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Initial Impressions of the TM SOPMOD M4 AEG

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Is this a joke? (seriously). I've heard of PTWs not liking the rain but I can't say I've ever heard of this being a thing. 

 

Like Im going space says, the reason PTWs and Spectres don't like rain is identical. Typical AEGs have bare trigger contacts and little else by way of electrical components; a large gap separates the contacts. FCU-equipped guns (e.g. PTWs, and AEGs sporting Spectres and ASCUs) have much more complex electronics inside that are much more susceptible to short-circuits. I've played with my Spectre-equipped SOPMOD in the rain a few times, but I'm conscious that there are a lot of high-voltage unprotected electronics inside.

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Sounds like the spectre it's toast. Mine has done that and it's going to be posted back for repair. One of my teammates had a similar thing with a recoil,spectre (mines a normal v2)

 

 

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Yours did that after playing in the rain? Or just out of the blue?

 

Like Im going space says, the reason PTWs and Spectres don't like rain is identical. Typical AEGs have bare trigger contacts and little else by way of electrical components; a large gap separates the contacts. FCU-equipped guns (e.g. PTWs, and AEGs sporting Spectres and ASCUs) have much more complex electronics inside that are much more susceptible to short-circuits. I've played with my Spectre-equipped SOPMOD in the rain a few times, but I'm conscious that there are a lot of high-voltage unprotected electronics inside.

 

So you've played in the rain with no issues? 

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Yep, a couple of times - but not heavy rain, just the usual thin drizzle. I've spilled water on the rifle a couple of times, too, with no noticeable ill-effect.

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Huh I played several times in rain with my TM416 without problem. I don't even think the rain can get inside the gearbox. Are you sure there was no cable damage? I managed to damage mine several times due to the small room under the buffer nut and if the bare cabel touches anything metal(or water) it will short circuit and the gun starts shooting as soon as there is a battery on it.

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No rain, just started doing it after I refitted it to another gun. Worked fine for a bit then failed. Might be a short, haven't look at it since I had the problem (I had enough of working on it and put it away in disgust)

 

 

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Anybody successfully mounted a QD receiver end plate?  I fitted a MAG branded GBBr one to my mid-length SOCOM a while back, but only just now tried to attach a sling.  Turns out there's not enough clearance between the hole for the QD and the castle nut for said sling to actually fit in to place.  The plate itself seems reasonable quality and dremelling it out to fit as I'd done with GBB ASAPs in the past went fine, but I'm guessing that either TM castle nuts are a little larger than usual or the QD socket in the plate sits a bit higher than usual (or a bit of both).  Pretty annoying given that grinding out the insides of these things can be something of a chore I must admit.

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:D

 

On a side note.. if your FET was smoked, I don't even think the gun would shoot, might be malfunctioning. Maybe a slight chance it was affected by some water?

 

If the FET is smoked it generally keeps firing without the trigger being pulled.  I have had a few runaway guns which has had the mosfets fried and the mosfets start smoking and melting the stock.  One actually bursts into flames.  The reasons they failed varies, from static electricity, rain, or just random field use.

 

I have now removed all mosfets from my rifles, but I run expensive motors, good wiring and good quality trigger sets so at 11.1v the contact erosion is non-existent.  Even at M130 springs on 7.4v the ROF is around 15rps, so is more than sufficient for gaming.

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My gun doc had a good look at it, it was a short but pretty sure not moisture related. It has gone and come back from repairs with Frank @ BTC, who was great.

 

Will be back in action this weekend!

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Anybody successfully mounted a QD receiver end plate?  I fitted a MAG branded GBBr one to my mid-length SOCOM a while back, but only just now tried to attach a sling.  Turns out there's not enough clearance between the hole for the QD and the castle nut for said sling to actually fit in to place.  The plate itself seems reasonable quality and dremelling it out to fit as I'd done with GBB ASAPs in the past went fine, but I'm guessing that either TM castle nuts are a little larger than usual or the QD socket in the plate sits a bit higher than usual (or a bit of both).  Pretty annoying given that grinding out the insides of these things can be something of a chore I must admit.

? personally put one from the bolt series but also required some dremelling, but it sits and works like a charm.

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someone in the Facebook group has Brass recoil weights up for sale. look t fit the 417 and M4s with a straight buffer tube. (same guy that did puresilvers)

He says will only fit the 417

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As in you took the end plate from a Bolt rifle and mounted it to a TM?  Can't imagine I'd be able to buy that plate separately unfortunately.

 

 

No, i just bought it as a new part. Try to find it, there are stores that have them

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So, does anyone make lowers and tubes with decent alloys? Everyone in our Assoc. that has one has had problems with breakages.

The crappy Zamak they are made of is actually the thing stopping me from having one, after all these years.

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So, does anyone make lowers and tubes with decent alloys?

I have the ARS buffer tube and the Laylax lower, and am quite happy with both.

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Possible, not a huge detraction if it is, the engraving looks decent enough and prices are not extortionate.

Very tempted with the BCM one to be honest, and I think they do some custom work to Dytac BCM RIS's as well.

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Possible, not a huge detraction if it is, the engraving looks decent enough and prices are not extortionate.

 

Yeah, I'm pretty sure they are. Mine's a custom-engraved LayLax and looks almost identical with regards to seams, moulded-in features and press-in parts.

 

Also, good luck finding an ARS tube.

 

I mean, I already have one, but they're listed as in stock by Echigoya as linked above. Probably worth e-mailing them, at any rate; I'd personally like to see Eagle6 commision a set (say 25?) of buffer tubes designed for full-stock use. I've seen them lathed up from billet individually, but nobody seems to sell a complete set - which is a shame, considering it's quite difficult to make one out of the existing tubes and very easy to make one out of pipe.

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I've looked into it. The issue is the filled out part. I know that LCS engineering made one, but that was pinned rather than a single piece.

 

Echi displayed their own one as in stock too. But doesn't allow you to checkout.

 

JC is looking into the buffers as I keep pestering him to do so as I want one.

 

Doesn't bother me how it looks as I'm running a full stock anyways.

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