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by SSCBen
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: Autumn Invitational War
Replies: 36
Views: 689

Re: Autumn Invitational War

Dec. 29. I don't know about the time.
by SSCBen
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs
Topic: Replacement screws for old Super Soakers
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Re: Replacement screws for old Super Soakers

Great find. Post again if you figure out the other screw size as I only see these sorts of repairs becoming more common.
by SSCBen
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: A chart showing pump diameter vs. force
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: A chart showing pump diameter vs. force

We have some information on pressures reported on Super Soaker boxes here: http://www.sscentral.org/physics/man_pumps.html Drenchenator figured out the forces for various water guns based on the reported information. It would be simpler to use a smaller pump diameter than to use a lever. The net eff...
by SSCBen
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: A chart showing pump diameter vs. force
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: A chart showing pump diameter vs. force

Nice work. Should be useful for folks designing water guns.
by SSCBen
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: APH Design Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 333

Re: APH Design Questions

The problem might be pressure rated pipe and fittings. Lowes and Home Depot usually have a good selection of non-pressure rated pipe and fittings. The current APH guide uses non-pressure rated pipe and fittings because I didn't know any better at the time. I intend to fix this next year. Our pressur...
by SSCBen
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: APH Design Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 333

Re: APH Design Questions

I don't remember clearly. The dropoff was fairly bad, as it typical for air pressure, so I don't think you have more than a few seconds before you'd want to recharge.
by SSCBen
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: APH Design Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 333

Re: APH Design Questions

People have done 3 vertical chambers before. I haven't tried it myself, so I can't comment on whether it has height or balance issues, but I don't imagine it's any worse than the two 3" diameter chambers I used in the guide.
by SSCBen
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: APH Design Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 333

Re: APH Design Questions

This should not appreciably affect the pumping. Generally the wider the flow path, the higher the flow rate. In this case the main bottleneck is the nozzle as you said, but you might find adding more connections to slightly improve the flow rate. However, these designs would not work well as-is beca...
by SSCBen
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Interesting firing valve used in air cannon, might be worth investigating
Replies: 3
Views: 121

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

That's possible. I probably would prefer having a separate air tank that's filled by a small bike pump for simplicity, though. Refill the air tank when you are refilling your water reservoir. Another possibility is to use a system with a built in air supply already, like a CAP design (like that used...
by SSCBen
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Interesting firing valve used in air cannon, might be worth investigating
Replies: 3
Views: 121

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

"Air piloted" values like this have been used for a long time in air cannons. I don't think anyone has tried this sort of design for water guns. The main problem would be that the pilot volume needs to be refilled with air after each trigger pull. If you use tap shots I imagine this will exhaust you...
by SSCBen
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Homemade pump action designs?
Replies: 21
Views: 650

Re: Homemade pump action designs?

I don't think those are what I bought. Looks like I bought 7678T2. This has a very rough interior, so rough that I'd recommend against its use. The ones Drenchenator mentions might be better.
by SSCBen
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Homemade pump action designs?
Replies: 21
Views: 650

Re: Homemade pump action designs?

GHT should attach well to 3/4" NPT threads. They're not exactly the same, but they're compatible enough for nozzles, which won't be under heavy continuous pressure.
by SSCBen
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs
Topic: [Guide] Fix slow pumping in CPS guns due to manufacturing inconsistencies
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: [Guide] Fix slow pumping in CPS guns due to manufacturing inconsistencies

Very nice find. I don't recall seeing this sort of fix before.
by SSCBen
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Spyra One
Replies: 55
Views: 2058

Re: Spyra One

Good comments, marauder. Makes me think that one accessory I would like to see is some way to extend the water capacity. Perhaps a bottle or bag that can be attached to the nozzle. A ziplock bag would work, but seems unlikely to stay closed in all but a casual battle. Might be too late in the design...
by SSCBen
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Spyra One
Replies: 55
Views: 2058

Re: Spyra One

I backed the Kickstarter basically as soon as I got the email and I was still only backer 254. Their Kickstarter is already 67% funded after 10 minutes! This seems like great news to me.

Link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ri ... water-guns
by SSCBen
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Spyra One
Replies: 55
Views: 2058

Re: Spyra One

I find the price reasonable, particularly given the electronic components and higher build quality. Unfortunately parts are becoming more expensive now. Personally, I'd rather the blaster not have the electronics as I don't mind pumping. But maybe this is a killer feature, I don't know. One strategy...
by SSCBen
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: K9 Kannon
Replies: 2
Views: 380

K9 Kannon

https://www.amazon.com/Hyper-Pet-Kannon-Ball-Launcher/dp/B00BQRSBPC I bought one of these tennis ball launchers by chance. Sturdy construction. The draw on this is very long, so it can store a lot of energy. Ergonomics aren't the best, but not bad. I think this would make a decent water balloon laun...
by SSCBen
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: 2018 Water Warriors/BBT Blasters
Replies: 23
Views: 1111

Re: 2018 Water Warriors/BBT Blasters

I completely missed this thread because I was busy. Lots of interesting comments here. In terms of advertising, I recall reading about targeted advertisements via social media. Apparently it's not too expensive (roughly $0.50 per click) to buy some of these. Might be worth looking into for WWN as a ...
by SSCBen
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Spyra One
Replies: 55
Views: 2058

Re: Spyra One

Hi Rike, I signed up for the email notification. The product looks great in the video. Looking forward to the Kickstarter!
by SSCBen
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: HOG
Replies: 101
Views: 4680

Re: HOG

The 21st could work for me, but I'm not able to commit to such an intense war then. Sorry. If I didn't have to travel the next day I'd be more willing. Hope it goes well.