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TeamFury



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Featherweight Compressed Air System

Hey everyone! I was wondering if I could get some suggestions for a compressed air featherweight system. I have a basic understanding on how it will work but still need more understanding before buying or design. Thanks for your time TeamFury!

Post Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:21 pm 
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marto
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http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/Product/SCA-12-Volt-Air-Compressor-Hurricane/348783

Plus a Ram.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Double-Action-Bore-40mm-Stroke-100mm-Mini-Air-Cylinder-/391219181609?epid=1838181224&hash=item5b167af829:g:0q8AAOSwTM5YuTap

Although might be a while getting here from china. Could want larger bore too for something with bit more lifting power. Also need a valve but ebay should have plenty of options as well.

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Post Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:26 pm 
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Thank you but I am struggling to understand the amount of psi/bar need to do a sufficiently amount of flips. Will this air compressor be able to refill paintball tanks or soda stream tanks?

Post Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:42 pm 
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I was assuming going for low tech compressor powered lifter/flipper. AFAIK no one has run high pressure compressed air in an of our competitions. I know paintball guys run them now instead of CO2. I believe glen looked into it for citizen flips but worked out Co2 was easier.

Lots of calcs to do if you want to run it but you will be leading that charge. Lots of the stuff from CO2 will probably help you out. It should be far simpler given that there is no phase change however I would suggest checking the sparc.tools rules to make sure you comply.

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I think I might some how use a fire extinguisher (because it is cheap) and mod it to become a compressed air cylinder. I will try to get the psi to around 300 and so then I can use an air compressor that I have found. Thanks for your help

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