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old_man_nerf

Redesigned rapidstrike?

I was rewiring a new rapid strike last night using the bsuk loom kit and kept getting run away pusher motor issues. Looking at the pusher head I think Hasbro have now redesigned this with a moving spring loaded bottom rather than the solid one piece it used to be. I'd already sent my old pusher to north wind so couldn't check so if anyone has a rapid strike handy and can confirm it would be appreciated.

What this meant was the pusher motor micro switch could not be activated fully by the pusher head hence the problem.

In the end I rewired it Aussie style missing out the pusher motor switch all together. I'll let you know how that goes!

Just something that the chaps at bsuk might need to take a look at and build into their rewiring kits.
Boff

Its always been spring loaded, hasn't it? My first edition from the Entertainer had a spring loaded arm. I thought the arm needed to be sprung to interact with the stock slide that then presses the switch.
OldNoob

It's always been spring loaded, all the ones I have ever built have that part in the head. The cycle control switch shouldn't contact that part anyway. The actuator should be operated by the solid tooth prior to the spring loaded head. That sprung bit is to ensure the pusher doesn't stall itself against the magazine follower or next dart, in the event of imperfect alignment. Additional pro tips here if people want to see how mine are set up. Note that the pusher switch arm is now supplied cut to the correct length.
old_man_nerf

OK - my incompetence/skill as a blaster breaker strikes again. I just couldn't work out why the loom worked in the first blaster but not the second. From what I could see the issue was with the contact that the pusher micro switch wasn't making. If I can be bothered I'll open it up and take another look.
OldNoob

I still have to tweak mine, there is room in the design for improvement IMO, the problem of switch alignment is often due to the front of the plate lifting and moving it out of alignment. I screw mine in place and add some packing underneath, as there are 2 ribs that sit lower than the rest, just behind the point at which the front switch mount sits. If you want a Skype thorough fitting, I am doing a RS this week.
old_man_nerf

Thanks for the advice and offer of assistance. If I'm free a Skype call would be good but don't wait on me to do it. Have to fit in Nerf around life so usually end up doing stuff late at night.
Boff

OldNoob wrote:
I screw mine in place and add some packing underneath.


We do the same here in the office and have done for a while. I think it might be time to update the instructions. To the Think Tank! Very Happy
old_man_nerf

If my b@lls up leads on to someone else avoiding the same problem then my work here is done Smile
OldNoob

I work late often. PM me a rough list of times and your Skype user name, I will add you, then message you first to check times.

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