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  1. airborne101

    Oil questions

    I hardly use oil at all any more. Generally grease should be used for anything that slides, whereas oil should be used for things that are immersed (pins and such). I pretty much universally use Superlube on all parts, be it gears, compression parts, or the slides on my gbb pistols. It seems to last longer and stay in place better than oil. The only place I use oil is in the barrel, which I patch it dry to leave a very thin film on the inside of the bore. The theory goes that this helps reduce the buildup of plastic rub-off from the bbs, and requires less work to clean the barrel.
  2. airborne101

    FMG4-A1

    AirsoftGI FMG4-A1: $100 shipped. This was the early/first versions of the series with the Lonex base. Includes the outer barrel as it is tapered and fits only that receiver. All you need is a rail, inner barrel and maybe a flash hider and you're ready to rock. Upgrades include a full cylinder and APEX Python MOSFET wired to Deans. With the shown 11.1v batteries (info below) and 455mm barrel it shoots 412fps +-2 and 21rps. Can remove the paint on the stock if desired. ZCI 455mm 6.02mm Barrel, R-hopped & lapped: SOLD Includes the hop up chamber. When paired with the gun above, it was reaching out to 200ft. Please note the price reflects the work/time put into this barrel. It has been lapped 5000 passes down to 0.25 micron as well as had the crown enhanced. A similar package from Clandestine Airsoft would be $125 and would not include the hop up unit. Lonex Flash Mag $10 shipped or free with the gun Works fine, holds 360rds. 1 Point Bungie Sling $6 shipped or free with the gun Does its job. G&G Crane Stock $25 shipped Includes buffer tube and mounting hardware ZOP Power 11.1v 5000mah 30C lipo $15 shipped If you're into redonkulously large batteries, this is for you. Large, works well, wired to Deans. This was included with a gun I bought, so no idea on how many cycles its had.
  3. airborne101

    Whos here? Chime in!

    I lurk. To be honest, Im slowing down with airsoft and getting into firearms. I still play occasionally, but not as much. Same goes with working on guns. Admin is taking a crack and bringing this place back, and I for one would love to see it back as the active metropolis that it was. I certainly hope with FB cracking down on airsoft sales and groups in general that it drives people back to the forums.
  4. Please help me in welcoming our newest Moderator: 'Raven' He has been with us for several years now and has been a great addition to ASF and to the staff. Please take a minute and congratulate him. Congratulations, 'Raven'!
  5. airborne101

    G36 locked up for 2 years

    You can cut #3 so that it pushes flat against it. When doing that, you can remove #1 from the gun completely.
  6. airborne101

    Bullpup DMR advise please

    Lets address your 100meter minimum first. While not impossible (longer shots have been made), it is significantly more challenging with AEGs, made even more so by the fact that you have such a long barrel. Barrel length does not dictate range, and can actually hinder it. In your case, for your 100m minimum, it greatly hinders it because you simply don't have enough air volume in the cylinder. You need a higher cylinder air volume to barrel air volume than normal because you will need to push heavy bbs. .43g minimum, but you really need to consider .69g Zr02 bbs to be precise at that range. Those heavy rounds require more air, than say, a .20g or .30g bb. This means you need to actually shorten the barrel. You will need to use a 300mm barrel to get a 3:1 cylinder to barrel volume ratio as a starting point for .45g bbs. If you use .69g, you will need an even shorter barrel. I would recommend getting a bore up cylinder/piston head/cylinder head/air nozzle kit. Your gun uses a V3 gearbox so you could use a M190 spring. You will need new gears, preferably Seigetek Conceps 20:1 gears. If you purchase a 28TPA motor, you could use their 14:1 gears. You will also need a new motor. Something like an ASG 22000 motor which is 28TPA would be good. Even better if you want to wind you own armature and do something like 32TPA in a neodymium magnet can. To power all of this you will a powerful 11.1v lipo battery. If you use a M190 spring, 28tpa motor, on 14:1 gears, you will need a battery that can supply at minimum 37amps. I would pick something well above that. You will also need to install a high power MOSFET to handle that electrical load and protect your trigger contacts. For a barrel, you will want a high quality stainless steel barrel which you should then lap and install the R-hop or ER-hop. The inner barrel will need to be stabilized within the outer barrel.
  7. airborne101

    V3 gearbox frustration

    Try a different gearbox shell. Retro Arms has had QC and fit issues in the past, and I wouldn't put it past that the shell is the source of your problem.
  8. airborne101

    BTC Spectre Mk.II Help

    You keep refering to C like its a magical number for the battery. It's not. The number tells you very little without combining it with the MAH. When you refer to a battey, you need to refer to BOTH C and MAH. For example: 40C 1000mah battery 40*1.0=40amp discharge capability 20C 2000mah battery 20*2.0=40amp discharge capability both of those battery will perform very similarly. 10C 5000mah battery 10*5.0=50amp discharge capability 50C 750mah battery 50*0.75=37amp discharge capability the 10C 5000mah pack is bettery because it can supply more amps if needed.
  9. airborne101

    BTC Spectre Mk.II Help

    It's most likely your motor. Change that out and you should be fine. You can always go with a larger battery, but a 39 amp discharge capacity that your firefox has should be sufficient for your gun, provided you change the motor.
  10. airborne101

    BTC Spectre Mk.II Help

    SHS motors are rather power hungry, so they heat up quite a bit. You neglect to tell us what the MAH of the batteries are which makes it impossible to tell if they provide sufficient current. Firefox isn't a particularly great brand of lipos. Also internally, what does your gun have? Knowing all this may help us determine if it is a motor, battery, or build issue. Right now, we don't have a whole lot to go on diagnostically, other that motor.
  11. airborne101

    E&L Spartan AKM help

    The Intellect will be the best Nimh out of what you linked. If you can find them, Elite are much better. For lipo's, these would be better and will fit. 7.4v https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-nano-tech-1300mah-2s-25-50c-lipo-airsoft-pack.html?___store=en_us 11.1v https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-nano-tech-1400mah-3s-15-25c-lipo-airsoft-pack-1.html?___store=en_us
  12. airborne101

    G&G GR25 Upgrades?

    Arbitrary upgrading is rather pointless. You should have a goal or target to work towards. Range? ROF? Reliability?
  13. airborne101

    Looking for tan or gray bb's

    G&G makes bio's .33g in gray.
  14. Springs settle within the first few thousand rounds. It's a break in period of sort. Hard type springs like PDI and Prometheus will settle less than soft type springs like Systema. From what you have posted, your guns sounds to be operating properly and within reasonable expectations/parameters.
  15. airborne101

    Looking for high speed build advice

    You will need to run a very light piston for the M110 not to have pre-engagement at 35fps. Ideally, I would recommend a M120 and then short stroke down to your desired fps. Switch the SHS 14 tooth piston to the SHS 15 tooth piston. It has a little bit better rack support which is very important in a metal tooth piston. You can remove the second tooth when correcting AOE and then swiss cheese it yourself. You can use Hunterseeker's forumula to determine your ROF with different gear ratios, motors, and batteries. I regularly use it it predict my ROF and it has always been pretty accurate for me. Usually within 2rps or so. SHS High Torque motors are 16TPA. The problem is that they are hit or miss on quality. Once batch is good, the next heat up like crazy. It's the ACM lottery. Once you determine your ROF and you know your power output in Joules of the spring, you can solve for how much input power, and thus what battery, you need.
  16. airborne101

    Flat hop nub on R-hop?

    That's a loaded question. Depends on a couple of things, foremost being bb weight, guns power (fps with .20g) and how well you installed the R-hop. The difference between a well done M-nub and the namazu should be minimal if even noticeable.
  17. airborne101

    Desert Eagle gas blowback

    Rules require that you post a photo of your item.
  18. airborne101

    Flat hop nub on R-hop?

    You sure can!
  19. airborne101

    Airborne101's guns

    Well I have been on this forum for a few years and never showed off my guns. I have finally decided to do that. This thread is continuously updated and there are pictures throughout. Most recent set ups will be at the end, obviously. First we'll start off with my baby. It started off as a CA m15a4 Carbine and is slowly evolving. I just added a free floating RIS to it. I still need to take a pic of that though. Internals -JBU 550mm 6.03mm TBB -Guarder Type 0 Cylinder -Guarder Cylinder Head -Guarder Air Nozzle -Systema Duracon Piston Head with Bearing $20 w/ #14 O-ring -G&P Polycarb Piston -Classic Army m120 -New wiring w/ Extreme Fire SW-AB-LONG MOSFET wired to deans -G&P M120 Motor Externals -Forward Grip -JBU 200mm Silencer -Classic Army M15 Crane Stock -B-2 Flip Up Rear Sight Still need an EOTech, probably a 4x ACOG, Prommy barrel, 1pt sling, KAC style free floating RAS and some other small parts Next up is my KSC MK23. This is my all-time favorite pistol. Much to my dismay, I found out they are discontinued. It developed a crack in the slide and I cant find an aftermarket slide. Regardless, I still love the thing. The only upgrades in this is the 150% recoil and trigger spring Lastly is my WE 1911 Govt. It is quite an accurate gun and I like it. I don't get why everyone hates them so much. Even the gas consumption isn't that bad if you don't fire excessively quick.
  20. airborne101

    Marine Force Recon Kit

    I am excited to finally get this all put together. The Nexus U94 PTT final came in today to finish out the kit. I used Knifes guide on various sites (Airsoft Society, Miairsoft) as well as a couple of photo threads on AirsoftPacific, AirsoftCanada, and MilitaryPhotos.net. Kit List 1st Line: Pantac Duty Belt w/ Security buckle Pantac High Speed Low Drag X Suspenders Pantac Upright Drop Leg Panel 2x Pantac Dual .45 Pouch Pantac Double m16 Pouch Blackhawk Lvl 2 SERPA holster (I know the SERPA is uncommon, however Knife said it is kosher, and since I already had it, I decided to stick with it) Gemtech Pistol Retention Lanyard Pantac Dump Pouch Pantac Horizontal General Purpose Pouch 2nd Line: Pantac Land Recon CIRAS Pantac Individual First Aid Kit Pantac Double M16 Pouch Pantac Single M16 Pouch Pantac Large Square Admin Pouch 2x Eagle Industries Frag Grenade Pouch Eagle Industries Triple Shingle Pantac MBITR Radio Pouch Pantac Smoke Grenade Pouch Pantac MAP & Hydration bladder Helmet: ACM MICH TC-2000 ACM Helmet Goggle Retention Straps ACM Norotos Universal NVG Shroud Surefire Helmet Light HL1-C-TN Arena Flakjacks (as far as I can tell these are not kosher, but they work fantastic for me in regards to fogging) Communications: Puxing PX-777 Radio MSA Sordin #75305 Headset (Rewired to TP-120 connector) Nexus U94 Amplified PTT for Kenwood 2 pin Clothing/Random bits: Propper Flight Suit Tan (Not pictured) Bellville 550 ST boots (Not pictured) Alta Knee Pads Mechanix Wear Gloves Guns: Classic Army M4, G&P 552, Echo 1 PEQ-2 13 mags Tokyo Marui MEU 4 mags At this point, I consider the kit more or less finished. I am open to getting a weapons catch, belt mounted Surefire, and flight gloves, but I consider those minor, and will only purchase them if I determine that I really need them. I will also be getting a pair of IR U.S. Flag patches for the helmet. As for the M4, I actually pieced this together for the photo out of the 3 that I own. Base gun, optic from the second, and rail/PEQ from the third. I wouldn't be using this in game, but rather my M4 that the optic came from since the performance is better. Took some geared up photos today. Sorry about the poor trigger discipline.
  21. airborne101

    Marine Force Recon Kit

    Yes, there were a couple of incidences of brush fires started by smoke grenades. I think there were 3 "blindman" incidents all weekend, and AFAIK they were all small fires. Nothing major.
  22. airborne101

    Marine Force Recon Kit

    I attended Third Coast Airsoft's Broken Dagger II this weekend in University Park IL. The AO was an old chemical plant and was awesome to say the last. Tons of buildings, some with no light, pipes & liquid tanks, building with 5 stories, the works. This was my first MILSIM event as well as first time at a place other than a sanctioned field. To say I had a blast would be an understatement. Ran my MBSS MFR kit. Helmet saved my noggin several times. The Enola Gaye EG67 grenades get 2 thumbs up. Ended up buy 4 of them. They were so fun and worked very well. 20 something members of my college team came out to the event as well. We comprised 1st and 2nd squads of 1st platoon, Chaos company, Eastern Forces.
  23. airborne101

    Former airsoft player needs advice

    Your gun is still going to be competitive. Upgrading doesn't hurt if you have a goal in mind. Your gun could probably use a tune up being as old as it is, so regrease and replace the o-rings. You would probably want to look into a newer hop up system like the flat hop or R-hop to really be competitive, but not absolutely required. Good bbs are always a good thing. I have been really happy lately with my BLS .30g bbs. After 17 years, you're going to need a new battery. Lipo's are the new batteries to use and are better than the old Nicd and Nimh batteries that were around when you started. Lipos are smaller and pack more power, as well as perform much better in colder environments.
  24. airborne101

    Rear wiring G36

    The G36 wires are external, so I do not believe you can route them backwards within the gearbox. You will have to check space around the outside of the gearbox and wrap them around the front and then towards the back. You may need to solider new wires on if the ones you have aren't long enough.
  25. airborne101

    Custom AEG that shoots like a p*

    Guys, cut back on the multi posting. If you need to add something to your post, use the Edit button in the bottom right corner of your post.
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