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by Drenchenator
Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Did some range testing today, CPS & Homemades
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Re: Did some range testing today, CPS & Homemades

From my limited observation maybe the spherical LRT maintains/increases while cylindrical LRT decreases???? I get good results out of my 1000/1200/1700 but every ancient CPS-2500 I've held seems gets 40-42 ft max. Actually, this was exactly what I was thinking! I know I've seen a lot threads about ...
by Drenchenator
Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Did some range testing today, CPS & Homemades
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Re: Did some range testing today, CPS & Homemades

Interesting results! What does the 5/16" 6" long refer to? Is that a special nozzle assembly you've designed? I've been more interested recently in seeing how different guns age. I remember some talk a while ago about how some guns seem to improve performance over time while others don't. Any though...
by Drenchenator
Sun May 21, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Have manufacturers given up?
Replies: 8
Views: 1238

Re: Have manufacturers given up?

This article seems to be spot-on from my point of view. In the back of my mind I was hoping there would be a resurgence once the CPS patents expired, but it seems that the opposite has happened. Manufacturers know they don't have to put in any effort and the newest disposable thing will sell again a...
by Drenchenator
Mon May 08, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Accumulator tanks as pressure chambers
Replies: 13
Views: 1838

Re: Accumulator tanks as pressure chambers

I can't believe that missed this thread! This is an interesting discussion, and I appreciate the new designs people are building with this concept. CDMT, what kind of performance are you getting with these tanks? Is there a big difference between a horizontally-oriented tank (that provided linear fl...
by Drenchenator
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: New Linear Flow Valve
Replies: 21
Views: 5030

Re: New Linear Flow Valve

Hi Tim! It looks like you've come up with a good next iteration. I look forward to the results from your testing.

Does this design use different O-rings?
by Drenchenator
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: HOG
Replies: 101
Views: 10351

Re: HOG

This seems to be the most well-planned water war ever! Good job to SEAL and others for planning it. Looks like it will be a blast! Unfortunately I have to work all summer and won't be back on the East coast until December. I'd love to come but I just can't. Good luck to everyone who goes though!
by Drenchenator
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: 2017 Water Wars
Replies: 11
Views: 1589

Re: 2017 Water Wars

I legitimately have no idea what my schedule is for the rest of the year. I should know in early spring, though (hopefully).
by Drenchenator
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Adventure Force Super Storm - Walmart CPS
Replies: 25
Views: 3418

Re: Adventure Force Storm Surge - Walmart CPS

This is definitely a good sign. I hope we find more new CPS blasters too, since this one seems a bit on the small side, but it's a welcome addition.
by Drenchenator
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: New Linear Flow Valve
Replies: 21
Views: 5030

Re: New Linear Flow Valve

Hi Tim, I'm glad you're making progress on this design! It's unfortunate that there is still a slow leak after all that work, but that's part of the design (and re-design) process. I appreciate you offering me the chance to evaluate the valve, but I don't have any means to test it here at UCLA, unfo...
by Drenchenator
Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: MOAB 2016 (Official Thread)
Replies: 146
Views: 14261

Re: MOAB 2016 (Official Thread)

Unfortunately I can't come now. I got a hamstring strain nearly 3 weeks ago (I think the day after my last post) and it's taking too long to heal. I can't run at the moment. And I need rest for it to heal correctly. I was looking forward to this battle, but I'm not gonna do any good injuring myself ...
by Drenchenator
Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: MOAB 2016 (Official Thread)
Replies: 146
Views: 14261

Re: Frozen Fury/or other War

I'm good to come down to NC. I won't be in MD for much longer past that weekend but that time works for me.
by Drenchenator
Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: New Linear Flow Valve
Replies: 21
Views: 5030

Re: New Linear Flow Valve

Thanks for the additional clarification. Yeah, the stoke/travel of the trigger system always is always an issue, it seems. It's never really short enough. The McMaster part and Travel Agent seem like a good plan.
by Drenchenator
Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: New Linear Flow Valve
Replies: 21
Views: 5030

Re: New Linear Flow Valve

Tim, your design looks quite good. It seems to fix all of the problems that I encountered that led me to abandon this kind of valve before. Here are few things that I especially like: 1) The seals are minimal but also redundant. I originally intended to use a rubber cylinder in the final design, but...
by Drenchenator
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: New Linear Flow Valve
Replies: 21
Views: 5030

Re: New Linear Flow Valve

Wow, cool animation! Certainly better than my ancient MacDraw gif! Is that a design of yours Tim, or is that a pre-made part? I remember looking for a pre-made part like this valve design at the time, but didn't find anything worthwhile. This certainly fits the bill, though, and should perform much ...
by Drenchenator
Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: League Operations & Development
Topic: Southern California Soaker League
Replies: 1
Views: 699

Re: Southern California Soaker League

I'm definitely interested. I live in LA at the moment, but I'm from the east coast. I haven't really found anybody on the west coast that was interested so far (or even did it when they were children, in fact). I was starting to think water gunning was an east coast thing, actually, but I'm glad you...
by Drenchenator
Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Source for water reservoirs
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Re: Source for water reservoirs

A lot of these look very good, especially because they have dedicated attachment points. No need to use gas cans! Good find.
by Drenchenator
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: Meet Ups in VA and MD
Replies: 35
Views: 4240

Re: Meet Ups in VA and MD

I'm definitely going to be back in Maryland for most of December, but I don't know exactly when I'll get there. It looks like the one final I'll have is going to be re-scheduled, so I don't know when it will be. Still, I should be in Maryland from December 15 to 31 at least.
by Drenchenator
Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: My CPH just shot over 70 Ft!
Replies: 18
Views: 2949

Re: My CPH just shot over 70 Ft!

I was hit unintentionally at close range by a blast by Ben's SuperCAP (65 feet max in range, 125 oz/s max in flow rate). Ben was doing some riot blast testing when the gun spun him and the stream ended up hitting me. It felt like a very heavy slap on my thigh. It wasn't that bad, actually.
by Drenchenator
Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: My CPH just shot over 70 Ft!
Replies: 18
Views: 2949

Re: My CPH just shot over 70 Ft!

Wow, good job! Ben's CPHs only got around 65 feet, if I recall correctly, though at the time our nozzle technology was quite bad. Your nozzle is excellent and is likely the reason for the performance boost above the baseline. As to the lubrication questions, there was a thread about this a few month...
by Drenchenator
Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: Frozen Fury/or other War
Replies: 37
Views: 3891

Re: Frozen Fury/or other War

I could bring Riptide should I come. Right now, it needs to have its pump replaced, but that's an easy fix. I don't think it will perform that well, but it will work.