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Old December 21st, 2005, 15:27   #47
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: MB
Originally Posted by Mysteryfish
Doesn't look like anyone did any reading -

There are physical reasons why the combustion chamber cannot be shrunk, unless it's drastically altered, and likely in a way that doesn't really do anything practical or functional in terms of making it more "airsoft friendly".

Madmax explained that. You can't generate the same conditions as in the Tippmann C3 on a smaller scale just by shrinking all the parts.
Obviously one cannot take the Tippman design and reverse engineer it into an airsoft gun. I wasn't suggesting that. The reason it should be appealing to airsofters is because it provides a report when fired, which is something AEGs lack. Since the entire point of airsoft versus paintball is more realism, one would think such a development is a large step forward. Given a choice between an AEG and a combustion powered gun of the exact same type but double the price, I'd go with the latter without hesitation.

Originally Posted by Mysteryfish
Other alternatives might be other fuel sources, or a redesign, but those are both good reasons to say "Wow.. the C3 is a neat idea, but it doesn't really do anything for us ... "
Speaking of not reading, 50,000 shots on a $3 tank of propane. Do the math.
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