Any true Nerf enthusiasts or interested individuals would be interested in the performance of the Nerf N-Strike Elite Titan CS-50. Therefore, it is only natural for questions such as ‘How Fast Does The Nerf Titan Shoot?’ to exist. The TitanCS-50 is a Nerf blaster electronic clip device that was released on 3 October 2019 and is still in production. The Titan comes in a box that lives up to the blaster’s name. Even before unboxing the blaster itself, the 93 cm length impresses nearby admirers. You’d better get an extra roll of wrapping paper if you intend to give this blaster away or place it under the Christmas tree.

In addition to the Blaster, the kit includes 50 blue Elite Darts, a shoulder strap and, of course, the famous 50 Dart Double Drum Magazine, which has been awaited by Nerf enthusiasts around the world since the release of the 2010 Stampede ECS, the Titan’s predecessor, which was originally announced with such a drum but released only with standard magazines. This article will be talking about the different factors that make up the speed of the darts which the Titan shoots.

Fully Automatic Flywheel Blaster

Flywheel system of the Stockade

The Titan sports a fully automatic battery-operated flywheel blaster that acts as its launching or firing mechanism. Darts that were fired with Titans are capable of going as fast as 21 meters per second, although the speed is not exactly the same for other models, it is relatively close. All flywheel blasters are either fully or semi-automatic, and most require the use of batteries. To carry the darts to the flywheel cage and thus, out of the blaster’s barrel, flywheel blasters would have either a pusher mechanism or a conveyor belt. 

In order for the dart to fire optimally, the flywheels first need to be spooled up and spinning, so most flywheel blasters will feature an acceleration trigger or an on/off button to spin up the engines to engage the flywheels. It is important to have the flywheels at full rpm in order to have the best results. In follow-up shots, however, rapid-fire can often lead to reduced efficiency, which worsens as the batteries of a blaster drain. In the past, it used to be the case that the first few flywheel-driven blasters models were manually powered and had to be revved up by hand to operate.

Hardcore Nerf enthusiasts had been known to modify the motors that spin flywheels inside blasters. The default factory firing range of 75 feet claimed by Hasbro seems to not be enough as these enthusiasts swap up the default motors with even faster ones for more range and power.

The Dart

The dart or ammunition of the blaster also is an important factor to consider when discussing the speed of the dart fired. This type of dart is named ‘Elite Dart’ by the company which owns Nerf, Hasbro. It is an important factor to consider as there are factors to consider such as its aerodynamics, drag, material, weight, all play an important role in its speed. In aerodynamics, a more ‘streamlined’ shape would cut into the air and thus achieve minimal drag which would otherwise hinder the speed of a traveling object. For example, a Formula 1 racing car is aerodynamically shaped to generate as much downforce as possible to keep it stable while going through a racing circuit, and also turn sharp corners at high speeds. In the same principle, a Nerf dart is hollow and has a hole at the bottom, which enables it to stay horizontal while in flight and not spin uncontrollably.

Aerodynamics of a Nerf Elite Dart

Aerodynamics of a Formula 1 racing car

The material which darts are made of, foam, is a perfect choice of material as it is incredibly light and is not porous to allow air to penetrate the material which would make it inefficient. The rubber tip of the dart adds a stronger hit rather than just foam when it is in contact with a body, but not too strong as to injure children playing among each other. If the Nerf dart was made with another material, for example completely rubber instead of foam and rubber, it would be able to go very far and cover a longer range compared to the design of the current dart.

The Elite Dart is also 0.3 grams lighter compared to its previous nearest model which is the streamline dart (with the orange foam body), which gives it the ability to travel slightly farther and faster. Darts of higher mass, but with shorter flight distances, tend to be more precise. For example, the dart brand Buzz Bee Extreme is the most favored dart for precision. Compared to a normal Nerf Elite dart that weighs just 1.00 grams, this dart weighs 1.67 grams. This extra weight rendered the Buzz Bee dart more stable in flight than any other foam dart, which, at the cost of ultimate distance, contributes to much greater accuracy.

Darts with a smaller mass tended to fly faster, but with less precision. Another example of a different brand is the X-Shot Excel, which tipped the scales at just 0.85 grams compared to Nerf Elite darts at a maximum of 1.00 grams in weight, which was the preferred dart for distance. However, this dart was not very accurate because of its lightweight. Off-brands such as the generic, “Koosh”-type darts can be a decent middle-ground, weighing about 1.22 grams and offering a little more stability, even if ranges were a little below the Nerf level.

For years, Nerf enthusiasts complained that the principal thing holding back success was Nerf darts themselves, both in accuracy and in-flight reach. By releasing Nerf Elite darts, Hasbro replied, which performed marginally better than previous streamline darts but were still not terribly precise. Enthusiasts were not pleased, so in 2015, the higher-performing Rival blaster line and corresponding High Impact Rounds (HIR) were announced. The only ammunition type available for Rival are these round, foam-based balls, and they offer performance improvements compared to previous Nerf choices. But Rival is intended for older players only (due to higher ammo speeds), and over longer distances, HIRs are still vulnerable to accuracy issues in long distances. true Nerf enthusiasts or interested individuals would be interested in the performance of the Nerf N-Strike Elite Titan CS-50. Therefore, it is only natural for questions such as ‘How Fast Does The Nerf Titan Shoot?’ to exist. The TitanCS-50 is a Nerf blaster electronic clip device that was...It's all about rapid fire nerf gun, star wars nerf gun, nerf laser tag and nerf gun mods.