This is a very basic Rapidstrike rewire. This will not get you top tier performance, but, if you are an electrical noob like me, it is a great place to start. The primary goal of this mod was to rewire the Rapidstrike so that it could use a battery pack, and to add a voltmeter in order to monitor the charge of said pack. The secondary goal was to gain sufficient knowledge to prepare me for a more advanced Rapidstrike build. Throughout this build I followed Torukmakto4’s “Standard Rapidstrike, An Illustrated Guide.”
If you have already seen my imgur post on the Nerf sub-reddit, then most of this will be review. That said, I will be going over the mods I’ve done, so far, on my Han Solo blaster, as well as my opinion of the blaster, and my future plans for it.
If you have ever seen The Mummy, then you probably remember the scene where Rick O’Connell, played by Brendan Fraser, pulls out his roll of weaponry. If you are anything like me, the first thought that occurred to you was, something to the effect of, “I want one of those.” For this reason, I was compelled to purchase the Big Bag O’ Blasters (or Big B.O.B.) from Blastersmiths UK (BSUK). BSUK is a company, based in the United Kingdom, that offers bespoke Nerf tactical gear as well as upgrade kits and parts for certain Nerf blasters.
When BoomCo was announced in early 2014, I was curious. When a toy giant like Mattel decides to throw their hat in the blaster ring and take on the reigning champ, you take notice. However, I had my reservations. The designs were unique, the color schemes were cool, and Mattel was trying new things. Unfortunately, some of those new things had no triggers, and were obviously designed for a younger demographic.
One of the major things that turned me off to BoomCo, at the start, was the darts. Don’t get me wrong, I am open to new ammo types. I loved Nerf Vortex (while it lasted). I like some of the Nerf Mega line. I’m excited about where Nerf Rival is going. Heck, I used to rock a Koosh Vortex Tornado back in the day. However, BoomCo’s propriatary darts seemed to be specifically designed for target shooting. Smart Stick Darts that have been designed to stick only to photo paper targets are an impressive feat of chemical engineering, but I don’t often find myself shooting at people that are covered in photo paper. So, I figured that BoomCo wasn’t for me, and I left it alone.
My interest was rekindled with the announcement of BoomCo’s Halo blasters, not because I’m a Halo fan, but because I’m a prop maker. I decide to give BoomCo a try. The opportunity came in the form of a Farshot on clearance at Walmart for $3.