Wednesday, 15 August 2012

The Sinkfinder

     Welcome!  One of the ways I will be using this blog, is to give you more information about the modifications that I post on my channel.  This will be a more efficient way of conveying small details that turn short videos into extremely long ones.  Let's dive right in to this first gun.

The symbol on the side means "greater than average" in mathematical terms.

     First off, I call this the sink finder because it is made out of parts that are normally found in a sink- like the 1 1/2" sink drain that I am using as a plunger tube, and the 1 1/4" bathtub or drain plug that I am using as a plunger head.

     I attached this to the stock nitefinder plunger rod with washers on either side to ensure it isn't ripped apart by the spring.  I clipped down the edges of the bathtub plug so that it still has a great seal, but slides very easily through the plunger tube.  You are going to have poor ranges if your plunger rod doesn't move quickly- regardless of how good your seal is.

     This blaster has a super cool holster too.  I got the idea when koree posted this writeup on Nerfhaven.  A magnetic holster sounded pretty cool to me, so I thought I would try it.  The dots epoxy puttied on the side of the blaster are the magnets, which attach to the magnets on this strip covered in duct tape like so:

     The strip has belt loops in it so that it is actually usable as a holster.  I can run around with the blaster attached with no problems, even when jumping.  The magnets do yield when I pull the blaster off to fire- it would be kind of embarrassing if they didn't.

     Because I have so many different barrel systems that I use on nerf guns, I wanted to be able to use the widest variety with this blaster.  It is my primary after all.  I installed a universal coupler system so that I could achieve just that.  Getting the cpvc coupler to stay in was a pain, but I finally got it to stick using gorilla glue.  Now I can use a super modern speedloader! They have the highest rate of fire ever!</sarcasm>

Anyways, this was a fun project to do, and well worth the time and effort.  I am currently hitting 90+ feet with it.  I hope you enjoyed, and will see you next time.

See the Youtube video!


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