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Replacing Autococker Feednecks, how do you do it?

18 March 2012 - 09:53 PM

I saw a clamping feedneck for $10 in the same color as my cocker but I have no idea how you actually replace the old stock feed neck. Does anyone know?

Thoughts on Battery-less Firing Modes

06 March 2012 - 01:53 AM

I was using a flashlight that you charge via shaking and had an idea.

What if you used magnets and already existing internal oscillations to generate your markers power?

Anyone savy and knowledgeable enough to know if a neodymium magnet and coil could produce enough power in 2 passes to trigger a solenoid or sear clamper?

If this is the case then it would be easy to rig up battery-less electronic boards.

I was also considering various mechanical adjustable multi round burst stuff. Has it been done?

Novel Marker Design Idea

12 December 2011 - 02:22 AM

I was toying around with the idea of using a rotary bolt in a marker. This 'bolt' would essentially be a cylinder with a paint ball sized hole in it. Upon firing, his hole rotates from facing the feed neck to facing down the barrel. The advantages of using this rotary bolt are simple, the mass of the bolt is less of a factor in recoil and in an open bolt design the rotary bolt acts as the detent as well. Next I came up with two systems using a standard rammer and poppit system. Preferably this rammer would be air forward and spring back specifically for the sake of having less o-rings and hence reducing maintenance and chances for leaks to occur. The final step was deciding how to link the rotation of the bolt to the stroke of the rammer. The simplest of these methods is using a rack and pinion gear system, like in the steering of your car. The bolt has a gear on one end that is linked to a rod with matching teeth, this rod is then hard linked to the rammer. Since the spring on the rammer holds the bolt open when your not firing the you would never need to cock the gun like spyders, piranhas, and tippmanns, cockers, etc.

Downsides with this design I'm aware of:
- The bolt would need to be designed with a certain diameter or shape such that the bolt would not chop or dimple the ball right above the breach, this is a fairly difficult problem to solve due to the very inconsistent diameter/shape of paint that varies based on brand, age, and weather. But it's not much different than chopping with a normal bolt.
- Inexperienced users could reassemble the marker such that the gears on the bolt and rack are misaligned, causing the marker to either never load or chop lots of paint.
This marker would likely be a little bit wider than most, any speed ballers wanna give their thoughts on that? I would guess it would only be a quarter inch or so. I haven't heard any complaints - about the Angel's side by side tube width, so I'm assuming it's not a big deal.

I believe this marker would be very easy to clean and maintain, the bolt itself would pull out one side, the back of the gun could then be pulled off and halved allowing you very easy access to the components. The front side would likely just be a barrel thread piece, feed neck, and maybe a high pressure regulator mount if that didn't fit in the marker's grip or rear section. I also have some ideas for quick strip pins that would allow the marker to have tool-less disassembly. The rear section would be a high pressure reg on top, the rammer and solenoid below that and the rack off to the side and down a little bit. The regulator would be on top so that the feed neck of the marker would sit very low, basically inside the marker, probably only just high enough to let people get at their rip drives or shark fins. This system would likely use only 3 o-rings plus whatever cup seals are in the poppet valve and regulator(s). Hopefully there is very little that can go wrong this way and as a result the marker would be rock solid. This marker would likely be a little taller than single tube spools but shorter than stacked tube blow backs. Perhaps like an ego but a little wider?

Side thought: conversion to 50 cal would be easy...pull the marker apart and change out the feed neck, bolt and barrel, perhaps quick enough to do even in the middle of a slow game?

Tuning Autocockers to be quiet

19 November 2011 - 06:51 AM

I'm looking to make my ANS GX3 chaos as quiet as possible. Anyone have any expertise, advice, or ideas on important upgrades and tuning that would help.

I've heard that a zero kick back block and a rubber insert between the back block and body can help.
Also TechPB Mike said something about the Check It valve being really easy to open, I'm guessing that this would reduce the noise generated by the hammer.

Barrel-wise I want something with an APEX for sure. I currently have a freak all american tip for this.

Thanks guys

Good Condition - Autococker SR

31 October 2011 - 12:04 AM

Hello all,

Looking for a good condition functioning Autococker SR with no leaks, preferably with as few scratches as possible and original box

$250 paypal and we can negotiate on shipping. It will take a 3 business days for the payment to clear at my bank.

Pm me and I will get back to you in no more than a day.