- Foam Missile
- 4” of ½” CPVC (or similar outer diameter pipe)
- Plumber’s Goop or similar adhesive
- X-acto knives
- Drill and drill bits
- 1 Rubber Band
- 1 Dart Tag Dart
- 6 Darts
- Start cutting from the tip of the missile down. About an inch in you will hit a black rubber disc; stop here (trying not to damage the disc). Now cut around the missile to remove the entire tip (it may be beneficial to cut the tip in quarters before cutting the whole tip off). You should now see a flat tipped missile with a black disc in the middle.
- Remove the disc and drill out the middle to accommodate your pipe. I ended up drilling ¼” and cutting the rest to size with my xacto knife. Keep in mind that the pipe needs to be around ½” diameter, light, and strong enough to handle repeated impact. I mention this because although brass may be lighter than cpvc, it will not handle the impact like cpvc. And obviously brass is too heavy.
- Make sure the pipe and disc fit snugly, and glue them together with the plumber’s goop.
- Now liberally squeeze glue around the area in the missile where the disc was originally. Place the disc assembly into the missile and glue around the top of the disc and over parts of the missile, encasing the disc section in glue.
- Let the whole thing dry overnight or for a day or so. Stick the Dart Tag dart into the tip of the cpvc (this creates a shock-absorber for the impact of the dart with the floor/ceiling/wall/skull). You can use regular fbr if you want, but the tagger dart was more convenient for me and doesn’t get knocked all the way into the cpvc after a few impacts.
- Take 6 darts, arrange them around the cpvc, and apply the rubber band to the tips of the darts. It takes a
little experimentation to figure out how far up to place the rubber band on the tips of the darts.
I tested this several times in a gym with a 25’-30’ ceiling and found that the stock LBB could not handle the weight of the new RPG and though there was occasional impact on the ceiling, it was not adequate to release the rubber band and darts. So basic modification to the LBB would be necessary depending on the height of the room you are in. Also, there is potential for a degree of pain when the missile falls. I suspect that this is negligible compared to being shot with a high-powered blaster. Ranges are heavily dependant on the height of the ceiling and the timing of the release, among other factors.
Edited by Gym, 28 October 2008 - 10:41 AM.