The poppet/spool I am thinking of is basically a WarMachine/Nova type of valve, then a separate action for the round because the loading of the sniper round will be interesting…
IIRC the Assault was a Nova with a sliding bolt, instead of the moving barrel? Or was it a hold forward closed bolt like on the Mayhem?
From what you have played with, how well does the round feed? The G11 and the Siaga have entirely different actions. Even the Tippmann SMG would be a totally different feed – though some sort of latch action could be tripped by air pressure to the spool to index the stripper clip.
I am just trying to think of the best action for a round I have only seen in magazines or here!
I can see, if the magazine has a shaped internal passage to hold the fins, then 5-10 rounds can be held in place with a spring for a bottom or side feed. For the G11, the drop in setup could be a few more then that, since they won’t have to have as much pressure on them.
So, lets look at advantages and disadvantages of the different setups:
Rotary – Advantages: solid action, mid game refill could be easy. Rounds are in an independent tube, no bolt action possible, cycle at any angle.
Disadvantages: Side profile target is huge, rotary breech might be very complicated.
Variants: Thick clip chain action?
G11 – Advantages: Larger capacity, lighter action on paint. Unique and badass based on gun, like the P90.
Disadvantages: Larger marker. Possible seal on rotary action
Shotgun – Advantages: great profile and look, decent capacity, action could be very simple
Disadvantages: Action could be really difficult, stacking paint could be bad.
Siaga based – Advantages: known clip, easy changeout, rould held in independent tube
Disadvantages: Sniper round clips would need to be captured, or lost. Ejection system could be complicated.
Tippmann Stripper Clip – Advantages: Known tech, easy clip capture, boltless action possible
Disadvantages: Wide side profile.
Okay guys, feel free to tear into this, find which options you think I am right or wrong on, and add your experience or comments. This is not really well charted territory.
Damon, do you have any CAD software and/or Skills?