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#1 tyronejk

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:27 PM

Does anyone know of anyone making a completely clear marker? Maybe made out of Plexiglas or acrylic? Has anyone tried? Is it possible? I know you might have issues with current breakbeam eye systems, but what other potential issues could there be?

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:33 PM

would that even be able to operate?

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 05:05 PM

I've always wanted a C3 with a clear combustion chamber, so the light from the explosion could be seen. But I don't think a clear gun would stay clear for very long, the build up of metal shavings, lube and scratches would probably just make it a mess.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:19 PM

i have seen a couple, PE has an ego with a clear side to show the innerworkings, they also have a clear barrel to show how the cure bolts work. and i think someone tried to make a clear autococker too...

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:41 PM

there is a clear autococker that WGP made to un-confuse people. it wasn't fully functioning though.
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Posted 17 October 2012 - 11:57 PM

The DP Rev-i has a cool window where you can watch the bolt do it's thang.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:02 AM

Yeah isn't the er2 clear plastic?

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:19 AM

Someone should make a marker out of the transparent aluminum Scotty invented in Star Trek IV.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 10:33 AM

clear can in a shocker you can see the bolt moving from the sft window.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:20 AM

I think that with as fast as most markers fire, the ability to, actually, see anything useful (short of using a high speed camera) negates the utility of having a clear body...

But it would look cool.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 12:04 PM

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 12:47 PM

Yeah isn't the er2 clear plastic?



see the image i posted above you...

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 01:25 PM


Yeah isn't the er2 clear plastic?



see the image i posted above you...


I did see that, that's why I said "yeah" :P

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 04:55 PM

i want a clear rotor shell. that would be amazing.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 05:01 PM

Does anyone know how machinable acrylic/lexan/other clear hard materials are?
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 06:34 PM

The stingray was recalled years ago. :P

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:06 PM

i love clear loaders

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:32 PM

i want a clear rotor shell. that would be amazing.


not a good idea. i would rather hide my jams :P
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Posted 20 October 2012 - 09:10 AM

Does anyone know how machinable acrylic/lexan/other clear hard materials are?


acrylic is pretty machinable, lexan is too, but not nearly as transparent when machined.
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Posted 20 October 2012 - 05:55 PM


i want a clear rotor shell. that would be amazing.


not a good idea. i would rather hide my jams :P


not to mention they aren't tournament legal if you care about that sort of thing...

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 08:07 PM

not to mention they aren't tournament legal if you care about that sort of thing...

How come?

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 09:31 PM

The main reason is if you get a break inside the hopper it can be confusing for the refs who might mistake it for a hopper hit.

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 10:05 PM

Interesting.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 03:27 AM

i have non clear loaders for tournaments, i would really like to have the option of buying a clear shell for the prophecy v.2, prophecy Z2, and rotor, V-locity jr would be neat too.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 07:20 AM


Does anyone know how machinable acrylic/lexan/other clear hard materials are?


acrylic is pretty machinable, lexan is too, but not nearly as transparent when machined.


Can either be honed to increase the transparency?
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Posted 21 October 2012 - 06:37 PM

Maybe torched to melt the surface :P

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:29 AM

What amount of pressure can lexan, plexi, or other materials of that nature take?
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:59 AM



i want a clear rotor shell. that would be amazing.


not a good idea. i would rather hide my jams :P


not to mention they aren't tournament legal if you care about that sort of thing...


My clear pinokio isn't tournament legal? Thanks for the heads up.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:36 PM




i want a clear rotor shell. that would be amazing.


not a good idea. i would rather hide my jams :P


not to mention they aren't tournament legal if you care about that sort of thing...


My clear pinokio isn't tournament legal? Thanks for the heads up.

No it is. That rule isn't in effect anymore. However, if a ball breaks in your hopper that might count as a hit, sp be mindful of that
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Posted 22 March 2013 - 02:06 AM

i know its a bit of a necro, but how about a 3d printed one?

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 11:41 PM

most 3d printer plastic is too porous to support pressure.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 04:14 AM

Isnt there alumide? And I read sonewhere that there is now transparent aluminum.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 08:24 PM

We need to start experimenting....I will see if I can get a frame to a old marq or etha or something and mold it etc and see what I come up with sound good??

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 08:24 PM

We need to start experimenting....I will see if I can get a frame to a old marq or etha or something and mold it etc and see what I come up with sound good??

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 09:11 PM

We need to start experimenting....I will see if I can get a frame to a old marq or etha or something and mold it etc and see what I come up with sound good??


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Posted 20 May 2013 - 02:49 PM

I started to plan this "project" out....I am trying to decide wether to get a ,arq or etha frame or even a Tippman frame.....I will test how much pressure the molds can take air and CO2 wise then will get results. Next I will get the marker mold to fire a few paintballs at a time like 0ne or two.....With a air hose and air tank etc.... After that I will set up other test that I will run for 30-65 days long.....The whole project should only last around less than 3 months....And I will have a a medium budget so I will start posting pics ASAP of the "project" in progress....Thanks-Dylan

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