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small.planes
06-02-2010, 03:55 PM
Not exactly Gunsmithing, but here in Blighty we are quite restricted on what we can play with....

The Patient:

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn274/small_planes/02062010337.jpg

I bought this supersoaker about 15 years ago, when I was at Uni. I used to be part of the Ents Rigging Crew in the Students Union.
We would finish an event, then take down the Lights/Rigging etc and about 4 am the 'staff' bar would be open and the waterpistols came out.
Id put a smiley here, but Im limited to 4 pictures...

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn274/small_planes/02062010338.jpg

Open up. These older pistols seem to be better made than more recent ones Ive looked inside. Mind you the recent ones are chinese clones of a chinese product...
This one has a proper valve controlled by the trigger, where as others work by simply squeezing the flexi pipe a bit...

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn274/small_planes/02062010339.jpg

The problem is the tank thread has split, allowing all the pressure, and a good amount of water out. I dont remember it, but it looks like Ive fixed this before.

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn274/small_planes/02062010341.jpg

Fixed with some CA and some tissue soaked in CA to from a reinforcement bandage, to hopefully prevent a relapse.

Dave

small.planes
06-02-2010, 03:56 PM
And now it works as well as before :D

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn274/small_planes/02062010343.jpg

Dave

davidh
06-02-2010, 06:04 PM
you need to get a night job, or "up" your medicine. . . . .:D :D :D

neat..

Jim Shaper
06-02-2010, 07:06 PM
I had one where the pump mechanism came off the lever, so you could attempt to pump it all you wanted, but it wouldn't build any pressure.

That was also fixed with a little model cement. 7yr old is happy.

DonT
06-03-2010, 11:44 AM
OK now you guys did it. I have been fooling around with building an Air Rifle and looking at the super soaker guts got me to thinking. Hows about if you used one of the HPA tanks then use on some of the Air rifles and charged it with an air compressor or even better a scuba tank.:eek:

Can you imagine the range you would have? Of course up close the waterstream would probably peal paint as well as your skin but you could really "reach out and soak somebody"...

Another project to add to my ever growing list of things to do when I retire...

Later...

DonT

JanvanSaane
06-03-2010, 05:30 PM
I have always wanted to build a super soaker using a windshield washer pump motor powered by an 18 volt battery. Should be light enough with plenty of range. So many want to do projects, so little time. Jan

BigBoy1
06-04-2010, 11:11 AM
Another project to add to my ever growing list of things to do when I retire...

Later...

DonT

Don,

I've been retire for 4 years and I still have to start on my list of "Retirement Projects." Everyone seems to think retirement is sitting around but I'm finding that I have so many things to do I don't know how I had time to work a job!

DonT
06-04-2010, 04:04 PM
BigBoy1,

Oh you made the cardinal mistake when you retired. You let others, probably including the misses, know you were retiring.

I am looking at the back side of 50 and have a number of buddies much old than me and they have given me some very sound advice... They said "when you retire tell no one and guard that bit of information like you protect your Social Security Number". They said the longer you can stay under the radar the less likely others will call upon you because you have too much free time to help them.

Since I am moving in that direction I am taking notes as I can ALWAYS learn from someone elses mistakes...;)

Have a Great Weekend and a Great Retirement!!!

DonT

JanvanSaane
06-04-2010, 05:14 PM
They say intelligence is learning from your mistakes, wisdom is learning from someone elses mistakes. Jan


Original quote by DonT
Since I am moving in that direction I am taking notes as I can ALWAYS learn from someone elses mistakes...

motorcyclemac
06-06-2010, 07:04 PM
That last picture looks like the results of a long night of drinking light beer !

Cheers
Mac.