Dude, that is awesome. I love power tool themed blasters for some reason. Very clean install of the battery mount. Paint and decal are perfect. Also very functional as far as changing batteries quickly.
Hey, thanks man
Your gear's pretty damn sweet looking too! (and it shoots HARD!)
I blame the Hypercats Dewalt Nailgun for my Nerf OCD - six months ago all I had was an ancient Maverick that had never been fired in anger. Paint on this one needs a lot of work to get to that level; decals. "Nerkita "logo and other bits yet to be customised to amp up the silly-factor. Balance of the tool with the battery is where it's all at though with this build - it's where all the weight needs to be.
Does the inner barrel go through that chuck or is that a display piece?
Front end is a gutted original chuck (NOT an easy task - those things are ridiculously over-engineered...) monstered onto a Recon barrel attachment ring - darts juuuuust pass through. Need a bigger drill-bit though before I can fit barrel extension inside so it's just for laughs til then. Converting a Modulus Stealth-kit extension into a "heat-gun" attachment which will probably be what I actually run with (more "safety-orange" on the tip from the flames. A man can never have too many tools.
For upgrades I would recommend 18AWG and microswitch if you don't already have that done, and MTB Rhinos. Perfect for a semi-auto with a 9.6V battery (look on Britnerf for the chrono data) though they mostly get used with 3S lipo.
Yeah, I'd picked the current side-switch more for it's look and action... it's quite pathetically rated but there's very little room left in the grip after the battery-casing integration. Needs improvement! Will look at a tiny micro-switch now I know a leeettle more about electrics on this scale (errr, yeah... I've been scanning your blog for a bit
) I posted a C/Amp-delivery on the battery question elsewhere here... I'll go check out BritNerf for his stat's on them when I get back in a couple of weeks. Keen to look into what Lipo can do but I might just leave that for another build.
Thanks again - stay frosty!