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Danerd's Various Builds and Tech Thread

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Hey all,

I've been on the forum for quite a while now, and have decided to throw my hat into the ring of build threads. Some of you may be thinking "great, another build thraed...", But I'll do my best to keep things interesting!

A little backround on me:

I first began airsoft back in 2007. I was invited by a few friends to go play at some property one them owned after school let out. At the time, I had no knowledge of the online retailers or what "actual" airsoft guns were. All I knew of was what could be had at the local Walmart. I showed up to play with a clear Crossman Pulse R72 (G3 shorty), paintball mask, and a fanny pack I used to keep a bottle of BBs in. To be honest, I had never had so much fun. About a year later I discovered Airsoft GI and Evike, and picked up my first "actual" airsoft gun: A JG G36K. I spent about three years with that gun, playing nearly every weekend in all types of weather with it. When it finally broke, I thought it would be an easy fix. Nope. For those of you who have never opened a gearbox, and then do so thinking it wont be hard, you know what I mean ;). Needless to say, I picked up a new gun shortly after that. To make a long story short, Ive been in the sport since then, and have had virtually every major category of platform. I started teching my own rifles about 8 years ago and have done everything save for a DSG or ER-hop. (Ive never done either of them as I have never had the need)

That all said, I'll start of with a few builds:

- CYMA M14

This has been a work in progress for a while now. I've always had a soft spot for the older rifles and the M14 is no exception. There is just something about it. This particular M14 has been a WIP for over a year now. I picked it up non-functioning in a trade. Turned out it the issue was the gearbox locking up. Once unlocked, it worked fine. Performance was nothing special whatsoever.

I have an older thread here that details the work that has gone into it so far. It has taken a backseat to other projects since then. I will be returning to this project in due time.


The name is a mouthful, no? Basically its a VFC M4 with Knights Armament trademarks on the body and rail, full ambi features (which is fantastic for a lefty like me) and is overall an awesome piece. This one has been in the works since September; working on it when I would come home from college when I had the time. Now that I'm done with college, I can put more time into it. It has had an odd journey, starting out as an AEG, then an HPA rifle, then back to an AEG. Currently it sits as my go-to primary and has been pretty well-built, but I'd like to push it a bit further. This is the build I'll be focusing on first.

- JG G36

One would think that after having five of these things, selling all of them, and regretting selling each one, I would have learned by now to keep at least one. Hopefully, this is that one.
This G36 isnt the common C variant, or the K, but rather the full-size or E variant. This one doesnt need much work internally, really the basics are it. Im debating whether or not I want to go nuts on the externals. I built one years ago for a customer that turned out really nice, and it didnt cost too much.

- Classic Army SA58

This is the rifle I really learned how to tech on. Its a real oldie - Ive had it about eight years and it has seen better days. It still has the original DS Arms trademarks on it, but its in really rough shape and in need of a few parts that arent easy to come by nowadays. That all said, it has been a bit of a gem because you really dont see them. I could turn it into a "DMR" seeing that its a 7.62 rifle, but with it being the carbine variant instead of the full-size, I think a full stock 7.62 SBR would be better.

- WE G18C

I picked this up recently in a trade. The previous owner did a number on the lower with a wretched stippling job, they also "upgraded" it with a number of questionable aftermarket parts that seem to be hindering, rather than improving its performance. Angel Custom for the win, right? :rolleyes:
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I’ll give you $2.50 for the rack in current state. I want it for exhibit #14 in my “Museum of Modern Airsoft” cardboard box.
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I know just the caption, “Airsoft’s Finest Manufacturing”.
Sick build! Would love to see someone with one of those at my local field...
I’m not an expert here, but does it seem like you might undervolume with a barrel that long and potentially lose FPS? From my napkin math it seems like you’d be pushing the limits w/ .20s in terms of having enough air. Idk, just something to think about.
Noobs be like:

Wowza that’s an amazing airsoft gun! I bet the cheaters call it when you snipe them from 500 yards away. How many DSGs does it have and how many HPAs can you fit inside at once??”

But in all seriousness, it seems like there’s some shenaniganery going on with how things are rated and calculated. Leo’s suggestion: build it, chrono it, and THEN make predictions about what it’ll shoot at. ;)

Not as powerful as yours, but this is my HPASG:

Motor vehicle Automotive lighting Vehicle registration plate Automotive exterior Bumper
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This thread makes me want a G36.
Honestly, not much. The only thing I’d need would be one of those stanag mag adapters. I have a Tienly short type 25K sitting around that would be perfect—all it needs is an end bell… which is of course impossible to find.
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I can do some testing myself on the “shotgun” theory. It would interesting, since it’s not “supposed” to happen… At 30 RPS each BB should’ve left the barrel before the next one enters, and they shouldn’t interact with each other.
Oh how I wish ASM was still around… I never got to see it in it’s full glory.
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Is that a King Arms piston I'm seeing?
Let us know if it ever breaks! I want it for the collection.
No I have not... how'd you do that? :unsure:
I don't like the AA 40K I have. It performs way worse than the Tienly 40K I have...

Or... you could take the plunge and go brushless. :sneaky: T238 is the best, imo. Spams my SP160 with no stress or heat. And it'll almost run on 25 amps.
The thought of going brushless has crossed my mind. My only concerns are:
  • How will it run with my Perun unit, IF it will run. My Perun manuals do state they work with Warhead and BLDC motors but dont mention the T238 line...
  • It being too fast for my setup and causing issues. 42 rps is great and all, but a little more couldn't hurt. A 33K should be similar to my SHS in terms of no-load speed, but far more efficient.
It's an 18:1? On 16:1 mine is hitting 58, so you'll be a bit above where you are now.

The Perun compatibility is a better question, and to be honest I'm scared to be the first one to plug one into a Perun. It shouldn't cause any issues... but of course things don't always turn out like they should in airsoft.
From my limited knowledge, if you're not using AB, the only way the Perun should hurt the ESC is if you somehow play one of the Easter egg "songs" that use the motor as a "speaker". Emailing is appropriate though.
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