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Pocket Strafer: The Smallest Vortex to Date

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Pocket Strafer: The Smallest Vortex to Date

Unread postAuthor: noname » Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:10 pm

Well, I was bored, so I made this little beast, which is capable of emptying itself in the space of a second (about 100 BBs). It's 3/4" PVC, just an end cap, a short section of pipe, and a female plug. It's completely spare parts, and it's even more powerful than the SMG. The block was SUCH A PITA! You guys have no idea. It was made from 1/4" acrylic, and was absolutely tiny. THe vortex hole is 1/2" diameter, with my design of cutting part of it off. THe barrel is a 9" long piece of 9/32" aluminum brakeline.

EDIT: Forgot to mention, you can see how dimpled the top of the can is, from when the can tipped and I was blasting through the sides and bottom.
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Here's the beast on my work table, along with 2 of DR's extremely cool valve tops.
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A can with one full magazine dumped into it. The strafer totally ripped the crap out of it.
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A couple mags in the bottom of my BB trap.
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It's strong enough to shoot through the BOTTOM of cans, which is loads thicker than the sides.
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You can see the BBs passed through the first side of the can, out the other side, and through the cardboard boxes behind the can.
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My little beast, a total of 5" long (excluding the barrel).
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Unread postAuthor: iPaintball » Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:12 pm

You make some of the coolest inlines. Keep it up!
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:15 pm

Don't you worry, I'm going to. :D
Now I'll have to make one in 1/2."
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Unread postAuthor: Velocity » Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:19 pm

Very nice! It must have been hard to make that tiny vortex block. This has inspired me to make my first BBMG! Thanks

EDIT: almost as inspiring as the valve :lol: :roll:
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Unread postAuthor: iPaintball » Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:21 pm

You here that noname? You're an inspiration! An INSPIRATION! :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: super spuder » Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:28 pm

i think i want to make one :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Sat Apr 14, 2007 3:18 pm

All of you who are "inspired:"
It was so damn hard to make the block for this little monster that I seriously don't know if I'll ever make one this small again. Upscale yours to 1" SDR 21 or 1 1/4," those are the sizes that are easiest to make along with great performance. But DO make it a vortex, you'll be happier. My first strafer was also a vortex, the only cloud I've ever made was scrapped because of the crap performance compared to the vortexes.
Rmich, build yourself one yet? :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sat Apr 14, 2007 4:03 pm

"pocket" if you ignore the compressor :roll:

j/k, nice work :D
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Sat Apr 14, 2007 4:08 pm

Woah, I just realized I never cemented the thing together! Oh well, I'll just wait til it blows itself apart. :D
jack, the compressor fits in my pocket too, the 5 gallon tank + the motor takes up most of the room though, it doesn't leave much space for the gun itself.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Sat Apr 14, 2007 5:57 pm

cool, vortex.
now I want to make one:(


P.S.Where did you get your valve tops?and what sprinkler valves do they fit on?
Do you order them from somewhere? He just gave them to me.
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Unread postAuthor: TwitchTheAussie » Sat Apr 14, 2007 6:27 pm

Damn thats nice. Cant wait for school so I can get started on mine :( ( I just hope the teachers dont catch me building it stupid aussie laws)
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:15 pm

I got the connnections, Frank. :D

Why does everyone say it looks so nice?!?! It's an ugly chunk o' poo, but it sure is fun! :D
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Unread postAuthor: SoCalSiege » Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:56 am

Its actually pretty clean for something so small. You should find a way to hook up regulated 12 grams to it, Im pretty sure you can emptey a small bb chamber like that off a 12 gram.
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:29 pm

I have a 12 gram adapter, but 12 grams are too pricey for me. If I want it portable I'll just hook up a regulated fire extinguisher.
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Unread postAuthor: guns+ammo+target=FUN » Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:03 pm

nice work, what size ammo is it??
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