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Onboard pumps

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Onboard pumps

Unread postAuthor: inonickname » Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:06 am

Des-2 was originally designed to use an onboard pump. For those with experience; what is the practicality of this? The pump I have made so far is 1.9cmx35cm, and I'm hoping to use around 300-400 psi. The total pumping volume is just under 35 cc, or around 2 cubic inches.

The way the pump/check valve is made, there is around a 2x1mm dead space before the check valve. Damn right, the efficiency nazis are afoot. So, reaching these pressures shouldn't be *too hard.

The pump volume is around 100cc. I remember thinking I'd get 1 bar/pump, but hell, it was nowhere near that. (with my last pump).

So, am I correct in thinking that this is a good and working idea, or am I going to fall short on pressure and practicality?
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Unread postAuthor: Gippeto » Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:21 pm

73 looky lous and not a single reply. :roll:

Sounds adequate, but whether you can apply the necessary force to reach your pressure goals will depend on the layout of the pump/launcher.(Simple straight pump, double linkage pump(like that used on the crosman 13xx series), etc.)

ie. 1.9cm bore will require 179 lb force at 400psi or 134 lb force at 300psi

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