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Everything posted by ardrummer292

  1. This video shows how the front end goes together. Hopefully it'll help you reassemble your gun.
  2. I'll be honest, I'd return your gun if you can. If you're comfortable working on it, have a look at your trigger contacts and motor.
  3. I'll be honest, I'd return your gun if you can. If you're comfortable working on it, have a look at your trigger contacts and motor.
  4. I'm not intimately familiar with the Combat Machine front end assembly, so I'm afraid I won't be much help there. For what it's worth, though... My local field uses Combat Machines as rental guns. Nary a weekend goes by without someone experiencing the exact issue you're describing. I doubt it's a show-stopping issue, barring any damage done to the inner barrel.
  5. You could have a torn or unseated hopup bucking. If you aren't comfortable trying to fix it yourself, I recommend returning it.
  6. I'm not too familiar with troubleshooting motors. I usually just buy a new one when my current one gets sluggish. Seems like you've got it figured out, though. If anything else pops up, we'll try to help!
  7. It sounds like your hopup is misbehaving. Try turning the hopup all the way off (pull the slider all the way forward) and see if that makes a difference.
  8. Since you appear to live in North Carolina, I highly recommend checking out Ballahack Airsoft in Chesapeake, VA. It's right on the eastern NC/VA border. It's also (arguably) the best airsoft field in the United States.
  9. There are quite a few possible explanations for this issue. The fuse (if it has one) could be blown, the motor might be cooked, the MOSFET might be cooked, you could have a break in the circuit somewhere, something could be physically preventing the trigger contacts from reaching each other...
  10. Eagle 6 is a great resource, both for OEM/upgrade parts as well as information. Site is: www.eagle6.co.uk
  11. I strongly advise against sniping for beginners. The topic has been covered ad nauseam, so I won't go into the specifics of why it's likely a bad idea. Edited to add: I wrote this post over 15 years ago, waaay back when I started playing. The discussion applies as well now as it did then. The technical information is painfully dated, so don't take gun/part recommendations as gospel.
  12. If I had to start from scratch again, here's what I would get: Krytac Alpha CRB, $255 https://www.evike.com/products/63113/ Krytacs are pretty unremarkable overall, with decent performance at a fitting price point. The one thing that makes them stand out (in my mind) is ease of servicing. Their gearbox is far and away the easiest AEG gearbox to work on, thanks to the quick-change spring and captive antireversal latch. Now, I'm not suggesting that you go tearing into your gun right away. What I am saying is that, when you think you're ready, you should teach yourself how to work on guns. Learning how to fix your own stuff will save you hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars over the long run. There is no better platform to learn on than the Krytac Version 2 gearbox, in my opinion. High Power Airsoft 0.25g biodegradable bbs (bottle of 4,000), $19 https://www.evike.com/products/68057/ HPA makes great bbs. These should run very well in your shiny new toy. Turnigy 11.1V 1000mAh LiPO battery, $12 https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-nano-tech-1000mah-3s-20-40c-lipo-airsoft-pack.html?wrh_pdp=2 Batteries are needed to power Automatic Electric Guns (AEGs). This battery will serve you well. It should last 1000-1500 rounds and perform adequately in all weather. Turnigy basic LiPO balance charger, $5 https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-12v-2-3s-basic-balance-charger.html Nothing fancy here, just a decent quality entry-level battery charger. This brings your total to: 255 + 19 + 12 + 5 = 291, plus shipping from HobbyKing (shipping from Evike is free) A bit over your stated budget, but the extra money is worth it for a quality primary. Optic, flashlight, spare magazines, vest, handgun, grenades, radio, etc... Don't bother with all that stuff right now. Prioritize getting yourself set up with a quality rifle that will last a long time. The extras can come later.
  13. There are two possible issues I can think of: 1. Your battery doesn't have enough juice to cycle the gun on full auto. 2. The gun's motor doesn't have enough juice to drive the geartrain. Do you have a 11.1V LiPO you can use to test?
  14. It appears the moderating staff are aware of this issue, judging by the thorough cleaning of various subforums. I'd like to say thanks to admin and all of the moderators for staving off the hordes of bots apparently intent on overwhelming this board. Like admin said in his announcement a few months back: no one might be home, but he's keeping the lights on. Thanks again.
  15. In my opinion, hopup is the most important part of any gun. Without it, your range is severely restricted. Do YOU personally require hopup for your handgun? That depends on what you'll be doing with it.
  16. I don't think green gas magazines are rated for the pressure put out by CO2. You could end up destroying your magazine, which would suck.
  17. The ideal weight (not "size") of bb for your gun is dependent on your hopup's performance. For sniper rifles, people generally use the heaviest weight their hopup can effectively lift. This can vary from 0.30g all the way up to 0.48g or more.
  18. Buying a gun "a la carte" is usually significantly more expensive than buying the whole thing, then adding upgrades later. In a lot of cases, you can't individually purchase every part you need. I see what you're getting at, but it isn't as practical as you might think.
  19. Sounds like a solid plan. I'd scoop up a set of MAG midcap magazines, a speedloader, and a chestrig with the money you save. Maybe consider getting a LiPO battery and charger as well, just to boost your trigger response. Should get you going in the right direction. Good thinking on the multipurpose rifle, too. Of the 10 rifles I own, only 2 are specific to one (and only one) kit.
  20. Welcome to the forum. It's a bit dead, but a few old-timers like myself are still lurking about. I'm glad to see you actually did a lot of research. That's a rare thing these days. My honest opinion is that you should buy whichever Cyma AK model strikes your fancy. I have owned two (a Cyma 74U and AKM), both of which were sturdy and excellent performers. If you REALLY want to drop another hundred for a little more external durability, I'd personally opt for LCT over E&L.
  21. Looks to be a HFC L85 springer. Review here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs7NSZK7MkM
  22. I had a CA AK105, which had 24mm+ muzzle thread. I ended up getting one of these to convert it to 14mm- standard thread. https://www.evike.com/products/53909/
  23. This must be a thread revival record. Nearly 10 years since the last post.
  24. It's pretty wild that you got an original TM M4 for free. You'll soon learn that, despite the low stock muzzle velocity, the hopup is pure magic.
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