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May 21, 2012


Magic Flight Launch Box DIY Replacement Stem

by Slightly Medicated

Awhile ago I lost the stem that came with my Magic Flight Launch Box. I decided to try and look around to see if there was anything I could use as a substitute stem until I was able to get myself a replacement. I thought I would share with you the soultion I liked so much, that I have been using them as my main draw stems ever since.

The first thing that came to mind was a soda straw. I went digging around the drawers in the kitchen and found the box of spare straws I had laying around. The soda straw is almost a perfect fit. If anything it is just a bit small. I was able to fix that by warping a tiny piece of scotch tape around the end of the soda straw.

Follow these steps to create your own MFLB Replacement Stem:

  1. Find a spare soda straw.  (You can clean out a used fast food straw or buy a box fro the grocery store)
  2. Pull about 2 inches of Scotch tape out of the dispencer.
  3. Wrap it around the end of the straw.
  4. Cut the straw down to length.
  5. If it is still loose add a second layer of tape.  (I have never had an issue with needing more then one layer)

These DIY soda straw stems are inexpensive, easy to make, disposal, and look a little more stealthy then the glass stems. I like them so much that I never even bothered to order myself a replacement glass stem.  I made a really short tutorial video that shows you the simple steps I take to make myself a replacement straw.

Do you have any modifications to the MFLB that you would like to share? Leave a comment below with your modification ideas.

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. handsome monkey king
    Sep 8 2012

    its a clever idea. But I’d be worried about inhaling plastic vapors from the straw that probably heats up at least a little, as well as the adhesive from the tape.


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