How Airsoft Units Work

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Postby Max-U52 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:25 pm

Hi Guys. When I made the video I did it in one take and forgot something. When the rack slips off the sector gear the trigger switch is activated. If you didn't already know that, you might want to watch the video. If you did already know that, maybe not so much but you might like it anyway. 8) :haha:

Also, one of the main reasons for seal failure is BBs that are not SEAMLESS. If you can see a ring around the BB, it's junk and should be disposed of accordingly.

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Postby mutt71 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:36 am

I REALLY appreciate videos like this. Being a newbie, I like to watch and learn. I had heard about using good quality BB's, so I got rid of all that I couldn't verify as new and of good quality. I bought one of the new Airsoft units, as I have a problem Airsoft unit in my Panther G. I have yet to tale it apart to ascertain the issue. With this video, I am sure that I can figure out what is wrong, now that info in the video will help greatly.
Thank you very much!
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Postby Max-U52 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:15 am

The panther G has such a small turret that they have to use a different system for gun elevation. Instead of having the Tang on the end that raises and lowers the unit from the rear it has a rail on the side. I believe you have to remove that rail from the old unit and attach it to the new one. I'll ask Erik if he has a video about that.
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Postby Max-U52 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:20 am

And I'm glad that you enjoyed the video. We've got a lot of new guys lately and I noticed at my YouTube channel that when I did that short video about breaking in gearboxes a lot of guys said that they hadn't seen anything like that, so I thought maybe it was time to brush up on some of the basics. If there's anything you guys want to see just let me know and if I can provide a video I certainly will. I'm not a pro, or anything like that, but I have a bunch of tanks and a video camera so what the hell. @) :haha:
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Postby Max-U52 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:23 pm

Hey Jack, I checked with Eric and the panther G does have that channel on the side of the unit. You can't remove the channel from the old unit because it will break so you have to get a new channel. Eric is checking right now to see exactly which unit will come with the channel and as soon as he lets me know I'll pass that along. Wait, just heard back. You want the airsoft unit for the taigen Sherman. That unit is exactly the same as what comes in the Panther, and it comes with the new channel. Eric is going to see if he can find me some photos or video on changing that unit and as soon as I see them, you'll see them.
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:24 pm

The Heng Long Sherman (dual sound) has a bb unit with the channel I believe moulded on the side, it has an up and down elevation unit on the side rather than cycling through, I wonder if they are interchangeable?
I can take a Heng Long turret apart and take pictures if anyone is interested?

Great videos Gary :thumbup:

And as for your gearbox running in video, you were spot on :thumbup:
I've run in many brushed slot car motors within a pot of white spirit so that the motors get cleaned out while they are wearing the carbon down.
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:56 pm

A sage, nicely phrased, and welcome presentation, as usual, Gary :)
:thumbup: Refresher courses in the basics can improve the old, jaded, problem-solving faculties a tad. :D Those.. :/".../uhmm, 'I'd forgotten that!' moments. They're also helpful to stumped newbies.
As an incidental, the HL StuG 111 also takes the same elevation unit as the Sherman and Panther G (whereby the elevation arm/activation rod runs in a channel).
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Postby Max-U52 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:24 pm

I have a panther G of my own and the airsoft unit in it, while not completely horrible, is still pretty weak so I want to replace it. When I do I'll make a video showing the whole process of replacing an airsoft unit in a panther G tank. I should have a replacement unit in about 2 weeks.
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Postby Max-U52 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:25 pm

And thanks for the kind words, guys. It's always nice to know that the videos are useful to someone.
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