Step 2: Nail Darts

These darts consist of a paper cone with a nail protruding out of the end. Small nails work the best. We do not, I repeat DO NOT, use these against people, and these have the best accuracy and distance of any dart that we have thought of so far. Use tape to secure the nail.
<p>you are on the right track but for one thing you guys over use tape and the cone only needs to be about a quarter of the way down your screw etc,the marshmellow was a good touch and might work well with a toothpick dart or picture frame nail (those little tiny nails used to hang up pictures) and paper is not the only thing you can make cones out of tinfoil leaves feathers and even cutting that little plastic piece on a shoe lace cut alittle bit off of it and fluff it out some thin stick a needle through for practice and then take the needle out take a mini paper clip(if it has plastic on it use scissors to peel it) and bend it to the size you want,And finally your blowgun is to big if you can fit a sharpie in it you need a smaller gun yours look to be 1 to 3/4 inch pbc you need 1 to 3 1/2 foot long and 1/2 inch diameter pbc</p>
I just wanted to say to always be careful. Today, because he and I were not being careful, Higgs Boson accidentally shot a nail dart at my hand. It stuck in. Not too far, but it still hurts and is very dangerous. Always practice safety and responsibility.
just saying. thats a screw not a nail
it is a nail
a &quot;pannelboard&quot; nail actually. the ridges hold it into cheap wood
lol, upon further inspection, i found out that i didnt realize that its not in a spiral shape. Fine.... its a nail XD
What bore of pipe are you using?
.5 inch. I just switched to .25
Yea a smaller bore allows for more power and range, but not one that's too small or you will just choke the flow and reduce power, 0.25 is a good compromise. apart from that projectiles that have less air resistance and that don't fit too tightly into the barrel are a great way to improve range, a good compromise between heavy and light for your projectile will work wonders too, too heavy and it won't go anywhere and too light and it won't have any energy in it. try a metal dart with a feather end (or something fluffy to make it fit snugly into the barrel etc). As for material choices for your blowpipe there is pretty much no difference between PVC and metal performance-wise, but keeping it smooth internally should improve your performance quite a lot. hope that helps and happy making :)
i found that frayed string/yarn propels the dart, but it is not as accurate as the cone, nor will it go as far
That's probably because of a mix of both weight and resistance, It's hard to get the 'perfect' design for a dart but you will find that some of the best darts use the 'fluffy' end to propel them. Try a range of different materials for your current designs as well, you will be amazed at how effective changing materials like paper to plastics can effect performance.

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