Airsoft Tech Category

Posted On November 23, 2014By AirRattle TechIn Airsoft Tech

Upgraded Low Cost vs. High Priced Stock Airsoft Guns

This will be written to help shed some light on the pros and cons (more or less) on buying a cheaper gun and upgrading it vs. buying an airsoft gun from a name brand manufacturer. Airsoft is making boundless advancements so frequently that; chances are your performance standards are within reach. If you want to purchase a high priced decent performing gun and be done with it, be my guest, however chances are if you are a tech, a cheap base gun is all you need. The beauty of buyingRead More

Posted On November 21, 2014By AirRattle TechIn Airsoft Tech

Improving AEG Stock Compression

I will go over some easy things you can do to improve your current compression components in your AEG. Maximizing your compression is important, why make your AEG do more work than it needs to with limited results? Let’s begin with the Piston head O-Ring. Remove the piston head O ring, remove any grease and then clean it with alcohol or some kind of solvent. Now that the O ring is clean, stretch it onto your (a) AEG cylinder. Once you have it on, take something hot for example aRead More

Posted On November 19, 2014By AirRattle TechIn Airsoft Tech

Increasing Rate of Fire (RoF)

How do I increase my rate of fire? This is a fairly easy question to answer, so we will go over some basic ways to increase your AEG’s rate of fire. Rate of fire hinges upon several aspects: Motor, gear ratio, battery, gearbox efficiency, and your gearbox load. So depending on what kind of rate of fire you are looking for your set up will vary. If you would just like 25 BPS, for example you may only need a high speed/ high torque motor and a LiPo. Airsoft has evolvedRead More

Posted On November 17, 2014By AirRattle TechIn Airsoft Tech

Barrel to Hop Up Shimming On Your Airsoft AEG

This guide will go over the reason for adding space in between your hop up and the front of your gearbox shell as well as how to do it. Why is it necessary to do this? The reason for doing this is when the air nozzle does not retract back far enough back to allow a BB to load into the hop chamber. It should be said that this is typically only pertinent when you add aftermarket parts to your gun. Although manufacturers offer aftermarket parts for a certain gunRead More

Posted On November 16, 2014By AirRattle TechIn Airsoft Tech

A Guide To Airsoft AEG Gearbox Parts and How They Work

Gear Box Shell: Also referred to as the ‘mechbox’ This is the case in which all of your internal parts are in. These shells usually split into two halves. Gear Box shells differ depending on the make and model of the gun, the most common gearbox shells are the Version 2 (V2) and the Version 3 (V3), other common versions are the Version 6(V6) and Version 7(V7). Less relevant versions are V1, V4, V5, V8, and V9. These less common versions are tailored to specific guns. For instance the V1Read More

Posted On November 14, 2014By AirRattle TechIn Airsoft Guns, Airsoft Tech

IU-SVD Hopup Adjustment

Step one:  Lower the back lever to the 7o clock position as seen below. Step two:  Once the lever is in position the top part of the receiver will lift off to reveal the piston assembly. Step three:  Pull back on the charging handle and hold it in place, this will reveal the hopup unit. Make sure there is no magazine or BB’s in the gun. Step four: Using an Allen wrench turn the middle screw that is circled in the picture above to adjust the hopup setting. Clockwise increasesRead More

Posted On November 13, 2014By AirRattle TechIn Airsoft Tech

Airsoft Batteries 101

When you’re looking for a battery, there are a lot of things to take into account. This becomes even more of a process when you upgrade your airsoft gun. Here are some of the basics you need to know about batteries and how you can use the right one to get the most performance out of your airsoft gun. Battery Form Factors If you’re running using an internal battery, the first thing you need to make sure of is what fits with your gun. If you have questions about whichRead More

Posted On November 10, 2014By Austin ClineIn Airsoft Tech

Why You Need a Smart Charger

Today we will be going over why you need a smart charger. There are quite a few reasons that you need a smart charger. We here at AirRattle do try to help by including an insert that provides instructions on how to properly charge your battery. The standard trickle wall charger can get the job done however they are more likely to damage your battery. The main reason you need a smart charger is it will help protect your battery. Those of us who participate in the sport of airsoft, enjoy the sportRead More

Posted On November 9, 2014By AirRattle TechIn Airsoft Tech

Basics of Hop Up Systems

The hop in your airsoft gun is to increase your BBs range significantly. It does this by utilizing the Magnus effect. When the BB passes through the hop up chamber, there is a nub, that sits on the bucking when this nub presses down it protrudes through the barrel’s window pressing down on the bucking’s inner mound, in turn a passing BB hits this and is spun backwards. The backwards spin rotates the BB in the opposite direction that gravity pulls on it. Adjustable Hop Ups Most hop ups areRead More

Posted On November 8, 2014By Austin ClineIn Airsoft Guns, Airsoft Tech

Airsoft Gun Maintenance

Airsoft guns don’t require anywhere near the amount of maintenance as a real gun, however it is still a good idea to clean them up and perform routine maintenance as needed. The main part of the gun that you need to worry about taking care of is the barrel. While out in the field it is hard to keep it clean, when you’re rolling, crawling, diving, and even just playing without tactical movement, you will almost always still get some kind of dirt and gunk in your barrel. The mostRead More