ARES G36CV and the Electric Blowback

Discussion in 'Gun Building, Modifications & Repairs' started by Esoda, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Esoda

    Esoda Member

    So I took a risk with the $50 Evike BoA and I lucked out and ended up getting this (

    I just took it apart to enable the electric blowback, but I read that it uses mechanical blowback. I plan on using this gun as a backup probably, but will the EBB stress the gearbox that much? Is it worth it to just disable it and leave it at that? I'm running a 9.6v nimh battery in it.
  2. marine121496

    marine121496 Wahahaha~ Supporting Member

    Ann Arbor
    Not so sure of stress on the gearbox, but it cut my battery time in half.

  3. Uller

    Uller Well-Known Member

    There is a shuttle on top of the GB thats driven by the piston.This shuttle inturn moves the fake bolt back and forth providing the EBB.Over time this cant be good on the piston,and may increase the likelihood of premature piston failure.I dissabled the EBB on mine.Its a fairly straight forward procedure to disengage it.

    There is a strap on the back of the GB held in place with two bolts.Remove the bolts,then remove the strap.After removing the strap,the shuttle can be slid backward and off the top of the GB.