This discussion group is for all you gear-heads, techno-nuts, tinker freaks, backyard airsmiths, engineers, machinists,
miscellaneous do-it-yourselfers and any other mechanically enlightened gadget junkie that enjoys working on paintball equipment.
While we would prefer to keep the topic focused on purely technical matters, please feel free to discuss anything paintball related that may be of interest.
Many questions have popped up repeatedly- They've been archived
for your Tinkering pleasure in both the Frequently-Asked Tinker's (FAT) and the Rat's Nest.

For non-paintball technical discussion, or if you'd like to sell paintball gear, please use one of the link buttons below:

Post a messageView all messagesSearchDonor Wallpapers
  1. Energy in a 4500/68. Ami Wong, Nov 25, 2012
    1. My attempt. upriver, Nov 28, 2012
    2. Was going to say you're wrong. THAT guy, Dec 1, 2012
  2. Civic LX part 2, motion therapy. keantoken, Nov 25, 2012
    1. Discrete ECU?. Snowtroll, Nov 25, 2012
    2. Honda PGM-FI ECU?. Snowtroll, Nov 25, 2012
      1. MAF sensor. keantoken, Nov 25, 2012
        1. Not necessarily. Snowtroll, Nov 25, 2012
          1. actually.... tmk, Nov 25, 2012
            1. More about MAP / MAF.... Snowtroll, Nov 25, 2012
              1. ...GM does (or did) it the exact same way. :). tmk, Nov 27, 2012
    3. Also, watch this video. Snowtroll, Nov 25, 2012
    4. Honda specific info (such as Hondas don't have MAFs) that might be helpful. Surestick, Nov 25, 2012
    5. Some thoughts.... Jordan, Nov 26, 2012
  3. 1 million fps slo mo bullet impact videos (youtube linky inside). BLT, Nov 24, 2012
  4. Impressive shovel to AK transformation. GruntDoc, Nov 24, 2012
    1. Don't own any guns.... Snowtroll, Nov 24, 2012
      1. But when I do..... P0E, Nov 25, 2012
      2. Tragic boating accident. Chase, Nov 26, 2012
        1. Don't blame me!. Snowtroll, Nov 26, 2012
          1. What can I say?. Chase, Nov 26, 2012
    2. Nice.. , Nov 24, 2012
    3. So much for "beating swords into plowshares"... (n/t). Nohbody, Nov 24, 2012
    4. Huh, he's just a few towns over from me.... , Nov 26, 2012
  5. Outdoor power equipment questions. , Nov 24, 2012
    1. Motor model vs. the Bar and accessories.. , Nov 24, 2012
    2. gen manul.. , Nov 24, 2012
  6. Doc, no paparazi!. isuckatmoney, Nov 23, 2012
    1. paparazi pepperoni whats the difference??. , Nov 24, 2012
  7. It's been a long time.... , Nov 23, 2012
    1. It has indeed.... Gambit, Nov 23, 2012
    2. Gun only?. DK1, Nov 23, 2012
    3. Still running my antiques.... Wolf, Nov 24, 2012
    4. Inexpensive Tourney. , Nov 24, 2012
    5. Re: It's been a long time.... Dosh, Nov 24, 2012
      1. I was thinking the other day.... , Nov 24, 2012
        1. Now that I think about it, every other gun I've had has been used. Dosh, Nov 25, 2012
          1. Why pay that much even?. , Nov 26, 2012
            1. I was just thinking of this last night.... DK1, Nov 27, 2012
              1. I still wana borrow Jamie and Adams paintball gun. , Nov 28, 2012
        2. Now that I think about it, every other gun I've had has been used. Dosh, Nov 25, 2012
  8. Anybody want a Tippmann C3?. , Nov 23, 2012
    1. Re: Anybody want a Tippmann C3?. Eric AKA scrounger, Nov 23, 2012
      1. Ditto!. , Nov 24, 2012
    2. I shouldnt but.... , Nov 23, 2012
      1. Actually, interested in a trade?. Renegade_Azzy, Nov 23, 2012
    3. Yep, I would be interested in one. , Nov 24, 2012
    4. Very much so!. , Nov 28, 2012
  9. Doc's Black Friday Blowout!. , Nov 22, 2012
    1. Can you make a new set. , Nov 23, 2012
  10. TWB 11/22/2012 Roughing it. Crash, Nov 22, 2012
  11. Used Shotgun question. , Nov 22, 2012
    1. No trouble in that.. Deus Machina, Nov 22, 2012
      1. Thanks!. Jim, Nov 22, 2012
        1. cautionary tale:. , Nov 23, 2012
    2. Nice weapon,. , Nov 26, 2012
      1. my all time favorite band. , Nov 26, 2012
  12. Sandy from the Whiteboard on MCarterbrown. , Nov 22, 2012
    1. There is a reason. MarkT, Nov 22, 2012
  13. Checking on the current state of patent bs in the paintball industry. Dosh, Nov 22, 2012
    1. What little I know.... , Nov 23, 2012
      1. Rationale. Yep, Nov 23, 2012
        1. They were pretty blatant about their rationale. Anonymous Coward, Nov 23, 2012
          1. That was me nt. Dosh, Nov 23, 2012
          2. The Patent. , Nov 24, 2012
            1. There's a little more to it. Dosh, Nov 24, 2012
              1. THis has happened before - Google up Henry Ford Vs. Selden Patent. , Nov 24, 2012
              2. even more still. ydna, Nov 24, 2012
      2. So there's at least reasonable access for getting something out there. Anonymous Coward, Nov 23, 2012
    2. the license. ydna, Nov 23, 2012
      1. It looks like pump guns have made a resurgance. Dosh, Nov 24, 2012
  14. Some holiday tech.... any good ideas for christmas lights?. Hans, Nov 21, 2012
    1. In the old days, a non-contact voltage tester fixed them. , Nov 21, 2012
  15. TWB 11/21/2012 Maroons.... Wolf, Nov 21, 2012
    1. At least now Doc won't have to start talking to a volleyball! (N/T). Squirlly, Nov 21, 2012
      1. Re: At least now Doc won't have to start talking to a volleyball! (N/T). eighttailfox, Nov 21, 2012
  16. OT: Advice on a small, locking knife with a carbon steel blade. DK1, Nov 20, 2012
    1. Spyderco. N/T. Brandon_ha, Nov 20, 2012
      1. Nothing they make.... DK1, Nov 20, 2012
        1. My Spyderco..... Renegade_Azzy, Nov 21, 2012
          1. Not that I've seen on the carbon steel models.... DK1, Nov 21, 2012
    2. Are you hard set on carbon steel?. levi, Nov 20, 2012
      1. Pretty much, yes.. DK1, Nov 21, 2012
    3. SOG. Nate, Nov 21, 2012
    4. Opinel. Spaceman!, Nov 21, 2012
      1. Fits the requirements. CameraGuy, Nov 21, 2012
        1. Yeah, I might check those out.... DK1, Nov 21, 2012
    5. Gerber LST. Stu Friedberg, Nov 21, 2012
      1. Actually, I used to have one.. DK1, Nov 21, 2012
    6. kershaw composite leek?. Ken Newell, Nov 21, 2012
      1. That's actually a good looking option.... DK1, Nov 21, 2012
        1. D2 steel. Le_KiD_Qc, Nov 22, 2012
          1. D2 sharpening. Stu Friedberg, Nov 23, 2012
    7. check out some of the coldsteel knives or kabar, i love my kabar nt. Fathom, Nov 22, 2012
  17. Paintball in slow motion. Kitkun, Nov 19, 2012
    1. Jump to 5:01. hp_lovecraft, Nov 20, 2012
  18. Sandy has a Swampy VooDoo Doll?. Squirlly, Nov 19, 2012
    1. Pencil Topper Maybe?. Silcas, Nov 19, 2012
      1. Pretty sure that's his tail... (n/t). Anonymous ~Hero~, Nov 19, 2012
    2. Re: Sandy has a Swampy VooDoo Doll?. , Nov 19, 2012
      1. looks like swampy to me.. eighttailfox, Nov 19, 2012
    3. Better yet. Renegade_Azzy, Nov 20, 2012
      1. Better still.... , Nov 20, 2012
        1. But at least for Sandy IT IS work related, can't say the same for myself right now.. (N/T). Squirlly, Nov 21, 2012
    4. Nice Reference. , Nov 22, 2012
      1. I was pretty sure.... , Nov 22, 2012
        1. I blame.... , Nov 23, 2012
  19. Blade Reweld ?'s. Max, Nov 18, 2012
    1. Framing the tang is best option, but.... Ed_B, Nov 18, 2012
    2. busted tang. George M., Nov 19, 2012
      1. None of that will work with 440A. Anonymous Coward, Nov 19, 2012
    3. 3rd option ?. , Nov 19, 2012
    4. 3rd option ?. , Nov 19, 2012
    5. Something that might work. , Nov 19, 2012
    6. MIG / TIG doesn't matter.. ed, Nov 30, 2012
  20. Decrepit 92 Honda Civic LX, back from the dead.... keantoken, Nov 17, 2012
    1. all the usual tune-up things.. tmk, Nov 17, 2012
      1. Yep. , Nov 17, 2012
    2. old car. , Nov 18, 2012
    3. Short or closed circuit?. ta2maki, Nov 18, 2012
      1. That makes sense.. keantoken, Nov 19, 2012
        1. You were right!. keantoken, Nov 19, 2012
    4. Bad Gas. Gark32, Nov 18, 2012
      1. Ehhh.... Grumley, Nov 18, 2012
        1. Bad Gas = Misfire = fuel+O2 in exhaust = MIL.... Mark F, Nov 19, 2012
      2. Yup. Bad gas.. Snowtroll, Nov 20, 2012
  21. Where did all these Zombies come from?. Crash, Nov 17, 2012
    1. Smartphones. Listessa, Nov 17, 2012
  22. this guy got a long weekend repair ahead... , Nov 17, 2012
    1. Interesting.... , Nov 17, 2012
    2. Humm. Another Evil Monkey, Nov 17, 2012
      1. would have been better without the. , Nov 19, 2012
      2. the music adds nothing [nt]. , Nov 20, 2012
    3. Looks like only the primer went off.. hp_lovecraft, Nov 17, 2012
      1. if the shells were empty where the holes in the wall. , Nov 17, 2012
      2. Powder needing to be under pressure?. Solar, Nov 19, 2012
        1. Burning verses Deflagration. hp_lovecraft, Nov 19, 2012
          1. Hmmmm.... Solar, Nov 19, 2012
      3. Re:Looks like only the primer went off.. , Nov 20, 2012
    4. I don't see how that can be real. MarkT, Nov 18, 2012
      1. That's because it's the shell that fell off the table.. Someone, Nov 18, 2012
  23. TWB: 11/16/12. Wolf, Nov 16, 2012
  24. Anyone have actual experience with commercial 3D scanners?. , Nov 15, 2012
    1. A little. Ed_B, Nov 16, 2012
      1. scanner not printer. Anonymous Coward, Nov 16, 2012
        1. oops. Ed_B, Nov 17, 2012
    2. A little. What kind of objects your looking toe scan?. eighttailfox, Nov 17, 2012
  25. Found objects of incredible cuteness, or Kasi IRL. eddi, Nov 14, 2012
  26. First non-'Cocker, 'Cocker threads?. , Nov 14, 2012
    1. Werent the Carter pumps cocker threaded?. Renegade_Azzy, Nov 14, 2012
      1. Good question.... , Nov 14, 2012
      2. Carter and the Boss used the old ..... B, Nov 15, 2012
    2. I think you're right on with the Timmy... nt. , Nov 14, 2012
      1. Not the Timmy.... Thru-Hiker, Nov 15, 2012
    3. Well lets make a list... I'll start with the Rainmaker... , Nov 14, 2012
      1. Re: Well lets make a list... I'll start with the Rainmaker... Nate, Nov 14, 2012
      2. Ah-ha!. , Nov 14, 2012
        1. I think so too.... Jeb Hoge, Nov 15, 2012
          1. Aha!. , Nov 16, 2012
          2. Yup, It did.... Hardwarz, Nov 23, 2012
        2. One more option... The Micromag II. , Nov 16, 2012
          1. I didn't look at the rest of the thread.. obviously.. NT. , Nov 16, 2012
      3. Yup, was gonna mention that one.... DK1, Nov 15, 2012
      4. I miss the good 'ol days of the Rainmake with my Jacko barrel... NT. Hardwarz, Nov 23, 2012
    4. Micromag?. , Nov 15, 2012
      1. hah, looking at pictures.... , Nov 15, 2012
      2. I'm going to second the Micromag. , Nov 15, 2012
        1. some article I read.... , Nov 15, 2012
          1. I guess I was wrong.... , Nov 15, 2012
            1. Man, memories. Jeb, Nov 15, 2012
              1. yeah.... , Nov 16, 2012
                1. Re: yeah.... Nate, Nov 16, 2012
                  1. ultimately that's the problem.... , Nov 16, 2012
    5. hanging by a barrel thread.... Nobody, Nov 15, 2012
      1. BBT 'Phoons.... , Nov 15, 2012
    6. Some other names to throw out.... Hans, Nov 17, 2012
      1. Blazer. Renegade_Azzy, Nov 17, 2012
        1. My mistake. Hans, Nov 17, 2012
  27. Better Padded?!. TM, Nov 14, 2012
    1. Re: Better Padded?!. WolfFan, Nov 14, 2012
      1. I assumed.... Kitkun, Nov 14, 2012
    2. Well Considering she is jumping on him, she may be lettting that slide.. N/T. Anonymous Coward, Nov 14, 2012
    3. Just wait til one of the foxes see him.... Nighthawke, Nov 14, 2012
      1. Foxes just love pouncing. , Nov 14, 2012
      2. He'd make one heck of a ratwaffle...... (nt). GruntDoc, Nov 14, 2012
    4. Assault/Battery charges?. ta2maki, Nov 14, 2012
      1. If he lived that long. n/t. Kitkun, Nov 14, 2012
      2. Who said anything about battery?. Nighthawke, Nov 14, 2012
      3. Re: Assault/Battery charges?. Xodiac, Nov 15, 2012
  28. Something I found in the Editorial section...... Ketira, Nov 12, 2012
    1. My favorites.... MephitMark, Nov 12, 2012
      1. Mallard Fillmore. Nohbody, Nov 13, 2012
  29. TWB 12 Nov 2012: instincts. Nohbody, Nov 12, 2012
    1. Addendum. Nohbody, Nov 12, 2012
      1. Point's been made, however.. Ketira, Nov 12, 2012
        1. Domestic cats.... Solar, Nov 14, 2012
          1. Kitty Games.. , Nov 15, 2012
    2. Looks like it.. Nighthawke, Nov 12, 2012
      1. Not Pirta. Nohbody, Nov 12, 2012
      2. Doubtful. Action, Nov 12, 2012
    3. So her instincts show, just like magic.... Junk Box 99, Nov 12, 2012
    4. Take Two!. , Nov 12, 2012
      1. Re: Take Two!. CF, Nov 13, 2012
  30. Zen and the Art of... Part Two, Ignition Scopes.. , Nov 10, 2012
    1. can you borescope #5?. maker of toys, Nov 11, 2012
      1. Ummm.... , Nov 11, 2012
    2. thoughts. Evil Monkey, Nov 11, 2012
      1. I have the "good" HFT OBD-II scanner. , Nov 11, 2012
        1. thoughts part 2. Evil Monkey, Nov 12, 2012
    3. Sure it's TBI?. Jordan, Nov 12, 2012
      1. It's the Vortec CMPI - Told there's a conversion kit.. , Nov 15, 2012
        1. Testing. , Nov 18, 2012
  31. Anybody been inside a Freestyle solenoid?. , Nov 10, 2012
    1. Ydna's Solenoid Page. , Nov 10, 2012
      1. Confirmation?. , Nov 10, 2012
        1. i'll confirm it.... Nobody, Nov 11, 2012
          1. ICDO.... , Nov 11, 2012
            1. i may be able to help.... Nobody, Nov 11, 2012
              1. Hum.... , Nov 12, 2012
                1. oring monkey. Nobody, Nov 12, 2012
        2. uggh. ydna, Nov 11, 2012
  32. does he have a blender?. , Nov 9, 2012
  33. Doc on a desert island. TM, Nov 9, 2012
    1. Re: Doc on a desert island. Hallan, Nov 10, 2012
      1. doc on the islanfd. , Nov 10, 2012
        1. Re: doc on the islanfd. CF, Nov 10, 2012
          1. This is Doc we're talking about.... Junk Box 99, Nov 12, 2012
    2. Say hi to Sherman for me!. Nighthawke, Nov 12, 2012
  34. Calculating load on a jib boom arm.. , Nov 9, 2012
    1. More info needed. Johnny Logan, Nov 9, 2012
      1. Boom length. , Nov 10, 2012
    2. points of failure. Maker of Toys, Nov 9, 2012
      1. Tube dimensions and specs. , Nov 10, 2012
        1. Tube dimensions and specs. OlPaint, Nov 10, 2012
          1. A litle overkill is a good thing. , Nov 10, 2012
    3. Overengineered. Nate, Nov 10, 2012
      1. typo. Nate, Nov 10, 2012
  35. Docs Haitian nephew.. , Nov 8, 2012
    1. So THAT'S why.... jwhouk, Nov 9, 2012
    2. Broken link.. Ketira, Nov 9, 2012
      1. Fixed? n/t. Pilgrim3, Nov 9, 2012
        1. nup but i'll do it for you.. , Nov 9, 2012
  36. sniper round?. , Nov 8, 2012
    1. Yes. Bill, Nov 9, 2012
    2. Yep...... Zapf, Nov 9, 2012
  37. For the mechanics, car battery located mid-vehicle?. Thru-Hiker, Nov 8, 2012
    1. almost certainly just ran out of space.... , Nov 8, 2012
    2. out of room under the hood.. tmk, Nov 8, 2012
    3. couple of reasons. 50blues, Nov 8, 2012
    4. Weight Distribution. Snertz, Nov 8, 2012
    5. L-shaped tube. Grumley, Nov 8, 2012
      1. Re: L-shaped tube. eddi, Nov 8, 2012
      2. Frankly some of the designs are insane!. Snowtroll, Nov 9, 2012
      3. IMHO, the engineers.... , Nov 9, 2012
      4. Now this post makes me feel warm and cozy..... NOT!!!!. Squirlly, Nov 9, 2012
        1. Beetles always came with vent tubes and post guards. , Nov 10, 2012
      5. Corvettes. Chase, Nov 9, 2012
        1. Odd, not that way in ours. Hans, Nov 9, 2012
    6. Bah, my 1953 F100 has the battery under that passenger floorboard. BnS, Nov 9, 2012
      1. Well..... Thru-Hiker, Nov 9, 2012
      2. Two 6V in series for my 60's MGA. , Nov 9, 2012
    7. Heat?. , Nov 9, 2012
      1. My guess as well. Renegade_Azzy, Nov 9, 2012
        1. Yes, heat too.. , Nov 9, 2012
          1. To be fair, the PT cruser design sucked. Renegade_Azzy, Nov 11, 2012
            1. And to think.... Grumley, Nov 11, 2012
    8. Been there. Shalom, Nov 11, 2012
    9. Batteries are like humans.... HymerX, Nov 12, 2012
  38. Doc sighting?. Daniel Meyer, Nov 8, 2012
  39. Car question. , Nov 8, 2012
    1. At least Ford circles the problem. . .. isuckatmoney, Nov 8, 2012
      1. Daring him insult my Chevy. , Nov 8, 2012
    2. But it cranks?. Jeb Hoge, Nov 8, 2012
    3. Electrical problems. Grumley, Nov 8, 2012
    4. More than one fusebox?. Snowtroll, Nov 9, 2012
    5. Check the ground. SHAG, Nov 9, 2012
    6. Re: Car question. radical, Nov 9, 2012
      1. Did you check the fusible links yet?. , Nov 10, 2012
        1. sold. Radical, Nov 12, 2012
  40. Paintball pic [56k death]. , Nov 7, 2012
    1. "The website declined to show this webpage". Eric, Nov 7, 2012
      1. Might be a Permissions or G-Plus thing - I got there fine. , Nov 7, 2012
    2. Arrr... There be a lot of tippmans there matey!. Andrew, Nov 7, 2012
    3. The Ref's coming out in me but..... Squirlly, Nov 8, 2012
    4. Obligatory smug safety lecture.... Thru-Hiker, Nov 8, 2012
      1. heh yea (rolls eyes). , Nov 8, 2012
  41. Drills- 2.5" dia. Nate, Nov 7, 2012
    1. Not that I know anything. Someone, Nov 7, 2012
      1. Re: Not that I know anything. Nate, Nov 7, 2012
        1. MDC has a selection. Someone, Nov 8, 2012
    2. Dry? Cost no object?. , Nov 7, 2012
      1. I used allied inserted drills to great effect.. Whitefeather, Nov 8, 2012
    3. Spade or Indexables. Stu Friedberg, Nov 7, 2012
      1. Re: Spade or Indexables. Nate, Nov 7, 2012
    4. A few hundred holes a day?. , Nov 7, 2012
      1. Thanks for the input everyone.... Nate, Nov 7, 2012
      2. The Electrician Sez - Through spindle coolant, and a custom hood for a Wet-Dry Vac.. , Nov 7, 2012
    5. I can tell most here don't have experience with CNC machines... HTRN, Nov 8, 2012
      1. False assumption. Stu Friedberg, Nov 8, 2012
      2. assuming you want an interpolated hole, sure.... , Nov 8, 2012
        1. oh, also.... , Nov 8, 2012
      3. Therein lies the rub.... Nate, Nov 8, 2012
        1. Bite the bullet on through spindle coolant... , Nov 9, 2012
      4. What if your mill will pound a 2.5 spade through?. Dosh, Nov 22, 2012
    6. Have you considered shaped charges?. , Nov 12, 2012
  42. Doc in the Wild sighting.. , Nov 7, 2012
  43. TWB: 11-07-2012. Lordlundar, Nov 7, 2012
  44. Zen and the Art of Automobile Maintenance. , Nov 7, 2012
    1. Wow. CTPatt, Nov 7, 2012
      1. Oh yeah.... , Nov 7, 2012
        1. Modern electronic ignitions are *SCARY*. Sleepydawg, Nov 7, 2012
          1. And that was just a HEI system.... Jordan, Nov 8, 2012
            1. ...actually the new coil-on-plug stuff is LOWER current most of the way up.. , Nov 8, 2012
    2. I have a book.... M Squared, Nov 7, 2012
    3. yeah, normal plugs don't last very long with HEI.. tmk, Nov 7, 2012
    4. Seen those before, still surprised at them. Irregular Logic, Nov 7, 2012
    5. Thats not bad. Renegade_Azzy, Nov 9, 2012
  45. Got a shout out. Kitkun, Nov 6, 2012
    1. For archiving. Anonymous Coward, Nov 6, 2012
      1. Damn that Sam. , Nov 8, 2012
    2. Yes, and in exceptional company, too (n/t). Stu Friedberg, Nov 6, 2012
    3. Blast i got scooped. FireFrenzy, Nov 7, 2012
    4. Saw that.... , Nov 7, 2012
      1. Not quite dead. Anonymous Coward, Nov 7, 2012
        1. It's interesting.... , Nov 7, 2012
          1. It sure is a turn-off. Hans, Nov 7, 2012
            1. Did you see the new comic up at Sequential art?. Snowtroll, Nov 8, 2012
              1. Re: Did you see the new comic up at Sequential art?. eddi, Nov 8, 2012
          2. My biggest sad.... Latrans, Nov 7, 2012
          3. A few finished long-form strips for you to enjoy. , Nov 7, 2012
            1. Don't forget.... Snowtroll, Nov 8, 2012
              1. D'oh!. , Nov 8, 2012
                1. If you liked Narbonic..... , Nov 8, 2012
                  1. iffn you could get Illiad motivated again. , Nov 12, 2012
            2. Read 'em.... , Nov 8, 2012
              1. 21st Century Fox?. Snowtroll, Nov 9, 2012
              2. Finding new comics to read. , Nov 10, 2012
              3. If i might plug. , Nov 12, 2012
          4. One thing I have noticed.... Snowtroll, Nov 8, 2012
          5. Have a look at.... Pilchard123, Nov 8, 2012
        2. new comic. , Nov 8, 2012
15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 

<< Prev Next >>

eXTReMe Tracker