Can someone help me with my airbow design????

Discussion in 'New project ideas' started by Scout209, Nov 29, 2020.

  1. Scout209

    Scout209 New Member

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    Im currently designing my first homemade airbow but i have some doubts.
    #1. Whats the best size for the air resevoir???? 1/2 x 4 inch is ok? Or should be bigger??
    #2. I read that 2219 arrows fit 7.5mm barrels , and 2317 arrows fit 8mm barrels. Any other arrow/ barrel size options???
    #3. Probably the best homemade airbow valve is a ball valve triggered with rubber . But what valve is the second best??? QEV , pressure washer gun , homemade piston valve?
     
  2. Shain77

    Shain77 New Member

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    I went with the wash gun. 5000 psi rated and no delay when the trigger is pulled. there is a guy on Youtube called "Face off" that has a tutorial on how to build a piston QEV.

    As to the "Air chamber", if you use a wash gun, the handle is basically a plastic covered pipe. That would make 4 inches of 3/8 pipe plus what ever volume of air you have in all of your connection fittings.
     
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  3. Scout209

    Scout209 New Member

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    I will use a 3000 / 4000psi wash gun . It is possible to unscrew that 3/8 pipe and put something else like a paintball hose???
     
  4. Shain77

    Shain77 New Member

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    It's possible. All the guns I saw were a bit different. Taking it apart when you get it will be the only way to know.

    I would stay away from the lower pressure guns (3000 and 3200 psi) from the research I did, they were always to first to leak after only a few shots.