Those gears are completely different from an AEG gearbox. I've seen these things before - used to sell them at a hobby shop. I can tell you that even a single AEG gear is about the same size as the whole set of gears in an RC tank.
Originally Posted by goduranus
I'm gonna head out to the hardware store tomorrow to get a new spring, and up that velocity.
As the tank churns out a feeble 10 rpm, I suspect it has an insane gear ratio (50 times higher than AEGs?), thus enough torque to pull a very strong spring. However, the gearbox shell is made of toy-grade plastic, with gears themselves made of slightly stronger medical-grade plastic, so I am going to be conservative and start with one that is between twice and thrice as strong as the AEG springs.
I am aware that a spring too strong will break an un-reinforced gearbox, but I'd like to ask. When you install a spring stronger than the gun can handle, does the gun break right when you try to fire the first round(strength problem)? or is it after a certain number of round(wear and tear)? or does it happen mostly during sustained fire(vibrations)?
Um, the motor in an AEG is a tad bit bigger than what's in the tank. That sort of has something to do with the power. Insane gear ratio? Yes, I'm sure. Similar power potential? lol.
Also by the looks of it, the spring in the tank isn't compressed nearly as much in that thing as it is in an AEG. AEG springs are around 6 inches long uncompressed. They get compressed to around half that.
I'm still a little disturbed by why you want to damage other people's tanks, and worry that you don't fully comprehend the dangers involved.