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BrightCandle last won the day on October 7 2016

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About BrightCandle

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  • Guns
    Krytac SPR gen 1
    G&G T4-18 gen 3
    G&G CM16 Carbine
    S&T Tar 21 Professional
    ICS CXP Ape
  • Sites
    Bunker 51
    Billericay skirmish
    UCAP Sandpit
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  1. BrightCandle

    ICS APE

    I think I have a review up in the AEG section. My primary issues with it were picky on mags to the point where it needs magwell modification for anything but IPS mags, poor feeding from those mags for anything but 0.20 and it double shoots in semi on the first shot which is a bit of an issue in CQB. There isn't a fantastic amount of battery space either. Honestly I haven't used it as much as I would like to have for a variety of reasons so I can't comment on its long term reliability.
  2. BrightCandle

    G&G ETU, MOSFET and 11.1V LIPO

    The gen 3's had/have problems with the higher voltage batteries, a lot of the mosfets failed. I had one it died. It actually was the least of the problems with that gun in the end.
  3. BrightCandle

    Sniper Mechanics

    Probably not. I already profiled the page to look at the underlying issue and I am pretty certain its due to the animation calls that are happening many times a second. It is likely causing a "storm" of page updates (that do nothing) and causing periodic pauses in the page. The performance profiler in your browser should confirm a similar thing.
  4. BrightCandle

    Sniper Mechanics

    There is a major performance issue with your site. It seems to be making substantial numbers of animation calls over and over and its causing it to stall and degrade performance of my browser. Something you should get fixed, the site is borderline unusable as is, very bad scrolling performance and other issues for what is otherwise a simple enough layout.
  5. BrightCandle

    Revision turboFan Goggles - where in the uk

    http://www.tactical-kit.co.uk/revision-desert-locust-fan-goggle-basic-kit-15377-p.asp Out of stock currently but they have other models (more expensive with other lenses etc) which are in stock. Found them using http://airsoftfind.com/ which has been an amazingly useful site over the years.
  6. BrightCandle

    Relationship between fps and range

    One of those ranges isn't right. Given equal FPS and both having working hop units they will achieve the same range. There isn't anything magically in an airsoft gun its pure physics.
  7. BrightCandle

    ICS CXP APE VS KRYTAC CRB MKll

    My T mags wont lift more than 0.20g BBs, the spring is extremely weak in all the midcaps I ended up buying because it wouldn't take other mags.
  8. BrightCandle

    ICS CXP APE VS KRYTAC CRB MKll

    The Krytac has better trigger response and its a combination of two things. The first is its exceptional motor and gears that makes it fire at around 25 rps. The second reason is the trigger pull is relatively short. The ICS APE on the other hand has a pretty standard low end motor and the usual long trigger pull so while it does precock it doesn't feel fast in comparison to the Krytac which has some of the best response I have seen from a stock gun. The ICS precock is also a bit of an issue if you use it on sites that are only semi auto, you get a double shoot on your first fire and that often makes the marshals pretty annoyed if they think you are on full auto. I have to fire the first shot at the ground before the game officially starts and I have had to explain to the marshals the what and why, that I feel is less than ideal. In terms of finish there isn't much competition, the Krytac has a beautiful finish. The Krytac also takes a wide array of magazines whereas the ICS requires modification unless you use their mags which are actually pretty terrible. The Krytac is the better gun, it has better internals and shoots faster and more accurately and is that nice standard gun that is compatible with just about everything. The APE on the other hand has a lovely split gearbox but its otherwise an inferior gun.
  9. BrightCandle

    LIpo problem, or is it?

    That is fine, not going to explode any time soon.
  10. BrightCandle

    recommend a sight for a blind git!

    I agree. I use a Truglo red dot and a Bushnell short dot. In the end the low end real steel stuff has much better glass and that is what people I feel should be buying. But airsoft stuff should be good enough to work out which sight produces the best result to fix the vision issues.
  11. BrightCandle

    LIpo problem, or is it?

    Sounds to me more like the motor is in too deep into the gearbox and struggling to turn the gear box and producing heat, the lipo can't really do that although if it ran low with no turning then voltage applied to the motor insufficient to turn the gearbox could get it hot quite quickly. Lipos aren't designed to be used at empty at all, once they drop below a certain voltage they never work again and can set fire/explode if you do use them. How swollen is swollen for the lipo? Because a little bit of movement isn't a big problem but you may already have damaged the battery and it needs disposing off in a battery bin. Might be worth taking a picture so we can have a look to see if its still safe to use.
  12. BrightCandle

    Stanag rating

    One other set of specs that exceed the power necessary to stop airsoft projectiles are the mil specs complying with U.S. MIL SPEC MIL-DTL-43511D (Clause 3.5.10) U.S. MIL-PRF-32432 (Clause 4.4.3.3.5) which supersedes the above spec Both of those can stop buckshot from a shotgun, an airsoft projectile is nothing to them. There are many things that you can go cheap in with airsoft and suffer no real penalties, cheap guns can shoot great, cheap gear will work until it breaks but when it comes to eye protection its got to work and fogging is probably the number 1 issue people have and you certainly don't want it to fail and loose an eye. If you are before your first game then go out and rent for your first few games, you need 3 games under your belt to get UKARA anyway its mostly the cheaper route to rent gear and they will provide eye protection and the basics to play. You'll then be safe and getting a feel for the game but you can spend time in the safe zone asking people about the gear they have, what they like and dislike about it and get a pretty good feel for what is good. If there is one thing airsofters love doing its talking about their gear. Use those few games renting stuff to get a kit list and if you have survived it and still want to play then you'll be able to budget more appropriately to get stuff that is going to work well.
  13. BrightCandle

    recommend a sight for a blind git!

    I think the answer depends on what happens when both eyes are open. Due to the problem in your right eye does the left eye become dominate? Because if it does then perhaps a magnified optic would work best as you could close the other eye and get a bigger sight picture with which to aim. On the other hand if the right eye is remaining dominate then a red dot with both eyes open would work as its meant to and you'll get a dot in your vision and with practice fire both eyes open. But if the dominance switches to your left eye then you may find forcefully switching it back and magnification is better. What I would recommend is either find both types of sights with players in the safe zone the next time you play and try them out or go into your local airsoft store and take your rifle and fit them and try it out. Both are more than likely going to let you try this and find what is right for you. Personally I would say avoid the holo sights, the ones made currently are very brown and impact on the sight picture and glass clarity is just a major issue with the cheap sights. I have moved exclusively to low end real steel now because of the issues I have had with the cheap airsoft sights and you will likely see that when you go into a store/try other peoples sights.
  14. BrightCandle

    UCAP sandpit

    Ah nuts I thought we had longer, was away at Okto. That sucks. I was never a huge fan of it but it was still one of the closer decent sites and to see another one go on the East side of London is just saddening.
  15. BrightCandle

    post traumatic airsofting disorder lol

    The Underground bunker was EAG as well wasn't it? The one I went to had no chrono, hot guns and I had my finger was fractured when shot by one. Its sounding like its a rotten company, good sites but bad marshalling.
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