Moskito: Target Dart

This target dart was particular designed to be shot at foam board target. Those foam boards which are used as construction / insulation material for buildings. You can buy quite large boards for a few bucks. The board must be minimum 2 inch thick. The shaft is made from archery arrrow alumina pipe. The major advantage is that the cold metallic shaft will not stick extremely tight in the foam target due to melting and sticking foam on the shaft surface. (big problem with wooden shafts) The dart can easily be pulled out of the foam target.

Making: The tip was glued into the pipe shaft. Fine tuning was not neccessary because the test showed that it flies precise and reproducabe from the first moment.

Data 0.625cal:
Length: 12.3 cm
Weight: 3.4 gram
CoG:    25,6%
Tip: Steel
Shaft: 78mm x 5mm  aluminum 7075 pipe  ( Easton Jazz 1214 arrow shaft)  you can
buy that shaft at The Bowman USA or Sherwood Bogensport Deutschland

Data 0.55cal:
Length: 10.5 cm

Weight: 2 gram

CoG:    32,8%

Tip: Aluminum

Shaft: 64mm x 5mm  aluminum
7075 pipe


Set of five for cal .62


Moskito Dart on the string to find out Center of Gravity  (CoG)


Original arrow tip was grinded down to half weight:
Vyoager Tip

Another Set of 6 Moskito Darts for .62 cal with self made Points

Weight: 3.16 gram
Length: 128 mm
CoG:     28%
Shaft:    75 x 5.0 x 4.25 mm  Aluminum X75 ( Easton Jazz 1214 Arrow shaft ) Specific weight 0.15 gram per cm
Cone: Polyester film 130 µm
Tip:     Steel 115 CV3     1.7 gram


Point was made by using a metal lathe, see images.

MoskitoTip.jpg     u86u



Some Pictures of Moskito Dart hitting the styrofoam target

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Foam Target

A fersh "Five in a row" Styro-Foam Target Board

Styro-foam board 2 inch thick (50mm) enhanced with a
plywood "backstop" 3/16 inch (5mm)
Plywood "backstop" is needed for the case that your dart hits an old hole in the foam borad, then it might go through and
would hit the stone wall. Result is that your dart tip is harmed. The plywood will prevent harming the dart tip, and will prevent dents in the wall. If there is no wall behind the foam board then the plywood backstop will disable the dart to go completely through, so it does not rip off it's own cone.

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