Airsoft flame throwers

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Airsoft flame throwers

Postby bobafettchicken » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:03 am

This might be one of those stupid awkward questions, along the lines of ''where do babies come from?'' but...

I know people have built airsoft ''flamethrowers'' using a homemade system where the gas and the bb's vent out together, giving a wild rate of fire and a wide stream of bb's.

What are people's views on these being used at games?
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Re: Airsoft flame throwers

Postby Russe11 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:27 pm

The lack of range and power makes up for the high ROF. It would only be useful for bunkers etc. though so could be considered as a prop for specific games where it is designed into the game. I think though, if you are carrying one and get shot, there would be no medic-ing, you would have to run around on fire, screaming for a bit before dying horribly :giggle:
Hmm possibly have a pull cord activated red smoke built in for when you get shot :rofl:
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Re: Airsoft flame throwers

Postby Nurglitch » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:06 am

A flamethrower we built for a larp was made around a hand-pump fire extinguisher. It "fired" water, which is easier, more realistic and much less messy than a cloud of BBs (not to mention that for a proper flamethrower effect you would need to expend 10 quid worth of BBs a second).
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Re: Airsoft flame throwers

Postby prideofengland » Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:11 pm

I have seen a u-tube video of a bb flamethrower. Not overly impressed in truth by the limited range, also not sure if I would want to be fired upon by a cloud of bb's rather than just a short burst of a few of them. BB's make safe and practical replacement for a bullet in our games but surely a better a better representation of a burst of flame is a burst from a fire extinquisher. I think AGS were planning on fitting fire extinquisher innards in a hand made repro german flamethrower pack for the Rattenkreig game, not sure if it ever got done though.
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Re: Airsoft flame throwers

Postby Russe11 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:54 pm

Not sure I would be happy getting hosed with water, when I can't take goggles off to clean them. What about polystyrene balls or confetti? I don't think you would need to feel the hit as you would be engulfed by the 'flame'. As for range, proportionally a flame thrower has very little range compared to a bullet.
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Re: Airsoft flame throwers

Postby prideofengland » Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:51 pm

Russe11 wrote:Not sure I would be happy getting hosed with water.


believe C02 was used at Pavlovs house and worked well. looks much more like the burst of a flamethrower than bb's or confetti :D
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Re: Airsoft flame throwers

Postby Boshman » Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:49 pm

prideofengland wrote:
Russe11 wrote:Not sure I would be happy getting hosed with water.


believe C02 was used at Pavlovs house and worked well. looks much more like the burst of a flamethrower than bb's or confetti :D


definitely the way to go :good: , I even made a back-pack mounted prototype and it worked great, so well that I used up all the Co2 whilst I was playing with it. Just like a real one, you get about 5 or 6 good shots from a 2.5Kg extinguisher. Obviously only any use in CQB environments.
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Re: Airsoft flame throwers

Postby Allenby » Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:54 pm

Which sounds a lot better than getting hosed down with a bb shower at point blank range.


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Re: Airsoft flame throwers

Postby Chomley-Warner » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:41 pm

prideofengland wrote: believe C02 was used at Pavlovs house and worked well. looks much more like the burst of a flamethrower than bb's or confetti :D

Yes, Porta caught me with a blast of CO2 and I writhed about screaming in a ball of flame. Oh wait, was Porta trying to put me out? Anyway, it was a hoot but really only suitable for indoors.
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Re: Airsoft flame throwers

Postby dadio » Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:04 pm

i was thinking along the lines of the polystyrene balls but then i thought about cleaning up after , then i remembered the corn starch packing material that looks a bit like polystyrene , that stuff dissolves when wet , is non toxic , could be colored in a mix of colors and mixed to simulate flame and could be launched with compressed air .was just a thought ,if every body want's to go with carbon dioxide fire extinguishers then it's so much easier.
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