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Forum: Upgrades & Modifications April 4th, 2015, 02:13
Replies: 59
Views: 20,434
Posted By DonP
Lots of lessons learned. For example, indoors...

Lots of lessons learned. For example, indoors versus outdoors tend to play VERY differently and have different needs. This means that indoors you want immediately useful information, it's not as...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications February 11th, 2014, 12:51
Replies: 59
Views: 20,434
Posted By DonP
I'm exploring a few other ideas with it right...

I'm exploring a few other ideas with it right now. I'd love to let people place pre-orders but it would be irresponsible for me to to do; I know it looks close to being done but I know (I do...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications November 29th, 2013, 13:28
Replies: 59
Views: 20,434
Posted By DonP
I like the idea of a general-input relay, for...

I like the idea of a general-input relay, for attaching whatever someone could think of. Definitely on the list.


Software and hardware changes are still expected down the road, the beta testing...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications November 6th, 2013, 18:11
Replies: 59
Views: 20,434
Posted By DonP
It's been a while but not because nothing has...

It's been a while but not because nothing has happened!

I have moved on from tough-to-work-with (and pretty expensive for what you get) PVC equipment boxes to laser-cut wood boxes for the beta...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications September 11th, 2013, 01:33
Replies: 59
Views: 20,434
Posted By DonP
They're still a ways from beta testing, let alone...

They're still a ways from beta testing, let alone pre-orders - but you guys will be the first to know!
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications September 5th, 2013, 12:49
Replies: 59
Views: 20,434
Posted By DonP
The ability to weight different capture points...

The ability to weight different capture points and add a 'score multiplier' for them is a neat idea. I like the idea of being able to make easier to defend locations "worth" less and harder to...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications September 4th, 2013, 16:22
Replies: 59
Views: 20,434
Posted By DonP
Lots of work done embedding the hardware into the...

Lots of work done embedding the hardware into the enclosure and non-sexy work like deciding where and how to anchor stuff and secure what and where.

This unit (still a prototype) is now completely...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications August 23rd, 2013, 13:19
Replies: 59
Views: 20,434
Posted By DonP
Just a heads up, doing some boring software work...

Just a heads up, doing some boring software work as well as bits and bobs of mounting things. I know it's boring to look at right now, but all this groundwork will pay off once all 3 poles are up...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications August 16th, 2013, 17:36
Replies: 59
Views: 20,434
Posted By DonP
http://i.imgur.com/jtacIPRl.jpg It's...

http://i.imgur.com/jtacIPRl.jpg

It's important to recess the LCD into the box prior to putting the Lexan on. The Lexan might be BB proof, but whacking it with a BB while it's in contact with the...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications August 15th, 2013, 14:17
Replies: 59
Views: 20,434
Posted By DonP
Will have some new info to share soon - and as a...

Will have some new info to share soon - and as a side note, a hole saw in this tough ABS is a total pain in the ass. Oh, it cuts nicely enough but the ABS disks get stuck inside the hole saw...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications August 8th, 2013, 23:50
Replies: 59
Views: 20,434
Posted By DonP
Not a lot to look at, just a couple shots of the...

Not a lot to look at, just a couple shots of the front panel and mounted LCD. Gives you an idea of what I'm putting together.

The covered material is a piece of Lexan I cut for purposes of...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications August 6th, 2013, 22:29
Replies: 59
Views: 20,434
Posted By DonP
That's a good idea. The thought had crossed my...

That's a good idea. The thought had crossed my mind, but it is still a very good idea!




Thank you for the details. That does sound very effective. I like a lot of those ideas. It's also...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications August 6th, 2013, 11:39
Replies: 59
Views: 20,434
Posted By DonP
Thanks :) - you'll all be the first to know! ...

Thanks :) - you'll all be the first to know!

Not much that is worth any pictures going on so far, but I have found some suitable cases to use - so the beta test going into wood panels is out and...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications July 31st, 2013, 14:39
Replies: 59
Views: 20,434
Posted By DonP
Glad other people are interested! I'm scouting...

Glad other people are interested! I'm scouting out some case options. Also doing a few tweaks to the hardware.

Amanda Wozniak (daughter of Steve Wozniak and a very talented engineer) very...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications July 27th, 2013, 02:28
Replies: 59
Views: 20,434
Posted By DonP
We sure do! Thanks for the interest in...

We sure do!

Thanks for the interest in getting one, PrIeSt - don't want to count any chickens before they hatch but things look promising.



Range is a tricky thing. It needs line of sight...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications July 24th, 2013, 20:26
Replies: 59
Views: 20,434
Posted By DonP
Hey Kokanee, how you doin? :) Here are...

Hey Kokanee, how you doin? :)

Here are screenshots I mentioned. These aren't ALL of them, but gives you a pretty good idea of the features and flow of the thing.

RED, GREEN, and BLUE buttons...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications July 23rd, 2013, 18:20
Replies: 59
Views: 20,434
Posted By DonP
Hey, howdy! A PA system that pipes audio...

Hey, howdy!

A PA system that pipes audio over FRS radios (for example) would be bad ass. A long time ago I tested doing that and it worked, I have my notes somewhere.

But not for this version...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications July 23rd, 2013, 10:42
Replies: 59
Views: 20,434
Posted By DonP
Thanks, it's cool to be back here. ASC's always...

Thanks, it's cool to be back here. ASC's always been a central happenin' place and that doesn't seem to have changed.

Brilliant! I know those things - great choice!



Sure! I do...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications July 22nd, 2013, 22:06
Replies: 59
Views: 20,434
Posted By DonP
What did the Battlefield ones use as a case? ...

What did the Battlefield ones use as a case? (I'm not familiar with them, been out of the loop with regards to organized airsoft for a while.) Wood and a lexan cover is probably what will happen...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications July 22nd, 2013, 18:56
Replies: 59
Views: 20,434
Posted By DonP
Lightbulb Territory Control Poles / Domination Poles project build log

'Sup, been forever since I've been around ASC but old accounts never die!



I am working on a project named "Territory Control Poles" as a working name (it used to be "Domination Poles" but it...
Forum: AEG Solutions August 10th, 2010, 07:20
Replies: 29
Views: 62,779
Posted By DonP
Nice writeup! This semi-auto lockup problem...

Nice writeup!

This semi-auto lockup problem can be a real problem for some players when it happens to semi-only guns in the field.

For example in countries where the guns must have full-auto...
Forum: Doctor's Corner June 10th, 2010, 17:50
Replies: 14
Views: 13,700
Posted By DonP
A non-insulated connection to the motor risks a...

A non-insulated connection to the motor risks a short as well. How it looks and what it touches when it's outside the gun vs. after it's squished back into the grip can be two different things. Not...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications May 13th, 2010, 17:22
Replies: 22
Views: 8,294
Posted By DonP
The SMU should be able to handle what you throw...

The SMU should be able to handle what you throw at it with an M249 like that, just note though that with the Mk3 since the M249 has no semi-auto, it will be unable to use any firing modes that...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications May 10th, 2010, 13:30
Replies: 22
Views: 8,294
Posted By DonP
Thanks for the kind words and recommendations! ...

Thanks for the kind words and recommendations!

doc_pathfinders, the SMU is a good fit for the M249, they are in stock right now. Other stuff (as you saw) will be back in stock later this month...
Forum: Tactics, Techniques and Procedures April 22nd, 2010, 14:33
Replies: 48
Views: 27,351
Posted By DonP
I'm all in favor of emergency preparedness but...

I'm all in favor of emergency preparedness but honestly if someone is prepping for extreme survivalist stuff before they are even prepared to survive a week in their home without utilities, then that...
Forum: Tactics, Techniques and Procedures January 26th, 2010, 10:05
Replies: 48
Views: 27,351
Posted By DonP
Oh, I'm not disagreeing with you on any...

Oh, I'm not disagreeing with you on any particular point. I was just sharing that I found the Argentina situation particularly educational since it demonstrated how many shades of grey there can be...
Forum: Tactics, Techniques and Procedures January 23rd, 2010, 21:54
Replies: 48
Views: 27,351
Posted By DonP
There was an excellent series of writeups I read...

There was an excellent series of writeups I read once from a fellow living in Argentina (in a city) during what was basically a collapse of the economy. It got about as close as it gets to a...
Forum: Tactics, Techniques and Procedures January 21st, 2010, 20:48
Replies: 44
Views: 48,701
Posted By DonP
How to Not be Useless when Playing Soldier

How to Not be Useless When You Play Soldier (http://www.faqmilsim.ca/fichiers/pdf/How%20to%20Not%20be%20Useless%20when%20Playing%20Soldier.pdf) (PDF file)

Posting this with no extra commentary of...
Forum: Gas Gun Solutions December 11th, 2009, 11:32
Replies: 98
Views: 138,185
Posted By DonP
This last post brings up a good point. While I...

This last post brings up a good point. While I discovered that 24 hours is not enough to fully cure the stuff in a mag, that doesn't mean that the goop actually needs to be fully cured in order to...
Forum: Gas Gun Solutions December 10th, 2009, 17:41
Replies: 98
Views: 138,185
Posted By DonP
I did some gasket maker work and testing recently...

I did some gasket maker work and testing recently (with exactly the blue gunk used in this thread.) Among using it for its intended purpose (making a gasket) I also used it on a leaking GBB...
Forum: Airsoft Guns Discussion December 3rd, 2009, 12:21
Replies: 25
Views: 15,832
Posted By DonP
In plain english: It is a small computer that...

In plain english: It is a small computer that reads the trigger and controls when and how the motor turns on and off - it can do things like burst fire, motor speed reduction, low battery warning,...
Forum: Accessories Discussion November 20th, 2009, 12:42
Replies: 51
Views: 22,183
Posted By DonP
I took the time to go through your stuff, it's...

I took the time to go through your stuff, it's really very clever! Nice work!
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications November 16th, 2009, 15:11
Replies: 52
Views: 11,981
Posted By DonP
If you have a method for doing this reliably I'd...

If you have a method for doing this reliably I'd probably be willing to try it out. The only thing I can think of is cutting them by hand. While I have tools small enough to do it there's no way I...
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications November 13th, 2009, 18:22
Replies: 52
Views: 11,981
Posted By DonP
I haven't been able to get my hands on an actual...

I haven't been able to get my hands on an actual rifled barrel (and am not likely to) so nothing else has happened.

Interesting side note is that I tried firing just the "tail" of the custom...
Forum: Canadian Airsoft News Stand November 10th, 2009, 14:40
Replies: 74
Views: 30,160
Posted By DonP
Since I can't edit or attach images in my...

Since I can't edit or attach images in my previous post:

The proportions are off but I'm sure you get the idea.

http://unconventional-airsoft.com/gfx/filepile/hopup.jpg
Forum: Canadian Airsoft News Stand November 10th, 2009, 14:38
Replies: 74
Views: 30,160
Posted By DonP
Now that you mention the slots I feel completely...

Now that you mention the slots I feel completely in control of my understanding of the unknown design!

I bet that when the mag is inserted the feed tube is pinched together slightly. If the slots...
Forum: Canadian Airsoft News Stand November 10th, 2009, 11:21
Replies: 74
Views: 30,160
Posted By DonP
I have a suspicion that the ring is out of the...

I have a suspicion that the ring is out of the way when a magazine is inserted, and somehow only "pinches down" when the mag is removed.
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications November 10th, 2009, 11:12
Replies: 21
Views: 55,421
Posted By DonP
I don't have a substitute part for you, but if...

I don't have a substitute part for you, but if you want to find one that matches the specifications the datasheet is available from the manufacturer at irf.com (International Rectfier's homepage) if...
Forum: General November 4th, 2009, 11:49
Replies: 26
Views: 9,594
Posted By DonP
I have been talking to a fellow in NZ discussing...

I have been talking to a fellow in NZ discussing semi-only stuff recently in relation to my MOSFET switches. He had some interesting info. Only recently has New Zealand allowed importing guns...
Forum: Doctor's Corner October 30th, 2009, 15:04
Replies: 16
Views: 5,794
Posted By DonP
Depending on the exact nature of the problem a...

Depending on the exact nature of the problem a MOSFET switch with active braking could and might stop overtravel enough to do semi-auto fine with a mosfet unit. But likely only for borderline...
Forum: General October 21st, 2009, 15:47
Replies: 27
Views: 8,634
Posted By DonP
OK, my week's up so I'm taking down that sig. It...

OK, my week's up so I'm taking down that sig. It can be someone else's turn to risk slight embarassment on the internet now.
Forum: Upgrades & Modifications October 21st, 2009, 15:45
Replies: 185
Views: 79,470
Posted By DonP
Hop-up isn't "off" when turned off all the way,...

Hop-up isn't "off" when turned off all the way, it's "indeterminate/uncontrolled".
Forum: General October 14th, 2009, 12:37
Replies: 27
Views: 8,634
Posted By DonP
Sorry for the delay, I could say that it was due...

Sorry for the delay, I could say that it was due to holiday weekend followed by catchup on work but no one will believe that so instead I will admit I was gone due to the overpowering shame.

Yeah...
Forum: General October 9th, 2009, 14:31
Replies: 27
Views: 8,634
Posted By DonP
http://zombienightinalberta.com/filepile/tom.gif...

http://zombienightinalberta.com/filepile/tom.gif : .... and welcome back to the second Internet Zombie Shooting Competition! I'm your host, Tom!
http://zombienightinalberta.com/filepile/jim.gif :...
Forum: Accessories Discussion October 8th, 2009, 14:55
Replies: 19
Views: 5,274
Posted By DonP
Wow, that's a nice unit for 22$ under taxes. I...

Wow, that's a nice unit for 22$ under taxes. I don't think I could make one for that price.

On the other topic I do like the idea of an in-use fuel gauge but I always thought the whole...
Forum: General October 8th, 2009, 14:40
Replies: 27
Views: 8,634
Posted By DonP
You're on! I will contribute the following...

You're on!

I will contribute the following conditions, let's make this more interesting:


Sighting in the rifle first is allowed. (So the nut-shots on the zombies won't be from on-the-fly...
Forum: Accessories Discussion October 8th, 2009, 14:20
Replies: 19
Views: 5,274
Posted By DonP
Any interest in a small LED "charge remaining" gauge for Li-POs?

I'm considering a simple new accessory. Who would find this honestly useful? Price is aimed to be under 20$.

What it is
A small (maybe 1.5" long and very thin) unit that can plug into a...
Forum: General October 7th, 2009, 21:28
Replies: 27
Views: 8,634
Posted By DonP
Nice shooting, you bastard! This isn't...

Nice shooting, you bastard!

This isn't actually competitive but I can't help but feel we need a tiebreaker of some kind.
Forum: General October 5th, 2009, 13:02
Replies: 15
Views: 5,323
Posted By DonP
I like the idea but I think it will have some...

I like the idea but I think it will have some serious challenges.


Airsofters are a cheap bunch
Warranties increase costs
The only reasonable warranty is against DOA
Any kind of "use /...
Forum: General October 1st, 2009, 15:20
Replies: 27
Views: 8,634
Posted By DonP
I kicked ass. ...

I kicked ass. http://www.zombienightinalberta.com/filepile/colbert.gif

I SURVIVED
Killed all zombies on Stage 2.
Score: 123 (100 - 2 zombies total not hit + 25 bonus points)

2 left alive on...
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