Elite Suction Cup Mod
Posted 25 March 2014 - 07:16 PM
Basically making a full length slug, but melting into rubber instead of foam, and using a 3/8 inch felt pad. I also superglue the felt on rather than hot glueing them. It holds better to the rubber than hot glue. I use a single copper bb, and the misfire rate and inaccuracy rate have both decreased a fair amount. I made a clip full and ran them through a few times, so roughly 100 shots, and am very happy with it. They are lighter than a typical slug, but are just about perfect for higher powered clip fed mods. The tail wiggles a little in the air some of the time, but shoot straight other than that.
Being lighter than slugs, and fully felt covered, I would think that they would be easily war legal. I wanted to see what all you fine people thought of it.
Posted 25 March 2014 - 07:23 PM
Posted 25 March 2014 - 07:30 PM
Posted 27 March 2014 - 01:52 AM
My anecdotal non-scientific heirarchy goes seomthing like: elite streamlines > dart tag > suction cup > non-elite streamline
Kruger and Dunning (1999)
Posted 27 March 2014 - 08:22 AM
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Posted 27 March 2014 - 10:28 AM
The darts are not much heavier than normal elites, barely noticeable when comparing one in each hand. I do not have an accurate scale to verify this though (I might soon). The main bulk of the tip (under the suction tip) is shorter than a normal elite tip, but its a solid chunk of rubber. Id expect it has a larger mass of rubber than normal ones.
The felt pad weighs less than hotglue, so they're a little lighter than cutting off the tip of a normal elite, dropping a bb in, and hotglueing over. But they still weigh a decent amount more than the unmodified ones, and more than an unmodified elite.
Griever- I have been purchasing them in 30 packs at my local walmart. They've kept them pretty well stocked too.
EDIT: Here's a picture of the heads of a suction tip dart and a zombiestrike elite. The regular elite heads have a more plastic-ish nub that goes down into the foam, whereas the suction tips are all rubber. I personally think the rubber would be heavier than the plastic to begin with, plus they are longer, leading me to believe they are heavier.
Edited by Azrael0987, 27 March 2014 - 10:44 AM.
Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:18 PM
Posted 27 March 2014 - 08:04 PM
Posted 28 March 2014 - 12:47 AM
I hate to be a pedant, because now I'm in the same category as Bob, but when we're trying to empirically assess dart performance so it isn't just confirmation bias everywhere, using the empirically relevant terminology is very helpful, especially because both accuracy and precision are problems with Nerf (accuracy mostly being a problem with barrel wobble, hence the various designs to anchor the barrel to the blaster body).
Kruger and Dunning (1999)
Posted 28 March 2014 - 01:04 AM
Edited by Azrael0987, 28 March 2014 - 01:11 AM.
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