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BASIC BLASTER TUNING VOL. II FLYWHEELS

Following last weeks’s tutorial on how to get the maximum out of your stock class blasters, I am back with a tune-up tutorial for flywheel blasters. Given the fact that your typical semi-auto flywheel blaster has a myriad of wiring and resistors and circuit panels going through it, it seems pretty daunting in trying to understand it. But once you know how the current goes through the blaster, it becomes pretty simple to follow.

UNDERSTANDING YOUR BLASTER

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Given above is a simplified diagram of how a semi-auto flywheel blaster works. This covers the Stryfe, Demolisher, Rayven, Barricade, Rapid Red, Nerf Cam and the Modulus. The acceleration trigger is simply a pressure switch that completes the circuit, running two motors in parallel. The dart is pushed in by a mechanical pusher rod and the inversely moving flywheels propel the dart out. So far, so good. Let’s take a look at the actual thing.

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Familiarize yourself with the internals. These will remain the same with all the semi-auto flywheel blasters. Understand how the trigger assembly works. Note the resistors running through the circuit especially the thermistor panel above the pusher rod. Keep these in mind, as they will be altered in the next segment.

TUNING

Once you’re aware of how things work inside the blaster, you need to know what can you change in your blaster without breaking stock-class rules. Most of the time, its forbidden to use aftermarket batteries having a high voltage output, like Trustfires. So what you can do is get the most out of your stock alkaline batteries.

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See the circuit board on the top right? It contains a thermistor that cuts off your circuit when it gets overheated. You have a choice of either entirely removing the board and soldering the wires, or simply twisting the yellow thermistor until the metal contacts are wound together. Also, remove the resistors in the flywheel cage shown below and replace them with normal wire.

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To do this, first remove all four resistors. Then solder two pieces of wire that have an exposed section in the center in parallel. Use that exposed section to connect the wires going to the batteries.

Make sure you check the flywheel orientation and functioning before you reassemble your blaster. Following the circuit diagram is the only thing you need to see if you get stuck. Reassemble your blaster and test fire it a few times. Apart from being a great stock class performer, your blaster can now accept aftermarket batteries without overheating and stopping mid-game. Make sure you use good quality alkaline batteries like Duracell or Energizer, instead of the cheap Zinc-Carbon ones.

The trigger assembly might need lubrication to reduce friction and jams. Just lubricate the moving parts and the main points of contact and you’re good to go!

That completes my tutorial on Flywheel blaster tuning. Next week, its about taking care of your darts. Till then, have a blast!

Nerf Thunderblast leaked on Baidu

China is upto it again.Leaking new blasters.Not that we appreciate it,though.The latest blaster leaked is the Nerf Thunderblast,which is basically a Demolisher missile launcher with a stock.Here it is!

Credits to Rob from SBNC.Check out his blog here-southernbrisbanenerfclub.blogspot.com.au

When I first saw it,I seriously thought that someone did the usual missile launcher removal mod,integrated a modified Demolisher stock,and added a raider pump handle to make things more ergonomic.But turns out,it is an actual Nerf blaster!

The absence of a trigger really disappoints me,because it means it fires just like the Demolisher’s counterpart,with a HAMP style plunger system,and that means accuracy and range will be garbage.Also,the colours seem really conflicting.Still,it is a nifty design,and Nerf seems to be taking some lessons from the modders.I don’t see any practical use,as it needs a completely different kind of ammo,but i’m pretty sure modders will be adding air tanks and triggers to it,perhaps even rebarreling it to fire darts.Let’s see if we get any official info on it.

Ciao

2014 Nerf line finally reaches India.

Good news for nerf fans in India,the Nerf 2014 line has finally landed on Indian shores. Hurray to that -_-
About a month ago,I found the 2014 product listings on the Funskool website,and about 2 weeks ago,Flipkart,India’s biggest online retailer,began listing them with a ‘coming soon’.Two days ago,they put in most of the products in stock,and boy o boy,you are in for a big disappointment.
Brutally overpriced sums it up pretty good.Almost all the new blasters have a price increment of about 40%.
Following is a price comparison for the main blasters,the first column hs amazon prices converted to INR,and the second column has Flipkart’s prices.

Name——–Amazon.com Prices(INR)——–Flipkart prices
1) Demolisher 2-in-1——–Rs.1890——–Rs.3495

2) ZombieStrike Slingfire——–Rs.1890——–Rs.2000

3) Mega Thunderbow——–Rs.2200——–Rs.2500

4) Mega Centurion——–Rs.2500——–Rs.4000

5) ZombieStrike SideStrike——–Rs.695——–Rs.895

6) Elite Precision Set——–Rs.950——–Rs.1249

Evidently,Flipkart thinks that the bigger the blaster,the higher the price,as seen with Demolisher and Centurion.Nevertheless, other blasters like the Jolt,Triad EX-3.Crossfire and dart refills are being sold at normal prices.
I think it is best to wait and see whether Flipkart decreases its prices,and no,we don’t want gimmicky sales.
Ciao.
P.S.-Flipkart has phased out the old blue Retaliator,and is selling the new XD series Retaliator at the same price.Check out their listings here-http://www.flipkart.com/search?q=nerf&as=off&as-show=off&otracker=start

NEW YORK TOY FAIR REVEALS WHAT IS TO COME FOR 2014.

This is going to be a little long,so bear with me please,because this is the mother lode of nerf news,this is..wait for it….The New York Toy Fair!(drumroll please..)

The NYTF opened its doors to some selected people providing media coverage for nerf fans all over the world.This post will be divided in four major sectors 

1)N-Strike Elite

2)N-Strike Elite Mega

3)Zombiestrike

4)Rebelle

N-Strike Elite-

We are seeing a lot from this line,as this is the single most anticipated one.

We can see the Demolisher and Cam CS-12 on the podium,but don’t miss the white striped Rapidstrike(sweet!), White Retaliator,Triad and Strongarm(super duper sweet!!) as well as the OJ Firestrike.

Image courtesy-Foam From Above

Pic courtesy-gizmodo

Finally, some official news concerning the robot.It can rotate 360 degrees and shoot 12 darts.The official description is given below.

NERF COMBAT CREATURE RC Robot
(HASBRO/Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $79.99/Available: Fall 2014)
NERF battles mobilize when combined with remote-controlled COMBAT CREATURE robots! Using the handheld remote, fans can activate the all-terrain, 6-legged mobility, shoot Nerf darts up to an impressive 45 feet and use the aiming elevator and 360 degree rotation to hit their targets. Battle friends and activate rapid-fire blasting to shoot up to twelve NERF darts in a row, changing the direction of each shot to keep advancing robots at bay. 6 AA batteries required, not included. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com. Credit to Blasterlabs.com

The firing video can be found here-http://instagram.com/p/kc5ksQDLbe/

video by  pony_boy

The video for Cam CS-12 can be found here,by ray from tekunolji-http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Yp29pCE7r_0

The video for Demolisher can be found here,by ray from tekunolji-http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GIUYwqiigik

by Foam from Above.

by Foam from Above.

ZOMBIESTRIKE-

We all knew about the blasters to come,so here are some of the pictures from Foam from Above,who visited the fair.

this one is from toyspy

this one from ben spark

and this one from Foam from Above.

Watch the Slingfire firing video here-http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zGSYUO3yRLQ by ray from tenkunolji

Nerf Rebelle-

There are a whole lotta pictures here,most of them from the new sub-line called Secret and Spies,which is mostly concerned with darts with invisible ink writings on them and decoders.

Product Description-

NERF REBELLE DIAMONDISTA Blaster
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $9.99/Available: Fall 14k)
Even top spies love to be stylish while on a top secret mission. The NERF REBELLE DIAMONDISTA crossbow is a must-have for spy situations that require elegance with an edge. The crossbow sparkles with studs and glitter to ensure you’re ready for every fashionista mission. Simply load the dart blaster, pull the string back and press the trigger for realistic crossbow action, sending darts up to 75 feet. The NERF REBELLE DIAMONDISTA blaster comes with a separate decoder and three darts, including two “Secret Message” re-writable darts. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.

Product Description-

NERF REBELLE RAPID RED Blaster
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Fall 14)
Mission: Spy Showdown. The NERF REBELLE RAPID RED blaster is the must-have accessory for the quickest spy around. This high-capacity motorized blaster features a 12 dart clip for rapid-fire action with darts soaring up to 75 feet! Not only will you have a super quick NERF REEBELLE blaster, but the RAPID RED blaster also features an integrated decoder to quickly access any secret messages sent your way. The NERF REBELLE RAPID RED blaster comes with twelve darts including six “Secret Message” darts and a separate decoder for your friend. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.
 
 
 
  NERF REBELLE AGENT Bow
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $29.99/Available: Fall 14)
The NERF REBELLE AGENT BOW is perfect for high-profile missions that require accuracy and skill. Release the string and watch as the first ever Nerf Rebelle foam arrows soar up to 85 feet across the sky making a whistling sound! For added precision, the AGENT BOW features an electronic glowing red dot that provides better aiming accuracy with every shot. The NERF REBELLE AGENT BOW comes with three secret message foam arrows, a separate decoder, and a detachable quiver. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com. 
 
The red dot sight looks pretty cool. pic taken from Foam from Above.
 
 NERF REBELLE MESSENGER Blaster
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $14.99/Available: Fall 14)
The best spy missions need to be carefully executed and planned and the NERF REBELLE MESSENGER blaster allows for stealth action. Send secret messages to your friend that no one else can read! Simply write your message on the dart with the special pen hidden in the blaster handle and then launch your message up to 75 feet! Since the text is only visible through the decoder and a special red lens on the blaster, nobody else will know your next step! This 3-shot blaster includes a recipient double decoder, concealable invisible ink marker, and 5 “Secret Message” darts. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com. 
 
NERF REBELLE SPYLIGHT Blaster
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $19.99/Available: Fall 14)
Keep your spy missions going, anytime of day! The NERF REBELLE SPYLIGHT blaster features a detachable flashlight to put the spotlight on your targets or to help you light up the scene as you conduct your mission. Featuring a 6-shot rotating barrel, you will be ready to take fire at any time and sends darts up to 75 feet! This blaster also features a secret compartment in the handle that stores two darts for unplanned last minute shots! The NERF REBELLE SPYLIGHT blaster comes with an integrated decoder in the barrel, separate decoder, and six darts including three “Secret Message” darts. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com. 
 
an image of the Rebelle Triadstrike.
 
 
N-Strike Elite Mega
Finally we have the Mega series,with only one release, The Mega Thunderbow.
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pic courtesy-F2A
 
pic courtesy-ToySpy
 View the Thunderbow firing video here,by ray from tenkunolji- http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pjHS0d0npnM
 
 
Thanks to Foam from Above & MyLastDart for all the images and videos.Check out their blogs too!
 

LONDON TOY FAIR REVEALS MORE ABOUT BLASTERS COMING THIS FALL,ALONG WITH A NEW BLASTER

The London Toy Fair has provided us some answers concerning new blasters,along with a brand new blaster.

All thanks to UK Nerf,an awesome blog who received all this info from Hasbro’s PR team.

Well,here it is,

Nerf Zombiestrike Slingfire Blaster

·         Ages 8 years & up
·         SRP: £29.99
·         Available Autumn 2014
Zombie hordes are no match for the ZOMBIE STRIKE SLINGFIRE blaster! The blaster’s lever-action allows for quicker reloads on the run and DIY-style designs lend an authentic feel to any NERF zombie attack. Blaster comes complete with one six dart clip and six ZOMBIE STRIKE darts which can be fired up to 75 feet.

Well,everybody knew about this one,nothing new.

Nerf N-Strike Mega Thunderbow

·         Ages: 8 years & up

·         SRP: £29.99
·         Available: Autumn 2014
Awesome Nerf Mega performance transitions from blaster to bow with the addition of the N-Strike Mega Thunderbow toy. The bow’s dynamic arms and traditional pull back system can fire five Nerf whistler darts in a row up to an amazing 85 feet. Includes 10 Mega Whistler darts and holds up to five Nerf Mega darts at a time
Again,we all knew about this.
Nerf N-Strike Elite Demolisher 2-in-1 Blaster
·         Ages: 8 years & up

·         SRP: £44.99
·         Available: Autumn 2014
Take Nerf shots to the next level with the 2-in-1 blaster that dominates missions! The Demolisher 2-in-1 blaster is impressive in size and power firing up to 85 feet, featuring semi-motorized blasting, a 10 dart banana clip, and all new missiles. Blaster includes two missiles and 10 N-Strike Elite darts.
This view reveals a lot about the blaster.The missile launcher is,unfortunately,integrated into the blaster,and the missiles seem to have a red tinge to them,as if designed for the Mega series.I hope Nerf releases a new missile launcher for the Mega series.Also,the price is pretty steep,almost equal to the Centurion.
Nerf Rebelle Agent Bow
·         Ages 8 years & up

·         SRP: £29.99
·         Available: Autumn 2014
The Nerf Rebelle Agent bow is perfect for high-profile missions that require accuracy and skill. Release the string and watch as the first ever Nerf Rebelle foam-dart arrows soar up to 85 feet across the sky making a whistling sound! For added precision, the Agent Bow features an electronic glowing red dot that provides better aiming accuracy with every shot.
Now this was something I wasn’t expecting.A Bow? With super-awesome real bowstring action? Along with a red dot sight?With super-cool Foam-Dart Arrows? How cool is that?
All thanks to UK Nerf for this info and the photos.More info to come from London!

MORE INFO ON NEW BLASTERS AND ACCESSORIES FOR 2014

It seems that the new blasters coming this year will be coming in the orange variant only,as nerf has increased the performance of the elite blasters from 75ft to a massive 100ft. MyLastDart, an awesome blog based in the UK, has come to know that many new blasters and accessories will be coming this year.Let’s do a recap of all the upcoming releases-

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The Zombiestrike Slingfire- An absolute beast of a blaster,officially announced by Hasbro,featuring a lever action priming mechanism,and improvised aesthetics.Not much is known about this blaster,but all the nerfers hope it has a slam fire function.

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The Mega Thunderbow-This one didn’t get all the wows and oohs, but still,it has a very innovative design,along with a large capacity.Also some people are thinking that the Mega darts may not be darts,but Mega Arrows,because the official description states so.

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The N-Strike Elite Demolisher 2-in-1 -This is the blaster that sends chills down the spine.Every single feature of this blaster is dripping with raw power and style.Curved Mag,awesome.Semi-Auto,awesome.Mega Missile Launcher,awesome.Solid Stock,awesome.100ft range,awesome.With the same price as that of the Rapidstrike,this is one blaster thats gonna put others out of business

According to MyLastDart, 6 new laser sights will be released this year,3 in N-strike Elite,and one each in Dart tag,Zombiestrike and Vortex. The Elite blasters will come in the orange paintjob,to indicate revamped internals to increase the range to 100ft.The new banana clips will be sold with new blaster as well as separately.The blasters will be adjusted and a new intelligent spring spacer system will be installed in the clips to prevent darts from jamming inside the clips.The flywheel system will undergo a power upgrade to increase the velocity and the range of the darts.Bonus packs containing more clips and darts will also be released,

Last but not the least,rumors are such that there is a mystery sniper blaster coming this year.Called the Elite Ranger One,it uses a new cartridge system.Not much is known about this blaster,but this might be the big release of 2014.

NEW PROTOTYPE BLASTER UNVEILED, THE N-STRIKE DEMOLISHER.

Propweaponscoop.com has got some news concerning a new n-strike blaster that has a built in foam grenade launcher.This prototype blaster has some very sweet features.more info after the photos.

ImageImage courtesy-prop weapons coop

Now this looks serious.A curved mag(supposedly containing 10 rounds), a flywheel system(semi auto),a new stock aaand the most awesome feature,the grenade launcher(budumtss..). Going back to the blaster,this one will definitely get a lot of aesthetic makeovers from modders,because it really looks like a mass effect rifle,and the curved mag,it drives me crazy.I am still a little skeptical about the stock,since it looks quite…’skeletal’. The main blaster looks a lot like a stryfe that got a barrel integration.The grenade launcher seems to be air powered,since a plunger cannot be accommodated in the little space.The launcher may or may not be removable.The blaster also has a barrel attachment point.

The official product description is as follows-

“Take NERF shots to the next level with the 2-IN-1 blaster that dominates both MEGA and ELITE missions! The DEMOLISHER 2-IN-1 blaster is impressive in size and power firing up to 100 feet, featuring semi-motorized blasting, a 10 dart banana clip, and all new missiles. Connect NERF scopes and lights to the blaster’s top Tactical Rail System and set sights on some of coolest NERF shots performed. Blaster includes two missiles and 10 N-STRIKE ELITE darts. Four AA batteries required, not included. Available at most major retailers nationwide and HasbroToyshop.com.”

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Image courtesy-Popular Mechanics

This photo shows how big the blaster really is,as well as shows the size of the grenade launcher.

Retail price will be 39.99 USD. More information and details to come during the London Toy Fair this January.