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Old 09-03-2007, 04:10 PM #1
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Electro Raptor

My cousin just gave (yeah, gave) me a blue Raptor. What would it take to make it electropneumatic?

I'm thinking FASOR. Find a nice spring-return ram from Clippard, mount the hammer to it and attach it to the hammer end cap. I would probably need to lighten the valve spring, but that shouldn't be too problematic. The frame is pretty spacious, so if I could find a board (preferably 9v) that would successfully work a 3-way 'noid (obtained from ASP), I should be good to go. The internal dimensions would be the same, so the bolt should still be able to link to the hammer.

If I want to really tweak around, I could make it 2-wayed. Or if I'm lazy, I can just get a flapper 'noid and make it electromech, but I'd prefer electropneu.

Any one find any holes in this plan?
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Old 09-03-2007, 09:46 PM #2
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If you're doing FASOR why do you need a 3-way noid? You only need air to push the bolt/striker forward.

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Old 09-04-2007, 11:43 AM #3
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Numbering 'noids is confusing. It really depends on the person describing them. Some people count the exhaust valves on the 'noid, so a 3-way would be 1 in, 1 out, and 1 exhaust. Like some people call mechanical 'cocker 3-ways "4-ways." 1 in, 2 out, 1 exhaust.
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Old 09-04-2007, 02:25 PM #4
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rainman from mcarterbrown tried using a clippard ram to do a timmy converion.
he used the a dual acting ram though. it ended up not working real well and he
just bought timmy parts to finish it.

i was thinking of doing what you are considering (spring return ram) because
there's a clippard dealer local to me and i have several blowbacks lying
around. (and spring return because it would end up being simpler and use a
3-way noid).

everything i was checking out ended up having the ram sticking out quite a bit
from the back of the gun and i would need to custom machine some sort of
"hammer" to hit the valve and accept the connecting pin. you will also need
some way to securely mount the ram in place.

i think i was considering something like this one:

http://clippard.com/store/byo_cylind...p?sku=SSR-08-1

if you tried hard enough i'm sure it could work, but i doubt it's going to be an
easy drop in. also remember you're going to need an LPR and there's no
(normal) place to mount one on a raptor. and you'll probably also need an HPR
unless you want to operate at 800psi.
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Old 09-05-2007, 04:16 PM #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DeTrevni View Post
Numbering 'noids is confusing. It really depends on the person describing them. Some people count the exhaust valves on the 'noid, so a 3-way would be 1 in, 1 out, and 1 exhaust. Like some people call mechanical 'cocker 3-ways "4-ways." 1 in, 2 out, 1 exhaust.
Gotcha, I only count inputs and outputs.
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Old 09-05-2007, 10:34 PM #6
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I did an electro Raptor a few years back. NOT easy to do. I'll see if I can find pics.



The LPR and gauge were mounted on the valve spring plug using a 'T' fitting. The Ram was a stock Cocker Ram. I had to drill a hole in the body for the front fitting. It lookes a little ungainly with the ram hoses running to the MAC attached on the front, but it worked well.

A rainmaker gripframe has plenty of space for a board, just no battery.

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Old 10-13-2007, 12:35 PM #7
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