of tubing going inside the reservoir to the bottom. Has anyone done something like that before?

I think for now I will go with a few milk jugs in a backpack and some tubing, until I can decide what I want to do finally.
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:37 PM   #7
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I built up a APH with 2500ml PC-volume and a pump-volume of 180 ml

http://forums.sscentral.org/t6319/

THe bottles where replaced by 5x 2 litre soda bottles This is such a beast...hehe!
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