Thanks for the input guys, I’ve got halfway through writing a reply about 3 times and been pulled away by work/life, flat out.
@zeHamish Nice tip on the ladder glue, and yeah that’s what I was thinking with the battery, shoots fast enough - I want more playtime! Less shots in a burst won’t hurt me I reckon.
Yep, I had to grind that bloody tooth down as well @spectre720 - absolute pain in the arse!!! Took me 2 assembles to figure it was that (and JESUSCHRIST that bloody ratcheting gear arm thing on the lowest gear makes assembly a prick). I tried filing (only had wood files), hacksaw (barely dented it), and eventually just took a bloody anglegrinder to it (with only minimal collateral to the plastic!). I had to clamp it down to do that of course, and I did hear a crack…inspection came up alright though so I put it in - ordered a new one though.
I had trouble with the trigger fouling the single hemisphere toothed gear up top, caught me a couple of times, not immediately obvious when it’s out of place.
Screwed the screws in the pistolgrip into the wires going to the motor, so had to pull it out and whip out the soldering iron. Then the wires going from the gearbox to the battery stripped and mostly broke when sliding the stock on. So more soldering and plumbers tape (no sparky tape handy). Managed to break the handle on the (as I understand it, cosmetic) cocking slide thing along the top of the ■■■ trying to get it to slide all the way shut smoothly instead of sticking 10mm before fully closed.
I pulled it apart and reassembled about 7 times I reckon…and that’s when I tried the 1.2mm spring instead. Then it worked fine, immediately.
So I guess the 1.3mm spring was just too stiff for my motor/battery. Godamn I spent 8 hours on the bloody thing.
Some winding of more plumbers tape got the inner barrel captured tightly in the outer barrel, gotta find some grommets/orings to do that job I guess.
The DK10 hopup doesn’t fit with the 35cm alloy barrel, so don’t know what to do there.
I ended up using some motor oil and some ‘personal lubricant’ since I only had filthy grease handy.
I tried shooting both gold pack milkies, and standard blues once I had it assembled & working. 90% of shots barely made it 10 meters. I’ve got some red pack milkies on the way in the hope that it’s just a barrel + gel size issue.
What a learning experience, shout out to the missus for putting up with the swearing.
@LYSURGIC_ACID I’m gonna have a look at those tomorrow, keen - accuracy is what I’m after!