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DarkLite

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  1. DarkLite

    Tokyo Marui at 59th All Japan Hobby Show 2019

    Wait, the MK46 is a full stock, but the battery is a stick AK type hidden in the gas tube? What?
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    DAS AK Series by GBLS in 2020

    I was terribly unimpressed by the M4 models, ludicrous price point aside. - Terribad hop up unit choice (WA GBB M4), patched over with another terribad 'upgrade' (5KU clone of the Prime replacement unit that uses AEG spec rubbers and barrels) - Incredibly small cylinder volume necessitation stupid heavy spring to get reasonable FPS output - uses a GATE Pico mosfet to drive the system, which is right on the edge of being unable to deal with the current draw from the incredibly inefficient system - uses a Star Wei 30k motor with an extended armature which is a good motor, but they should have gone with a torque-ier model like the 22K - Magazines cost £1 per bb they hold - AEG requires a second mortage to buy - Mini deans connectors on a system that draws 40A avg in full auto, what the actual *fruitcage* Doubt there's much hope of improvement here.
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    AR AEG Scratch Build

    Disclaimer: I run a tech shop, DLCustoms Ltd, so obviously this is a bit of a plug. In terms of build, internally, the biggest consideration is the length of the barrel - If you're going for about a 10-11" barrel or shorter, then a DSG would be the best shout, if longer, then I'd say go for a short stroke SSG build. In terms of externals, G&P or VFC would be where it's at, and as it's a G&P receiver set you'll likely run into less problems in terms of compatibility. G&P gearbox shells are pretty bombproof when radiused and set up properly and will be the most likely to fit into the receiver, hop up unit wise, if you're wanting to splash the cash, MAXX Pro hop up units are the best on the market and can be set up with a built in tracer unit if that's something you want. An R-hopped Lambda 6.05mm barrel would give you the best range and accuracy. Mosfet wise, GATE TITANs are the big name - as mentioned by Wingmann the PERUN optical is a good choice too, cheaper and very reliable - less options but a little harder to program. If you want to retain the feel of a tactile switch on the trigger pull, a BTC Spectre is really your only option. If limited to buffer tube lipos, my usual DSG set up will happily do 50rps, but that can be adjusted from between 30-60rps as you prefer. SSG wise for longer barrels, my usual go to build will do 33-35rps. If that sounds like too much, remember that trigger response is locked to RoF - at 20rps your cycle time is 50ms, at 40rps it's 25ms. You can 'cheat' it by using a mosfet and precocking, but that gearbox has to complete a full cycle before you can fire a second shot. Feel free to peruse my site for builds and plans etc: https://dlcustoms.eu/ I've got a lot more customer builds etc on my Facebook page too: https://www.facebook.com/DLCustoms/
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    H&K Picture Thread

    BF3, actually, it was a DLC weapon. I loved running it with the Kobra in CQB, that 2 body shot kill at close range was very handy.
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    H&K Picture Thread

    Finally managed to find a VFC 9" HK417 rail for sale that wasn't silly expensive.
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    MK16 URGI Rails

    Can't speak for the HAO version, but the C&C is amazing. The AG unfortunately has off-spec M-lok slots. IIRC 5KU or Big Dragon will be making one too, but it's likely going to be cast and CNC finished for a much lower price point.
  7. Very nice work! At first I was a bit confused by you using large, flat 3-d printed plates bolted to trunnions... And then I realised you were going to replace those with laser/water cut CF panels and I twigged.
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    Snow Wolf Kar98

    TNT studio have made upgrade parts for it, seems to have a veeeeery smol piston and correspondingly low cylinder volume.
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    Snow Wolf Kar98

    Yup. Strongly suspect that the S&T K98k is a rebrand of the same model.
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    Lithium battery help

    I've been running a Turnigy B6 clone for 5 years and not had any issues. Stick to using the 'Balance Charge' option and set the output current to no more than 2x your battery's capacity.
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    Lithium battery help

    Get an iMax B6 off eBay, then never need to get another charger ever again.
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    Chiappa Firearms Rhino

    Deffo a WGC OEM. If it's not too expensive I might pick one up, but I very much doubt it has a hop up.
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    LCT AK12

    No 2rnd burst. No thanks.
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    ICS L85 MOSFET issues.

    Check the polarity on the battery he's using. Also, check it's not dead and drastically under-performing when it comes to current output, as that will kill a mosfet pretty dead.
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    AK & Variants Picture Thread

    Does this count?
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    Pictures of you in the field or at a game

    Actually looks about right tbh, the bagginess of the suits does help break up the shape of the body (and is a *fruitcage* godsend in hot weather)
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    Glock Picture Thread

    I'd wait for a bit to see how the longevity is. For what it's worth, I've had to fix one of the new Umarex/VFC G17s which had borked a recoil spring and it was pretty standard VFC, lovely externals, meh internals, questionable reliability. With the bonus of horrendous prices for Co2 magazines.
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Yes, I'd say so. Better feeding and compatibility too as the lips are to TM spec, unlike the macarons and their longer lips.
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    Anyone still around from the old days?

    Don't worry, if Brexit happens you'll be able to buy a TM recoil shock in the UK for about 3 potatoes
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    Anyone still around from the old days?

    Fair, but there is plenty of room on the site to set up tents and such. I can ask and see, worst they can say is no!
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Maple Leaf AEG Super hop up rubbers are good. As for the PSL - I've been entertaining the idea of converting my old CYMA RPK into a PSL-esque thing by cutting the barrel down to 20" and cutting the receiver to accept modified FAL magazines.
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    Anyone still around from the old days?

    Not really, but it's a 20 minute bus ride from the city center.
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    Anyone still around from the old days?

    I'd totally be up for another ArnieGedds! I have the ear of my local site up in Edinburgh and they've got some great terrain... thoughts?
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    Anyone still around from the old days?

    TM AK47 because it has a 600 round hicap and you can fit a large 8.4v nicad in the butt
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    re-upgrading my BAR10

    1) Lots of companies make 90degree pistons, you can look at Action Army, AirsoftPro, Edgi, Laylax, WASP etc. 2) Teflon ring wise, I believe Laylax sell replacements, or you can even get a 3d printed set off the interwebs 3) Get yourself a 50 or 60 degree MapleLeaf Super hop up rubber and remove the barrel bridge from your barrel, then get either a MapleLeaf or AirsoftPro concave hop arm and do the TDC mod. You'll not regret it! 4) As long as the bore finish on your inner barrel is still good, stick with it. If you want to replace it, a good budget option is the MapleLeaf Crazy Jet, and if you want to spend lots of money, Edgi is still around and still very good. 5) Action Army are good, Laylax or PDI are also good. 6) BLS and their rebrands (Longbow, Geoffs etc). Go as heavy as you are allowed to and you have cylinder volume for. 7) Skirmshop.nl or AirsoftPro.cz are both good choices Hope that helps!
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