I have no experience with homemades, but as far as I understand, with care, there should be no problems incurred - however the lack of experience will probably show up in some of my homemade plans.
I have no idea about the limits of homemades, so if I aim too high, please tell me.
On the other hand - I have enough experience of water guns and modding that I shouldn't find anything too hard. The biggest problem will probably be the availability of parts.
By the end of next month, I'll probably have my armoury into double figures and it will cover everything from small pistols and XP "assualt rifles" to large CPS weapons, so I'm looking for homemades that are completely out of the box relative to this.
My first plan was to build the Cerberus water balloon launcher I have been detailing in "Water balloon topic" - it's completely off the wall compared to anything I'll have from Larami/Hasbro, so it's far enough from it to be my first choice for a build.
After the Cerberus, I had plans for (but not necessarily in this order)
- An APH based on the one on this site.
However I think I'll be building it with 4 PCs that can be turned on and off independently, to allow it to fulfil various different roles.
- A massive CPH loosely based on the Splashzooka.
And I mean massive - I'm planning to link three 3 litre CPS PC chambers together for a massive 9l capacity. It'll be dual fillable - both hose connection and pump (for if a hose isn't available) which might be able to feed from an optional backpack.
Ok, it'll take a long time to fill, or around 200 pumps with a large capacity pump, but on rough estimates, it will have around:
- 15 seconds of 20x fire
- 30 seconds of 10x fire
- a minute of fire time on 5x
- 2 & a half minutes on 2x
So with PCs that big, there should be no shottime issues.
I'm thinking 3 PCs because one 4' to 5' long PC is impractical and probably far too big - three 15" to 18" long 4" diameter PCs can be mounted alongside each other for a 24"-30" long weapon at maximum.
Obviously, air pressure isn't that practical here, so this needs to be CPS.
This is the more optimistic design of the three homemade plans I have (including the Cerberus).
I think it's possible, but I'd love feedback. If it's possible, I don't have too much trouble with impracticality of the build.
Anyway, after building the Cerberus, the others should be quite easy.
So what do people think of my plans? For now it's going to be just the water balloon launcher and the two homemades, but I might add "The Ultimate water gun" to my build list after I've finished a couple.