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A few months ago, I created a discussion detailing my non-firing issue with my A&K SVD. It turned out to be the trigger contacts and I got it fixed by an airsoft mechanic. The cause for the issue was that I was firing in semi way too fast and it couldn't keep up.

Now it has happened again, but some things are different:
1.) I wasn't firing too fast, I was waiting for the motor to complete its action before firing again.
2.) Instead of a sudden stop like last time, it died at a slow-ish pace, gradually losing power before not responding over the course of 3 shots.

I triple checked to see if it was the battery, it was not, the thing was fully charged.

This gun has caused me nothing but problems ever since I bought it, from the trigger contacts shorting out, to the mag release spring breaking, to the actual magazines not properly feeding, and now its not firing again.馃拃

At this point I'm seriously considering just buying a new one, but doing so would feel like a waste, $200 spent to buy the damn thing, only for it to repeatedly have problems and cause me to spend another $200 just to replace it.

Besides advice on what could be the issue this time, I also want to know if it would be wise to get a replacement for it, or if I should just keep fixing it and hope for the best.

Thanks in advance!
 

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MOSFET.

You can bypass the trigger contacts completely and also introduce other features such as trigger sensitivity and precocking - potentially at least. Depending on what other upgrades your SVD has, there are other areas you could address but I have to confess I haven't seen much information out there regarding compatible upgrades. As far as I know it's a lower-quality clone of the Classic Army SVD and also has some proprietary parts in the gearbox but please, don't take my word for it - do some research on other forums as there must be some end users posting. Hopefully!


May be worth considering the CYMA SVD, it's a much more well-regarded replica and is based on the Real Sword platform. There's a great deal more information out there too but in either case, good luck.
 

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Sounds like you blew the motor. Honestly, I would just ditch the thing. A&K does make some good stuff, but their SVD is not one of them. Alot of the internal components from A&K tend to be garbage as well. Motor included.

The A&K I worked on never really performed all that well. I worked some miracles on it to get it halfway decent, but a Cyma/echo1 would be a far better choice all around. (The Cyma and Echo1 I am 99% sure are the same with some minor differences in internals.) I had a Classic Army and it broke in half under the weight of its own barrel. (Not even joking.)

Long story short. Suck it up and buy a Cyma or Echo1. CYMA Standard SVD-S Airsoft AEG Sniper Rifle with Folding Stock (Package: Gun Only), Airsoft Guns, Airsoft Electric Rifles - Evike.com Airsoft Superstore

Echo1 Red Star AK CSR Airsoft AEG Rifle, Airsoft Guns, Airsoft Electric Rifles - Evike.com Airsoft Superstore

CYMA Standard Full Metal SVD Dragunov Airsoft AEG Sniper Rifle w/ Synthetic Furniture (Package: Gun Only), Airsoft Guns, Airsoft Electric Rifles - Evike.com Airsoft Superstore

Technically the SVD-S would be the most "modern" version, if you care about being "Milsim Accurate".

While the SVU would be nice due to its smaller form factor, I wouldn't get one. (I have one.) Battery space, and disassembly are a nightmare.
 

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There you go, from the horse's mouth. I also heard that Echo 1 = Cyma for the most part, so either would be fine. Classic Army......sigh.......they have made some decent gear but a case in point: I had an HK33 which was excellent APART from the lower body snapping in half. This seems to be a recurring theme!
 

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MOSFET.

You can bypass the trigger contacts completely and also introduce other features such as trigger sensitivity and precocking - potentially at least. Depending on what other upgrades your SVD has, there are other areas you could address but I have to confess I haven't seen much information out there regarding compatible upgrades. As far as I know it's a lower-quality clone of the Classic Army SVD and also has some proprietary parts in the gearbox but please, don't take my word for it - do some research on other forums as there must be some end users posting. Hopefully!


May be worth considering the CYMA SVD, it's a much more well-regarded replica and is based on the Real Sword platform. There's a great deal more information out there too but in either case, good luck.
I've heard about proprietary gearbox parts not being the best but I haven't been able to find a solid explanation as to what they even are and why they aren't good. Either way I'll definitely check out CYMA's SVD. Thanks!
 

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Sounds like you blew the motor. Honestly, I would just ditch the thing. A&K does make some good stuff, but their SVD is not one of them. Alot of the internal components from A&K tend to be garbage as well. Motor included.

The A&K I worked on never really performed all that well. I worked some miracles on it to get it halfway decent, but a Cyma/echo1 would be a far better choice all around. (The Cyma and Echo1 I am 99% sure are the same with some minor differences in internals.) I had a Classic Army and it broke in half under the weight of its own barrel. (Not even joking.)

Long story short. Suck it up and buy a Cyma or Echo1. CYMA Standard SVD-S Airsoft AEG Sniper Rifle with Folding Stock (Package: Gun Only), Airsoft Guns, Airsoft Electric Rifles - Evike.com Airsoft Superstore

Echo1 Red Star AK CSR Airsoft AEG Rifle, Airsoft Guns, Airsoft Electric Rifles - Evike.com Airsoft Superstore

CYMA Standard Full Metal SVD Dragunov Airsoft AEG Sniper Rifle w/ Synthetic Furniture (Package: Gun Only), Airsoft Guns, Airsoft Electric Rifles - Evike.com Airsoft Superstore

Technically the SVD-S would be the most "modern" version, if you care about being "Milsim Accurate".

While the SVU would be nice due to its smaller form factor, I wouldn't get one. (I have one.) Battery space, and disassembly are a nightmare.
Thanks for the suggestions, I'll check those out. Do you have any idea if the King Arms SVD is any good?
 

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Thanks for the suggestions, I'll check those out. Do you have any idea if the King Arms SVD is any good?
Just get the CYMA. Its a clone of the Real Sword SVD, which is the best AEG SVD you could get your hands on. (Given if they still made them. But they are a bit rare and expensive.) CYMA did not deviate all that much from the Real Sword and its a damn solid gun.

King Arms does make good stuff. In the case of the SVD, get the CYMA, its better and has more solid parts in it. This one in particular (when in stock). Echo1 Red Star AK CSR Airsoft AEG Rifle, Airsoft Guns, Airsoft Electric Rifles - Evike.com Airsoft Superstore

Aside from that, getting a simple mosfet, and magazines.

CYMA 80 Round mid-cap Magazine for Matrix CYMA Echo1 Airsoft SVD AEG Rifles, Accessories & Parts, Airsoft Gun Magazines, Electric Gun Magazines, Mid-Cap Magazines - Evike.com Airsoft Superstore

CYMA 120round hi-cap Magazine for Matrix CYMA Echo1 A&K Airsoft SVD AEG Rifles, Accessories & Parts, Airsoft Gun Magazines, Sniper Rifle Magazines - Evike.com Airsoft Superstore

GATE Airsoft NanoASR Airsoft MOSFET Unit (Model: Retail), Accessories & Parts, AEG Internal Parts, MOSFET - Evike.com Airsoft Superstore
 

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I've heard about proprietary gearbox parts not being the best but I haven't been able to find a solid explanation as to what they even are and why they aren't good. Either way I'll definitely check out CYMA's SVD. Thanks!
I did look around but was unable to find any real detail.

The other option is the LCT SVD but those are crazy money - 拢1000 + over here in the UK.

Cyma is still a brilliant, skirmishable rifle you can rely on, and find information for very readily.
 

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The Real Sword/Cyma/Echo1 use a proprietary gearbox, however.... You are likely not going to break it. I still wonder how people break the gears in those. In 5 years of running both of mine at 530 fps with .20g on a 6.03x683mm barrel, with a 40k motor. I have yet to blow mine up, with the worst being the piston head breaking. Though if you are worried about replacement parts for it, or upgrades, I can post up some here.

Gears: Echo1 Gear Set for Red Star CSR / SVD Series Airsoft AEG Rifles, Accessories & Parts, AEG Internal Parts, Gears - Evike.com Airsoft Superstore

Pistons: SHS Polygonal Polycarbonate Piston w/ Full Steel Tooth Rack for SR-25/L85 Airsoft AEG Rifles, Accessories & Parts, AEG Internal Parts, Pistons, Polycarbonate Pistons - Evike.com Airsoft Superstore

Retro Arms CNC 19 Steel Teeth Polymer Piston Body, Accessories & Parts, AEG Internal Parts, Pistons, Polycarbonate Pistons - Evike.com Airsoft Superstore

UFC Airsoft - SR-25 Type - Full Tooth Steel and Polycarbonate Hybrid Airsoft AEG Piston, Accessories & Parts, AEG Internal Parts, Pistons, Polycarbonate Pistons - Evike.com Airsoft Superstore

Hopup chamber and nozzle: Airsoft SVD Hop-Up Chamber Combat | Grey-shop (Not really needed, but if you are going full nerd with it, then there you go.)
 

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In my main one I use I do, the other 2, do not. The SVU specifically is far too much of a pain in the ass to mess with and battery space is quite limited. Not to mention the grip is terrible and needs to be moved forward 2 or 3 inches to make it a little more comfortable for people with larger hands. The grip itself needs a redesign as well.

The mosfet I use is the Nano I posted above.
 
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