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Unread postAuthor: farcticox1 » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:36 pm

tryng to build a vortex block to use with 6mm airsoft, is it a good idea to keep the air inlet below 6mm to stop jamming ? was thinking 5mm diameter.
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Re: Vortex block air feed size?

Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:55 am

Same size with chamfered edges??? Just a guess, I never built one.
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Re: Vortex block air feed size?

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:48 am

Why would it jam? Any BBs that find their way into the inlet if it's bigger than 6mm are going to be blown out anyway.
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Re: Vortex block air feed size?

Unread postAuthor: farcticox1 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:08 pm

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:Why would it jam? Any BBs that find their way into the inlet if it's bigger than 6mm are going to be blown out anyway.


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Re: Vortex block air feed size?

Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:38 am

What are you making it from? Bondo, wood or machined from a piece of bar stock?
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Re: Vortex block air feed size?

Unread postAuthor: farcticox1 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:22 pm

will be aluminium
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Re: Vortex block air feed size?

Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:28 am

If I was building it I would make the ammo feeds 1mm bigger then the ammo and chamfer any entry ports. That should handle any incasistacies (sp) in ammo size.
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Unread postAuthor: farcticox1 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:30 am

the outlet/barrel will be slightly bigger in ID as it will have to curve in my set up, then I will try and join it to 6mm ID for the barrel exit (maybe a screw on silencer ?)
It was the air entry into the vortex block that I was wondering about.

So another question then, would it still work if the air entry is 180 degrees from the exit point? I'm thinking it would be a smoother entry portion into the outlet ? And it would be easier for me to make :lol:

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Re: Vortex block air feed size?

Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:31 pm

Well, air doesn't bend it fills any and every chamber it gets into so direction doesn't matter as long as there are no restrictions. As far as the ammo goes a straight path is best. Again i'm just guessing...
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Re: Vortex block air feed size?

Unread postAuthor: farcticox1 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:52 pm

gonna build a test one, maybe out of nylon, will report back when completed.
Also just thought if I don't drill fully into the block for the barrel attachment I don't have to shape and blend the barrel to the vortex shape :idea: that was the part I was not looking forward to :?

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Re: Vortex block air feed size?

Unread postAuthor: Anatine Duo » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:13 am

Cool! I've been wanting to try this to get a longer barrel/shorter gun design. Looking forward to seeing you get it working.
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