Whoa, our first Vortex blaster! First released last year the whole Vortex range pretty well took the blaster community by storm. It was a revolutionary new design that changed a fundamental aspect of blasters in general, the ammunition of course. Vortex blasters moved away from darts and instead use discs. The Nitron sure isn’t my favourite Vortex blaster but I was asked to do this for a friend so thought I’d better take the opportunity to create a walk through. Being a flywheel blaster a simple voltage upgrade should see us through.
AA battery holder
4 x 3.6v Trustfires
Dremel with grinding wheel
Aight, lets kick off with the blaster itself.
Remove the battery cover.
Unscrew these three screws at the front of the blaster.
Pry one side off.
Then the other.
The the front piece should slide forward.
Unscrew this screw in the middle of frame just a little bit.
Which should cause it to pop out a little.
Push it back, like so.
Then unscrew while pulling the this bit away from the shell.
It should then come all the way out.
Ok, now attack the rest of the screws on the outside of the blaster. There’s a whole bunch of them, but no real tricks to any others. Then you’ll be able to open the shell.
Like all Vortex blasters, there’s a hell of a lot more going on inside here than your standard N-Strike blaster. Take a really good look throughout the insides and try to get a handle on whats going on.
Aight, back into it. Cut the brown and red wires going to the battery tray.
The brown wire is at the front.
The red at the back.
Now we’ll move on to the battery tray.
Grab your dremel and go to town. We need that AA battery holder to fit.
You’ll also have to do some work on the underside of the lid too.
Yay, it fits!
Go back inside the blaster and grind away the top corner.
Feed the wires from the battery holder through the hole we made.
Strip and solder the negative wire from the battery holder to the brown wire we cut off the stock battery tray, then the positive wire to the red.
Tape to protect and secure.
And we’re done. Assembly is the just opposite of dis-assembly, screw the shell back together and enjoy your newly improved Nitron.