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After changing my motor and spring I realised I messed up and did some stupid upgrades because I thought bigger spring bigger motor means better but it doesn't. I'm back to correct the problems now that summer is coming but I need some advice first.

 

I have a SA-C08 CORE and I am in the process of installing a X-ASR MOSFET. This is ongoing right now so this is where I am.

 

I'm looking for a higher rate of fire, faster trigger response time and further distance shooting within limits. What are upgrades I can do that would give me the best bang for the buck to get what I want?

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The easiest way to increase rof and speed up trigger response is to simply use an 11.1v lipo battery (assuming you're using a 7.4v now) however this may cause over spin.

 

To increase range you're best option is to change your hop unit as higher muzzle energy does not equal better range.

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1 hour ago, ModernTimes said:

I have a SA-C08 CORE and I am in the process of installing a X-ASR MOSFET.

 

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The X-ASR just does trigger protection and (maybe) allows for more current slow. However, it also likes to pet its lip if you are running a meatier motor and spring.

 

Something like a Perun AB++ gives you far more features.

 

 

1 hour ago, ModernTimes said:

I'm looking for a higher rate of fire, faster trigger response time

 

Motor and/or run 11.1V.  I like the Big Dragon M140 as a decent improvement over stock motors for not a lot of money when bought direct from Ali Express.

 

 

1 hour ago, ModernTimes said:

and further distance shooting

 

Heaver BBs, clean the barrel and maybe fit a Maple Leaf bucking (e.g. 60 yellow) and omega nub.

 

The stock M90 spring in the Specnas can benefit from being swapped out for something stronger, but air seal uber alles, and I'd always recommend buying a chrono first before doing anything that might effect the muzzle energy.

 

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18 minutes ago, Cannonfodder said:

rof and speed up trigger response is to simply use an 11.1v lipo battery

 

Will purchase one later today. Currently have 7.4v's.

 

23 minutes ago, Cannonfodder said:

best option is to change your hop unit

 

Aren't they expensive? I have also read online that the stock one is good and the upgrade would be as minimal as changing the barrel.

 

13 minutes ago, Rogerborg said:

Something like a Perun AB++ gives you far more features.

 

I already made the purchase years ago so I will try it out anyways. Perun AB++ is £48.00 so want to avoid if I can to keep costs low.

 

14 minutes ago, Rogerborg said:

fit a Maple Leaf bucking (e.g. 60 yellow)

 

Ordered. On its way already.

 

14 minutes ago, Rogerborg said:

buying a chrono first

 

Ordered. On its way already too.

 

15 minutes ago, Rogerborg said:

Big Dragon M140 as a decent improvement over stock motors

 

You recommended me this 2 years ago haha. I'll do some testing to see the difference once the chrono arrives.

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46 minutes ago, ModernTimes said:

Aren't they expensive? I have also read online that the stock one is good and the upgrade would be as minimal as changing the barrel.

 

 

 

Hop units don't have to be expensive. If yours works OK and doesn't slip then keep it in.

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1 hour ago, ModernTimes said:
1 hour ago, Cannonfodder said:

best option is to change your hop unit

 

Aren't they expensive? I have also read online that the stock one is good and the upgrade would be as minimal as changing the barrel.


I built a mk18 style AEG from a Specna Arms Core 04 and still run the standard blue plastic hop unit in it to this day and that AEG has some good range on it. The hop unit very rarely ever needs changing unless it's adjusting itself when in use. Changing the bucking & nub is all you need to do - I mostly always use Macaron 60 degree and the Omega nub.

Inner barrels are subject to a lot of arguments. Some claim that the stock brass are fine and probably just need a quick polishing. Some inner barrels are cheap enough that you can buy one and see if theres much difference. AK2M4 has his own range of inner barrels that appear to have a massively better polish/finish than the similarly priced ZCI offering.

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4 hours ago, Rogerborg said:

Heaver BBs,

I can't believe I forgot that. 

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4 hours ago, ModernTimes said:

I have also read online that the stock one is good and the upgrade would be as minimal

 

The EDGE hop units are fine, I'd hope that the CORE ones are OK too - but it always depends on the example that you get.  I'd agree with just changing the bucking and nub and see how you get one. One thing at a time, to see how better or worse it gets.

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On 02/04/2024 at 20:13, Rogerborg said:

I'd agree with just changing the bucking and nub and see how you get one.

 

I'll post a comparison once the starter upgrades are complete.

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Update:

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Added bucking and nub but not much difference.

 

Measured 0.23g BBs 284 FPS. Any idea what the issue could be? It is also with the dragon motor and a MOSFET now installed.

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On 13/04/2024 at 12:32, ModernTimes said:

Measured 0.23g BBs 284 FPS. Any idea what the issue could be?

If you can get the fps values of a few shots in a row (5-10) to give an idea on variance, that'd help. Could be just be it being a factory m90 spring with not great air seal. A lot of variance is probably poor air seal. You should also be able to lift at least .28s, but probably .3s or .32s with that rubber. 

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On 13/04/2024 at 12:32, ModernTimes said:

Update:

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Added bucking and nub but not much difference.

 

Measured 0.23g BBs 284 FPS. Any idea what the issue could be? It is also with the dragon motor and a MOSFET now installed.

 

The MR Hop rubber has a very large contact patch, if that's a stock barrel the mound inside the hop rubber might not be sitting quite properly. Have a look down the barrel and check to see that it's free to move up and down properly.

Did you order a better barrel by any chance?

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On 15/04/2024 at 13:49, Badgerlicious said:

row (5-10) to give an idea on variance, that'd help

 

After replacing the spring from the default M90 to the M105 the past 8 readings are:

 

295.8

302.9

300.2

306.4

303.3

308.4

446.5

303.3

 

On 15/04/2024 at 15:54, Lozart said:

the hop rubber might not be sitting quite properly

 

I'm pretty certain I have put it on properly, I verified multiple times and its aligned with the line on the barrel and placed the correct way up. I've not ordered a new barrel yet no. Was hoping to avoid this.

 

To add onto this, the bb weight is 0.23g so for outdoor play, an ideal 0.28g is giving me 274FPS. I want to reach 350FPS as much as possible.

 

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