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    Posted: 19 April 2009 at 1:40am
Igor, throw the switch!



Obviously there's a metric butt-load of aesthetic work to be done. I'm also waiting for the eyes to arrive. As of now, she cycles. I also need to insulate the board. If I tighten down the grip frame screws to hand-tight, the board shorts.

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sexi, you gunna modify a grip to hold a battery?
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Very cool. I can't wait to see it finished.
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wow that will be a cool mod
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dude, did you fill in the gills? ...

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Originally posted by merc merc wrote:

dude, did you fill in the gills? ...

It looks like he ground them out...Cry 
 
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Originally posted by tallen702 tallen702 wrote:

Igor, throw the switch!

Not the third switch!?
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I did mill off the gills. But never fear. I've got another original 98 in pristine condition with a nice silver-to-black fade job on it with gills intact.

They're milled off so that later, I can run with a dmlcd style breech to shorten the overall length.

Yes, for now the battery will be housed in the fore grip.

Anyway, it's going to take some major tuning to get it to shoot fully. right now it cycles, but it's too short. I'll have to re-work the forward and rearward pulse numbers. I'm also going to eventually run a 4-way solenoid and 2-way the ram. For now, it's gonna be ghetto gunfighter time.   

Eyes came in yesterday btw. Will mill and place them soon enough.
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tallen you got access to a machine shop or u dremmeling the crap?
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I dont know how the hell you people figure this crap out. Videos are mandatory for this project.
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Merc, Dremmel and a steady hand

Choop, I've gotta re-solder the solenoid connection and then I'll take photos/video of the whole shebang and post it.

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Center feed that beast.
 
Why the battery box when you did the foregrip battery mod?
 
 
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Originally posted by TinMan TinMan wrote:

Center feed that beast.
 

Why the battery box when you did the foregrip battery mod?

 

 


Holy zombie tallen thread!

Thought I'd look back through and see if I'd missed anything on this.

Looks like I did.

The battery box is where the solenoid is housed. The DMLCD board takes up the entirety of the grip frame due to the LCD screen. The Tippmann Effect version of the Matrix-98 hybrid pushed the solenoid to the front of the frame and forced the board out of the back of the frame. As a consequence, the grip frame had to be hacked in places which left the board exposed to the elements. I simply moved the solenoid to the battery box and routed the battery through the dead air chamber to the fore-grip. Since I was making it a "shorty" with the mini-cocker vertical adapter, I could use the stock foregrp panels to protect the battery terminal and battery from the elements. Eventually I'll hack that off and fashion a new battery box which will sit under the chamber just forward of the mini-cocker adapter allowing me to turn down the power-tube, shorten the bolt and ram stroke and shorten the whole project by about 2.5"

I've got the wiring set up properly and found my cold short that was giving me issues with the on/off operation of the marker when the bolts were tightened down all the way in the grip frame and it now shoots beautifully even if it is a bit ghastly to look at. Once I get back from vacation, I'll shoot some video. I'm going to paint the whole thing this august after I take the time to mill channels in the exterior of the frame and install the anti-chop eyes and counter-sink the battery cable. I'll probably cover those with jb weld or the like and sand the finish down until you can't tell they're even there. I'm thinking a red-to-white fade/splash. I like to stand out.
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OMG OLD BUMP hehehehe

Also... whats the conversion from Metric butt-load to SAE crap-load?
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Originally posted by Monk Monk wrote:

OMG OLD BUMP heheheheAlso... whats the conversion from Metric butt-load to SAE crap-load?


SAE=1.61803399x(Metric/3.14159265)
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No doubt ill get flamed for this but what exactly did you do? It looks like the most beast SMG for paintball I've ever seen!Shocked

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I would keep it looking ugly for a bit, especially if you play at a legit field.
Keep the guys thinking you have a pos and then own them on the field with it.

"I also need to insulate the board. If I tighten down the grip frame screws to hand-tight, the board shorts."
Even though I believe you said you fixed the issue, all I need was put a thin piece of plastic under the board which blocked any contact from the board to the metal of the frame.

Great job and awesome replies to others questions

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UPDATE!!!!!

Finally having time to work on this thing again after a 2 year hiatus, I have everything sorted, finishing the burying of the power cables, and am currently hollowing out the fore-grips to house the battery. I went back and used quick disconnects instead of hard solders for the splices, and had to make some modifications under the solenoid shroud to keep the LP line from kinking which caused poor cyclical performance. Now she runs like a beast!

So, it's an original Tippmann E-Bolt ram, solenoid, and micro-switch coupled with a DMLCD board in an original Tippmann Model 98 body. I made the trigger magnetically returned with adjustable travel (set screw to make it short) The forward and back pulses are dead on for the ram, so she'll rip. All that's left to do is loop the lp from the solenoid to the ram so it doesn't crimp as easily, paint the hollowed out fore grip, bondo over the battery lines, and give it the final coats of sage green and clear coat and she's ready to go!





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Nice work, where did you learn how to do this?
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