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#1 Goat

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 02:08 PM

a while ago I made some missiles out of insulator, using foam craft sheet for the fins and the nose. It wasn't incredibly successfull. I got ranges around 50', but they were just so heavy. has anyone else tried these things and are there any ways to expand on the idea?
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Posted 28 July 2004 - 05:16 PM

I got ranges around 50'

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#3 Goat

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Posted 29 July 2004 - 02:21 PM

Using either a basic homemade or a xp 105 super soaker. If you wrap elecrical tape around 1/2" pvc the missiles fit tightly.
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Posted 29 July 2004 - 02:38 PM

i have, i get slightly better ranges than that angled with a brass modded SS@. my missiles dont have a separate nosecone, i just cut slits in the end and floded the resulting tabs inward and hotglued the whole mess. also added about four splitshot sinkers. flies nicely, it just needs a more powerful launcher.
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Posted 29 July 2004 - 10:32 PM

I have too and got 103.7 feet(wind assisted) with my modded supersoaker xp. no mater how I make the fins, theu usually seem to be incrediably inaccurate, however. I tried making fins that make it spin and it worked slightly better.

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Posted 29 July 2004 - 10:53 PM

yup. spin stablization increases accuracy. mine is pinpoint: one foot radius at 60 feet, 45 degree elevation.
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#7 Goat

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Posted 30 July 2004 - 12:33 AM

Do you guys think that people could actually do anything useful with these though? I only used them in a nerf war once, and they were only used when I had a height advantage. They are pretty fun to shoot stuff with. ^_^
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Posted 30 July 2004 - 01:41 AM

so far, testosterone-soaked fun is the only use ;D
if you make some kind of fragmentation or shotshell round, it becomes really useful.
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