Airsmithing-The basics

Discussion in 'Gun Building, Modifications & Repairs' started by Pyronius, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Pyronius

    Pyronius New Member

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    My local field is offering me a job to repair/build guns for customers. I've worked on gearboxes for a while, and have gotten good at it. I've also done repair work before for others. The only thing I'm really asking is if someone can give me a list of things I should have nailed down and things I should know before getting to work. You can never be too careful!
     
  2. Archer627

    Archer627 New Member

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    1) Shimming and AOE Correction
    2)Part names and good brands for said parts
    3)Knowledge of how the gearbox operates and the knowledge of how parts affect performance
    4)Hop up tuning (flat hop, r hop, getting 200+ ft. Range, etc.)
    5)How to short stroke
    6)How to diagnose problems
    7)How to admit you are wrong
    8)Everything in the stickies on here
    9)How the electrical system works
    10)How to solder
    11)there's much, much more
     

  3. Pyronius

    Pyronius New Member

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    Thanks, like I said I know most of it. I will look in to short-stroking.
     
  4. Archer627

    Archer627 New Member

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    12) How to perfect compression
    13)Radiusing
    14)How to tinker with motors (rewind, clean, break in, replace brushes, replace armatures, shim them, etc.)
    15)How to wire in a MOSFET
     
  5. Pyronius

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    Don't know how to rewind motors...don't even really know exactly what that entails. Thanks again!
     
  6. Archer627

    Archer627 New Member

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    No problem. I'll add to the list as I think of stuff.
     
  7. Lefse

    Lefse Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    You forgot patience in your list. If you try and rush a build, or get impatient and get frustrated, things will often go wrong.

    Archer has a good list, I just felt like adding that.
     
  8. Archer627

    Archer627 New Member

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    Yupp. I did, indeed. That's a very solid addition.
     
  9. ThompsonFTW

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    Some of what you listed is not really neccasry for local teching/fixing. The main thing that pops out to m is the motor stuff. Granted it would be awesome if he knew all that but I do not think most local techs will. Just a thought.

    Otherwise I would say Archer is spot on.
     
  10. marine121496

    marine121496 Wahahaha~ Supporting Member

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    No one's really mentioned gas stuff, not sure if that would be required...
     
  11. Pyronius

    Pyronius New Member

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    Well most techs won't even look at gas guns for people as theres a lot more stuff that can go wrong in them. If it's really a concern i'm well versed in GBB pistols. Never even gotten a hold of a gas rifle.