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Old March 21st, 2011, 02:36   #1
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Thumbs up My FIRST experience working on my NEW AEG today

I got a new VFC M4 today from a local retailer, and I just want to let everyone know I finally had the courage(and the time) to take my BRAND NEW AEG completely apart today...

I got to admit, few have the courage to strip their new gun apart. Especially for someone who has NEVER taken any AEG apart in their life. But I gathered all my technical experiences, and manage to come out alright. It was really draining mentally, learning and focusing for 5 hrs. But it was worth it!

Did TONS of research online this afternoon and I managed to change the spring on my AEG! I was manage to strip the entire rifle apart watching a video on Youtube.

Good news was, I opened the gearbox without it exploding. Its a V2 box. Only thing that came off was the trigger. But I manage to fit it back in and I didn't lose the little trigger spring.

I put everything back together without any issues. I plugged in new batteries I got today, and tested it. NOTHING! *GASP!* :O I panic. Hooked my batteries to the charger and crossed my fingers. I hope I didn't mess up putting anything back wrong!

Now the batteries are charged, I plugged it in... MAGIC! It's alive! :O *high fives everyone I meet* Now I have to test it more to make sure everything is working properly. I'm so glad I managed to do this, I thought I come on to share with you all lol...

SO - total damage to my rifle so far from my noobish upgrading trek :

- I punched a small hole in the receiver. I thought it was were the holding pin for the box was, but it wasn't. Turns out to be a fake pin... lol...


Not bad for a first timer... Won't you all agree? :P Now time to get some shut eye... Good night everyone!


Videos that helped me :

Rifle Stripping :
YouTube - [AIRSOFT] VFC/G&G/CA M4-series Disassembly (wired to the back)
(but this person took out the mechbox holding ping wrong... Almost cost me more damage but I managed to figure it out in the end)

Mechbox Stripping :
YouTube - Jag Precision Reviews - The VegaForceCompany M4 E-Series
(Great video showing details of the mechbox, this video saved me!)

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Old March 21st, 2011, 04:31   #2
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But did you get the gear timing right? lol
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Old March 21st, 2011, 05:04   #3
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But did you get the gear timing right? lol
This is always hard to get right the first few times

Other common mistakes: cylindar in backwards, spring in backwards, forgot to put ar latch back or nozzle on re tappet plate.

But it's good to see more people get over that gear and try things themselves just make sure you have someone local that can help if you mess it up to bad
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Old March 21st, 2011, 10:26   #4
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But did you get the gear timing right? lol
I didn't touch the gears.

It seems to work fine. I don't hear any grinding lol... I test fired it and it was fine.

No worries i already got HKghosts contact lol... He's my lifeline.
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Old March 21st, 2011, 16:09   #5
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There is a front and back to springs? Is this only for irregular pitch springs?
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Old March 21st, 2011, 16:14   #6
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There is a front and back to springs? Is this only for irregular pitch springs?
Correct, for irregular springs, the tighter coiled end goes to the spring guide. Otherwise, your going to loose a whole wack of FPS.
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Correct, for irregular springs, the tighter coiled end goes to the spring guide. Otherwise, your going to loose a whole wack of FPS.
Ahh thats what i thought, Thanks.
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Old March 21st, 2011, 16:36   #8
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gear timing is a croc and these guys know it. they are grinding your gears.

personally, i frequently forget the tappet spring, put some screws in, test the trigger and nozzle, curse, take it apart, attach tappet spring and carry on. everytime i do it, i am amazed that i still do it so often.
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always the wiring harness for me, its worst on the upgrades harnesses that use stiffer silver coated copper wire. They just pop out so easily, i set them aside and forget to put them back in lol
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 10:24   #10
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gear timing is a croc and these guys know it. they are grinding your gears.

personally, i frequently forget the tappet spring, put some screws in, test the trigger and nozzle, curse, take it apart, attach tappet spring and carry on. everytime i do it, i am amazed that i still do it so often.
About the gear timing... If i did t touch my gears at all I should be fine right? lol
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Well daylight savings time just kicked in so depending on what time zone you're in, you have have to change your gear timing to correct that.
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Gear timing in a V2 is a myth
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Gear timing in a V2 is a myth
I thought that was what the roll eyes and tongue out emoticons people were using was for.....
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I'll take your challenge. Now what can I blow up with TNT to test this Myth?
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