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Old 08-14-2009, 03:37 PM #1
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My launcher is 100% done

After the first scenario game i went to about 3 years ago, I was hooked. Then i seen the launchers a couple of guys had, I made up my mInd to get my own.
After looking for days online at countless factory and homemade launchers and HOW-TO guides, I set out to make my own. I couldnt afford the $300+ lauchers and hated the look of the all PVC homemade lauchers I combined the both.

My launcher is all aluminum except the barrel, trigger frame, and valve housing. the reason for aluminum and all the hassle of welding was to make it look professional built and be solid and sturdy. Alot of scenario games dont allow homemade pvc plastic launchers
THIS IS NOT A HOW-TO GUIDE, JUST A SUMMARY OF MY PROJECT


Starting from the rear of the laucher is the aluminum holding tank. where there is and pressure gauge, safety valve, and fitting to use and paintball High press. reg.


Next is the valve assembly. i used a rain bird 3/4 in. electric sprinkler valve. I modified the valve from electric to pnuematic. this assembly is cover by aluminum tube to match the holding tank.


Next is the aluminum breech and pvc barrel. i also have a aluminum barrel but the pvc is lighter and the I.D. inside diameter is tighter allow greater efficency. i made this launcher a breech loader of obivious reasons.



The trigger frame is a Proto pmr frame. i gutted the electronics and put in a pnuematic valve that triggers the main valve. The buckles you see are used to attach to my specops broadsword vest.


I get around 250 300 feet at 85-90 psi.
If you have any questions on how-to or need part info DONT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME. happy to help whoever needs it
JEDI


NEW UPDATED PICS NOTICE NO MORE TRIGGER HOSE BEHIND TRIGGER FRAME


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Old 08-14-2009, 03:42 PM #2
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Old 08-14-2009, 05:43 PM #3
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Nice setup. What type of pnuematic valve are you using. Been looking for something like that.
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Old 08-14-2009, 06:37 PM #4
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Just be careful. A lot of fields these days don't allow home made LAWs.
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Old 08-14-2009, 06:58 PM #5
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Nice setup. What type of pnuematic valve are you using. Been looking for something like that.
you are talking about the one in the trigger frame correct?

here is where i got it from. pick the one that best suits you i chose letter E.
if link does not work go to mcmaster.com and type in Compressed Air Directional Control Valves in the search bar.
http://www.mcmaster.com/#directional...valves/=36vf9r
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Old 08-14-2009, 06:59 PM #6
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Just be careful. A lot of fields these days don't allow home made LAWs.
yep i know thats why the aluminum base. they like that more.
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Old 08-14-2009, 07:52 PM #7
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you are talking about the one in the trigger frame correct?

here is where i got it from. pick the one that best suits you i chose letter E.
if link does not work go to mcmaster.com and type in Compressed Air Directional Control Valves in the search bar.
http://www.mcmaster.com/#directional...valves/=36vf9r
Yes, I've seen those but yours is rectangle with a lever switch? Do you have a part number for it?
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Old 08-15-2009, 12:15 AM #8
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Yes, I've seen those but yours is rectangle with a lever switch? Do you have a part number for it?
sorry the search word is
Mechanically Operated Air Control Valves
part #6464K12
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Old 08-15-2009, 12:31 AM #9
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Wow! I am not a fan of scenario but THIS is amazing!

Good job man
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:56 AM #10
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that is amazing, are you going to the decay of nations 3 scenario at sc village?
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Old 08-15-2009, 06:35 AM #11
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sorry the search word is
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part #6464K12
Thanks, Nice job on the LAW.
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Old 08-15-2009, 12:26 PM #12
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So what did you use for your air reservoir? Is it a fire extinguisher or made from scratch. What psi do you run it at?
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Old 08-15-2009, 12:51 PM #13
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nice job. you should get a video of it
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Old 08-15-2009, 12:54 PM #14
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Old 08-15-2009, 04:24 PM #15
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So what did you use for your air reservoir? Is it a fire extinguisher or made from scratch. What psi do you run it at?
its is all made from scratch. it runs at 85-90 psi and get about 250feet
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Old 08-15-2009, 04:28 PM #16
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real nice job! i like the simple breech load system
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Old 08-15-2009, 05:07 PM #17
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Very very nice I like the breech loading, how do you recharge the air reservoir after you fire it?
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Old 08-16-2009, 01:22 AM #18
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Very very nice I like the breech loading, how do you recharge the air reservoir after you fire it?
its simple after every shot air from the compressed air tank goes through the remote line and fills up the holding tank ready for the next shot.
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Old 08-29-2009, 01:03 AM #19
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Looks nice. Saw it out at Decay of Nations III.
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:13 AM #20
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Mechanically Operated Air Control Valves
part #6464K12

UPDATE
AFTER RECENT TESTING THE TRIGGER VALVE I USED ABOVE DOES NOT FLOW ENOUGH TO OPEN MAIN VALVE FAST ENOUGH

I am currently working on a custom fitted valve that flow more air and drastically increased distance, air efficency and trajectory.

will keep you updated
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Old 08-31-2009, 01:17 PM #21
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Mechanically Operated Air Control Valves
part #6464K12

UPDATE
AFTER RECENT TESTING THE TRIGGER VALVE I USED ABOVE DOES NOT FLOW ENOUGH TO OPEN MAIN VALVE FAST ENOUGH

I am currently working on a custom fitted valve that flow more air and drastically increased distance, air efficency and trajectory.

will keep you updated
I'm currently using a Air shop Blow gun that works well. The only way to get your setup to work is to use it to open a smaller QEV valve (1/4") to open the main valve.
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