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Unread postAuthor: Condor » Mon Apr 18, 2005 2:30 pm

you shouldnt use axe or hairspray you need to use butane from the lighter that you buy for the sparker. thats what i used and it works like a dream
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Unread postAuthor: iamthewalrus » Mon Apr 18, 2005 4:25 pm

y souldnt u, they both work dont they?? ik hairspray gums it up, but whats wrong with axe??
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Mon Apr 18, 2005 5:41 pm

Axe works fine but with butane (for me aleast) its hard to get the right mixture(In a mini). Suprisingly the axe dosent make my gun stink either. Butane is hard to get into vapors to thats why i think it doesnt work as well :? .
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Unread postAuthor: theexp » Sat Apr 23, 2005 8:25 pm

I forgot to mention but 3/4 inch CPVC. Fits paintballs GREAT.

CPVC is pvc in copper sizes, a bit flimsy but you can sleeve it, i can't remember in what tho.
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Unread postAuthor: miniman » Sun Apr 24, 2005 6:36 pm

About the fuel mixture with butane: Imade one last night, and got it to shoot 3 times. of course i can't remeber what i did each time, so its impossible to to again. my friend recently made one and he figured it out after 2 hours of tinkering. I doubt anyone wants to spend that much time!

I made a mini out of 2 couplings, a 2" - 3/4" reducer, 4"of 2" sch 40, and an end cap. I still have to run back to the hardware store to get an igniter/barrel setup. I'm planning to drill a cone-shaped hole for butane/axe injection. pics soon to come.
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Unread postAuthor: spudshot » Mon Apr 25, 2005 6:33 pm

... you dont want uncovered holes in your launcher dude, just use a screw off cap, alot safer
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Unread postAuthor: miniman » Mon Apr 25, 2005 9:35 pm

thanx, i read somewhere that ppl used to just have a hole in the end cap which they waved a match in front of, so i figured that it would be ok to have a small hole like that. then it would be easier, w/out having to take off the end cap every time.
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Unread postAuthor: p8ntoer » Tue Apr 26, 2005 8:37 pm

hey, I made one of these devild and I was wondering how much axe to put in...i'm not doing somethin right. I think that I need to put less than I am in, but it's hard, when you're hardly putting anything in! These things are very tempermental.
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Wed Apr 27, 2005 3:39 pm

Your proably putting in to much still. What i do is spray in the smallest amount of Axe possible wave the gun around a couple of times then screw on the cap. Thats what i do with my gun and i bet your chamber is smaller so you need even less fuel. Thats cool that you made a mini!
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Unread postAuthor: No.Va » Thu May 12, 2005 8:36 pm

I Recently made one myself too, but i've been having problems and im hoping if someone can help me, when i first made it everythign worked fine, i even got 3 or 4 great shots out of it, but all of a sudden it just stopped working, i tried several different amounts of propellent(im using some old cologne that works quite wellf or me) but now no matter what i do it just wont seem to ignight until i take the cap off. does anone have any ideas? im really stumped!
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Thu May 12, 2005 10:11 pm

The same thing happened to me! Theres a few things you can do. First try messing around with your igniter because those little things are ultra-sensitive. Second change fuels(and amounts). And third check your spark gap it has to be very small as well as clean.
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Unread postAuthor: julz » Fri May 13, 2005 10:09 pm

try not to get residue on the electrodes for the sparker when u spray it in. this stops a spark jumping
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Unread postAuthor: louiefan » Tue Jun 14, 2005 6:10 pm

actually...i made a mini but out of a small gatoraid bottle...its so sweet..since the plastic is flexible i used some duct tape to keep the bottel from exploding..the cap has never shot off and i get shots over 60 feet...my barrel is just a pen the same as yours....when i shoot it i can feel the bottel expanding i love it!
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Unread postAuthor: spudshot » Tue Jun 14, 2005 6:13 pm

duct tape isnt gonna stop it from exploding dude, the cap would blow off anyway before the whole bottle blew i think. that's not a good sign when you can feel it expanding, you might want to get a more sturdy chamber. your barrel is too small for such a large bottle, that may contribute to the expanding
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Tue Jun 14, 2005 11:23 pm

Your one of those people that likes to live life on the edge. If that happened to me i would of droped the gun and never touched it again. Just like spudshot said put a bigger barrel on and youll proably get better performance.
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