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3/4" Godzilla Dart!

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3/4" Godzilla Dart!

Unread postAuthor: FishBoy » Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:53 pm

Ok, I just made this dart, and decided to post it because it is b-e-a-utiful (Bruce Almighty). It's made the same way as some of the other darts I've posted but it's different in the folowing ways-
#1 Size- old darts were 1/2", this is 3/4"
#2 Tip- old darts had regular, dull nails tips, this has a custom-smithed arrow tip (pliers, propane torch, hammer)
#3 the old darts were for cans, boxes, etc. This one is for taking down Godzillas :D :D
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Unread postAuthor: SEAKING9006 » Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:14 pm

Niiiiiiiiiiiice.

I like it.

Now, everyone with me...

DA-MAGE-PICS! DA-MAGE-PICS!
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Unread postAuthor: FishBoy » Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:18 pm

i'll get some as soon as i finish the pneumatic I'm working on. Trust me, I wanna get some to :twisted: :twisted:
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:23 pm

looks destructive. some pictures of its capability would be nice.
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:43 pm

whatcha gonna shoot it at?

i reccomend a roll of quarters. My new cannon (to be posted shortly) can go through about 4 quarters with a finish nail...... id like to see what a large nail will do........
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Unread postAuthor: pizlo » Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:48 pm

I'd say you should have just bumped the old topic and updated the first post... but other than that, verry nice. Can't wait to see how these/what they're being shot at hold up.
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:39 pm

Jiminy Christmas man that thing would sail right through several things I can think of at the moment. I'll be curious as to how well balanced it and your others are while flying through the air...tumble etc.
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Unread postAuthor: FishBoy » Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:37 am

the balance on them is amazing, they go straight every time
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:44 am

you just said you had to get your gun done :S
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Unread postAuthor: SEAKING9006 » Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:23 pm

I think he either tossed them by hand, or used a length of pipe like a blowgun.
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:20 pm

I would have said this didn't deserve a topic because it was just a slightly rehashed version of a ubiquitous item. Then I realised that almost everything I build falls into that category...

So, good job. Now scale it up to 3" and add fins and a discarding sabot, and you'll have yourself a genuine hand-crafted KEP:

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Unread postAuthor: SEAKING9006 » Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:27 pm

DYI wrote:I would have said this didn't deserve a topic because it was just a slightly rehashed version of a ubiquitous item. Then I realised that almost everything I build falls into that category...

So, good job. Now scale it up to 3" and add fins and a discarding sabot, and you'll have yourself a genuine hand-crafted KEP:

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HOT-DAMN!

I must build one of those and fire it at 1/2" steel plates.
Until then, my life will not be complete.
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:35 pm

The one pictured is more of a showpiece than anything - the fins aren't properly secured, the sabot is too impractical to produce at any decent rate, and the tip isn't even hardened yet.

Making these rounds isn't really all that difficult, but the fins would work better if they were 1/8" or so aluminum, and the casing should probably some sort of plastic. There's a lot of wasted mass in that design.

Speaking of casing, what seals and centers the dart in the original post of this thread? There's no visible method of doing either in the picture. My dart uses a solid, low density sabot in the back to seal in the barrel and reduce stress on its fins, and the obvious sabot and fins to center it (the sabot splits in half and discards on exiting the barrel).
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Unread postAuthor: TwitchTheAussie » Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:49 pm

Lets shoot them both at Godzilla out of hybrids :twisted:
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Unread postAuthor: vovka351 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:08 am

lets shoot godzilla out of a hybrid. :roll:
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