Friday, July 27, 2012

Severe Thunderstorm Pictures

On Tuesday, July 24th, my area had a dangerous storm roll over threatening with golf ball-sized hail and wind gusts to 70mph. Thankfully, the hail core died before it reached me, but the windspeeds were gusting to atleast 50mph at above 10 meters. Here are some pictures of the natural trash left behind at my grandparents yard.
A large peice of Pine bark along with a large pine branch laying beside the yard.
Smaller branches from pine trees scattered all over the place.
Pine tree about 14-16 inches wide fallen near the creek.

   At my house, I was outside measuring the surface wind speed. The maximum I measured was a gust to 10.2mph, but those figures were MUCH higher at above 75ft+ off the ground. As I was standing there with my anemometer, I hear trees cracking and then a big thud, indicating one had fallen. The picture below is a tree with its top half gone. I assume that this was the thud I heard, but it could have been somewhere else I didn't look. I thank the Lord for it not being any worse then it was!

I will be doing a file on the system that spawned these storms on the 24th in North Carolina. Have not decided if it will be posted here or my personal blog, which is purely weather.
Thanks for stopping in today, hope you all have a blessed week ahead of you! Remember that I will be leaving for vacation on the morning of July 30th, and will update my Meteorology Blog on the 29th. 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Buzz-bee Maniac (Modded)

Hey, this is my modded Maniac ( as you see in the title) here is a picture as you see below:
Mod's - re-barreled with 1/2 inch CPVC-  3inches of it, coupled air tank, full compression,still shoots missiles, and a smoother prime. BYE!!!

Modded Corps J.A.M Blaster

Hey, guys I finished modding one of my blasters( as you see from the title) Here are a couple pictures:

The J.A.M  blaster mods CPVC coupler - 12 inches of CPVC rod, increased air seal, integration with SSPB, SSPB modded, reinforced handle, plugged air release hole. It still fires missiles.
Range unknown i will test it tomorrow and find out. Bye.  PS - ( SSPB =Secret strike pocket blaster)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Falling Ranges With Batteried-Powered Blasters

Good evening all! Yesterday I conducted an experiment with the Barricade and Stampede. Everybody probably knows that they both run on batteries, and that battery life effects ranges and rate of fire. I did a range test with my Barricade a few months ago, and it reached about 32-35ft flat. You can watch that video here.
    The Stampede ECS, I find to be basically a better-mobilized Vulcan. Both shoot about the same rate of fire at full battery life. The Stampede range test was done a month ago, but was first used about 2 months ago. The ranges were about 27-33 feet flat with the darts scattered between those figures, and rate of fire was 2 darts per second roughly. That video is on YouTube here. And of course, these ranges are from a stock Barricade and Stampede, since I don't modify blasters or darts.

A second range test was done yesterday which is the experiment and question I want answered. How far does the range decrease with time? Well, the results were clear, and quite disappointing.
     The Barricade ranges, after about 2 months averaging use every 10 days, decreased to about 20-24ft. That is a decrease of over 10 FEET.  Honestly, I wasn't surprised. Since the batteries power the flywheels, the flywheels spin slower when the batteries start to run out. So, don't expect to hold a steadily range over 30ft with the Barricade over time.
     The Stampede has been used about every 4 or 5 days in multiple battles. After 2 months, the ranges decreased to roughly 18-26ft. A decrease of about 10 or 11 feet, which was a bigger decrease then I had anticipated. The batteries power the plunger action, and obviously the air power the plunger produces. Make a note that I may be wrong, and if so please correct me(kindly).

Now of course, you might use your Barricade and Stampede more or less then me, and have owned them longer so your ranges and rate of decrease will probably be a bit different. This post was created solely as a guide to know when and how your ranges decrease, and why a powerful priming blaster is better in my opinion. Example, Longshot.  But you may have better luck with your blasters, because I bet some of you guys modify. So, with all this said, I conclude this post. And in case your wondering why the Rayven wasn't tested, it is simple; I put new batteries in the Rayven awhile ago, and ain't used it but once. Therefore, the life of the batteries is still 100%.
Thanks all for stopping in to this short entry, hope you have a blessed week ahead of you! Stop in and check out my personal Meteorology Blog if you find some time!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Hey guys, I am Josh from Nerf Castle Productions!

Hello everyone, I am a new author on Tropical's blog which a great comprehensive blog. I am proud to be a supporter of his work, because he does great modding and great reviews. I also hope that you can fix your Longstrike by the way and you better, because, Longstrikes are awful. That said, here is a photo of my latest mod and paintjob. Guys, I really enjoyed this one. :-) I also hope to replicate it in a Longstrike, since Longshots are hard to find in America nowadays. My website and blog is:
I hope you enjoy my future posts!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Welcome New Authors!

Recently, I have noticed in myself that I have alot more weather blogging and updating going on then Nerf, and the time period open for Nerf blogging has slimmed down with the start of Hurricane Season last June. I have recruited 3 new authors, all experienced and ready to begin posting outstanding blogs here! Let me introduce them:


This guy is obviously a very good blogger. He has been on Blogspot in a shorter time period then me, and has over 1,700 page views. That is over double the count on my meteorology blog, which shows that a larger number of bloggers respect this guy, and love reading his posts! With multiple authors also, Thailyer14 still manages to keep his blog in good shape, and updates constantly. Aren't a follower of his blog yet? Well you can start today! His blog is called NerfModNation, which is usually filled to capacity from his other authors sharing what kind of modifications they have done to their blasters. 
     Thailyer14 is also a very good friend of mine, and loves having a nice chat to review the day. He has many other friends too, which is no surprise considering the  quality of work he puts into his blog! So to sum this all up, welcome to TropicalWxBlogger's Nerf Blog Thailyer14!


Milez is a very good blogger, as well as successful. With over a dozen followers, his blog is also mainly on the products of Nerf and fun things about them! A friend of mine, Milez is a good source of accurate information. His blog on Blogspot has over 1,500 pageviews, which I consider to be a bit low with the number of followers and the timespan he has spent on Blogspot. Since February, Milez has been up to date with the latest Nerf products, future products and with the quality he has put into his blog, as well as his blog entries, I think he deserves your support! You can find his blog and begin to follow it Here. I am excited to say, welcome to TropicalWxBlogger's Nerf Blog Milez!!


NerfCastle has got to be one of the big-time bloggers. He is not from Blogspot, but from Weebly, which i think is a different blogging area. No doubt, NerfCastle has dominated the Nerf blogging space! His blog has a good selection of pages like Thailyer14's blog, and is almost like a mini website. Terrific posts, NerfCastle should easily be able to create posts here on my blog that shine for months! He is a friend of mine like the others mentioned here, a very good person to like. You can access his blog here. His blog is called Nerf Castle Productions, and I failed to mention earlier in this paragraph that you can become a member without paying a dime! Sound like a good idea? Well you got the link up above, I'm sure he would appreciate the time you spend reading and checking out his posts! Welcome to TropicalWxBlogger's Nerf Blog, NerfCastle!

Thanks all for stopping in today to welcome these great bloggers, make sure you give them 100% credit for every post that they create here. Have a blessed week everyone!