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Member Since 27 Apr 2012
Offline Last Active Jun 16 2013 09:33 PM

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In Topic: The Final Iteration of the 3D printed wye!

11 May 2013 - 03:25 PM

A few questions. Have you done any testing with really long darts? Anything around 3.5 to 4 inches. If it can do that it could fire even the most ridiculously long wire wrap style dart I've ever made. Also is there any difference in the amount of double feeding compared to a normal wye?

In Topic: Softer Tips

24 October 2012 - 09:31 PM

You could try putty wrap darts, as they are very safe, and non painful, so any school official would probably allow them upon reviewing them.

In Topic: Putty-wrap darts

28 August 2012 - 11:02 PM

I believe the quest for metal free darts is one more with safety and approvability than pain.

I understand that most people don't really care about that, just throwing it out there for anyone that is interested in that. Putting less weight on might make them a little more slug like. Most of the 3" darts I made weighed 2.3 grams or more, which seems a little extreme. Most people looking at new homemade darts want them to perform like slugs so pushing the weight forward and lowering the amount of weight helps move accuracy more towards that of a slug dart, as well as making the weight a little more like slugs. Doing both of these things would probably allow you to lower the size of the dart, as well as lower the width of the tape covering the weight. This would increase the hopperability of the darts, as they would be shorter, and have a shorter taped section(the tape tends to be more rigid than foam), which again moves them towards being a little bit more like slugs while still maintaining their safe approvable status.

In Topic: Putty-wrap darts

28 August 2012 - 06:14 PM

If you move the weight further forward, theoretically you would increase accuracy, but the further forward you move the weight the more the dart will hurt. So you can alter your own darts to find the fine balance of accuracy versus pain that you desire. Also if you put less weight closer to the front of the dart, aiming for a dart more in the 1-1.25 gram range you will be able to achieve a step up in accuracy without having the darts hurt too too much.

In Topic: "Freehand" Molded Silicone Domes

27 August 2012 - 08:04 PM

It could be possible to make a more cylindrical mold for the heads of the darts. This would make it possible to have a metal free dart like Kane wants with less pain involved due to the broader striking surface, and the same leveling effect on ranges like slugs offer. That would be cool for anyone looking for a metal free slug alternative...though there would be the same problems with hopper feed that any silicon darts have, possibly even worse due to the consistently wider head of the dart.