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charliebravo

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My rifle: Trident MKII CRB, purchased new in late 2018 from evike.com

Recently, I have read articles and watched videos about switching from Tamiya mini to Deans connectors.

One article and one videos demonstrates a modest (2-3 rounds per second) increase in fire rate.

What is Krytac’s position on this?

Other than voiding the warranty (I’m assuming), is there any benefit/downside of doing this?


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My gun: Trident MKII CRB 400fps version (new with < 5000 rounds shot)
Gun modifications: Tamiya mini replaced with genuine Deans (perfect solder job with shrink wraps)
My battery: Matrix 11.1v 1800mAh 15C continuous / 25C burst nunchuck (new with < 5000 rounds shot)

So, I went to the shooting range at the Evike.com store in Alhambra, CA this morning for some range work.

Over the course of a few hours I fired off around 3000 rounds from my rifle, mostly in semi-auto, with small breaks here and there of shooting my pistol.

I noticed that the grip of my rifle was warm, and upon inspecting my lipo, I noticed that it was very slightly warm, too.

How warm was the grip? Not anywhere near Starbuck’s cup of coffee warm. But, it was noticeable.

How warm was the lipo? Meh... You could tell it wasn’t room temperature. But, it certainly didn’t feel “hot”. Just a little warmer.

Now, I know that a motor is going to generate heat, and I know that chemical reactions release heat, too.

But, just for a reality check, is this normal?
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Kraken_Wrangler

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Same as any other modification. You're free to do it. But if you mess up your gun, you'll be out of warranty.

As a developer, my sidenote is: Deans are high quality, smaller profile, have better connection, and performance. But Deans said flat out they don't want to work with us directly because they don't want to be involved with the politics associated with a firearms manufacturer. This is understandable. Firearms is a hot topic.
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charliebravo

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Kraken_Wrangler,

Message received and understood! ;-)

Thanks for the reply!
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B3H1NDu

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I'd highly recommend the swap to deans. Once warranty runs out.

Your motor will definitely get hot, especially if you're shooting a lot of semi-auto, even more so if you're shooting in semi-auto rather quickly. It's completely normal and is worse for your motor and battery's health than just using full auto for the same number of cycles, however, it's all part of the design of airsoft AEGs and there isn't really a workaround. This is a very balanced and durable setup when stock, so worst comes to worst, if you spam the living daylight out of your gun in semi, you might have to replace the brushes in 6 months to a year.

I would not be concerned, and you will only need new brushes when you notice a large drop in ROF (5rps+ from stock). New brushes are extremely cheap and are easy to install by yourself in less than 10 minutes.
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charliebravo

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Hey, thanks for the reply. That was great information, and I made me feel more at east with my choice to move to Deans connectors.
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