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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:14 pm

starman wrote:
elitesniper wrote:Oh, thats cool :shock:
But we should really get back to his awsome hybrid. :)


We never left it. Frocksie doesn't seem to be answering questions at the moment...it's OK to get a little small talk out of the way...isn't it Crowley???... :wink:

Sure it is, but he's already had his share of small talk for this page. He has to wait 'till it's on the second page, then he gets his '2 small talk posts' allowance again. :D
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Unread postAuthor: Lentamentalisk » Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:18 pm

sweet! now i get to have my 2 more small talk posts! Thank you for boosting it over the 1 page mark!
well there goes one of my small talk posts...

lol ok now I will stop wasting space on this thread, I just had to say that, it was too good a chance to miss.
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Unread postAuthor: elitesniper » Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:34 pm

Theopia :wink: its all good.
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Unread postAuthor: frocksie » Wed Mar 26, 2008 6:02 am

Thanks for the comments.

Starman-There is only arcing at 6x mixes, so I will adjust the gap. Also, I am using aluminum foil as burst disks.

Jon89-I took that shot from 5 ft.

Elitesniper-I got the ignition coil free from a friend who works at a car shop. I was thinking about a sparkplug, but I didn't want to tap it into the chamber.

Bigbob-Yeah the union is 1", so when funds allow I will purchase a larger diameter barrel.
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Unread postAuthor: sniperjosh » Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:04 am

Nice hybrid. Seems a lot of people are using a similar layout to that, with the steel pipe, and he timber base and such.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:29 am

sweet i love when it tumbles in a new hybrid :)
any damage pics of something more interesting than wood?
any chanse of a vid?
what does EVBEC say?
do you got a chrony?

i love your setup right here. you should make it hand held ;)
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:58 am

Yeah, get rid of that nice looking wooden base an throw a pistol grip on it. Hybrid's aren't fun until they are made as an "extension of yourself".

Though it looks good anyway :)


I know hybrids are loud but how loud are they really?

If you do a good job on one they are easily as loud as any medium-sized firearm. I'd say mine is around shotgun territory.


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Unread postAuthor: LikimysCrotchus5 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:00 pm

Im surprised no one brought this up yet but are you fueling it right?

If you want to make sure, then go to HYBRID FUELING 101 just so you can make sure you are getting the right stoichiometric mix of air/propane.

EDIT: so _Fnord, what activites do you do when completely bored?
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:08 pm

EDIT: so _Fnord, what activites do you do when completely bored?


I complain on the internet.
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Unread postAuthor: LikimysCrotchus5 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:29 pm

So i see :D :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: frocksie » Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:43 pm

Crotchus- Yeah I think I am fueling it right. I used that Hybrid Fueling 101 thread to figure it out.

This may turn into a handheld hybrid in a few months.

I am thinking of trying to penetrate 1/4" steel. Any ideas about this?
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Unread postAuthor: LikimysCrotchus5 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:04 pm

Ok i was just making sure.

frocksie wrote:I am thinking of trying to penetrate 1/4" steel. Any ideas about this?


Woah there, you wanna be like DYI? well if its possible with a pneumatic, then sure it is with a hybrid.

What i would recommend is that you up the mixture to maybe 10x, then use a aerodynamic projectile that is tough and has a good amount of mass.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:16 pm

no i would have got through the plate if it wasn't stainless and that was at 5x...

it was just like 1/10000000" before the tip came out
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:24 pm

You do realise that stainless steel is generally weaker than normalized carbon steel, right? You have a better chance against SS than you would against the plate that I shot through.

Nice hybrid, that style seems to be the norm now - small steel chamber, timber base, small union, etc... I personally prefer stungun ignition, but that's just because of general failure of anything electrical that I build...
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Unread postAuthor: frocksie » Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:48 pm

I was thinking of utilizing my local Fastenal to purchase a 1/4" tungsten carbide rod to be used as the projectile, and delrin to be machined into a sabot for a 1" barrel.

Only problem with the above is that I don't know how I would sharpen the carbide to a point.
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