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Unread postAuthor: Thai Fighter » Wed Jun 01, 2005 4:19 pm

Hi, I'm a little confused about this cloud idea. I don't really understand how it works. I understand the vortex idea, but it seems to wear down over time. WHich is better, cloud or vortex?



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Unread postAuthor: spudshot » Wed Jun 01, 2005 5:45 pm

clouds are easy to make and perform better i think, vortexes take a bit of R&D to make them work. basically you have an open chamber with bb's in it, the air from a blowgun makes the bb's blow around in the chamber, and they follow the flow of the air out the barrel
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Unread postAuthor: Thai Fighter » Wed Jun 01, 2005 6:03 pm

Let me get this straight, you just fire air through a chamber, and the bbs find their own way out? they just follow the air... it sounds so simple. I guess sloping the chamber towards the barrel helps the bbs and air leave easier..

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Unread postAuthor: Aaron ????? » Mon Jun 13, 2005 6:02 am

im more of a vortex guy i dont know why but i allways have fun spending ages making the perfect vortrex disk
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Unread postAuthor: spudshot » Mon Jun 13, 2005 6:29 am

Aaron, if you want a good project for your vortex strafers, and you have a drillpress and a sander. grab some 1/8" aluminum plate, and some aluminum about 1"x1.5" and get to work :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: drac » Mon Jun 13, 2005 5:51 pm

Alumium is most likely the best material for a vortex disk. It's durable, easy to work with, and pays for itself overtime.

As for reliability, clouds are probably a bit better. Don't ask me why though, I've never built a BBMG (parents would go nuts.).
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Unread postAuthor: spudshot » Mon Jun 13, 2005 5:55 pm

Drac, i'd think that your parents would go more crazy over a 300 caliber spudgun than a .177 cal bb gun, is it just because it would make a mess? if it is just get an extendable magnet and pick em all up
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Unread postAuthor: beebs111 » Fri Sep 23, 2005 1:51 pm

for sum reason i agree with drac. my parents have let me build hugh spudguns that shoot water bottles .5 miles. but they wont let me get an airsoft gun or a bb gun!!!!!! :cry: :cry: it sux but i know what he maens
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