My next mod project is to recreate the ultimate modded gun of XN. What he did probably puts all my other modded guns to shame. I am going to make the "12,000/1000" and bring history back to life. Plus with the modern tech we have available today. XN mentions the nozzle sizing being a problem. We can fix that and optimize the nozzle size today. XN used 40 or 60 balloons to k-mod, we can go higher today.
This is going to involve more than just putting a 12K pc in a 1000. All of the internals must be swapped, if possible. The resulting gun must have the 12K check valve, easy if the full internals will fit. This of course also requires a CPS 1200 and 1000, guns which I don't have. Therefore, this project may take a while, since I don't know where I'm going to be able to find said guns. They are rather rare, even on Ebay. I will be observing XN's theory of HPL, or high pressure limit.
This is not well-documented, so help would be much appreciated!
The original article [note how advanced it is for its time!]:
xNeverFaceDefeatx wrote:Different Kinds of Power.
One could assume that specific power is specific power, and essentially, it remains constant, a form of energy that is described as always being uniform. However, through different applications, the same power can be harnessed to work in different ways, so essentially, it is not the power that changes, but the way it is applied. The reason for the title is to allow for easier understanding, but by this last paragraph, I may have lost everyone in it. Onto the element.
Power can be harnessed in many ways. It can be harnessed to limit it, or to totally let it do its own agenda, however, you will see the specific factors effecting what I am explaining. Most recently, I have pulled out an old dormant experiment of mine, the CPS-12000/1000, perhaps not unique in theory, but unique in actually design and application. This experiment, 12000/1000, includes a combined number of factors that allow for it to achieve what I am going to describle, not just one change. Basically, the whole design of the project was to design a modify a blaster to fire as hard or harder than the CPS-2000. But what is hard? What does that describe? What does it mean to you?
To many, it means distance. Surely the most common misconception is that the farther the distance, the more power applied. However, this is wrong, and I will prove it(I hope I am right here!) Basically, the 12000/1000 has been power-modded, not only to the main pressure structure, but the entire weapon being tuned to allow for the stresses of higher performance. Then the CPS-2000. The CPS-2000 in this experiment is the constant, firing 50-55 ft. with a 20X stream. The 12000/1000 cannot be the constant because I have no documentation yet of it's true caliber. The first test was a distance test. First, since the CPS-2000 is the unnoficial victor, is fired first to allow the 12000/1000 to 'step up' to it. The weapon was fired at a 45 degree angle and the huge stream rained down on concrete. Its distance was noted. Next, the 12000/1000 was tested in the exact same manner, same start, same angle, and fired. The majority of the stream fell about 5-7 feet behind the 2000s. Next, a raw power velocity test. This test is performed in a opened garage to shield it from the side wind. I took the 2000, and held it level against the groud, and fired. Its distance was noted. Then, taking the 12000/1000, under the same conditions, same start, level ground, and fired. The stream moved past the resting place of the 2000's and fell 7 feet ahead of it. It completely caught me off guard. What does this tell me? I am not sure yet, other than many factors affected the difference: 1. Power
CPS-2000-High power weapon rated beyond 26 psi
No comparison available. -this is what we are trying to find out!
Nozzle system- This is where the true difference lies.
CPS-2000-20X nozzle rating, no tube style nozzle opening, mesh wired
CPS-12000/1000 9x estimated(talking in size), no tube style nozzle, mesh wired.
The effects-The CPS-2000 produces a lobbing of 20x water stream that has enough momentum to carry it far distances.
The 12000/1000 has a smaller nozzle that can't 100% handle the power being delivered, therefore breaking up the stream and causing less distance.
One thing out of this whole test that was plainly obvious-The 12000/1000 has a MUCH higher nozzle velocity than the CPS-2000. In other words, it delivers it's water quicker, but distance does have an effect on velocity. It seems natural that the faster the water is traveling, the faster the stream will be to break up. So slow the water down by giving it a larger nozzle. Then what do we have? The CPS-2000, a more focused stream able to travel greater distances without breaking up, but without the lightning speed it had before. This acticle deals alot about nozzle size control, and hopefully give you a better understanding about how your gun works. So what do you want out of your soaker? Greater distance? Greater water surface area? Lightning quick response? A conserving stream? There are so many options. You can now custom tune your gun without altering it in any other way. Perhaps this is the secret behind the old tradition of drilling out the nozzle, and many just accept it as a reasonable mod without undertanding its true potential or effects. Now, you must understand that nozzle size control is a balance. If you want more of this, you will have to sacrifice that. Sometimes changing raw power is required to bring about the desired effect since the tailored nozzle design might work only specifically with higher power systems. So we now know that the the different types of power is really the different types of ways power can be applied.
Next time you decide you want to adjust your stream to fit your needs, know that the what you change has a dramatic emphasis on performance, and not only know it, but USE it to your advantage. Find the balance that is right for you, and custom tune your soaker to fit YOU.
...a certain someone is lucky that this is me and not someone else...most staff members have been quite angry when their own posts are edited by others... :rolleyes: