Is an ICS "Lipo Ready"

Discussion in 'Electric Guns' started by mikenike, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. mikenike

    mikenike Member

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    I recently picked up this my ICS. I've heard good things about them, but I was wondering if they're "Lipo Ready".

    Can my ICS M4 run on an 11.1V efficiently with a MOSFET.

    What's the maximum discharge I could run it on?


    I've never tried out Li-Po's before.
     
  2. Njnewland

    Njnewland New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    You will need a MOSFET, deans connectors, and some basic GB tuning for it to be reliable.

    It will run on the 11.1v, but expect failure fairly soon.
     

  3. mikenike

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    What would I need to reinforce internally?
     
  4. pancakemix56

    pancakemix56 New Member

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    Correct me if I'm wrong but it's not so much to reinforce its more along the lines of making the gun run as smooth as possible so you don't have wear and tear. Adjusting the angle of engagement between the piston and the sector gear, shimming, and regreasing are all things you can do.
     
  5. Njnewland

    Njnewland New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Shim, correct AOE (using sorbo or washers, I prefer sorbo as it makes the gun quieter), add deans, FET, lube, and you should be good to go.
     
  6. IHOP

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    Shim and correct angle of engagement.
    Wire to deans. Install a Mosfet.
    Consider a new piston. ICS pistons aren't the greatest, but should do fine for the time being.
     
  7. Protectionperfection

    Protectionperfection New Member

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    The ICS highspeed piston is amazing. full polycarb body and metal teeth.
     
  8. STATAirsoft

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    I agree with everyone. Shim, correct AOE, regrease, FET, deans, and you may even want ot go as far as to rewire the gun from standard wiring and go to 14-16awg silver wiring for lower resistance.