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Unread postAuthor: F.E.A.R._Sniper » Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:28 pm

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here is the start of my paintball vortex block.

the small one is a 3 in. x 3 in. x 1 in. with a 2 inch cvortex circle fed by a 1/4 inch hole (no barrel yet)

the large one is a 4 in. x 4 in. x 1.5 in. with a 3 inch vortex circle fed by 1/4 inch hole (no barrel yet)

the small circle is .68 caliber just like a paintball

which one do you guys think will be best to use?

questions? comments?
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Unread postAuthor: SEAKING9006 » Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:00 pm

I don't think vortex blocks will work well for paintballs. Mostly because of the forces that might be put on them when they spin around, but also for the same reason hop-ups degrade quickly. I predict a 60-85% "chop" rate.
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Unread postAuthor: FordGtMan » Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:48 pm

Yeah, imagine what one popped paintball would do inside a vortex block. Screw everything up and btw, hope you have a large compressor... :D
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Unread postAuthor: Davidvaini » Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:50 pm

I think they will brake as well but dont let what people say effect your work.. A lot of people say things should not be built a certain way or they will not work but you cant let that stop you.. only slightly guide you.

A lot of people for the longest time said a vortex block had to be in a chamber.. I rebelled against that and created the vortex cap.. Also for the longest time it was said that hopups should not be included in BBMGS because they would wear down so quickly. Not only did I ignore that, I built a whole BBMG around a hopup.

So don't let peoples opinions get to you.. It is simple enough to make.. try it out.. who knows maybe it will work.

And if you don't have large compressor dont worry about it.. Aslong as you have an expansion chamber with a large enough valve before the vortex block you should be able to get enough volume.

I would suggest having a 1.5" diameter chamber about 9 inches long, then a 3/4" sprinkler valve going into to vortex block. The pressure will build up in the expansion chamber.. it will increase volume.. that increase in volume will then travel through 3/4" valve and pipe into the vortex block. It would solve the Volume problem without having to worry about an expensive air compressor.

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The air comes from the compressor.. it fills up the expansion chamber.. then it is released through the 3/4" sprinkler valve and into the vortex block.

You wouldnt be able to fire constantly... you would fire for a few seconds, wait for it to fill.. then fire again.. you could add a gauge to the chamber so you would know when its full.
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Unread postAuthor: Davidvaini » Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:41 pm

You know after looking at my design you could have a cool electric trigger that could be hooked up to a timer circuit to control fire rate...
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