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Old September 19th, 2012, 19:01   #1
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Hi all,

what do you think about this new or copy split gear system?

http://www.weairsoft.com/detail.php?s_id=1&&id=269

WE "KATANA" M4 AEG - YouTube
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Old September 19th, 2012, 19:29   #2
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I want one, I think it's basically a cheaper Airsoft Systems one and a better ICS.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 19:49   #3
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We'll have to wait and see, but I think their design show real promise.

I wonder why they released their conventional AEG design a few months ago, and now this? When this hits the market, I think sales will natural swing to this newer design. WE sure has a busy R&D department.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 19:59   #4
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I regret buying their aeg now..
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Old September 19th, 2012, 20:11   #5
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Looks good, I red somewhere that the split gearbox is compatible with standard M4 bodies... This should be very interesting if it's the case...
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Old September 19th, 2012, 20:25   #6
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i don't think its a cheaper airsoft systems one because it wont have a FET in it, not that i know of anyway, Airsoft systems one is extremely close to the PTW
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Old September 19th, 2012, 20:25   #7
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Looks good, I red somewhere that the split gearbox is compatible with standard M4 bodies... This should be very interesting if it's the case...
I was just wondering that. They made most of the internals TM compatible it would only make sense not to have proprietary receivers. Provided the gearbox and cylinders aren't prone to catastrophic failure they might just have something here.

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Old September 19th, 2012, 20:55   #8
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i don't think its a cheaper airsoft systems one because it wont have a FET in it, not that i know of anyway, Airsoft systems one is extremely close to the PTW
Yeah, I guess you're right. All I know is, I'd take this over the ICS any day. It seems more promising, and Marui style body is always a plus.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 20:56   #9
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looking at the design I'm thinking it looks like it's possible to install a trigger based mosfet like the ASCU into the katana mechbox.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 23:24   #10
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I love Ics split gearbox. The WE one looks kinda promising. I like the ICS only has 2 poprietary parts that are easy to find. but the WE has a lot of poprietary parts that are hard to fine. Still looks promising. I might even get one when i have the cash.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 23:32   #11
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I love Ics split gearbox. The WE one looks kinda promising. I like the ICS only has 2 poprietary parts that are easy to find. but the WE has a lot of poprietary parts that are hard to fine. Still looks promising. I might even get one when i have the cash.
What, I think you have it backwards. The WE is the one that has easy parts available, everything is marui compatible except the tappet (I think) and gearbox shell.

ICS however has so many proprietary parts, anti reversal latch, receiver, hop up, pretty sure cut off lever, gears and motor have to match so if you replace the gearset you need a new motor.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 23:41   #12
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What, I think you have it backwards. The WE is the one that has easy parts available, everything is marui compatible except the tappet (I think) and gearbox shell.

ICS however has so many proprietary parts, anti reversal latch, receiver, hop up, pretty sure cut off lever, gears and motor have to match so if you replace the gearset you need a new motor.
You're right about WE, my bad. But the ICS is actually pretty compatible. Gearbox shell and airsoft nozzle is the only thing you have to worry about and ICS parts can actually be found pretty easily. I found an airnozzle in a site in the states for 7$ and the shells are sold almost everywhere that has ICS guns.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 23:46   #13
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Gears and Motor should be standard TM compatible. It's the "key" parts like ARL, Tappet, cut off lever, air nozzle, and hop up unit that are proprietary. Reason why the ARL is proprietary is that you can use the forward assist to actuate the ARL and let the gears spin "backwards" to decompress the spring at the end of the day. I think "KND" made a post once about what parts were and weren't proprietary on the ICS it turned out to be not too many and parts that would almost never break (ie. who's ever heard of an ARL breaking).
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Old September 19th, 2012, 23:53   #14
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I love the ICS split gearbox as well. It's pretty great that other companies have started doing the same.
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Old September 20th, 2012, 00:19   #15
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If you use a different pinion gear other than the ics one, the gears won't mesh properly.
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