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Unread postAuthor: sgort87 » Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:31 am

So I've had that old <a href="http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2633&">joke-of-a-hybrid</a> for a while and never really used it. I basically make it just to have a hybrid. I got tired of having a crap gun and decided to make a launcher that deserved to carry the name hybrid. (When putting this launcher on the stand for a few pictures I actually threw the other hybrid off.:D)

I don't think there is much to say about it. It's got a meter pipe, air input, an one of my control boxes with wireless ignition, LED chamber fan. It's all schedule 80. 4" chamber, 2" union, 10' 2" barrel.

I had a lot of nice pictures but after saving them all to my flash drive and deleting the ones off the camera, they somehow all became corrupted! :x So here's the one that survived. (Click to enlarge.)

<a href="http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=4554630"><img src="http://www.spudfiles.com/uploader/uploadFiles/gorthybrid1s2.JPG"></a>

I did not test this gun yet. I am not going to test it in my workshop. And it is cold outside, so that won't work. This will wait until spring for shooting.

I'll see what I can do about more pictures. Video will have to wait.
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Unread postAuthor: Flying_Salt » Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:37 am

Oohh shiny! Just a random question, how do you oil the ball valves? The ones at my Home Depot are really stiff. Do you use a solid lubricant (like graphite powder) or something like WD-40?
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Unread postAuthor: sgort87 » Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:11 am

I have never had a stiffness problem with metal ball valves.

But I'd use a light oil like 3-in-1 oil.
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Unread postAuthor: iamthewalrus » Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:52 am

KY or "oils" of the sort work well, i hear something about oil on ball valves is bad, i might be wrong though, read it a long time ago. i think vasline is good too, i might be wrong. also, nice hybrid, much respect.
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Unread postAuthor: killagorrila99 » Sun Jan 21, 2007 3:05 am

WOOH! Lol, I saw this on spudtech. Nice gun, Better than the trash one.
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Unread postAuthor: experament-u2 » Sun Jan 21, 2007 3:45 am

now thats a hybrid :D
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:38 pm

Sorry for the noobish question, but how does your fueling system work?
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Unread postAuthor: schmanman » Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:47 pm

gort, how much do you make per month of launchpotatoes.com?

not going to go into the whole spud gun store thing, just curious.
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Unread postAuthor: garrettee » Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:47 pm

That's a kick a*s gun. Maybe i'll get smart one day and learn to build one, a hybrid that is.
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Unread postAuthor: schmanman » Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:51 pm

oh, speaking of that, can I have the trash one? I am going to chicago next friday. they live by the shawnville ikea. :lol:

no, seriously!
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Unread postAuthor: sgort87 » Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:03 pm

Shaumburg? That isn't that far from me. If you wanna come visit or something you are welcome to. It's a lil cold so the only shooting that we can do is in my workshop over the weekend or after 8:30 pm on weekdays.

As for takin my old hybrid, it's not really a safe chamber for hybrids and it's been stripped of anything useful anyway. It's just chamber really.

I usually get about 2 orders per week from my site. They are usually Mauler orders or ignition sources. Sometimes specialy barrels and stuff like that. I have got one order for a Blue Flame and one for a custom dual QEV gun.

To answer Frank, the fuel meter is dumped a number of times, then the compressed air is let in with a certain pressure.
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Unread postAuthor: schmanman » Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:13 pm

yeah, Shaumburg. my cousins go to Edgar Allen Poe elementary, if you've heared of it.

I was kidding about the hybrid more than anything. :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: Bluetooth » Sun Jan 21, 2007 6:36 pm

Cool. Definitely looks nice and clean. I always like the sch. 80 color, it looks professional.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sun Jan 21, 2007 6:45 pm

Whats with the threaded plug? Chamber Fan? You shouldn't really need one. That plug must take the rating down a bit, how many (?)x atm do you plan on going up to?

Nice gun by the way sorry for all the questions. :P
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:16 pm

oh ok, I just wasn't sure but now I see that it isn't connected yet or is it?
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