Brian the brain wrote:And maybe maybe pay a little bit of attention to the look of the gun
The looks is realy not what interest's me. It's pretty easy to open up a toy gun and fit my prototype in it. It will look good, but it's not challenging nor inovative.
The gun is finnished and is in working order (shooting working order). Still a lot of tweaking needs to be done (and the ball stop) But it's working. I'll be sure to get videos and pics for you guys.
Also. Some have been comparing this to a QEV piloted by a pop-off. The result is similar, but the actual goal i had in this was to make a piston that would ALSO be the bolt, so only 1 moving part. A bolt could not be attach to the diaphram of a QEV, so a blow-forward mecanism would be necessary.
To answer some questions : The power of this prototype is surely greater than any battery powered BBMG, but the use of air is pretty high. I call it "inverted spool valve" as it is, in some way, a spool valve but piloted from the back. It is more simple (and it get rid of the need for a o-ring under sheer/compression duty) BUT, it is also more air hungry.
Finally, feel free to duplicate this idea and make it better. My goal was to design somethign efficient and easy to build with a minimum of tools, but if someone who has access to a lathe and other stuff like that, he could surely reproduce and make it better!
Thanks again, i'll get some vids for tommorow.