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Unread postAuthor: Mateo » Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:04 am

i have made a numb er of darts out of nails and electrical tape but the longer ones dont seem to fly very straight. :( please post pics of your darts so i can get an idea.
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Unread postAuthor: windshrike » Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:08 am

The point of a dart's shape is that the increased drag from the lightweight tail will stabilize it. If you use longer nails with the same size cone for the tail, then the cone is not providing enough drag to stabilize the projectile.
Just make the tail longer.
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Unread postAuthor: hyldgaard » Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:18 am

you can see my darts here.
im very happy with their flightcharacteristics, you should give them a go :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:19 am

I suggest downloading boilingleadbath's COM-P for use in modeling projectile stability.
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Unread postAuthor: Mateo » Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:23 am

hyldgaard: i like your darts what are you using for the tail?
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Unread postAuthor: hyldgaard » Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:33 am

if you read it trough, you will notce that i have made somewhat of a guide on how to make those darts. The tail is made from milkjug :)
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Unread postAuthor: Pyro Ninja » Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:57 am

These are mine I made a while ago, the cones were made of thin cardboard with a nail and some hot glue.
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