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Old 08-12-2012, 08:03 PM #1
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A1 Direct on/off issue

Checked the stickies and found nothing on this. According to the manual, the A1 frame is not meant to/cannot handle a drop forward. Just curious as to if This would work or not.

The reason why I ask, is because at a tournament today, the inside screw sheared off, and rather than screw with it, I'd rather just put a direct mount on/off on it.


I feel stupid for asking, but i'd rather be safe than sorry. I would assume it will work, because the weight of the tank is still going to be in the same spot,and nothing will be pulling "downward" on the bottom of the frame.

Please help angel owners!


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Old 08-12-2012, 08:57 PM #2
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You can mount pretty much anything you want as it does have standard bottom line screws. If the integrated rail system has failed you, you can cut/mill it off flush with the base of the frame. I have done it a number of times myself, and its a fairly easy task for anyone with basic machining tools. Then you can mount up any rail/drop/direct mount you'd like. Your provided link would work, but it would sit tighter if the stock rail mount were removed.

The pic below shows an example of one milled off. My joy had it busted up bad when I got it, so I threw an angel rail on it.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:27 AM #3
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I have also discovered that if the tapered screw holes get destroyed for some reason, you can run a set screw style of appropriate size in the regular holes. You have to tighten them threw the grips ..... You'll see once you open the grips up that threaded holes go all the way into the board cavity.
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:19 AM #4
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I have also discovered that if the tapered screw holes get destroyed for some reason, you can run a set screw style of appropriate size in the regular holes. You have to tighten them threw the grips ..... You'll see once you open the grips up that threaded holes go all the way into the board cavity.
Also a great alternative, but this one you need to not get carried away with as it is putting a different pressure on the rail then it's designed for. It can cause it to crack as well.
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:28 PM #5
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I have a dremel and cut off wheel available. That should be enough to shave off the frame a little bit, right? What did u use as far as "machining" tools?
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:12 PM #6
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A hack saw, files, and sandpaper will work for removing the stock rail. Just take your time and be careful whichever method you choose.
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:19 PM #7
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Just got done with the cutting and sanding. I must say it turned out pretty well. I have decided on This instead of a rail-on/off combo. Thanks for all of your help everybody
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:39 PM #8
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That'll work.

If you want a really low profile, and you can stand having BL gear on your Angel, the Gear Drive ASA matches with the A1 pretty nicely, and because it's a direct mount and doesn't require a rail it really hugs the frame.
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:54 PM #9
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ohhh I do like that, thanks for the input dr.
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:09 PM #10
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im always a fan of a small rail and my 68/4500 geddon.
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