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Old March 22nd, 2011, 16:04   #16
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 16:14   #17
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Old March 23rd, 2011, 02:59   #18
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mythbusters challenge!
That would be fast.

"We're here to prove or disprove the myth of gear timing!"
*Looks inside a mechbox*
"There you have it folks! Myth!"
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Old March 23rd, 2011, 11:37   #19
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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!)

hehehe ""Now the batteries are charged, I plugged it in... MAGIC! It's alive"" sure you feel like mac giver hehehe congrats
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Old March 23rd, 2011, 12:21   #20
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Ah crap u guys almost got me lol.... tisk tisk!

Yea I thought there are some power in these new batteries but I guess I was wrong heheh...

What in found was the hardest thing to do was actually putting the box back together. Holding down the spring and closing the box requires some skills!

Next up I'm going to mod the front set and the stock...
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Old March 23rd, 2011, 13:41   #21
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try an ARES g36 mechbox, you need 4 hands to close it
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Old March 23rd, 2011, 14:10   #22
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try an ARES g36 mechbox, you need 4 hands to close it
Or 2 hands and both feet if u live alone... :0

Good thing I didn't get one then.
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Old March 23rd, 2011, 14:46   #23
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jejeje sure is like hell that ares g36
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Old March 27th, 2011, 03:20   #24
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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!)
Good job teriases. I took all three of my riffle apart for the first time a few months ago to replace the M140 springs with some M120. It was fun and frustrating at the same time. My laptop and youtube was by my side the whole night. Felt great once everything with back together and working.
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Old March 27th, 2011, 03:58   #25
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I wish I had the skills to do any gear box work. I once tried to take apart a V3 to replace some parts and faild.
So I paid a gun tech to put it back together for me. Then I tried again to see if I was able to do it and faild again so I smashed it with a hammer,and that was the last time I ever attempted to open a gear box lol.

I need some one to site down and teach me,thats the only way I will learn the ways of the force.

So good for you being able to do it on the first attempt
using just the internet and you own knowledge
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Old March 27th, 2011, 04:21   #26
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I wish I had the skills to do any gear box work. I once tried to take apart a V3 to replace some parts and faild.
So I paid a gun tech to put it back together for me. Then I tried again to see if I was able to do it and failed again so I smashed it with a hammer,and that was the last time I ever attempted to open a gear box lol.

I need some one to site down and teach me, that's the only way I will learn the ways of the force.

So good for you being able to do it on the first attempt
using just the internet and you own knowledge
Me SMASH. lol
All you need to work on anything mechanical is as follows.

Patience
Time
The right tool
Some reference
Positive attitude

You need to attack the job with the right attitude. Everything can be fixed. Everyone has to start somewhere and experience will come with time. Learn from the mistakes. Hell, I had stripped screw holes (Fixed it with bigger screw and tap), Pistol grip did not fit (use a wood chisel and carve it down to size), Crack receiver (JB weld sand and paint).

All the issues and fixes have provided me with alot of confidence and satisfaction.

I hope that you will have better success next time. Good luck.
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Old March 27th, 2011, 04:36   #27
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Having technical background helps, I'm a millwright and machinist, makes all this airsoft stuff really simple.
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Old March 28th, 2011, 01:34   #28
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Having technical background helps, I'm a millwright and machinist, makes all this airsoft stuff really simple.
Agreed. This does help, I was a mechanic for 3 years after high school and learned alot. Now I'm just a business man, a business man.
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Old April 4th, 2011, 17:14   #29
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I use a screw driver in the spring guide rod. As you close the gear box hte screw driver lets you manipulate the rod a bit better. As it closes you just pull it out.
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