Jump to content


ESD EVO II Hop Housing


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 Nitemare

Nitemare

    Enthusiast

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 130 posts
  • Country:

Posted 10 March 2014 - 07:03 PM

Has anyone considered if this would work?

http://www.airsoftta...oods.php?id=862

Would be nice to replace that junk pot metal I currently have in there. I have to order a new maple leaf hop anyway... might as well grab this too if it works.

#2 BeachEMT

BeachEMT

    Specialist

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 533 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:People's Republic of California
  • Interests:Engineering, Emergency Medicine
  • Country:

Posted 10 March 2014 - 08:23 PM

It should work. I think that's the hood that's included in the full set.

#3 The Nutty Professor

The Nutty Professor

    Enthusiast

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 99 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Savannah Georgia
  • Country:

Posted 11 March 2014 - 07:18 PM

I'm looking at it? Where does it say it's made of a better quality metal. I hope it is, God I hope it is I've already cracked the OEM piece and I wasn't even rough with it.

#4 General Pickle

General Pickle

    Specialist

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 313 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Oregon
  • Interests:tactical stuffs(airsoft, real steel, knives etc.), mechanical and manufacturing engineering, computers, gaming, the great outdoors
  • Country:

Posted 11 March 2014 - 08:03 PM

View PostThe Nutty Professor, on 11 March 2014 - 07:18 PM, said:

I'm looking at it? Where does it say it's made of a better quality metal. I hope it is, God I hope it is I've already cracked the OEM piece and I wasn't even rough with it.
My stock hood has a long crack in it as well, even though I've been very careful when adjusting or disassembling it, though it doesn't affect the performance so far as I can discern. This new one certainly has a nicer surface finish, but as for the material quality it's a shame there's no information for us. If the RA Tech barrel and other components are any indication then I believe it's a safe assumption to make that it is higher quality, being that their material choice in other products tends to be quite exceptional.

#5 Nitemare

Nitemare

    Enthusiast

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 130 posts
  • Country:

Posted 11 March 2014 - 09:44 PM

The finish looks nice, and that's why I assume it's better quality. I ordered it... will let you guys know. Looks like it also has grooves within the channel that adjusts the hop arm itself for more stability or something... though I could see this potentially making the arm be lopsided if it doesn't adjust 100% smoothly.

#6 thatguyx

thatguyx

    Enthusiast

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 89 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Edison, NJ
  • Country:

Posted 20 March 2014 - 09:31 PM

Been off the boards for while. Ive had this part in for a few months now, but haven't been playing ad much. Either way the material is only slightly more durable as I have stripped a few teeth on It already. However with this piece I don't need to adjust my hop much, so perhaps if you adjust a lot the piece may wear just as quickly as stock.

The real benefit if having this part is for those with the EVO II kit. I can run 0.20 to 0.30g bbs without having to bend the tension arm. Takes out the guessing/testing for adjustments. However, I have not tested over 0.30g, but at full hop is still overhops 0.3s but they don't sky rocket anymore. Maybe 0.4 would be its upper limit?

#7 Nitemare

Nitemare

    Enthusiast

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 130 posts
  • Country:

Posted 28 March 2014 - 08:57 AM

My pieces arrive today, and I'll install next weekend for testing. Won't be back home until then. If I can just toss the kits together and not have to bend the arm, I'll be grateful and impressed.

Edited by Nitemare, 28 March 2014 - 08:58 AM.


#8 Nitemare

Nitemare

    Enthusiast

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 130 posts
  • Country:

Posted 19 April 2014 - 05:35 PM

So I built the hop onto the new barrel. The brass sleeve fits very tightly, as does the hop housing piece I referenced in the first post. I think this is due to the hop adjuster arm sticking up too far (needing bent more) making such a tight squeeze.

The piston doesn't stick/lock to the hop/barrel after firing or pulling the charging handle at all, so my full auto is borked because it's not sealing well enough. Semi auto works fine, though every few shots it was dipping about 30 FPS. First 20 shots were also pretty sporadic, but I'm guessing this is just the initial wear-in because after that the shots were looking pretty good.

I only fired about 60 rounds because I need more BBs and time. I'm going to either bend the arm down more (because it came bent far too high, and the new housing could not accommodate it any easier than stock) or stick the stock hop housing back in and see if that makes a difference in the piston nozzle sealing or not.

Edited by Nitemare, 19 April 2014 - 05:36 PM.





1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users