• Airsoft in the Winter
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I'd like to play, even in the winter, but I heard that the temperature can damage your gun? For example, my gun is an AEG, CYMA 028U. All I know is that the battery of an AEG isn't going to last long in the cold. But what els is there? Could my gun freeze up? At what temperature bellow 0 do I not use it? What factors do I need to take into consideration? Anny tips will be apreciated. And, out of curiosity, why don't people use the Gas/CO2 guns in winter?
In the winter the gases in gas guns are colder(no shit), so they don't expand as well. well, as far as i can tell on my bad knowledge of physics while being bone tired.
AEG gear boxes can crack apparently. I've never seen it happened, but it's something to consider. The only thing you really have to do is get one of those glove warmers and shove it where ever you keep your battery to keep it warm, otherwise it'll die out. That aside I knew a guy who's hop-up did some funny things in the cold. But he's gay so I didn't think any thing of it. Co2 works fine in the winter. Increases FPS actually so another consideration, most people switch to Co2 sidearms in the Winter. Propane that Gas-Guns use typically freezes after a shot or two and can explosively fail on rare occasion and expel the entire mag of gas or just rack the slide off the frame and into your face when you fire.
To my knowledge the only gearboxes that crack in cold weather are the old TM v2s. Most if not all are reenforced now and don't suffer that problem
I heard that batteries run out faster in cold. Uncomfirmed rumors tho.
Don't batteries in the fridge last longer than room temperature ones? Maybe they provide less power but last longer because the electrons are moving slower.
Be careful using guns with plastic parts as the cold will make it brittle.
For an "arctic avenge" you don't seem to know a whole lot about cold weather.
[QUOTE=Stupideye;32715947]Be careful using guns with plastic parts as the cold will make it brittle.[/QUOTE] That's like... 70% of the gun. :\ [QUOTE=FPKawaii;32716417]For an "arctic avenge" you don't seem to know a whole lot about cold weather.[/QUOTE] I'm still knew at this. :(
[QUOTE=Arctic Aveng;32716978]That's like... 70% of the gun. :\ I'm still knew at this. :([/QUOTE] I think you should know that new does not contain a k.
[QUOTE=FPKawaii;32717122]I think you should know that new does not contain a k.[/QUOTE] Ease up on the new guy Kawaii, he hasn't given us a reason to give him too much shit yet.
He isnt being mean, hes simply giving a little tip to a person with English as their non first language. Ive played in the winter with a CM035, and it worked flawlessly. I just had to keep the battery topped off at a charging station between rounds due to there not being enough room in the receiver cover for a hand warmer. It was blizzard conditions too, so there was thick, heavy snow pouring down, and everything was soaked. Still worked like a champ.
Oh im so sorry, i didnt even notice the different flag. Sorry guys, my bad.
Is there room in a cm032a/socom 16? stock?
AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH THERE ISN'T EVEN ROOM FOR THE BATTERY
[QUOTE=Dark Descent;32717570]AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH THERE ISN'T EVEN ROOM FOR THE BATTERY[/QUOTE] HAAHAHAAH OKAY JUST ASKING!
I know :v: But seriously, dat shit is cramped. Throw a lipo in that :
Do lipos work in the winter :v:
lipos work better in the winter than NiMH batteries
[QUOTE=venom;32722658]lipos work better in the winter than NiMH batteries[/QUOTE] I know what I'm getting for the Holidays.
If you just keep the battery warm and not get you gun to wet you should be fine. I prefer not to play in the winter cause it wears me out fast, especially when there's alot of snow on the ground and wind constenly blowing it sucks.
You pussy American
Airsofting in the Swiss alps! Fuck yeah! (How do we get up there?! :v:)
Trenches dug into the snow like in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back :v:
drenches dug 6 feet into the ground with water up to your knees, pouring rain, fog/mist, and 40 degrees and maybe some poisonous gas here or there. Like in WWI :v:
[QUOTE=felix the cat;32733100]drenches dug 6 feet into the ground with water up to your knees, pouring rain, fog/mist, and 40 degrees and maybe some poisonous gas here or there. Like in WWI :v:[/QUOTE] I thought you were talking about Stalker damn
I shoot my KWA KM4 with an 11.1LiPo in the winter time here in Colorado with no issues. I also have a KWA Mark II that doesn't get issues until about >40f. I have played in 2f with my rifle and had no issues though.
[QUOTE=Arctic Aveng;32716978]That's like... 70% of the gun. :\ I'm still knew at this. :([/QUOTE] Welcome to FPAIR! :v:
I use red gas in winter havn't had too many problems, it's just getting the fucking red gas.
Where can you even find it? I have never ever seen it before.
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