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I would like to learn how to upgrade/repair/clean an aeg gearbox. Can anyone point me in the right direction to start learning how to do this? For me, personally, the best way to learn is to do it hands on. So should I buy a gun like this:
http://www.airsoftgi.com/product_info.php?cPath=139_24_150&products_id=2108
and just study the internals and such? Maybe even try upgrading it once I get the hang of things?
Thanks in advance,
Mike
 

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Do you have an AEG at the moment? And, what exactly do you want to learn? If you are just looking for the "how to" kind of stuff you can learn basically everything you need to know from here: http://www.mechbox.com/ As far as the 'what parts' kind of questions it's a lot of trial and error combined with reading reviews and threads. There is a lot to be learned from Vindis DMR guide as well as this website: http://www.airsoftmechanics.com

Hope that helps.
 

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Yes, I have a Kwa Km4 RIS at the moment. Im looking to get some hands on experience. Do you think I should maybe buy a CA and take it apart/put it together until I get the hang on things, at which point maybe I should attempt upgrading it? I realize that doing this is no small thing, I would just like to try something new.
 

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My advice would be to get a cheap clone like a JG. Because of the low cost, there is low risk in case you screw something up, they are completely on-spec so you can replace parts easily, unlike your KWA, and they have pretty good parts stock to begin with. The internet is your friend. Airsoftmechanics.com is a great place, but rather advanced. Sites like airsoftretreat would also be a great place to go. Youtube has many disassembly and reassembly videos, but many of them beyond basic taking things apart and putting stuff together don't know what they're talking about from what I've seen, so take it with a grain of salt. They are good at showing how to put the gearbox back together though. Vindi's DMR guide has many assembly and tuning tips, even though it is mostly DMR oriented, so that's good to check out too.
 

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The way I learned was picked up some old broken guns and began to take them apart while using mechbox.com as a guide. Long story short I made them work and learned how to do it. Now I actually make some spare money teching guns.

Its good knowledge to have. It is really rewarding and saves money to be able to work on, fix, and upgrade your own guns.

Look for boneyard sales or find a forum in your local area. You can get a broken M4 for $50 sometimes. The worst you can do is fix it!

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I learned by opening up my TM G36 and having parts fly all over the living room... and then going to mechbox.com


But in all seriousness, I would follow the advice of some of the others here and pick up a boneyard gun or even something someone is scrapping on craigslist. All you really need to learn with is a mechbox, there are little quirks with the actual disassembly of every gun, but those are simple enough to figure out as long as you take your time the first time you break it down.

Chances are that you can find a cheap/broken MP5 somewhere to learn on since the bodies on those break all the time, but they also have a V2 box like your KWA so it would be a good gun to learn on that probably wouldn't break the bank.
 

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It's very easy dude. Don't worry. Unscrew everything and take the GB out of your gun. Then take out your camera and just take some pics for reference. First time it will take you a day or so, but the next times it will go considerably faster! A couple hours for a complete tear down.
 

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toomanybbs said:
Yes, I have a Kwa Km4 RIS at the moment. Im looking to get some hands on experience. Do you think I should maybe buy a CA and take it apart/put it together until I get the hang on things, at which point maybe I should attempt upgrading it? I realize that doing this is no small thing, I would just like to try something new.
I wouldnt start on the KWA, Like every one else posted get a JG or something for the learning curve, and always make sure you have a backup, and make sure you dont bring a weapon offline just before you expect to use it in case something in the repair process goes wrong
 
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