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by Drenchenator
Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: Frozen Fury/or other War
Replies: 37
Views: 3891

Re: Frozen Fury/or other War

Let's do this. Definitely! I'm looking forward to doing something. I now have more info about my availability. I should be back in Maryland from around December 10th to January 8th. My car is on the West coast for the time being but I should be able to borrow a car from my parents to get to events ...
by Drenchenator
Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: Meet Ups in VA and MD
Replies: 35
Views: 4233

Re: Meet Ups in VA and MD

I had a job right next to Gathland before, and the area should generally be pretty good. It has a parking lot, a pavilion, toilets, a large field, and it's on the Appalachian Trail. It's been quite a few years since I've been there, though, so I second the notion that somebody should scout it out to...
by Drenchenator
Sun Aug 28, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs
Topic: CPS 2000 help
Replies: 4
Views: 843

Re: CPS 2000 help

If the blaster outputs water when it's pointed down, it points to the firing valve being open (if all else is sealed). This sometimes happens when the spring that closes the valve weakens with age. This guide gives more details about this particular problem. If it's not that, I'd recommend you read ...
by Drenchenator
Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Homemade Splashzooka
Replies: 16
Views: 1673

Re: Homemade Splashzooka

Ok, so the performance seems to be what's expected, perhaps on the better side due to your nozzle. Good work! Recently, it appears that more and more builders are concentrating on designing better nozzles, which I have to admit were neglected for far too long. And you raise a good point: nozzles are...
by Drenchenator
Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: Meet Ups in VA and MD
Replies: 35
Views: 4233

Re: Meet Ups in VA and MD

This sounds like an excellent plan. I'm willing to meet midway somewhere in Virginia. I'll be back in MD for Christmas this year and spring break next year (sometime around March 24 to April 3, maybe a few days earlier depending on finals). I may or may not be in MD for the summer; I won't know unti...
by Drenchenator
Mon Aug 22, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Homemade Splashzooka
Replies: 16
Views: 1673

Re: Homemade Splashzooka

Good job on this build! People (like me) forget that you can often get decent (by our standards) performance without much physical work, and this build definitely shows that. Ben did make a backpack version of this gun called Leftovers (same concept), but this is the first time I've seen someone mak...
by Drenchenator
Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Games & Organization
Topic: What Makes a Good Battle?
Replies: 6
Views: 2124

Re: What Makes a Good Battle?

Good points, SEAL! This is a pretty good breakdown of how to make a good battle. I think the main thesis here is a good one. In all the battles I've gone to I've tried to go for maximum fun rather than maximum chance of winning whatever scenario is at hand. For that reason I got hit A LOT MORE than ...
by Drenchenator
Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Next generation rubber CPS homemade water gun planning
Replies: 36
Views: 4426

Re: Next generation rubber CPS homemade water gun planning

Good job addressing my points! I was only concerned that the design would not go as planned, so I'm glad you had already had thought through all these aspects already. Hmm, I didn't realize that the grip was a PVC pipe. I guess it looked like bike handle due to the bicycle brake so I said bike handl...
by Drenchenator
Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Next generation rubber CPS homemade water gun planning
Replies: 36
Views: 4426

Re: Next generation rubber CPS homemade water gun planning

Tim, I love your planned layout. Everything fits neatly on a single rail, so there's no need for "internals." The bike handle as a pistol grip is a pretty interesting idea, though personally I prefer a real pistol grip (since they are available). It's personal choice, though, and certainly a bike ha...
by Drenchenator
Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: POPCAP
Replies: 15
Views: 11404

Re: POPCAP

I can't believe I missed this earlier. Great job, Tim! This is sorta like Ben's SuperCAP done right (no offense to Ben). I appreciate the high level of detail, which does answer a lot of questions but also promotes discussion by letting people ask deeper questions. I also appreciate the color coordi...
by Drenchenator
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Next generation rubber CPS homemade water gun planning
Replies: 36
Views: 4426

Re: Next generation rubber CPS homemade water gun planning

Personally, I think 3L is good standard for a "high-powered" blaster. 4L is probably the max we can go without it getting too heavy. 4L is 4 kg (8.8 lbs) of water, so really is a lot of weight to carry with your arms, though I guess another variable to consider is whether or not to have a strap. Per...
by Drenchenator
Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Next generation rubber CPS homemade water gun planning
Replies: 36
Views: 4426

Re: Next generation rubber CPS homemade water gun planning

Like Ben, I actually prefer not to have an on-board reservoir. A reservoir takes up a lot of space. If you are using cylindrical CPS to power the gun, the logical place to put the reservoir is behind the chamber, which makes the gun even longer. 4 inch PVC drain pipe is the cheapest and most readily...
by Drenchenator
Wed Jun 22, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Next generation rubber CPS homemade water gun planning
Replies: 36
Views: 4426

Re: Next generation rubber CPS homemade water gun planning

I've considered bicycle handbrakes for triggers when I was coming up with ideas for Riptide. The only problem that I saw at the time was the the trigger pull length would be very low and only suitable for pull valves. I wanted to use a ball valve, which needs a lot of pull length, so I used a rotary...
by Drenchenator
Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Coating to Reduce Friction Inside 3D Printed Nozzle
Replies: 26
Views: 2980

Re: Coating to Reduce Friction Inside 3D Printed Nozzle

I too look forward to more data for these nozzle setups. The images do appear similar, but perhaps the quantitative data would be markedly different. There's no way to tell until the measurements are made, though. Either way, I really do like that we are finally trying to improve the nozzle assembly...
by Drenchenator
Sat May 28, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: MOAB 2016 (Official Thread)
Replies: 146
Views: 14256

Re: MOAB 2016 (Official Thread)

The next time I be on the East coast would be around December 10th , and I'll be back on the West coast around New Year's Day. Little Creek definitely looks like a great battlefield, with some good open areas and a stream nearby, lots of cover too. If this is held during December, I'd most likely co...
by Drenchenator
Tue May 17, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Coating to Reduce Friction Inside 3D Printed Nozzle
Replies: 26
Views: 2980

Re: Coating to Reduce Friction Inside 3D Printed Nozzle

Thanks for the picture. The surface is definitely rough, but not really that rough, honestly. That means that it might not even be necessary to worry about any sort of coating, because under some circumstances, the wall roughness does not affect the friction much. This is gonna get a little technica...
by Drenchenator
Tue May 17, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Coating to Reduce Friction Inside 3D Printed Nozzle
Replies: 26
Views: 2980

Re: Coating to Reduce Friction Inside 3D Printed Nozzle

Hi Tim, How smooth is your 3D printed surface in the first place? If it's quite rough, I'm afraid no material will adhere to it for very long, and it likely would not form a very streamlined shape even if it did. It sounds like a more permanent solution would be a better bet (some kind of permanent ...
by Drenchenator
Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: MOAB 2016 (Official Thread)
Replies: 146
Views: 14256

Re: MOAB 2016 (Official Thread)

Unfortunately, it looks like I'm booked solid until Christmas this year (not to mention being on the wrong coast...). I can't attend any water wars this year. Hope you guys have fun, though!
by Drenchenator
Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: [Bethesda, MD] Soakemore 2015 - June 19-22
Replies: 71
Views: 6895

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

Thanks for the reply! Unfortunately Ben and I want to avoid any bad weather and traffic, so we'll have to leave now. We'll try to come back tomorrow, though.

Have fun!
by Drenchenator
Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: [Bethesda, MD] Soakemore 2015 - June 19-22
Replies: 71
Views: 6895

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

Ben and I are at Westmoreland Park. Has anyone else left, or are we at the wrong park?