semi auto valve help

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Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:56 pm

im going to build a cheapish semi auto pneumatic but im not sure what pilot valve will be the most "trigger like". ive looked at solenoids hooked up to a momentary switch but solenoids are sometimes a bit weak. i also have ruled out slide valves but i cant seem to find a mechanical spool valve that isnt overpriced.

please help. (sorry i am a bit of a noob!)
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Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:51 pm

I have a mechanical 5/2 valve that was very inexpensive, about $10 from eBay, lever actuated so it'd be a comfortable trigger
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hectmarr wrote:You have to make many weapons, because this field is long and short life
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Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:15 pm

they make nice triggers, specially if you add a trigger like attachmentImage
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Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:01 pm

could you show me how to set one up in a basic semi-auto configuration
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hectmarr wrote:You have to make many weapons, because this field is long and short life
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Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:36 am

Oh that's what I was going to do but I thought it would be different since the valve is 3 way. Thanks a ton anyway
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Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:03 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:
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What is that 3 way valve with the lever called?
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Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:01 am

Search for "3 way valve roller" on eBay and you will get loads of results.
hectmarr wrote:You have to make many weapons, because this field is long and short life
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