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Feb 18

Practical AEG Upgrade 2016 Edition

Practical AEG Upgrade 2016 Edition Short for automatic electric gun, AEG is a type of battery powered air gun capable of full & semi auto firing. An electric motor inside the AEG rotates a series of gears sequentially to drive the piston, which in turn compresses the spring. When the spring is released, the piston …

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Jan 07

Problems with China made clones

If you know the exact way the factories in China are run, you will know the true causes of all problems. Wrong design – the “designers” themselves do not really play airsoft so they don’t know what works and what doesn’t Stupid cloning – the “designers” often copy the wrong stuff – e.g. they copy …

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Jan 07

APS RAM Upgrade

This guide contains step by step instructions on how you may disassemble a RAM gun for tuning and optimization. You need to have Acrobat Reader to open it. UltraRAMM4NEWUPDATE    

Jan 06

Piston head O ring VS cylinder head O ring

Don’t confuse a piston head O ring with a cylinder head O ring. They are 2 different things. When buying a new piston head O ring, by all means take your current cylinder / piston set with you to the hardware store and try things out on the spot. You want an O ring large …

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Jan 06

The APS hybrid v3 gearbox

The V3 Hybrid gearbox found in the APS KU series is exactly the same as the one in use by the UAR. However, the inside mechanism is 100% compatible with the Tokyo Marui design. And just like the V2 Hybrid box found in the APS M4, this Hybrid box also allows the fast exchange of …

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Jan 06

Hopup back spinning

According to the Bernoulli’s principle, if a bullet is given a backspin an overpressure is formed under the bullet and an underpressure is formed on the top of the bullet. The bullet is therefore sucked up – this is why it can fly farther.  

Jan 06

High precision barrel

High precision barrel helps increase both the muzzle velocity and the accuracy of an AEG by downsizing the inner diameter from the stock 6.08mm to 6.04mm or less. Most high precision barrels are highly polished on the inside (nickel-plated and teflon coated) for minimizing wear and tear.    

Jan 06

Sector gear delayer

The delayer is helpful when you are having a high ROF setup or that you are using heavier BBs (such as 0.25g BBs). This is a better solution than cutting the air nozzle short*! And don’t forget to use high quality mags to avoid misfeed. Stock TM mags are perfect. Those cheaper china made mags …

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Jan 06

Ball bearing spring guide and piston head

You don’t always need a ball bearing spring guide and a ball bearing piston head combination. However, installing these can reduce tension built-up and can improve compression a little further (plug the benefit of minor energy saving), which is ideal given the spring power limitation imposed by the stock shell.      

Jan 06

V2 mechbox wires

For mechbox (V2 mechbox in particular) which has the motor wires passing through the bottom of the shell, it is always a good idea to use protective tubes (those black soft rubber tubes commonly in use for protecting wire joints) to protect the sections that are closed to the motor shaft and the pinion. Generally …

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