Lipo with a combat machine

Discussion in 'Electric Guns' started by wolf00, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. wolf00

    wolf00 New Member

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    Would a lipo 11.1 v battery work with a combat machine? Would the battery be too much for the gun to handle? Or would i have to upgrade my gun?
    Thanks for your help,
     
  2. Maxuhmize

    Maxuhmize New Member

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    You would have to upgrade the gun a hella lot for it to be able to handle that.
     

  3. wolf00

    wolf00 New Member

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    Oh i saw a youtube vid that showed an regular CM handle it but it didnt sound right, just making sure, ill think i will upgrade it.
     
  4. Maxuhmize

    Maxuhmize New Member

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    Yeah, it would need upgrading before it could use that.
     
  5. marine121496

    marine121496 Wahahaha~ Supporting Member

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    You recommend getting a Lipo for combat machines, but you don't know if they can handle it??

    Lipos cause Arcing so you need to get a mosfet to avoid damaging your trigger contacts.
     
  6. S1kkguy

    S1kkguy New Member

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    Lipo + CM = A big fakup
     
  7. theonlyBuster

    theonlyBuster Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    If you decide to, regardless of the discharge rate you'd definitely want to re-shim your gearbox. Combat Machines are known for electrical problems so I'd even go to the point of replacing the wiring (And possibly the motor).
    That (in my world) is the bare minimum to responsibly power that gun with a 11.1v Lipo battery.
    You don't need a mosfet, it's only a recommendation. Trigger contacts are about $10, assuming you have decent trigger control, you'll replace them maybe once a year or two.
    You don't need deans. Hell, it's more of an option than recommendation.

    If you do run the battery in the gun stock, don't expect a long life out of it.
     
  8. 703

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    Sure you can run an 11.1 in a stock combat macine. How long will it last, Well that depends on the battery itself and your trigger control. It's highly recomended that you upgrade it first but you don't "have" to.
     
  9. alex

    alex New Member

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    part's that break down on stock AEG's running 11.1v 25c 1800 mAH:

    piston (AOE damage)
    spur gear (KWA, axle broken)
    bevel gear (shimming, stripped)
    pinion gear (shimming, stripped)
    trigger contacts (carbon buildup or eaten away)
    tamiya connector (melted)
    stock bushings (cracked on 400 fps spring)
    6mm bearings (fell apart on 400 fps spring)
    stock motor (armature burnup)
     
  10. masterpro72

    masterpro72 New Member

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    You will need to adjust AOE and Re-Shim for bare-minimum.