Warning: Mod at your own risk, wear goggles.
These are various stock dart mods that I have come up with. Most are pretty simple and I'm sure some of them have been done before. (That caveat was to ward off the snarky d-bags who like to nit-pick at posts on these forums, you know who you are...)
-All of the darts in the pic have been streamlined to work in CS blasters, with other various improvements
First off a comparison between dart heads:
As you can see the streamline is much longer which means more of the weight closer to the center of the darts length.
In addition to this, the streamlines stem is solid, where the rest of the darts are hollow.
**No pics of this because it requires 2 hands**
How to remove the dart heads from the foam:
-Tightly pinch the foam of the dart closest to the head
-Pull the dart head straight out slowly so the stem of the dart head stretches
-Move where you are pinching the foam back slowly as needed
-depending on the dart and how much glue was used sometimes you may need to do a little work around the top of the dart where the flat part of the foam meets the head before any of this.
The effect that you are going for when pulling out dart is kind of like:
This will fix the problem with these being horribly inaccurate with higher powered blasters.
-As seen in the pics above streamlines have a much longer solid shaft. Along with the light, hollow tip this is what creates the notorious inaccuracies with higher power.
-Once the head is free of the dart trim down the shaft
-Cut open the head of the dart and fill it with hot glue
On a side note, these streamlines can now be used in blasters that have dart pegs that are too long to shoot stock streamlines. (Pointed out by MrPzowned)
After removing the head
-cut off some of the stem
-cut off the sides of the base
-cut off the side of the cup
-make them both slightly smaller than the foam. You can do this easily by putting the head back into the dart and using it as a guide once the sides of the base are cut off.
- Pool a dab of hot glue into the cup
-place into something that will hold it vertical while it sets
-Works for both streamlined and non streamlined and you can remove the dome anytime if you want the suction cup back
This hole can be used to add weight to the tip and have it perfectly centered
Whistlers /Dart tags
Both of these are the same, one just has velcro.
Remove the head
-Cut the stem
-Cut off sides of base
-cut tip to fit
-glue tip to base
WARNING, MOD AT YOUR OWN RISK. IF YOU ARE GOING TO DO THIS MAKE SURE THAT THERE IS ENOUGH PADDING TO ENSURE NO ONE GETS HURT.
There is a hole that runs the length of the stem in whistlers/dart tagers
-Take a small screw and drive it down into the hole. Sink it as far as possible so the head of the screw is under the rubber.
-Cover with hot glue and the tip of the dart.
-You can use old screws from your parts bin to add weight to the dart
-Using this hole as a guide means that your weight will be perfectly centered
Gluing the head back to the dart:
-Put the glue on the stem and base of the dart head instead of on the foam. This will keep the heat from melting the dart.
-Turn the dart head while inserting it into the foam so the glue gets spread
Edited by Darthrambo, 06 January 2012 - 05:18 PM.