karl_azytzeen, on 24 June 2012 - 09:20 AM, said:
Evolution Airsoft (aka King Arms low cost) has excellent options for entry level at this price range, has good internals and can be upgraded easy.
But is not needed to say that KWA has better shell, gears, motor, piston, bucking, barrel... but they had 2 important things: Metal reciever and a good compression pattern.
I just say that From my experience there is other better ways to solve those issues
For example, the first one, Ported piston head, with the correct cylinder size will give the max fps you can obtain from the spring. This goes together with softer spring. And Overcycling/overspin can be solved easy using solid metal caps without bearings.. this also will reduce ROF, but is an option. Also they can include mosfet with AB (the simple ones... 1404+4905 with a cost less than 5$ with all components needed) , which using softer spring will not put an stress that gears wont be able to handle.
Or , at least that would be my choose if i need to develope an entry level AEG
I wish I can take a look at the info taken from all the experiemnts done... this should be very explicative and can clarify the choosen options...
Before I explain why the CQR only ported the cylinder. Let me explain ported piston head.
The traditional Ported piston head to achieve maximum output doesn't APPLY on KWA gearbox design. In fact, with the right diameter it doesn't need to have a ported piston head. We've done test over test and painfully recorded FPS 400 rounds with ported and 400 rounds non ported piston head and put it on a chart. On average... there is NO significant FPS improvement on our non-ported piston head. It's NOT necessary on our gearbox. The reason to have a ported piston head is really not about full compression. It's to lessen the resistance when gear pulling the piston to the rear position. That's the REAL reason for ported piston head.
As for why we are using ported cylinder vs. adjust the spring for lower FPS. Again, that's the traditional thinking of lowering FPS. However, the formular change when combining with Lipo battery. As you know the 2GX is build on a torque up gear ratios pair with a torque motor. To lower FPS, swapping out the to weaker spring to lower FPS will cause timing issue with Lipo battery because the tappet plate isn't opening long enough for full compression. This seems to be the issue we have seen with early G36c and SR7. A quick fix can remove the sector clip but it's not a true remedy and will still have feeding issue when using a strong full charged lipo battery.
The proper way to adjust is to change the gear ratios and lower the motor speed to compensate the timing with lipo battery. However that actually cost more money for us to retool with new gears and new motor. Therefore the fastest way to produce gun without retooling is open up the cylinder. 2GX is optimize to run at 400 FPS so there is no need to change anything else. Stress is NOT a factor at all because 2GX can run with 500+ FPS setup. It still can maintain the same ROF on Lipo with 400 FPS spring but only shooting at 350 FPS. This also makes upgrading back to 400 FPS easy. Just change the cylinder.
Like I said... everything we do have a reason. Sometimes is very unconventional... Then again, KWA is NOT a known as conventional company.