Paintball sized fluffy FLUFFYBALL!!!!!!
Posted 05 December 2008 - 04:34 PM
paint break in your barrel, have to get the squeegi/fluffy out to clean it mid game. 3-10 seconds when your gun is down yeah?, so would it be possible to make something that you could just stick in a pod, load and shoot through your gat like a normal paintball but it would clean the barrel on the way though.
Now to my mind, the first concern would be that if we made this and it was too heavy or solid and someone was shot with this fluffyball/cleaning thing it could injure them, the second concern is that if it were made too light and fluffy (eg compressed lint) it couldnt be processed through the loader, the firing mechanism and out the barrel..causing more problems than its worth.
So is there any way that anyone can think of to find a balance betweeen these two extremes and create a fluffyball that could be loaded and shot, but clean the gun en route.
Ive come up with a basic design breif which ive been mulling over, and I hope someone has more luck than I do.
Design Breif for a fluffyball
-Must not cause injury to either player or bystanders
-Must clean marker as it passes through it
-Must be off sufficient structural intergrity to pass through mechanism without comprimsing the working of the mechanism
-Must be either cheap or reusable
So my ideas thus far are:
1- to make a rubber ball coated in fluff, but with an off centre weight so it wouldnt fly straight for any distance at all, and in so doing use up all its kinetic energy in turning (the same way hookshot/curve ball paintball doesnt fly as far as a straight flying paintball)
2- something that would break apart on exiting the barrel of the marker or when struck by the bolt but would still retain the capacity to clean the barrel, eg chalk, woodchip etc
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Posted 05 December 2008 - 05:19 PM
Unless of course you would want to have a kind of Y pipe that has your loader attached to one side and the fluffy balls (not that kind shut up!) on the other side and have them load when you need it to.
from what I'm thinking you may need multiple fluffy balls to get the break cleared.
Just my input.
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Posted 05 December 2008 - 05:25 PM
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Posted 05 December 2008 - 06:16 PM
set into the ball chamber.....
One cool idea I think might work
what if you had a compresed, "fluffy"
And you would insert it down your barrell...and when you would fire your gun the sudden rush of air would expand the .... "fluffyness" and make it clean the barrell.
It would be compressed so it would roll down the barrel with ease by the way. If you didn't choose this idea you would have to somehow figure out someway to get it down into your barell. But I think the best way would to have it compressed and you could have it like in your pocket. Or somehow like stored under your mask with some sort of holder for quick access. I like this idea.
Posted 05 December 2008 - 07:18 PM
Posted 05 December 2008 - 07:26 PM
You wouldn't have to have it in your "loading mechanism," also known as a hopper...
My idea was that you would roll it down your barrell. Like a ball, and it would expand when the rush of air would hit it. Therefore you can say its being pushed out the barrell and cleaning it out. Which would be faster than pulling out a swab, cleaning your barrell and putting your swab back in your leg pocket.
As you can see... I made sure that I was using correct grammar as you like to detour from peoples cases which always seem to get on your nerves. I hope you are happy
Posted 05 December 2008 - 07:53 PM
Posted 05 December 2008 - 07:59 PM
I agree. If it was hopper loaded, you'd have to empty the hopper and feedneck of balls before introducing the fluffy ball. If not hopper loaded, then you have to take the barrel off anyway to load the ball and then shoot it out. Sounds slower of an operation than just swabbing.
Personally, I would like to see an umbrella swab. Similar to a T-squeegee, you release a lever and it unfolds like an unbrella with fuzzy material on the tips. That way it scoops the material, moves it towards the shaft, and swabs the barrel at the same time. Unlike the T-squeegee, it might not push as much paint towards the bolt when inserted.
Posted 05 December 2008 - 08:59 PM
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Posted 05 December 2008 - 09:24 PM
Posted 05 December 2008 - 09:34 PM
How many balls would it take to completely clean your barrel? More than one. If they're randomly distributed in your hopper, odds of getting one after another are pretty low. What if two aren't enough? Odds of getting three in a row would be VERY low, unless your hopper was half-full of these..."fluffies." It's a flawed idea. Just use a frickin' swab!
Posted 06 December 2008 - 01:47 AM
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