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#51 Daniel Beaver

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 05:50 PM

Why do we want to make homemade discs? They store-bought ones seem pretty good.
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#52 Darksircam

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 08:29 PM

I'm a cheap guy, and I like my discs highly visible in grass.

Oogoo, in my experience, is basically silicone sealant with cornstarch added as a catalyst so it cures faster. I use about a 1:1 ratio, and it doesn't stick to anything. The silicone disc was about as grippy as the oogoo used to make darts, so I didn't bother making another disc and testing to see if it worked. I'd be interested in finding a way that allows painting/lower friction though.
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Travel Cost to TRU = $2. Eliminator pack = $15. Momentum testing = 2 lost darts. Outranging Recons with your mini pistol = priceless.

#53 madmartigan95

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 08:25 PM

I, for one, think firing washers is a terrible idea.


Firing straight washers, yeah... bad idea. Crotalus didn't even mention washers though.
Ferrite element does not seem to equal washer. It could be just two counter-wieghted magnets. This is also assuming that there wouldn't be anything on the outside to cushion it, like the foam that allows there to be a spin.
Just like firing metal bottle caps= bad (not to mention that it doesn't work); but with a foamish cushion, it's quite viable.
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