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#1 hamoidar

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:08 PM

In this guide, I will show you how to convert a stock sonic dart into a hopper compatible, accurate, Stefan. I put this in the modifications thread because the process involves modifying a Nerf product.
Administrators: if you think this would be better suited for the homemades thread, please move it. I also have to say I have no idea why some of the pictures are huge, while some are small. I resized all of them to 640 by 480. Oh well. :sigh:
Anyway, back to the guide. You will need…..

Materials:
Sonic Nerf darts
BB

Tools:
Tin-snips or scissors (I used tin-snips because I couldn’t find a pair of scissors)
Random tiny interchangeable-tip screwdriver
Something to cut on. Like a piece of wood.
Flat-head screwdriver and a blowtorch. You can also use a soldering iron.

First, cut the dart’s tip off.
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Then, cut off the rest of the rubber.
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You will now need the random tiny interchangeable-tip screwdriver. I have absolutely no idea where I got it.
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Next take the BB and place it on the hole at the top of the dart.
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Using the random tiny interchangeable-tip screwdriver, push the BB into the hole.
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One of the nice things about the random tiny interchangeable–tip screwdriver is that it has a beveled tip, which keeps the BB from rolling out from under it.
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Now, trim the rest of the tip, as pictured.
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You do this so that the darts will not get stuck in a hopper.
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It is now time for you to cut the dart to length.
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I cut mine to 1.5”. But you can make them as long as you want. Heck, You can even leave it the stock length! (the darts will still feed!)
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I melted the hole closed so that the BB won’t pop out and kill someone.
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And with that last bit of fantastic advice, I have concluded my dart making guide.

The darts run through hoppers great, as I have had no misfires.
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They get about 75-85 feet flat; with my overhauled Element, and a six dart hopper.

Note: I still can’t get my darts to feed properly, does anyone know what they like to eat? : )
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#2 Epic Pie

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:22 PM

I hadn't thought of this method; I just pulled the top off mine, cut them into thirds, and hot-glued a BB into them. Nice idea though. It isn't good that you only get 1 Stefan per dart however.

Edited by Epic Pie, 05 May 2012 - 12:22 PM.

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#3 hamoidar

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 12:45 PM

I hadn't thought of this method; I just pulled the top off mine, cut them into thirds, and hot-glued a BB into them. Nice idea though. It isn't good that you only get 1 Stefan per dart however.

If you were to cut the dart slightly shorter, you could use the extra foam for a second dart.
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 01:10 PM

Nice man. One thing I've found is that if you add a straw to a streamline it expands the outer diameter of the dart enough that it has a perfect airgun fit in petg. and yes you can get 2 stefans per streamline. Making these in bulk is not cost effective cause stock darts are so expensive, but if you have a bunch laying around I don't see any reason not to make a whole bunch of war ready stefans out of them.

Edit: your darts probably aren't feeding properly cause they're a little too long?

Edited by Guitarzan, 05 May 2012 - 01:11 PM.

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#5 hamoidar

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:21 PM

Edit: your darts probably aren't feeding properly cause they're a little too long?

I was just making a joke there at the end. :) The darts really do feed great. Maybe I'll make a demo vid.
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 02:39 PM

Wow, this is very simple, yet it looks like it will work great. I'll have to do this to the darts I'll be using in a deodorant clip hopper.
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 03:32 PM

If you were to cut the dart slightly shorter, you could use the extra foam for a second dart.

I meant how you used the leftover rubber head for the tip.
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Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:35 PM

Wow, this is very simple, yet it looks like it will work great. I'll have to do this to the darts I'll be using in a deodorant clip hopper.


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Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:55 PM

I never understood the fascination with modifying stock darts, and even for a modded stock dart, this seems like a time consuming process for very little payoff. Not to mention that by using a black dart, the one possible advantage of using a stock dart is lost.

Oh, and you gave your dart a clenched asshole. With a soldering iron. That makes you the worst kind of butt-toucher.
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Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:57 AM

Oh, and you gave your dart a clenched asshole. With a soldering iron. That makes you the worst kind of butt-toucher.


^That just made my night.

I never understood the appeal either. Buy FBR, cut blanks and add weight(s)/padding. There's no need to make it more complicated than that.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:52 AM

^That just made my night.

I never understood the appeal either. Buy FBR, cut blank and adding weight(s)/padding. There's no need to make it more complicated than that.

I have been making the conversion to homemades recently, so I thought I should do something useful with the large amount of stock darts I have. Think of it as recycling! It's not like I would buy stock darts to cut up. This is just a useful method for cutting down all of those dart piles in your closet.

Edited by hamoidar, 06 May 2012 - 12:29 PM.

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:31 AM

Everyone is forgetting that Falcon pioneered this shit years ago. Look it up!
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:28 PM

a good alternative to your "random tiny interchangabletip screwdriver would be a small punch for leather or whatnot.
I know not everybody is going to have one, but I suspect they may be more common.
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:42 PM

I have been making the conversion to homemades recently, so I thought I should do something useful with the large amount of stock darts I have. Think of it as recycling! It's not like I would buy stock darts to cut up. This is just a useful method for cutting down all of those dart piles in your closet.


Why not just make homemades that shoot stock darts? Or trade some stock darts for FBR. A stock dart costs roughly $0.25, whereas a black/grey foam from Ace costs about $0.25 per foot, which depending on how long you make your darts, is $.02-$.07. And that's with a $5 investment, there are certainly better deals if you're willing to spend more money.

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#15 hamoidar

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:29 PM

Why not just make homemades that shoot stock darts?

Last time I checked, it is just about impossible to get sonic micros to feed through any type of hopper. Belive me, I have tried. I did see a while ago where you made a hopper that could feed velcro darts, but velcros don't get stuck in PVC like sonic darts.
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