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#1 QuannyG

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 04:59 AM

If you live in Australia, and are a nerfer, this is for you.

My fellow Australians (and Yanks) if you are like me, and go to your local hardware store looking for nerf materials and are tearing your hair out because they don't have anything you desire, then what else can you do, but improvise. Materials such as FBR, 1/2" brass/PVC/Copper/PETG, Proper springs are basically non - existant in Australian hardware stores such as Bunnings and Mitre 10. My first writeup is on making something without the materials all you Yanks seem to have...

This write up deals with the production of stefans from suction micro darts.

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This is your typical Nerf Suction Micro Dart, one which travels very slow when fired out of a modded gun.

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Rip off the suction cup part of the dart

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and cut off the rubber "rod" protruding from the back of the suction cup tip, KEEP THE LITTLE RUBBER ROD

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With your now hollow piece of Nerf foam, cut the foam until it is about 4 cm in length, here is one freshly cut piece compared to a finished micro stefan and a stock dart.

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Now apply glue on the little rubber rod you cut off earlier and put it inside the hole of the foam tubing. Make sure you put glue on the rubber first and not inside the foam tubing first, because if the glue is inside the tubing first, it will affect the weight of the projectile.

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Now proceed to make a hot glue dome for your improvised stefan, and voila!

EDIT: Also, after this step, I suggest making a batch of them, then place them in a container (cup, bucket etc.) and blow dry them on high. (thanks to CaptainSlug's "How to make stefans" video on youtube)

I get crazy ranges with these, I know every American nerfer is like "yeah theres nothing special bout that, that happens all the time" but the thing is, there is barely any "Nerf Community" in Australia.

With my super - charged nitefinder, i get ranges of about 20 - 26 metres.

Hope you guys like my first write up on NH

Thanks to:
CaptainSlug - For your blowdrying idea on your youtube video
ForsakenAngel_24 - your feats of craziness have inspired me to craziness

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Edited by QuannyG, 22 February 2008 - 09:17 PM.

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 07:50 AM

We have known about these for awhile. They're called Converted Dart Tag Stefans (CDTS).

BUT, there has never been awrite up with pics for them, so I applaud you. Nice Job.
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Posted 17 February 2008 - 08:01 AM

Those will work fine for a NF, but more powerful modded guns need more weight on the front to keep the darts from fishtailing.
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Posted 17 February 2008 - 10:48 AM

Your Using a Suction Cup Dart, but they will also work for Velcros too, right? Its the same thing pull off the top and cut the dangling piece off?


Yes, it'll still work but remember that you generally want to replace the stub of the dart head with 2-3 bb's or a 3-0 fishing weight.
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Posted 17 February 2008 - 12:31 PM

Yeah, this happens all the time.

Most people don't keep the dangly part and put in a 3/0 split shot instead.

Good write-up, though. It might help somebody.
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Posted 17 February 2008 - 03:50 PM

Wow, you have no idea how many topics have been made about this. It is quite entertaining.
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Posted 17 February 2008 - 06:57 PM

Good job. My only problem with it is i cant get a dang glue dome going on the gun!!! i probably like a retard or something though.
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Posted 04 January 2009 - 10:57 AM

Those will work fine for a NF, but more powerful modded guns need more weight on the front to keep the darts from fishtailing

after i read that i wondered what would be a high powered gun?one that can shoot over 110ft? or one that just has alot of wind power. please pm me back.

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 08:23 AM

Those will work fine for a NF, but more powerful modded guns need more weight on the front to keep the darts from fishtailing

after i read that i wondered what would be a high powered gun?one that can shoot over 110ft? or one that just has alot of wind power. please pm me back.


This topic is very old. Read the Code of Conduct.. You will be held to it, and this is a violation that can potentially result in suspension of your member account. Now, you ask him to PM you, which clearly displays your knowledge of that system. Use it instead of posting in old topics.
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