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HailFireYork

Spring combination

I'm looking to up the power of my Cycloneshock via an additional spring, however all the springs I have are too short. Is it advisable to combine two identical springs to increase its length and if so how would you go about doing that?

I'm intending to use two Rev 6 springs, clipping off the flat ends on one side of each and soldering together as shown below, but I guess repeated firing is going to wear out the solder pretty fast.

UKNerfWar

Spring combos is an incredibly inefficient way to increase power in a blaster unless the springs are engineered to compliment one another. One of my engineers went into great detail about it once and eventually my eyes glazed over. Suffices to say that it's not a great idea and so should only be considered a stop gap.

Blastersmiths now have a shiny new spring for the Cycloneshock and it makes a hell of a difference. Saves faffing about trying to solder springs together (which I might add, is incredibly difficult).
Marky78

Re: Spring combination

HailFireYork wrote:
I'm looking to up the power of my Cycloneshock via an additional spring, however all the springs I have are too short. Is it advisable to combine two identical springs to increase its length and if so how would you go about doing that?

I'm intending to use two Rev 6 springs, clipping off the flat ends on one side of each and soldering together as shown below, but I guess repeated firing is going to wear out the solder pretty fast.


You can't join springs like that and it actually hold up.  If you have the size I could check it against a mega magnus spring because they are very long.
OldNoob

As a fully qualified welder, I would point out that even Brazing, which is super soldering using a gas torch, won't hold spring steel together. Solder won't stick well or stay put, it compresses differently to spring steel. Dip a jelly sweet in chocolate, let it cool, then bend it. That's what will happen, except you won't be able to eat the resultant mess.
There is a reason parts companies spend time, testing and money developing mod springs, it's so we don't have to try awful bodges that don't work. Pay BSUK for their spring, if they won't give you free postage, tell them Tom will pay your shipping, then go enjoy your hand cannon.
HailFireYork

Cost is far less than what I had imagined. Purchasing the Blasterparts replacement spring, thank you for the advice.
OldNoob

Glad to help, hope your mod works out well.

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