We aeg

Discussion in 'Electric Guns' started by WOAcowboy, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. WOAcowboy

    WOAcowboy New Member

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    WE tech's m4 AEG. Some reviews claim its Lipo-ready. But can the stock gears withstand an 11.1 right out of the box?
     
  2. CaptFysh

    CaptFysh New Member

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    Li-Po ready is a common myth in airsoft, just about all guns can take a li-po out of the box. 11.1s are just impractical though. I much prefer 7.4s, no need to dump a whole mag instantly.
     

  3. IHOP

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    Not a myth. More of a marketing scheme.

    Let's put it this way: it would not be a wise idea to use a high discharge lipo (or any high discharge battery for that matter) on a bone stock untuned AEG. If you do, expect issues with your piston, gears, and entire electrical system.
     
  4. theonlyBuster

    theonlyBuster Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The Term Lipo-Ready is like saying a clear water cup is soda ready.
    It's all liquid, the cup will hold it
     
  5. WOAcowboy

    WOAcowboy New Member

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    So if I put a 7.4 or even an 11.1 in it, how long would it take to tear up? Btw, this gun has a really cool spring detensioning system that helps increase the life of the spring as well.
     
  6. theonlyBuster

    theonlyBuster Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    If you get into Lipo batteries on stock weapons, you just have to take note of the discharge rate. The Discharge rate basically dictates your rate of fire. A fast rate of fire on a stock gun equals a potential for failure.
    So a discharge rate of 15c is about as high as you probably want to go with your basic stock AEG. Now I don't know how well the internals of a WE AEG are, so I definitely wouldn't push anything beyond that without doing some research or simply shimming and properly aligning teeth.

    There's a video somewhere on YouTube of CrazyNcMan using a 11.1v Lipo in a cheap plastic gearbox AEG. I believe it got about 7 or 8 hi-caps non-stop before catastrophic failure
    Keep in mind 1 mid cap = ~400 rounds. And very few of us unload an entire hi-cap with one pull of the trigger, let alone 7 or 8.
    But the point is, Lipo is simply a power source and any AEG can handle it.
     
  7. slipknot2302

    slipknot2302 New Member

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    Yes, but they are more powerful than a regular Nihm battery. Any gun can take it, but will wear out significantly faster.
     
  8. IHOP

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    It's the amps of the battery. It's a combination of mAh and the C rating. If I recall correctly, you multiply the mAh by the C rating to get amps. Corrected below.

    Lipo has nothing to do with it. It would pretty much be the same with using a 10.8v nihm.

    Edit: Corrected below.
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2012
  9. schmidty

    schmidty New Member

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    Not quite. It's C•mAh/1000.