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Old 03-28-2013, 02:17 PM #43
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Gotta love finding out that mods were already done for you!

Too bad for me those mods always seem to be hoodrich ghetto rigging mods! Lolz.

Let us know how it works out this weekend. I personally hated the trigger on those guns, but to each their own.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:26 PM #44
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Gotta love finding out that mods were already done for you!

Too bad for me those mods always seem to be hoodrich ghetto rigging mods! Lolz.

Let us know how it works out this weekend. I personally hated the trigger on those guns, but to each their own.
I didn't get to use it in the tourney but we did take third!

I installed a VP scythe trigger but have not had a chance to test drive it since figuring out how to get it the way I like it. I want to use it for the next tourney.

I'll be out again next weekend and hopefully I have something good to report and maybe even some vids from my R7.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:51 PM #45
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DIY G7 Fly 4.8v Battery

My battery was bad so went the DIY route, sort of.

I used the info. in these posts by dr.strangelove to do it.
http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.p...2#post78307002
http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.p...5#post78524275


First, I bought a pre-made battery pack using the custom battery pack builder at http://www.cheapbatterypacks.com/cus...ks.aspx?mid=20 that cost $12 (shipping was an additional $6.65). This is nice because they make the pack for you at only .75 per cell - $3 more than if you bought the batteries individually.

Choices were as follows:
Cell Count = 4
Configuration = Stick Pack
Cell = Elite 1500 2/3A (I used the wrong sized cells. Select 2/3AA cells instead. This will be like the original and fit better in the marker. However, Its also lower rated at 700mAh like the original (650mAh). The ones I selected are 1500 mAh but again a VERY tight fit)
Wire = 22AWG Wire
Connector = No Plug

It looked like this when it arrived:



Problem is this new battery pack is larger in diameter than the stock battery. Also, the wire I selected was the smallest gauge available and still wouldn't fit in the marker as is. Comparison below.



So, I removed the clear plastic wrap and de-soldered the wires that came with it. Took the wiring from the old battery and soldered onto the new one since its thinner. I used electrical tape to keep the wires from being easily pulled off the solder points. Don't go too crazy with the tape because its already a VERY snug fit. You won't need any spacers because the battery will NOT move inside the marker.


For me, this was the easiest route.

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Old 04-11-2013, 06:32 PM #46
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The later battery sticks were 2/3AA.

Nice job with the stick!
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:52 PM #47
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The later battery sticks were 2/3AA.

Nice job with the stick!
Oh, I see. I bought the wrong sized batteries. LOL

I'll update my post. Thanks for the info.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:10 PM #48
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Yeah, any wiring you use will likely cause the battery pack not to fit. 30AWG might work, but anything larger adds too much thickness. Your best bet is to cannibalize the foil-looking connector that runs down the side of your stock battery. From there you can use the stock wire size from the ends of the battery pack to the switch and plug.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:14 PM #49
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Yeah, any wiring you use will likely cause the battery pack not to fit. 30AWG might work, but anything larger adds too much thickness. Your best bet is to cannibalize the foil-looking connector that runs down the side of your stock battery. From there you can use the stock wire size from the ends of the battery pack to the switch and plug.
I thought about doing that but was too lazy. LOL

Should have done that because I'm pretty sure my battery won't be coming out. I hope that when I need to do maintenance or a break down of the marker that I won't regret it later.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:17 PM #50
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Absolute worst case scenario you might pull a wire or strip some of the outside covering off, which is an easy fix. All in all I think it came out pretty damn nice.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:27 PM #51
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I'm experiencing the same situation as others who did this battery pack. My DIY charger says its full but the marker keeps saying charging.
EDIT: Looks like I just I had to wait longer. Marker did eventually go into safe mode and my charger stopped.

I actually like this better because before when it was fully charged the marker would go into safe mode but of course doesn't turn off by itself. So, if you forget to check on the marker and not turn it off, it might be dead and you have to start all over again. LOL

Now, whenever I disconnect the charger I know I'm topped off to the max.

I'm going to leave it on and test how long it will last just sitting there being on.
EDIT: This experiment failed because the marker went into some kind of sleep mode. It displayed the 3 battery bars but would not do anything else unless turned off then back on.

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