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Old 08-17-2013, 06:07 PM #1
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My Dye DAM with homemade box mag, feeds thru magazine port!

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Hey guys! Am I the first one to put a Box mag on a DAM? (prolly not)
This is a box mag I originally built to be put on a Tm15. I sold my Tm15, sold a suped up tipx, and used the funds to buy a DAM. While I was low on cash, I thought I might as well get this thing on the DAM instead of spending money I dont have on a Rotor.
I specifically bought this DAM to play around with toggling hopper/FSmags, and during the weekends I dont want to play with First Strike, Ill be sporting this beauty.

First off, I love it because It doesnt give my opponents a hopper to shoot at. Yes, I will be playing lots of Rec-ball, in which my field says gun shots dont count, but hey, who wants paint on their gun anyways? Its smooth firing, sexy, and built tough.

The insides are a B2 board on a v35 raceway. Warp feed tubing and 3/4 copper elbows direct the flow of paint up thru the magazine. The false laser sitting on the right hand side rails houses a Dueydog bone pack battery that was made to give the halo loaders more power. Without that battery, the vertical upward feed system would be too heavy for a normal 9v or 4 AA batteries.
I confirm in the video that I can hold (2) 100rd pods of paint in the hopper. I was missing 4 rounds, but hey, I hadnt turned on the loader to fill the warp feed/elbows/mag yet, so it would have fit if I had the thing going.
Ive seen a LOT of these box mags made for Tippmanns and I HATED them, because most of the videos showed them putting the cyclone inside like my b2 raceway. Because of that, they could only hold a single pod of paint in the "box mag" lol.

Aint nobody got time for that lol.

Any questions let me know. Just kinda wanted to show it off right now, but if enough people are interested, I can make a how to video.
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:13 PM #2
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This is what it looked like and how it fed on my tm15

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If you look at the individual "internal" pics, you can see how the warp feed becomes external on the TM15 and hooks up to a ripclip adapter that had a 45 degree copper elbow epoxied to it.
Robotech suggested I shoot for the moon and get it to feed thru the mag, and there you have it.

Making this box mag was actually quite easy, and I can already think of how this mag could get put on any milsim gun as long as it has a magazine port, and rails on the top and sides. If you dont have rails on the side, you could house the battery inside the box in the top right hand corner by sacrificing paint space.
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:07 AM #3
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How big is that battery?
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:25 AM #4
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:06 AM #5
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Robo its slightly larger than a 9v
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:03 AM #6
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:38 AM #7
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Looks pretty good. The only change I would make is to protect those wires running to your battery.
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:17 PM #8
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Personally, I'd bring the battery internally and give up 10 or so rounds to make the system fully enclosed.

Outside of that, I think this is pretty darn good work. May want to make a floor plate as well to help funnel paint to raceway. I'd love to see it in action.
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:52 PM #9
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Thanks for the advice guys. It honestly would be better to house the battery in the top right and make some plates. When I find some material and time ill probably do that
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:14 PM #10
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Very cool, and very interesting to know that the multiple bends in the feed tubes don't cause jams.

If it were me I'd shorten the... "neck" by a couple inches and build a flush opening on the other side as well, and put two speedfeeds on it (ambidextrous reload). Internal battery, then can deal with the smaller capacity by reloading on the fly speedball style - but that's just me

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Old 08-18-2013, 09:50 PM #11
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Will be glad to see the battery moved internal. They make box mag pouches for Molley...just sayin.
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:20 PM #12
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Will be glad to see the battery moved internal. They make box mag pouches for Molley...just sayin.
really now..
K you got me convinced

and since i will be doing this, i got a question.
If i ever participated in a mag fed only event, would this be legal?
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:53 PM #13
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Quality build there,love me a boxing
Surprised DYE hasn't built a factory one yet.Nice job beating them to it
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:24 PM #14
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Well after seening this I want to keep working on mine. Good work.
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:50 PM #15
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really now..
K you got me convinced

and since i will be doing this, i got a question.
If i ever participated in a mag fed only event, would this be legal?
You would need to talk to the event folks but I don't see why you couldn't be classified as a heavy gunner...after all it is mag fed. You would just need to carry spare box mags and not pods for your reloads.
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:46 AM #16
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I've spent all the money I can for a while, but when I do get a box msg pouch I want to get the rap4 pouch. Has molle on the back and everything
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:00 AM #17
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Old 08-27-2013, 12:09 AM #18
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Very nice. One thing another modder ran into on a similar project was the motor burning out from having to push paint against gravity. http://www.mcarterbrown.com/forums/c...el-a4-fly.html He swapped the original out for a Tamiya Torque-Tuned Motor. I haven't read any updates so I assume it is working just fine. Just something to keep in mind if you plan on using this a lot.
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Very nice. One thing another modder ran into on a similar project was the motor burning out from having to push paint against gravity. http://www.mcarterbrown.com/forums/c...el-a4-fly.html He swapped the original out for a Tamiya Torque-Tuned Motor. I haven't read any updates so I assume it is working just fine. Just something to keep in mind if you plan on using this a lot.
I had this problem and solution myself on my Halo powered boxmag,I was pushing a feedstock of 20+ balls on that one,the Tamiya motor really helped.
I would guess that this mod has a feedstock of 10 balls +/-,may not be an issue here.Think it has smart to use an external,rechargeable battery as boxmags chew thru batteries.I'm also using RF boards so that may be the reasons for high battery use
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:40 PM #20
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is that a real peq-15 on that marker?
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is that a real peq-15 on that marker?
No, its completely fake and hollow, used to house the battery on the outside of the box mag.

Everyone has talked me into removing this fake peq15 and putting the battery inside the box mag so i can take it off and on whenever i like
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