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  1. Greetings, I am new here. I little background about myself. I have been teching my own gun since day one back in November 2016 since I started airsoft. I brashly took my new gun completely apart day one before even firing a shot through it to "learn" and thankfully since have been nothing but successful, albeit with many setbacks I always come out ahead with a working and very effective gun. I decided to finally get a good shell since the cutoff lever screw head broke off in my previous shell and I butchered it trying to drill it out (steel screw surrounded by soft metal is a no no to drill). My current issue is that the shell I chose and fitting a motor cage for an AUG. Retro Arms comes highly regarded so I got one for my AUG. It is the v2 of Retro's V3 gearbox shell. I learned despite Retro telling me it was fully compatible with AUG's it doesn't allow the use of the dust cover because it has not grooves at the top, but despite this flaw it fits very well. The issue I have is finding a motor cage that is compatible with Retro's gearbox shell. They sell AK cages only but it is too thick at the bottom of the cage. Stock motor cages such as JG do not align with the shells screw holes without heavy modification of the stock motor cage. I finally got one JG motor cage to fit with several hours of grinding with a Dremel and even still is a tight fit. I did not Dremel any part of the Retro Arms gearbox at all, though I considered it since the majority of the fitting issue is the sharp angles on it. Has anyone else had any experience with this and do they have any recommendations on motor cages that could fit? I orders a G36 motor cage for v3 as they seem to be very minimalist as far as cages go and wonder if it fits. Only 4 bucks so no real loss if it doesn't. Image of Retro Arms AK cage and lack of clearance in AUG. http://I.imgur.com/zZ1hkor.jpg Image of hole alignment with stock JG cage before modification. (I don't have a pic of it after modification, but its hard to believe I got it to finally fit in comparison.) http://I.imgur.com/yQQ1uLa.jpg
  2. My friend is running an ARES SL9 with a M140 spring, stock ARES gears, a JG High-torque, and a Tokyo Marui Ver. 3 motor cage. However, the motor height keeps coming loose every few hundred rounds and we either have to have a tech adjust the height or do on the field adjustments. What are your methods and strategies to make sure the motor height on guns stay as they should be? We've considered using permanent lock-tite, but the fact that the motor height will be forever unadjustable sounds to us like a serious drawback. What are your opinions on using locktite to keep in place motor height?
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