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Forum: Ask The Experts Today, 05:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By GoatBoy
Efficiency has numbers associated with it. I'm...

Efficiency has numbers associated with it. I'm pretty sure that if your response doesn't have a number associated with it, you're clogging up search results with non-information.

A Mini should...
Forum: The Dead Zone Today, 05:18 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,577
Posted By GoatBoy
Please tell me more about engineering! ...

Please tell me more about engineering!




This will apply to the vast majority of broken information/logic/reasoning presented:

Pointing out the RT is an automag as a way to break my...
Forum: The Dead Zone 09-21-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,568
Posted By GoatBoy
The "surrender rule" certainly causes a lot of...

The "surrender rule" certainly causes a lot of problems.

1. Surrenders take practice and experience on both offering and receiving ends -- things you cannot expect newbies to have, by definition....
Forum: The Dead Zone 09-21-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,577
Posted By GoatBoy
The ULT shims also compensate for "tolerance...

The ULT shims also compensate for "tolerance issues" in the on/off mechanism.



Lots of people have come up with improvements (well, they've come out with parts; not sure if they can all be...
Forum: The Dead Zone 09-20-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,577
Posted By GoatBoy
Isn't a Crossover like $350 new? (Can I buy one...

Isn't a Crossover like $350 new? (Can I buy one without the electronics?) Oh I see... the "XVR" is $429. I'm sorry, I still cannot see me buying an XVR, even if it were offered at $350.

That...
Forum: The Dead Zone 09-18-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,577
Posted By GoatBoy
I think some of you are missing the big picture...

I think some of you are missing the big picture by a wide margin.

I'm not going to justify my stance on the mag platform superiority, because that's not the main point. (By the way, watching a...
Forum: The Dead Zone 09-16-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,577
Posted By GoatBoy
Nemo vir est qui mundum non reddat meliorem

Yeah, I'm kind of beating a dead company here. But some of us actually want to see mags in more people's hands. And some people don't give a $#17$ about anybody or anything else. That's actually...
Forum: The Dead Zone 09-15-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,577
Posted By GoatBoy
I believe that; I just question where the...

I believe that; I just question where the complexity was. I don't think it was the cutting per se since the front/back doesn't matter that much (unless they wanted to use them as references, which...
Forum: The Dead Zone 09-13-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,577
Posted By GoatBoy
In a way, you are right in that it doesn't...

In a way, you are right in that it doesn't guarantee that the *price* will be any lower.

Which is why I was pretty choosy with my words when I said, "cheaper to produce". One would hope that...
Forum: The Dead Zone 09-12-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,577
Posted By GoatBoy
I really try to stay away from "tournament"...

I really try to stay away from "tournament" anything since it's a cesspool of bad logic and worse science, and it also represents a minority of paintball.



An aluminum valve would be lighter...
Forum: The Dead Zone 09-07-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,577
Posted By GoatBoy
Sorry, I should have separated that out. I was...

Sorry, I should have separated that out. I was referring to the marker pictured in your avatar and which you mentioned. Clearly not a modern gun.

But there are also markers like the Bob Long...
Forum: The Dead Zone 09-07-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 5,577
Posted By GoatBoy
Nobody has even attempted to take proper...

Nobody has even attempted to take proper efficiency metrics. Except me as far as I can tell.

(Unless you're referring to the *perception* of efficiency.)

Size is competitive with with most...
Forum: The Dead Zone 09-01-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,445
Posted By GoatBoy
Well at least you stepped up. That was actually...

Well at least you stepped up. That was actually pretty awesome.

Your example gets to what I wanted to mention.

There were a couple of comments about "getting closer", but getting closer...
Forum: The Dead Zone 08-29-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,445
Posted By GoatBoy
I think the notion of accuracy varies greatly...

I think the notion of accuracy varies greatly from player to player.

I don't suppose anyone can demonstrate their point-and-shoot accuracy (?)
Forum: Air Gun Designs 08-27-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By GoatBoy
I don't think you'd need to go through any of...

I don't think you'd need to go through any of that contortion if you really wanted just a basic chamber pressure -- just gut the internal regulator and use an external one with a gauge *somewhere*. ...
Forum: Air Gun Designs 08-26-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By GoatBoy
Which is useful for people running RT's, or...

Which is useful for people running RT's, or people who cap/gut their valves.

And a second port is more preferable than a giant T fitting sticking out of your gun.
Forum: Air Gun Designs 08-25-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By GoatBoy
If I recall, 450-ish with level 10 bolt, lower...

If I recall, 450-ish with level 10 bolt, lower than that (415 sounds right) for a level 7.

AGD should have dual ported the valves. That way people who wanted the air port on the left side...
Forum: The Dead Zone 08-13-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,964
Posted By GoatBoy
Yes, you're supposed to stop shooting at...

Yes, you're supposed to stop shooting at eliminated players. And how do you know when a player is eliminated?

When the ref calls them out, or when the player raises their hand/gun (if the player...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 08-11-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 26,630
Posted By GoatBoy
That's funny; when faced with the same problem, I...

That's funny; when faced with the same problem, I cheated and used these:

HF0306 One Way Needle Bearing/Clutch 3x6.5x6 Miniature Needle Bearings:3mm (http://www.vxb.com/page/bearings/PROD/Kit8637)...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 08-08-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,860
Posted By GoatBoy
Yeah I gathered that was kind of where you were...

Yeah I gathered that was kind of where you were headed.

It probably can be tensioned on the bolt-back stroke, but that's just the way I had it worked out in my head.

Cams are a little above my...
Forum: Custom Projects / Custom Questions 08-05-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,860
Posted By GoatBoy
The bolt blocking the chamber rotation isn't a...

The bolt blocking the chamber rotation isn't a liability, it's a potential feature.

State machine, with your bolt itself dictating the transition.

Add a ratchet to the cylinder, connected to an...
Forum: The Dead Zone 08-05-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,964
Posted By GoatBoy
Preface: I can't speak for tournament-anything. ...

Preface: I can't speak for tournament-anything.

Calling paint checks is part of the game. There just aren't enough refs to cover the field. Most other sports generally have multiple refs...
Forum: The Dead Zone 07-31-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 756
Posted By GoatBoy
My 17ci purchased from Rap4 came with a Ninja reg.

My 17ci purchased from Rap4 came with a Ninja reg.
Forum: First Strike 07-31-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By GoatBoy
You'd think the intelligent thing to do would be...

You'd think the intelligent thing to do would be to choose an acceptable size for FS rounds, and then make all the other rounds conform to that size via a similar method.

I.e. you make a single...
Forum: Air Gun Designs 07-08-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By GoatBoy
Actually I was hoping to smooth everywhere the...

Actually I was hoping to smooth everywhere the o-ring rides to a mirror finish to maybe reduce both wear on the o-ring and friction (win-win!).

Just gotta figure out how to do it cleanly. Don't...
Forum: Air Gun Designs 07-08-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By GoatBoy
I've kind of taken to polishing the inside of the...

I've kind of taken to polishing the inside of the regulator back where the regulator piston o-ring rides, close to a mirror finish. Unfortunately, I don't have any data that shows it has any effect....
Forum: Ask The Experts 07-07-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,369
Posted By GoatBoy
"Pumps" do not necessarily "save paint" over a...

"Pumps" do not necessarily "save paint" over a semi. Watch the videos. Observe how some people with pumps play, and in particular, why they expend so much paint while purportedly using a gun that...
Forum: Sidearms 06-23-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,539
Posted By GoatBoy
Perhaps you should borrow someone else's pistols...

Perhaps you should borrow someone else's pistols and get a feel for them before sinking any money into this. Most people are usually fine with letting you try them out.
Forum: Sidearms 06-19-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 3,539
Posted By GoatBoy
Going all the way to pistol isn't the most cost...

Going all the way to pistol isn't the most cost effective thing.

Most field fees include all day air; maybe you can work out a deal with the field where they knock a few bucks off your entry if...
Forum: The Dead Zone 06-06-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,912
Posted By GoatBoy
Study: Your Brain Thinks Money Is A Drug : NPR...

Study: Your Brain Thinks Money Is A Drug : NPR (http://www.npr.org/2009/08/07/111579154/study-your-brain-thinks-money-is-a-drug)


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Forum: Ask The Experts 06-04-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By GoatBoy
Well I'm impressed that it would actually feed...

Well I'm impressed that it would actually feed then. Didn't look like it would work. Course now that REALLY makes me wonder if the P90 helical twist will work.



About as telling as the fact...
Forum: Ask The Experts 06-04-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By GoatBoy
I can't tell you how many times I've seen that...

I can't tell you how many times I've seen that Fubarius pic, with zero followup regarding whether or not it actually worked. I think we should all just refrain from posting it until he comes back...
Forum: Air Gun Designs 06-03-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 889
Posted By GoatBoy
I also had another design which was based on...

I also had another design which was based on Ariakon ACP magazines, but could never get the parts made.

Now that you have the feedneck removed and that top mounting point welded on, there are...
Forum: Air Gun Designs 06-03-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 889
Posted By GoatBoy
You just became my new best friend! That's...

You just became my new best friend! That's essentially what I wanted to do, but I wanted to use weld nuts. Nice work!

You probably also noticed why I've coveted "reverse-ported" (or dual-ported)...
Forum: Air Gun Designs 05-27-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 889
Posted By GoatBoy
It's kind of "unfinished"; it fits and works with...

It's kind of "unfinished"; it fits and works with an SA-17 spring feed, but it needs a way to be mounted securely to the body.

I had plans to have someone put some weld nuts on the top which is...
Forum: Air Gun Designs 05-20-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 889
Posted By GoatBoy
Man, somebody likes his stick feeds!

Man, somebody likes his stick feeds!
Forum: First Strike 05-16-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By GoatBoy
Nice. I've been wanting to do something like...

Nice. I've been wanting to do something like this as well because it's kind of hard to trace the shots sometimes. Was thinking about making the backs fluorescent orange or something, but the glow...
Forum: Air Gun Designs 05-09-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 889
Posted By GoatBoy
Your options are to put the picatinny on top of...

Your options are to put the picatinny on top of the Micromag in the right position for the SA-17 mag housing to fit onto:
...
Forum: Southwest 05-08-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By GoatBoy
Might need to stretch my legs and visit a remote...

Might need to stretch my legs and visit a remote field. I think it's been... like a decade since I last visited Predator.

As far as First Strike rounds, are those FPO (or purchased only from...
Forum: Southwest 05-08-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By GoatBoy
Q-loaders and spring feeds?

Q-loaders and spring feeds?
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