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by CDMT
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: If you could only have 3 water guns
Replies: 10
Views: 1546

Re: If you could only have 3 water guns

-XP150 original model with quarter turn twist off water tank and twist off front nozzle. Best super soaker for all out high intensity soakfests where you want to push back your foe with a continuous stream. -Homemade 2" pvc pipe stream machine like water gun with forward grip. Great water gun for wh...
by CDMT
Fri May 29, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: YouTube homemade water guns
Replies: 2
Views: 674

Re: YouTube homemade water guns

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Honk66Pyhos

Interesting water balloon launcher that if it had a better hopper and sabot for water balloons would be pretty awesome.
by CDMT
Sun May 24, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: More Reliable Pump Construction
Replies: 1
Views: 371

More Reliable Pump Construction

This guide will show you how to quickly and easily assemble water gun pumps of slightly greater than ¾” pvc pipes that operate more smoothly than typical homemade pumps. The benefit of using this pump is that it pumps smoothly, reliably, and can reach pressures of at least 118 PSI. Handheld you shou...
by CDMT
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: 1.05 Quart and 2 gallon pressure chamber water blasters
Replies: 0
Views: 407

1.05 Quart and 2 gallon pressure chamber water blasters

Tim wrote in the XP100 review topic: "Tim Re: Super Soaker XP100 Review Post Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:03 pm CDMT, Fast Cure 5200 or regular 5200? They both have the same total cure time, but the alleged "Fast Cure" can be handled sooner. Are these your videos below? If so, can you post photos (not in this...
by CDMT
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Super Soaker XP100 Review
Replies: 14
Views: 1068

Re: Super Soaker XP100 Review

I received my XP100 a week ago from the UK. I think that the biggest issue with the water gun is the fact that the reservoir bottle fails to provide a good seal and leaks through the interior of the blaster. Also since the hose is so long it must be charged facing downward to keep the hose underwate...
by CDMT
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: LRT McMaster-Carr alternatives and optimal tube diameter/layering
Replies: 8
Views: 505

Re: LRT McMaster-Car alternatives and optimal tube diameter/layering

I haven't messed with LRT for awhile but you could alternatively use a 1.05 quart Jabsco accumulator tank. I've used mine for years and it is very reliable. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jabsco-30573-0000-Pressurized-Accumulator-Bladder/dp/B000O8D5XM/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=jabsco+accumulator+ta...
by CDMT
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Interesting firing valve used in air cannon, might be worth investigating
Replies: 4
Views: 2668

Re: Interesting firing valve used in air cannon, might be worth investigating

I already made the valve used in this in a water gun. If you are using it to make a single shot gun then it's great. But for a rapid fire design it's too slow to reset the valve ie every trigger pull however slight fires it all the built up pressure at once.
by CDMT
Mon May 08, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Accumulator tanks as pressure chambers
Replies: 13
Views: 2259

Re: Accumulator tanks as pressure chambers

When I get back to Oahu I will run some tests but I believe that the largest one (the gallon tank one) went 65 feet at 115 psi which isn't great. The key limiting factor was the nozzle's inefficient focusing of the water. I think the sweet spot will be somewhere around 1-2 liters in terms of outer t...
by CDMT
Sun May 07, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: 2017 Water Warriors
Replies: 22
Views: 3851

Re: 2017 Water Warriors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTxxi4rzzBk This video it clearly shows that you have to fully extend the pump or it won't work properly. Rather than getting one of these you can just easily build your own. I built one two years ago more along the lines of a ZX-2000. http://gemmy.wikia.com/wiki/ZX_2...
by CDMT
Sun May 07, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Accumulator tanks as pressure chambers
Replies: 13
Views: 2259

Re: Accumulator tanks as pressure chambers

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u151/cdmttib/20170423_1735331.jpg Here is a slightly different iteration with a single chamber. I am going to be playing around with the chamber pre-charge. I think that I want to have it at around 50psi. The next thing I want to do is make an outer frame to hold ...
by CDMT
Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Accumulator tanks as pressure chambers
Replies: 13
Views: 2259

Re: Accumulator tanks as pressure chambers

Sorry it took so long to reply it's been very busy for me lately. As to your questions amazingly the Chinese toy squirt gun wasn't glued much like the smaller stream machine where you can remove the forward nozzle. It's thread pattern roughly matched to garden hose fittings. All I needed was a littl...
by CDMT
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Accumulator tanks as pressure chambers
Replies: 13
Views: 2259

cdmt

http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u151/cdmttib/20150509_125146.png I just noticed that you guys had been discussing accumulator tanks. The main benefit to these is reliability. This is what made 2 years ago and it was a lot of fun. Yes it took a tremendous amount pumps to get up to pressure (110-1...
by CDMT
Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: [Bethesda, MD] Soakemore 2015 - June 19-22
Replies: 71
Views: 8455

Re: [Bethesda, MD] Soakemore 2015 - June 19-22

I plan to attend on Sunday. I would prefer Saturday but unfortunately won't be able to make it on Saturday. I will be bringing an Outlaw and Colossus 2.
by CDMT
Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Looking for water gun from the 90s....
Replies: 9
Views: 2603

Re: Looking for water gun from the 90s....

No that is the right type of gun. It shot regular water and using hydrodynamics the ball that shot out was a ball of water. It was shot with one pull. They had a few models you probably just had the other one not picturedlanet Wild Planet Waterball ML 100-Sports Launcher is another one but Ibelieve ...
by CDMT
Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Colossus 2 CPS Conversion
Replies: 20
Views: 2901

Re: Colossus 2 CPS Conversion

Marauder another option you might consider is to make a hydropower version by modifying something similar to a Shurflo Accumulator tank and making some precise scalpel cuts in the colossus 2 frame to accommodate the vertically oriented frame of the tank. Or you could snake out a tube from the water ...
by CDMT
Thu May 21, 2015 2:40 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Isoaker 2015 range testing
Replies: 20
Views: 2861

Re: Isoaker 2015 range testing

Great work CDMT. This data is very valuable to me. Thanks for including the chamber length as well. That made me realize I forgot something which I might be able to calculate from the chamber length. Is the chamber length how far the piston moves? If so, then I can calculate the water volume. If yo...
by CDMT
Fri May 01, 2015 1:39 am
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Isoaker 2015 range testing
Replies: 20
Views: 2861

Re: Isoaker 2015 range testing

Ben given the knowledge that you have shared in developing better homemades I feel like it was a small thing to ask of the community. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. I look forward to seeing your future developments. Here the stats of the Dipsticks as tested: http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u1...
by CDMT
Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Isoaker 2015 range testing
Replies: 20
Views: 2861

Re: Isoaker 2015 range testing

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Ben if the weather is decent tomorrow I could test this group out. But are you looking for the sweet spot where most of the water goes or furthest drop?
by CDMT
Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs
Topic: Cps issue
Replies: 18
Views: 2757

Re: Cps issue

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by CDMT
Fri Apr 10, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: Defining Player Traits (e.g. speed, stealth, etc.)
Replies: 15
Views: 2201

Re: Defining Player Traits (e.g. speed, stealth, etc.)

While this forum is obviously dedicated to water warfare given the topic of interest you have brought up you might want to include all forms of tactical games. The tactical traits needed to be successful in a competitive water war differ little from other types of tactical engagement. In addtion to ...