Posted 18 March 2012 - 12:31 AM
Well many people stripping their KWA often time involved another variable than just using a Lipo.
Out of Spec Lipo. Poor maintenance. Poor Quality BB's, Improper or incompatible aftermarket modifications are far more of a culprit than a lipo. Often, I've seen the first 3 combined that caused their KWA to have gearbox failures. It's nothing new especially to the KWA CS and Repair Shop. They see plenty of instances of busted bearings, stripped gears, pistons or/and fried electrical assembly because of those first 3, not simply because someone used a lipo.
It's easy to blame the gearbox rather than a user's mistake, because most people cannot determine (or are willing to admit their fault) the cause immediately. If X then Y is generally people's logic. If a gear is faulty, the gearbox will fail. But, if user error occurs, the gearbox will fail.
The problem is a gearbox and its parts will fail from either a faulty part, or the user making a mistake with how to maintain and use the gun. It's very difficult to actually determine apart from the two, and far too easy to blame KWA's design.
For example, figuring out why a bearing is busted is easier for one to conclude that KWA cannot take lipo ready, rather than realize that the BB's advertised to them as "high quality," actually causes deep scratches in their barrel which leads to a jam or difference in pressure that slows the piston down enough for the gears to not mesh properly, thus causing the rest of the stress to go into the bearings.
As for the 11.1v ROF being good or bad? It's not bad at all in terms of the gearbox gears spinning faster. I'm saying that, with MilSim requirements, the 11.1v ROF burns through Mid-Caps too fast for my playing style as well as a few others.