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Unread postAuthor: Marco321 » Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:47 am

Hey everyone
My coaxial is under construction again.... The reason being my homemade blowgun died on me....
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I was wondering if anyone had any ideas for making a blowgun? I'm thinking some sort of piston valve idea where instead of air pressure to move the piston some sort of rod or seer that is pushed moves it. Any ideas, comments, suggestions or ANYTHING will be much appreciated. Oh and it must be as cheap as possible lol...

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Unread postAuthor: Mr.Russ » Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:22 am

why dont you just buy one?
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Unread postAuthor: Marco321 » Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:25 am

I don't like the look of a metal blowgun on a pvc cannon. Also i would much rather make it
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:25 am

Mr.Russ wrote:why dont you just buy one?


The man has a point, why try to reinvent the wheel?
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Unread postAuthor: Marco321 » Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:28 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:
Mr.Russ wrote:why dont you just buy one?


The man has a point, why try to reinvent the wheel?


Its like taking a wheel from a road car and using to on a racing car. It will work fine, but wont looks as good or perform as well.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:30 am

Marco321 wrote:Its like taking a wheel from a road car and using to on a racing car. It will work fine, but wont looks as good or perform as well.


...except in this case, your design is the road car compared to a store-bought model ;)

Can't you but one and hide it in a piece of PVC pipe? Or take the stem, spring etc. and fit them to PVC?
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Unread postAuthor: Marco321 » Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:34 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:
Marco321 wrote:Its like taking a wheel from a road car and using to on a racing car. It will work fine, but wont looks as good or perform as well.


...except in this case, your design is the road car compared to a store-bought model ;)


Actually i will have disagree with you. My custom blowgun i had before had a much higher flow than my store brought one, and even more so than nonames blowgun mod technique i think. It also looked better, attached onto the gun better because it was housed in a Tee and provided a more realistic trigger.

Here is a picture of it on one of my old 8mm spud guns.
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Now tell me which one is the race car ;)
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:36 am

if it was so good, then why don't you rebuild it ;)
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Unread postAuthor: Marco321 » Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:39 am

I was looking for new designs which might be more affective... If I'm going to rebuild it, i want to make it better
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:50 am

Well, there's nothing much more you can do to improve the flow - what you can do however is improve the opening time, how about taking the trigger mechanism from a cheap cap gun and use it to strike the blowgun stem, that way it will open much faster than if you pressed the trigger with your finger.

You can also improvise your own spring-loaded mechanism with a bit of common sense.
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Unread postAuthor: Marco321 » Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:58 am

That cap gun idea is a good idea thanks. Thinking about the cap gun and a trigger mechanism inspired me :D. I now have a solution to make a much more effective trigger mechanism. Thanks for inspiration. If anyone else has any thoughts or ideas, please share lol
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Unread postAuthor: clide » Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:39 pm

If you need the flow then go with your method, but commercial blowguns can be integrated just as well into the gun.
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Plus they never break down and don't add much volume to your pilot area.
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Unread postAuthor: us sniper » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:04 pm

How about this for a homemade blow gun. A trigger would be extremely easy to make a trigger system.

http://s153.photobucket.com/albums/s240 ... lowgun.jpg
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Unread postAuthor: Marco321 » Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:56 am

Thanks for the response clide and us sniper i like them both.
I put my blowgun together and it works fine, i think its just the support for the trigger axle. She works great now :D.
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