Posted 14 March 2006 - 10:50 AM
Beaker I believe the combustion of the propane directly propels the ball (as in no piston). I could be wrong but that was the answer I got when I asked Tippmann. Either way, I think the idea of a propane-powered marker is the stupidest yet developed. Last I checked, propane is FLAMMABLE and where do woodsball games take place!? In the WOODS where there are flammable materials. As safe as the C3 supposedly is, what's gonna happen when (dare I say it) a spark plug malfunctions or a player custom-mods his C3 and a component isn't installed correctly? No way is the C3 a good idea!!
Posted 22 March 2006 - 07:15 PM
p8intba11fr33k, on Nov 13 2005, 11:52 PM, said:
i might buy one just for that
Yea that whole lighter thing wont work cause the exhaust comes out and 2nd semi or full auto wld jsut become a red hot glowing peice of metal check out the tippmann forums they have a thing on it
Posted 16 July 2006 - 08:54 PM
Beaker, on Nov 19 2005, 01:29 PM, said:
this is a old post so i am going to guess you already figured out how it works. the air is still pushing the paintball out of the barrel. the propane ignites and expands pushing the paintball out. the bolt doesn't move at all when firing. this also ruins the "put a lighter at the end of the barrel" becuase the propane has already been burnt out. and there is no way to not ignite the propane and still have it come out the front of the barrel because when you cock it back it expells any remaining gases out the exhaust in the back...
maybe i will take out the c-3 for twc. but i just got a sl-68 so i might go old school.LOL see ya at twc
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Posted 12 March 2007 - 05:43 PM
Posted 13 March 2007 - 11:55 PM
The Master Chief, on Mar 12 2007, 05:43 PM, said:
You don't pay for air refills at HSI (which is my field of choice), so the "air savings" is a moot point.
Posted 14 March 2007 - 06:29 PM
Posted 15 March 2007 - 10:04 AM
navillus2k3, on Mar 14 2007, 06:29 PM, said:
I just did.