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I need help making home made darts!

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#1 CheeseNerfer

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 09:00 PM

I really need some help making home made darts. I've tried literally hundreds of times and every single time they eaither don't work at all or just stink completely -_- . I've looked at many websites but can never get it right, so If anybody has a favorite dart they make or a daigram or anything on making darts please post them or send them to my email: Cheesymouse3@hotmail.com

Also I'm new to NerfHaven so if theres anything I should now please tell me.
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Posted 26 February 2004 - 09:09 PM

Very polite and took the time to look for spelling errors... nice.

Welcome to Nerf Haven.

I have a few dart designs that I use most often. One is my nail weighted 'Blade' (made popular by SB) and my other one is a normal BB split shot fishing weight. I make my darts 2 inches in length, and sparatically I make them 2.5 inches. I am quite good at making darts, as I am preparing to make 200 for my MMNO, happening in March. I can give you a tutorial I wrote up a little while ago, which is a 5 page How-to on Stefans.

Tell me if you are interested.
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Posted 26 February 2004 - 09:41 PM

If you want I could sell you darts.
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#4 moosenukem

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Posted 26 February 2004 - 09:58 PM

The way I make my darts Cheesy is-- cut the dart 1 inch long, take a hot glue gun and burn a hole in the back and front of the dart, then take a bb size fishing weight, drop it in the front hole of the dart then cover it up with hot glue (try to make the glue like half circle.
Thats how I make my darts so good luck!

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#5 CheeseNerfer

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Posted 27 February 2004 - 12:18 AM

Yeah I tried that Moose and they shot horribly I only got about 15 ft. out of my PC with them!

Yes I would be interested in your how to on stefans, just send it to Cheesymouse3@hotmail.com.

Edited by CheeseNerfer, 27 February 2004 - 12:19 AM.

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Posted 27 February 2004 - 10:13 AM

ooh, your using these in PCs huh they only work for me in like pistols or ATs or SMs, they work pretty good in the RF 20s though.
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Posted 27 February 2004 - 11:10 AM

Did you drill the pegs out of your PC?

You need to get a dart that's very close to 1/2" and shove it all the way back into the clip for the PC to be worth a damn.
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#8 CheeseNerfer

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Posted 27 February 2004 - 03:03 PM

Yeah I did plus the clip is removable, I also have a TT and am getting a wildfire. :cry:
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Posted 27 February 2004 - 04:01 PM

If you get a gun with a longer barrel, try making your darts over an inch.

This is how I make my darts. Take a 2 inch section of FBR, take a burning hot nail, then make an impression in the centre of the dart about 1/8 inch deep. Then put in your BB or fishing weight, and cover with enough hot glue that it makes a good seal, and is slightly capped. Don't put to much on that it goes over the side, or when you go to pick it up make sure you don't tip it to early to cause it to mis-shape.

Post your results here. Some of the other members or I could tell you what is wrong if you describe what your darts do.

Edited by Jappo, 27 February 2004 - 04:15 PM.

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Posted 27 February 2004 - 04:58 PM

I make mine about 2 inches long and use airgun pellets for weights (1 for pistols, 2 for higher power weapons) For some strange reason my darts work better without a hole in the back.
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Posted 27 February 2004 - 07:59 PM

I also have a modded Tech Target but it stinks anyway so I haven't made darts for it yet. My post about it is in Modifications if your interested.

Edited by CheeseNerfer, 27 February 2004 - 07:59 PM.

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Posted 27 February 2004 - 08:36 PM

When you put the hotglue on the tip of your dart, a good way to get it to dry fast and in a perfect dome is to have a bowl of ice water and ser teh dart in there after you put the glue on the top. The dart will float but because the tip is weighted it will sit in the cold water which will harden it quicker. It also gets a perfect dome most if not all of the time. Just leave em in there for a minute or two, just make sure that they don;t stick to the sides of the bowl!
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Posted 28 February 2004 - 05:44 PM

Ok I'm getting some pretty good ideas here but also how do you straighten a dart because they come in rolls. I've tried hairdrying them for literally about 1/2 a hour each, and they still don't get straight. :)
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Posted 28 February 2004 - 06:07 PM

When you put the hotglue on the tip of your dart, a good way to get it to dry fast and in a perfect dome is to have a bowl of ice water and ser teh dart in there after you put the glue on the top. The dart will float but because the tip is weighted it will sit in the cold water which will harden it quicker. It also gets a perfect dome most if not all of the time. Just leave em in there for a minute or two, just make sure that they don;t stick to the sides of the bowl!

I have done the exact same thing forever. I didn't know others had a stoke of genious quite like mine. Works well doesn't it?
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Posted 28 February 2004 - 10:14 PM

Ok I'm getting some pretty good ideas here but also how do you straighten a dart because they come in rolls. I've tried hairdrying them for literally about 1/2 a hour each, and they still don't get straight. :alien:

dude, just throw all your darts in the clothes dryer when your done for like 30 secs to a minute. Low or maybe medium heat. The settings and time are trial and error pretty much. Not enough and your darts will still be curved, too much and they'll shrivel up a bit, just gotta find the right amount.
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Posted 29 February 2004 - 01:35 PM

Cheesenerfer, what kind of FBR are you using? The stuff (md speciality) you get at Home Depot is a little thinner than the foam used in nerf micros, while the black stuff you get from Loghelp.com (I think that's the site) is a little thicker. I have used both and found that the Home depot is better for making zero darts to fit in 1/2 in. PVC. But the Darker and thicker FBR fits better in stock guns like the Power Clip and the Blast fire because it has less wiggle room in the barrels and thus does not let air escape around the body of the dart when it is fired.

It's all about matching the correct foam to the barrel of the gun you are using, it's like brassing a gun but insead of picking the barrel to match the foam, you are matching the foam to the barrel. The one option you might try if you don't want to order foam from the internet, is inserting short brass barrels into your Power clip, I don't know if it's been tried before but who knows.

Good luck
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