Southern Brisbane Nerf Club

Monday, 17 November 2014

Comprehensive CycloneShock internals overview.

Reinforced T bar plunger rod, telescoping plunger rod, padded plunger head, perfect air seal, huuuuuuuge plunger tube and simplistic internals. The Mega blaster we should've gotten from the start?

More after jump.

The CycloneShock just keeps giving us good feels, good comfort, good performance and now, good internals! Let's tear it down first. There screws are all the same size with the exception of a small one on the primer.


The first thing I noticed was how the primer grabs the plunger rod, via a T bar that is reinforced with a pin, this make me happy!


Notice how the T bar catch slides inside the primer. After we remove the left side of the shell, we reveal the awesome.


The muzzle and tac rail are removed as one piece.


Then we take out the cylinder.



The cylinder locks into the rotation mech with a hexagonal port and socket.



In this photo you can see the foam seal on the air restrictor, dry firing this blaster will result in a perfect air seal that can only be broken by turning the cylinder.

Now, the heart and lungs.


Let's have a look at the plunger tube, its MASSIVE! and it has a tapered front piece akin to the Hammershot's. The plunger is interesting too.


There is a good rubber bumper on the plunger head and the head is held in place with a screw so it's easily removed!


A better look at that T bar catch.


Now, here is the interesting part, the plunger rod telescopes. This (along with guide rails in the primer) allow the primer to return to its forward position, allowing for a bigger plunger tube!



Speaking of plunger tube...


Plunger tubes will normally taper inwards towards the front, so that the plunger head is moving fast when it hits what I call "The Compression Zone". In the CycloneShock, half of the entire plunger is the compression zone. Again, good feels!

Now onto some other things. My CycloneShock was missing this spring when I took it apart, this is cut down replacement I salvaged from my parts box. This spring retracts the plunger from the cylinder allowing it to rotate more easily.


The tooth on this piece here...


...goes into this slot on the back of the trigger assembly. It's a lock that prevents the blaster from firing when the primer is pulled back.



Front of the trigger assembly.


This tooth on the plunger tube goes inside the tac rail assembly.


I've also noticed that some of the screw posts (the correct term is 'boss' not 'post') are damaged on the tops. No biggie, it's just an observation.



As you can tell in these photos, I've already added a spring to mine. I think its a 5kg Orange Mod Works Retaliator spring... think. I had to return the Chrony I borrowed and there was no time to do a range test. But all in good time.

~Rob

4 comments:

  1. Sweeeeeet JESUUUUUSSSS. I need it!!!!

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  2. Thank you, Your guide was very helpful.

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  3. Can I possibly purchase just the trigger assembly?

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