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In Topic: HydroTec Paintball Testing

14 August 2012 - 09:53 PM

I apologize if this has already been mentioned, but according to HydroTec the shells are made from a corn based bio plastic that gets broken down by soil bacteria. Has anybody tried testing this to see how well it actually works?

In the case of normal paintballs, the gelatin shells will begin to break down after just a couple weeks outdoors or as little as a few days depending on rain. I suspect that these new bio plastic shells may take a much longer time to break down, particularly on an undamaged paintball. This could obviously be a big problem for places like airball fields that have a very large amount of unbroken balls over a very small area. Or any area in a paintball field where paintballs are accumulating on the ground at a faster rate than they can decompose.

If anybody reading this has some HydroTec balls, they should test this out and post their results. I was thinking take one broken ball and one unbroken ball, place them in a garden around your house or anywhere you know of that contains active soil bacteria and then observe how long it takes for a shells to break down.

In Topic: CQB Tactical Paintball - Slow Motion Action!

21 June 2012 - 01:17 AM

To get real good slow motion, you have to use a camera that can shoot at high frame rates. I shot these two videos with a Casio EX-FH25 shooting at mostly 120 frames per second and some shots are at 240 or higher. The camera goes for around 250 bucks and as far as I know it's probably the cheapest camera out there that can shoot at really high frame rates.

In Topic: S.C.A.R.A.B (Strategic Combat And Recon Autonomous Bomb)

05 February 2012 - 06:06 PM

I've finished the design for the body. This is a CAD rendering of the mold that I'll be sending to a 3D printing part manufacturer. Once I get the completed part from them, I'll be using it to mold the composite body shell that will be supporting most of the secondary components. I've gathered together almost all of the components and I hope to have this thing up and running in the next two months.
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this coming from an rc car racer

if you ar not worried about sound have you considered gas?
as the price and time it takes to charge a battery gas is more practical and you will get way more minutes driving it than a electro

also look into a telemitry system for it it will help tell you how much battery is left and how fast you are going
also look into metal gear servos a little bit more but worth it so you dont strip your servo gears and have more on hand just incase and lots of spare parts who knows what will break

The biggest problem with nitro is that most field owners aren't going to allow it due to the fire hazard. Obviously the chance of a nitro truck starting a brush fire is pretty slim, but trying to explain it to a field owner may not be so easy. There's also a number of other reasons that I won't be using nitro that I'm not going to get into. I'm planing to run this thing on 12800mah lipo's, which are pretty much the largest capacity batteries currently available, so I'm not too worried about limited run times. I'll look into telemetry after I get the thing completely built, but I don't see it as being much of a priority. The steering system is going to be using two waterproof Hitec metal gear high torque digital servos. The whole steering system has been beefed up to handle the heavier weight and larger tires. Metal servo horns, and all metal steering linkage.

In Topic: Camping

02 February 2012 - 01:06 AM

I go to lots of music festivals and I always bring a pair of ear plugs to put in while I'm sleeping. It's easy and cheap, and it make a world of difference. I camped at CPX from Thursday night till Sunday for LL4 and had a great time. I would recommend an air mattress and make sure to bring a decent sleeping bag because I remember it got down into the low 40s for one of those nights.

I'll always take camping over a hotel room (probably has something to do with being from Maine). On the other hand, If you don't already own all of the necessary camping supplies to sustain yourself for a few days, or you don't have the means to get all of you camping supplies out to CPX, (like if you're flying) then definitely stay in a hotel.

Also, If you're under 21, camping on site may not be quite as fun...

In Topic: Living Legends Picture Thread

29 January 2012 - 03:50 PM

These are galleries of LL4 from paintballphotography.com