Air powered homemade - 125 psi of water goodness!

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dekard
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Air powered homemade - 125 psi of water goodness!

Post by dekard » Tue Sep 09, 2003 10:45 pm

working on a new GUN.. I'll fill you all in as I go. I'm going completely homemade, using two 4" x 16" pvc tubes. Capped, they are rated for 230 psi. One is filled with compressed air, at 125 psi from a compressor, the other plain water. Capacity is 1 gallon, and I hold enough air for 2 gallons of shooting. I've got a pressure regulator coming outta the air tank into the water tank delivering a constant 40 PSI of water..


Photos to follow!

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Post by SSCBen » Tue Sep 09, 2003 10:49 pm

So this is a one shot type thing? Sounds pretty good though, especially if it has a good shot time. Does it work yet?

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Post by dekard » Tue Sep 09, 2003 10:51 pm

Works great, not a one shot tho.. I've got a trigger attatched the output hose.. I've got a 45 seconds shot time. Ya, it works but I need to modify the nozzle, since I'm not getting anything awesome yet.

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Post by SSCBen » Tue Sep 09, 2003 10:52 pm

How's it's range? If it's not too good, make the nozzle size smaller. I've noticed that one that is about 2X-3X gets the best range on my homemades.

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Post by dekard » Tue Sep 09, 2003 11:03 pm

Right now I'm getting about 30 foot... For a nozzle I've only got a 8\32 hole I drilled into the business end. I can't wait to show you all pictures, this is one high tech looking weapon. I'm working on a permanent trigger now, I'm going totally retro with it.

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Post by SSCBen » Thu Sep 11, 2003 12:21 am

Try a smaller nozzle and see if the range goes up. I would love to see this thing in action.

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Post by Neuro » Thu Sep 11, 2003 1:16 am

I am not skilled at such arts.
"I used to care, but now I take a pill for that."

You can pretty much ignore the times on that, I rarely ever have Xfire on when I play. I should, though.
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Post by SSCBen » Thu Sep 11, 2003 7:17 pm

Many people are not. That's why when I make homemades I try to make them as simple as possible so that everyone can make them.

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