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The Maple Leaf also has had QC issues over the years, and usually needs sanding or shimming.

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You should make a few different kinds, one for the SSG10, one for Tokyo Marui, and one for maybe the JG, WELL, or CYMA.
The WELL and CYMA may be the same, and so could the SSG10 and JG, only had the TM and CYMA before.

Also, might be a good idea to make a cylinder sleeve that goes into the outer barrel and replaces the front guide ring and maybe a cylinder sleeve for the receiver, IDK of anyone making them except some british guy that has like $35 shipping for a delicate item.
 

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If you're using it for a tdc, get rid of the slot entirely.
 

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@Masada just wanted to stop by and as a designer to designer say good job on that TDC. I'm Mike, the guy behind TRIDOS - just randomly searched where we get mentioned and this popped up, haha (definitely new to the forum)! Also, we just happened to launch the TDC 2.0 for the Action Army chamber which is pretty similar to what you've been experimenting so kind of a similar system is now available for everyone at a pretty affordable price point.

On the pricing - those parts definitely look on the bit more of expensive side but I imagine you were quoting them in local / U.S. based shops? That could probably explain the insane price.
 

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@Masada just wanted to stop by and as a designer to designer say good job on that TDC. I'm Mike, the guy behind TRIDOS - just randomly searched where we get mentioned and this popped up, haha (definitely new to the forum)! Also, we just happened to launch the TDC 2.0 for the Action Army chamber which is pretty similar to what you've been experimenting so kind of a similar system is now available for everyone at a pretty affordable price point.

On the pricing - those parts definitely look on the bit more of expensive side but I imagine you were quoting them in local / U.S. based shops? That could probably explain the insane price.
Thanks for the words of encouragement Mike. It's a bit of a complicated system and could probably use some refinement, but the one I've made and use works really well so I haven't bothered to improve upon it.

I actually don't use local shops (they were incredibly expensive), but I also don't have more than 1 or 2 pieces made at a time so I end up paying a lot in set up costs. I could probably save money too if I actually shopped stuff around, but I haven't bothered to do that either. So far I've just been interested in making the best VSR possible so production costs haven't really been a concern.
 

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Adding some more work I've been doing on my arm for the AA chamber.

On one of my buddies guns I installed a Tridos TDC and I really liked the adjustment mechanism and low profile, however I was getting some weird results with consistency some of the time (haven't really figured out why though). So instead of troubleshooting that, I thought it would be neat to use my arm geometry in a design that can be adjusted by the Tridos mechanism. At this point I know there's something about my arms geometry that really lends itself to fantastic consistency, so having an easy way to adjust it should really round out the package. To do this, I came up with the below design. Basically uses the Tridos stuff outside the barrel and his threaded insert to actuate a cut down version of my arm. Will be printing it all out next week so hopefully it works.

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I think there's some merit to having the "pivot point" of the nub (or arm/nub) as far away from the contact patch as possible. In theory this should give a stiffer overall nub setup.

If you imagine a normal square vertical nub in a TDC like the Tridos, or my design at the start of this thread, the resistance to the nub rotating comes from the walls of the square hole in the insert that attaches to the chamber. Unless those tolerances are super tight you can get a decent amount of twisting motion out of the nub, and if the tolerances are too tight it may not apply even pressure on the bucking as it binds up in the insert. Now if you use a pivoting arm the resistance to twisting is now much farther away from the actual contact patch and this essentially means the maximum angle the nub can twist ends up being much less leading to a more consistent contact patch on the bucking. This is at least my current thought process for why the arm works so well.

I also like the click mechanism on the Tridos TDC, lol. And ya this is basically just my arm design, but with TDC adjustment functionality.
 
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