Yes, the gun jammed. I figured the port door would be somewhat related since it was fully closed and those gears weren't visible before I tried a test shot.The gun jammed? Are you able to describe what exactly happened, or post a video of the issue? The port door isn’t related to the jamming.
I thought so too, but I tried with 2 different brand new butterfly batteries.Sounds like a battery issue. Did you charge it from the box or not? They should ship charged but sometimes they are DOA.
The port door being stuck means it is either jammed open or there is a functioning bolt release. Try pulling/pushing the charging hangle and see what happens.
I'm using the "Matrix Small Butterfly Type NiMH High Output Airsoft Battery (Type: 9.6V / 1200mAh)." I think it should be plenty adequate given the gun recommends a 9.6v or 7.4v battery.I’ll second the semi-lockup diagnosis. It happens when the motor messes up on timing the gearbox cycle, and it gets stuck halfway through, since either the motor or the battery isn’t strong enough to start it up again. In this case it’s almost certainly your battery.
What battery are you using?
Alright whats the biggest baddest battery you would recommend? I might try that before RMAing with Evike. I just feel like its a mechanical issue... the first shot felt great then the second shot felt like it just locked upVoltage doesn’t really have anything to do with it. Voltage controls the speed the motor spins at. What you’re looking for is the capacity and the discharge rating.
To get your discharge, multiply the Amps by the “C” rating. In this case, the amps are 1.2, and if the discharge is close to 10C or below, then your battery may be too weak for the gun, even if the gun is totally normal and has zero issues.
Matrix LiPos are known for being bad and lying about their specs (I’ve had two, and can confirm this), but I don’t have any experience with their NiMHs. I did a little quick research, and my search turned up that NiMH batteries in the “high output“ category usually have a discharge of about 10C, which is borderline too low for a regular airsoft gun. How anyone determines what is “high output“ or not, I have no clue.
Ultimately, Matrix doesn’t show the discharge rating, which leaves it ambiguous. Unless anyone happens to know something I don’t.
i would think there's some truth to that, but "stock" guns jamming is usually just because of the manual trigger contacts. every time i've ever used manual trigger contacts, this problem is unavoidable to the point that i've seen guys make custom temporary full auto switches to unjam their dmr's even though they're semi locked. for custom builds that use manual trigger contacts, even if you have a 3034 mosfet with no ab you can still have the same issue. it's just a fault of the design itself.That trick works for most stock guns, but if the gun needs a lot of power, like an EBB or an upgraded replica, it can sometimes just not be enough, especially on a not-so-great battery.