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Nerf gun mod for the nerf utility gun!

A mod for a very beat up/ old/ missing rocket nerf utility gun! This mod will make it shoot flower or baking soada, you can use this for:
pranks
cool effects for plays or vidios
dramatic effect for shooting somone
or if you just like to be dramatic, everytime you walk around a corner shoot it and walk through the dust!
 
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Step 2:

So now put the rubberband on the pvc pipe and connect onto the gun! Like in the pictures (this step just makes it look cool and is optional) Then take the big orange thing off.

Step 4:

Now GO OUTSITE TO SHOOT IT (unless you want to cleat it all up!) here is a video of the finished product.
MVI_6160.AVI(320x240) 6 MB
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Hey guitarmonk15, it is actually the utility gun, not unity. Also, stop being a jerk to popscott3.

1 - it's the nerf UNITY blaster 2 - Go back to school for about 10 years and learn how to spell stuff right
no offence but owned (no im not a hippy)
Who was owned, him or me.
you because of what he said
popscott3 (author)  king kolton94 years ago
Really? Usually people own me. Yayyyy! Now I am going to be optamistic all day!
yw (your welcome)
I don't see how I was owned, he actually owned himself. He said that he worked hard on his spelling, and yet he spelled every other word wrong. And why do I have a feeling that the "visual foolery" excuse is just that, and excuse because he can't spell anything right.
popscott3 (author)  guitarmonk154 years ago
Listen, soooorrrryyyy for being bad at spelling. I worked very hard indeed...you should have seen my spelling before I studied. Dude, is it a crime to be a bad speller? No! Owning my self? now that just hurt. But once again I will take your advice and go slower on making instructables.
#1 rule in making instructables - use SPELL CHECK!!!!
popscott3 (author)  guitarmonk154 years ago
oh, Ok! I guess I should do that...thanks!
By the way, they are nerf BLASTERS, not guns
im pretty sure my vulcan (hense the name) is a gun
What does the name have to do with it?
The M61 Vulcan is a hydraulically or pneumatically driven, six-barreled, air-cooled, electrically fired Gatling-style cannon, which fires 20 mm rounds at an extremely high rate. The M61 and its derivatives have been the principal cannon armament of United States military fixed-wing aircraft for fifty years. The M61 was originally produced by General Electric, and after several mergers and acquisitions is currently produced by General Dynamics.[1] Contents [hide] 1 Development 2 Description 2.1 Ammunition 3 Applications 4 See also 5 References 6 External links [edit] Development At the end of World War II, the United States Army began to consider new directions for future military aircraft guns. The higher speeds of jet-engined fighter aircraft meant that achieving an effective number of hits would be extremely difficult without a much higher volume of fire. While captured German designs (principally the Mauser MG 213C) showed the potential of the single-barrel revolver cannon, the practical rate of fire of such a design was still limited by ammunition feed and barrel wear concerns. The Army wanted something better, combining extremely high rate of fire with exceptional reliability. In response to this requirement, General Electric Armament Division resurrected an old idea: the multi-barrel Gatling gun. The original Gatling gun had fallen out of favor because of the need for an external power source to rotate the barrel assembly, but the new generation of turbojet-powered fighters offered sufficient electrical power to operate the gun, and electric operation offered reliability superior to a gas operated weapon. With multiple barrels the rate of fire per barrel could be lower than a single-barrel revolver cannon while still giving a superior total rate of fire. The Army issued GE the contract in 1946 for "Project Vulcan", a six-barrel weapon capable of firing 7,200 rounds per minute (rpm).[2] Although European designers were moving towards heavier 30 mm weapons for better hitting power, the U.S. initially concentrated on a powerful .60 caliber (15 mm) cartridge designed for a pre-war anti-tank rifle, expecting that the cartridge's high muzzle velocity would be beneficial for improving hit ratios on high speed targets. The first GE prototypes of the .60 caliber T45 were ground-fired in 1949; it achieved 2,500 rpm, which was increased to 4,000 rpm by 1950. By the early 1950s, the USAF decided that high velocity alone might not be sufficient to ensure target destruction and tested 20 mm and 27 mm alternatives based on the .60 caliber cartridge's case. These variants of the T45 were known as the T171 and T150 respectively, and were first tested in 1952. Eventually, the 20 x 102 mm cartridge was determined to have the desired balance of projectile and explosive weight and muzzle velocity. The development of the F-104 Starfighter revealed that the T171 Vulcan (later redesignated M61) suffered problems with its linked ammunition, being prone to misfeed and presenting a foreign object damage (FOD) hazard with discarded links. A linkless ammunition feed system was developed for the upgraded M61A1, which subsequently became the standard cannon armament of U.S. fighters. General Electric later sold its aerospace division, including GE Armament Systems along with the design and production tooling for the M61 and GE's other rotary cannon, to Martin Marietta. After Martin's merger with Lockheed, the rotary cannon became the responsibility of Lockheed Martin Armament Systems. Lockheed Martin Armament Systems was later acquired by General Dynamics, who currently produce the M61 and its various offspring.[1] [edit] Description The Vulcan is a Gatling gun: each of the cannon's six barrels fires once in turn during each revolution of the barrel cluster. The multiple barrels provide both a very high rate of fire—around 100 rounds per second—and contribute to long weapon life by minimizing barrel erosion and heat generation. Mean time between jams or failures is in excess of 10,000 rounds, making it an extremely reliable weapon. The success of the Vulcan Project and its subsequent progeny, the very-high-speed Gatling gun, has led to guns of the same configuration being referred to as Vulcan Cannon, which can sometimes confuse nomenclature on the subject. Most aircraft versions of the M61 are hydraulically driven and electrically primed. The gun rotor, barrel assembly and ammunition feed system are rotated by a hydraulic drive motor through a system of flexible drive shafts. The round is fired by an electric priming system where an electrical current from a firing lead passes through the firing pin to the primer as each round is rotated into the firing position. The self-powered version, the GAU-4 (called M130 in Army service), is gas-operated, tapping gun gas from three of the six barrels to operate the mechanism. The self-powered Vulcan weighs about 10 pounds (4.5 kg) more than its electric counterpart, but requires no external power source to operate. An M61 ammunition beltThe initial M61 used linked, belted ammunition, but the ejection of spent links created considerable (and ultimately insuperable) problems. The original weapon was soon replaced by the M61A1, with a linkless feed system. Depending on the application, the feed system can be either single-ended (ejecting spent cases and unfired rounds) or double-ended (returning casings back to the magazine). A disadvantage of the M61 is that the bulk of the weapon, its feed system, and ammunition drum makes it difficult to fit it into a densely packed airframe. The feed system must be custom-designed for each application, adding 300–400 lb (140–180 kg) to the complete weapon. Most aircraft installations are double-ended, because the ejection of empty cartridges can cause a foreign-object damage (FOD) hazard for jet engines and because the retention of spent cases assists in maintaining the center of gravity of the aircraft. The first aircraft to carry the M61A1 was the C model of the F-104, starting in 1959. A lighter version of the Vulcan developed for use on the F-22 Raptor, the M61A2, is mechanically the same as the M61A1, but with thinner barrels to reduce overall weight to 202 pounds (92 kg). The rotor and housing have also been modified to remove any piece of metal not absolutely needed for operation and replaces some metal components with lighter weight materials. The F/A-18E/F also uses this version.[3] The Vulcan's rate of fire is typically 6,000 rounds per minute, although some versions (such as that of the AMX and the F-106 Delta Dart) are limited to a lower rate, and others have a selectable rate of fire of either 4,000 or 6,000 rounds per minute. The M61A2's lighter barrels allow a somewhat higher rate of fire up to 6,600 rounds per minute. [edit] Ammunition Until the late 1980s the M61 primarily used the M50 series of ammunition in various types, typically firing a 3.5 oz (100 gram) projectile at a muzzle velocity of about 3,380 feet per second (1,030 m/s). A variety of Armor-Piercing Incendiary (API), High Explosive Incendiary (HEI), and training rounds are available. Around 1988 a new round was introduced, the PGU-28/B,[4] which is now standard for US Navy and USAF aircraft. The PGU-28/B is a "low-drag" round designed to reduce in-flight drag and deceleration, and has a slightly increased muzzle velocity of 3,450 feet per second (1,050 m/s). It is a semi-armor piercing high explosive incendiary (SAPHEI) round, providing substantial improvements in range, accuracy, and power over the preceding M56A3 HEI round. The PGU-28/B has not been without problems, however. A 2000 USAF safety report noted 24 premature detonation mishaps (causing serious damage in many cases) in 12 years with the SAPHEI round, compared to only two such mishaps in the entire recorded history of the M56 round. The report estimated that the current PGU-28/B had a potential failure rate 80 times higher than USAF standards permit. The main types of combat rounds and their main characteristics are listed in the table below. Designation Type Projectile Weight [g] Bursting charge [g] Muzzle Velocity [m/s] Description M53 API ? 4.2 g incendiary[5] 1030 6.3 mm RHA penetration at 0 degree impact angle and 1000 m range.[5] M56A3/A4 HEI 102[6] 9 g HE (RDX/wax/Al) and 1.5 g incendiary[6][5] 1030 Nose fuzed round, no tracer. 2 m effective radius to produce casualties to exposed personnel.[5] Fragmentation hazard out to 20 m.[6] 12.5 mm RHA penetration at 0 degree obliquity at 100m range.[5] PGU-28A/B SAPHEI 102.4 [7] 10 g[6] 1050 Multi-purpose fuzeless round with an incendiary charge in the nose setting off the HE behind it with a slight delay to maximize lethality against aircraft. No tracer or self-destruct. A zirconium pellet at the bottom of the HE cavity provides additional incendiary effect. [edit] Applications The Vulcan was first used in the F-104 Starfighter. The gun was first used in aerial combat in the skies over North Vietnam when North Vietnamese Air Force MiG-17s dove through escorting F-100 Super Sabres and shot down 2 F-105 Thunderchiefs on 04 April 1965.[8]. One escorting Super Sabre engaged the MiGs with an air to air missile, while two other F-100s engaged with 20mm (M39) cannon.[9] It was installed in the Air Force's A-7D version of the A-7 Corsair II where it replaced the Naval versions' standard dual cannon, and subsequently adopted by the Navy on the A-7E[10] and in future fighters. Significantly it was designed into the F-4E Phantom II; no previous F-4 had a cannon as it had been believed that missiles had made guns obsolete. Combat experience in Vietnam showed that a gun could be more effective than guided missiles in many combat situations, and that a gun pod was less satisfactory than an internal gun. The Vulcan was later fitted into the weapons bay of some F-106 Delta Dart models and the F-111 Aardvark. It was also adopted as standard in the teen-series air superiority fighters, the F-14 Tomcat, the F-15 Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon and F/A-18 Hornet. Other aircraft include the Italian/Brazilian AMX International AMX (on Italian aircraft only), and the F-22 Raptor. It was fitted in a side-firing installation on the AC-119, some marks of the AC-130 gunships, and was used in the tail turrets of both the Convair B-58 Hustler and Boeing B-52H Stratofortress bombers. Japan's Mitsubishi F-1 carried one internally mounted JM61A1 Vulcan with 750 rounds.[10] Two gun pod versions, the SUU-16/A (also designated M12 by the US Army) and improved SUU-23/A (US Army M25), were developed in the 1960s, often used on gunless versions of the F-4. The SUU-16/A uses the electric M61A1 with a ram-air turbine to power the motor. This proved to cause serious aerodynamic drag at higher speeds, while speeds under 400 miles per hour (640 km/h) did not provide enough air flow for maximum rate of fire. The subsequent SUU-23/A uses the GAU-4/A self-powered Vulcan, with an electric inertia starter to bring it up to speed. Both pods ejected empty casings and unfired rounds rather than retaining them. Both pods contained 1,200 rounds of ammunition, with a loaded weight of 1,615 pounds (733 kg) and 1,720 pounds (780 kg) respectively. During service in the Vietnam War the pods proved to be relatively inaccurate: the pylon mounting was not rigid enough to prevent deflection when firing, and repeated use would misalign the pod on its pylon, making matters worse. A variant with much shorter barrels, designated the M195 was also developed for use on the M35 Armament Subsystem for use on the AH-1G Cobra helicopter. This variant fed from ammunition boxes fitted to the landing skid and was developed to provide the AH-1 helicopter with a longer-range suppressive fire system before the adoption of the M97 Universal Turret mounting the M197 cannon. The M61 is also the basis of the US Navy Mk 15 Phalanx CIWS system and the M163 VADS Vulcan Air Defense system (the M168 variant is used).
popscott3 (author)  king kolton93 years ago
Did you write that or copy and paste!?!?
copy and paste wikipedia always right
Copy and paste wikipedia, always cheap, lazy, and argubally illegal
popscott3 (author)  guitarmonk153 years ago
What!?!? no...The person who wrote it whould have put a copywright on it and obviosly they dident because It would have the C with a circle around it! Cheap well yah cheap is good, And king kolton9 probabily dident want to write THAT much...Would you?
Creative Commons Deed This is a human-readable summary of the full license below. You are free: * to Share—to copy, distribute and transmit the work, and * to Remix—to adapt the work Under the following conditions: * Attribution—You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work.)
That was from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Text_of_Creative_Commons_Attribution-ShareAlike_3.0_Unported_License
popscott3 (author)  guitarmonk153 years ago
So then he WAS alowed to do that!
not really
Anyways, go to the Nerf website, and it calls them blasters. By the way, we're not talking about the machine gun, we are talking about the yellow plastic foam dart shooter.
no and its not illegal because by saying wikipedia i therefore agnowledged
(spell check wont work) that i got it from wikipedia so it is legal
By saying no, you're saying you have a gatling gun at your house that is powerful enough to tear down a house. You say (this is all paraphrased):I have a vulcan I say: We're talking about the yellow plastic foam dart shooter You say:no    all of this leads me to believe you have an army grade 20mm Gatling style cannon at your house. Why do I doubt that?
By the way, when someone says it's arguable, it typically signals that while you could get in a big argument, you don't want to.

that is wrong it means it is easier to win the argument.

popscott3 (author)  guitarmonk153 years ago
Ok...Then have your argument somewere els!
ohh and i dident read wikipedia
no im saying that i have a nerf vulcan +i never said no i said about the copyright
popscott3 (author)  guitarmonk153 years ago
OK king kolton9 is doing NOTHING wrong! so If you are going to type hurtfull things than DON'T SAY THEM!
popscott3 (author)  guitarmonk153 years ago
yah yah yah...my patience is weraring thin so I advise you to stop commenting here!
me????
popscott3 (author)  king kolton93 years ago
No, No! not you...guitarmonk15 is! You are fine!
* grabs 3 tubs of popcorn *
i think that is the longest argument i have ever seen on the web.
epic win
popscott3 (author)  CaseBoy3 years ago
Yep, same here. Why are there so much insolent people out there -_-
I was in a longer one on instructibles in september, and it took 32 hours to get like 100+ comments from 3 people.
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