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18 Glow Darts
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The Rayven CS-18 is a bullpup-style blaster that was introduced in 2012. It has a green body, and a gray pistol grip. It has two orange triggers, a firing trigger and an acceleration trigger. The firing trigger operates a dart pusher in the rear. The pistol grip is connected to a green handle which leads to the rear of the blaster, which is where all the mechanisms are. A black jam door is at the rear of the blaster, and is of the "flip-up" type, similar to the Recon CS-6, Retaliator and Stryfe jam doors. A grey buttplate is seen at the very rear of the blaster, where two sling mounts can be seen. The blaster has a green carrying handle. An orange clip release button can be seen behind the clip insertion area.
Internals Editfiring trigger, acceleration trigger, barrel, electrical wires, pistons, two vertical flywheels and a dart pusher.
Position in Theme Edit
The Rayven CS-18 could act as a light assault rifle or submachine gun in the line, due to its ability to use multiple types of clips and drums. As the flywheels seem to increase the blaster's accuracy, it could be used as a poor man's sniper rifle, but is not recommended as the flywheels can possibly give away one's position. It is extremely good for night fights, as it has a clip which can charge up glow darts, which can help increase the intensity of night fights due to glowing darts flying everywhere.
Blaster Co-relation Edit
Like all other blasters, the Rayven CS-18 has faults. The main fault is that it uses batteries, so there is no manual way of priming the blaster, so it is virtually useless without the use of batteries.
How to fire Edit
Step 1 - Load 4 "AA"-type batteries into the battery compartment of the blaster.
Step 2 - Load 3 "AAA"-type batteries into the Firefly Clip.
Step 3 - Load 18 Glow Darts into the clip.
Step 4 - Pull the acceleration trigger to rev up the blaster. You must hold down the acceleration trigger to get the motors revving.
Step 5 - Pull the trigger to fire. It is recommended that you wait a few seconds before firing again to get the best ranges.
- It is the first Clip System blaster with a bullpup layout (ammunition is fed in behind the trigger).
- It was officially released on 3rd of March 2012. However, it was quietly released on the 27th of December 2011, making it the second Nerf N-Strike product that was quietly released in advance of its official release date, the other one being the Speedswarm, which was apparently released on the same day as the Rayven.
- A second clip can be fit in the blaster's top handle. This was not an intentional feature and is just a design oversight.
- Unlike the Barricade RV-10, it is actually fairly quiet.