Airsoft Action 07 - Mar 2012 - Page 88

“Most guns come with an uncorrected angle of elevation which can result in stripped pistons and such, and this is one of the crap facts of airsoft” and such, and this is one of the crap facts of airsoft. But for us in the upgrading sense this has to be correct, as the piston will just disintegrate at high speeds if the AOE isn’t bang on. Short-stroking is the act of removing teeth from the front of the piston and the aligning teeth on the sector gear. This decreases the piston’s cycling time and thus results in a faster rate of fire. The only downside is this will reduce velocity, and you normally have to use bigger springs to compensate. The more teeth you drop the more powerful spring needed, hence the need for heavy batteries to pull the powerful springs. This is pretty much all that needs to be done on a standard gearbox 088 March 2012