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  1. Schaap

    Initial Impressions of the TM SOPMOD M4 AEG

    I've performed the following upgrades: - TM SOPMOD original barrel (had that one as a spare, lol) - Clicky-wheel fix + electrical tape to make hop-up more stable - G&P Hop-up rubber, guarder nub (the original army bucking had a manufacturing error I think) - Element Ultra Torque Motor (fitted just fine?) - Replaced fuse with 20A car fuse - Spring cut down from 380FPS (stock) to 320-330 I'm currently using a 7.4V 1200mAh LiPo under my G&P RAS (did have to use my TM bottom rail for the battery to fit) I probably used the wrong word by saying "performs", it has an accuracy equal to the standard SOPMOD I happened to have here. Stock ARMY performance wasn't anywhere near this... Not bad for one hour of work and $25! Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying the ARMY is the holy grail of clones (or AEGs). It's not, it is my first ACM/clone experience and I'm positively surprised by it. Like Richard said and I confirmed, it also has it's negatives compared to the original... I hope this clarifies!
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    Initial Impressions of the TM SOPMOD M4 AEG

    I did not forget you're the expert on this forum, that is why I did not expect hearing what you said. Make no mistake, I was also one of the first to buy a Tokyo Marui SOPMOD, yet I decided to buy an ARMY the second it was released. My first cheap clone ever. While my fully upgraded Marui is indeed more accurate than my ARMY, mine (with small upgrades) does not perform less than a stock SOPMOD; for half the price. There is no magic or pixie dust involved, it's mechanics: if you have good parts and assemble it properly, it performs the same. Then again, the upgraded Marui to date cost me about 4-5 times the ARMY out of the box. I'm sure yours isn't much cheaper.
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    Initial Impressions of the TM SOPMOD M4 AEG

    Wait? What? I'm sorry, but you are bashing a clone based on a $5 hop-up rubber? The click adjustment can be fixed in no-time, the 'loosy-looseness' of the unit with .05$ worth of electrical tape. I did that, and using a G&P hop-up bucking (yes, you're probably laughing), my hop-up unit performs just as good as any TM. Yes, the motor is pretty bad, but my $25 Element motor outperforms the Marui's motor by far. - Mags are tight; too tight, no denying in that. - The standard crane stock is rubbish x 1000... Very true. I had a G&P one laying around anyway. - The recoil is indeed non-existent, then again, 100gr of lead doesn't justify double price of the Tokyo Marui - No bolt catch is indeed a very big flaw, and it is one of the points I hope to find a solution for fast. The fact that I bought the ARMY had nothing to do with money, rather with common sense. With the mentioned upgrades above, I paid HALF the price of a Tokyo Marui!
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    Initial Impressions of the TM SOPMOD M4 AEG

    Lone_Bullet, this should help: http://echigoyaworks.com/showthread.php?tid=9
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    Initial Impressions of the TM SOPMOD M4 AEG

    The convertor isn't slowing it down. There is some energy loss when charging a battery. A 1300mAh can take 1-1.5 times its capacity before being fully charged.
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    Initial Impressions of the TM SOPMOD M4 AEG

    It is not. The cut-off lever you are referring to has the same function as any gearbox cut-off lever and has nothing to do with the bolt-catch mechanism, unfortunately! In this video by our favorite contributor Richard Y, you can have a clear view on the parts that are missing: Around 2:30 down the video!
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    WE M14 Gas Blowback Rifle

    UrPeaceKeeper, talking about that USMC DMR stock makes me want one, but I bet the chances are pretty slim they will ever make one. About the FPS issue, you are totally right. In Belgium, the limit is 350fps with .20gr BBs, but like you said, using a heavier BB on the field with a GBB replica will sometimes dramaticaly increase the muzzle energy... It's a problem that nobody seems to bother here...
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    The HK 416 GBBR by VFC

    No, this is the type of magazine that has been delivered with all VFC models. Maybe you are confusing VFC with King Arms, which do have a WA HD-clone magazine.
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    KJW M4

    Sounds like yesterday to me! @Lupus78: Very nice L119A1. The waffle magazines actually look pretty good on those... a shame they don't make STANAGs for the rest of us
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    G&P GBB M4A1 family

    If that would be the case, there would be no blowback and the magazine would vent because... You do have a blow back, right? Whilst if the nozzle is stuck in its forward position, the bolt carrier will cycle just fine, but because the nozzle does not retract, it will not be able to load a BB. As someone has suggested on GGi: use a camera in a bright-lighting condition to film the blow back... If the nozzle does not retract, it should be easy to spot.
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    G&P GBB M4A1 family

    What is the status of your nozzle return spring? When you pull the nozzle out of the BCG, does it return nice and quickly to its original position?
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    G&P GBB M4A1 family

    If you are planning on using it on a WOC: without doubt, go G&P. The King Arms will require some work to make it fit.
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    Initial Impressions of the TM SOPMOD M4 AEG

    QFT! I've had one hell of a hard time getting the wires not to jam the bolt stop. However, it is so so worth it! A MOSFET + 7.4V LiPo does the SOPMOD extreme justice. It is the way it was meant to be on day one. AnakChan, do you know the wire gauges you were using?
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    G&P GBB M4A1 family

    It does not fit without modifications (bolt stop block, body pins,...)
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    Initial Impressions of the TM SOPMOD M4 AEG

    I'm sorry if I looked over it but: Does anyone know if the thread on buffer tube is compatible with a G&P buffer tube (WA)?

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