1. Post #1
    Arctic Aveng's Avatar
    March 2007
    546 Posts
    I'd like to play, even in the winter, but I heard that the temperature can damage your gun? For example, my gun is an AEG, CYMA 028U.

    All I know is that the battery of an AEG isn't going to last long in the cold. But what els is there? Could my gun freeze up? At what temperature bellow 0 do I not use it?
    What factors do I need to take into consideration? Anny tips will be apreciated.



    And, out of curiosity, why don't people use the Gas/CO2 guns in winter?
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  2. Post #2
    iFail's Avatar
    March 2009
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    In the winter the gases in gas guns are colder(no shit), so they don't expand as well.
    well, as far as i can tell on my bad knowledge of physics while being bone tired.
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  3. Post #3
    I ROLL THE NICKELS
    CodeMonkey3's Avatar
    October 2008
    18,016 Posts
    AEG gear boxes can crack apparently. I've never seen it happened, but it's something to consider. The only thing you really have to do is get one of those glove warmers and shove it where ever you keep your battery to keep it warm, otherwise it'll die out.

    That aside I knew a guy who's hop-up did some funny things in the cold. But he's gay so I didn't think any thing of it.

    Co2 works fine in the winter. Increases FPS actually so another consideration, most people switch to Co2 sidearms in the Winter. Propane that Gas-Guns use typically freezes after a shot or two and can explosively fail on rare occasion and expel the entire mag of gas or just rack the slide off the frame and into your face when you fire.
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  4. Post #4
    YEAH, AND?
    felix the cat's Avatar
    December 2010
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    To my knowledge the only gearboxes that crack in cold weather are the old TM v2s. Most if not all are reenforced now and don't suffer that problem
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  5. Post #5
    Bestest polish IFAPer
    BBOOBBYY!'s Avatar
    February 2007
    5,010 Posts
    I heard that batteries run out faster in cold. Uncomfirmed rumors tho.
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  6. Post #6
    wallyroberto_2's Avatar
    August 2011
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    Don't batteries in the fridge last longer than room temperature ones?
    Maybe they provide less power but last longer because the electrons are moving slower.
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  7. Post #7
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    October 2006
    12,424 Posts
    Be careful using guns with plastic parts as the cold will make it brittle.
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  8. Post #8
    FPKawaii's Avatar
    June 2010
    6,357 Posts
    For an "arctic avenge" you don't seem to know a whole lot about cold weather.
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  9. Post #9
    Arctic Aveng's Avatar
    March 2007
    546 Posts
    Be careful using guns with plastic parts as the cold will make it brittle.
    That's like... 70% of the gun. :\

    For an "arctic avenge" you don't seem to know a whole lot about cold weather.
    I'm still knew at this. :(
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  10. Post #10
    FPKawaii's Avatar
    June 2010
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    That's like... 70% of the gun. :\


    I'm still knew at this. :(
    I think you should know that new does not contain a k.
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  11. Post #11
    I think you should know that new does not contain a k.
    Ease up on the new guy Kawaii, he hasn't given us a reason to give him too much shit yet.
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  12. Post #12
    GOSH FUDGING DARNIT
    Fish Muffin's Avatar
    January 2008
    7,448 Posts
    He isnt being mean, hes simply giving a little tip to a person with English as their non first language.
    Ive played in the winter with a CM035, and it worked flawlessly. I just had to keep the battery topped off at a charging station between rounds due to there not being enough room in the receiver cover for a hand warmer. It was blizzard conditions too, so there was thick, heavy snow pouring down, and everything was soaked. Still worked like a champ.
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  13. Post #13
    Oh im so sorry, i didnt even notice the different flag. Sorry guys, my bad.
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  14. Post #14
    Captain Armed Dildo, Master of Ratings
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    Is there room in a cm032a/socom 16? stock?

  15. Post #15
    POOP DICKS
    Dark Descent's Avatar
    August 2008
    4,906 Posts
    AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH

    THERE ISN'T EVEN ROOM FOR THE BATTERY
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  16. Post #16
    Captain Armed Dildo, Master of Ratings
    cpt.armadillo's Avatar
    February 2011
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    AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH

    THERE ISN'T EVEN ROOM FOR THE BATTERY
    HAAHAHAAH OKAY JUST ASKING!
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  17. Post #17
    POOP DICKS
    Dark Descent's Avatar
    August 2008
    4,906 Posts
    I know

    But seriously, dat shit is cramped. Throw a lipo in that :

  18. Post #18
    Captain Armed Dildo, Master of Ratings
    cpt.armadillo's Avatar
    February 2011
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    Do lipos work in the winter

  19. Post #19
    child porn prodigy
    venom's Avatar
    April 2005
    15,234 Posts
    lipos work better in the winter than NiMH batteries
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  20. Post #20
    Arctic Aveng's Avatar
    March 2007
    546 Posts
    lipos work better in the winter than NiMH batteries
    I know what I'm getting for the Holidays.
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  21. Post #21
    metal man's Avatar
    November 2007
    1,019 Posts
    If you just keep the battery warm and not get you gun to wet you should be fine. I prefer not to play in the winter cause it wears me out fast, especially when there's alot of snow on the ground and wind constenly blowing it sucks.

  22. Post #22
    child porn prodigy
    venom's Avatar
    April 2005
    15,234 Posts
    You pussy American
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  23. Post #23
    Glorious GNU/Linux Master Race
    kaukassus's Avatar
    May 2010
    5,522 Posts
    Airsofting in the Swiss alps!

    Fuck yeah!


    (How do we get up there?! )
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  24. Post #24
    Deathwig's Avatar
    April 2009
    1,235 Posts
    Trenches dug into the snow like in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
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  25. Post #25
    YEAH, AND?
    felix the cat's Avatar
    December 2010
    9,508 Posts
    drenches dug 6 feet into the ground with water up to your knees, pouring rain, fog/mist, and 40 degrees and maybe some poisonous gas here or there. Like in WWI
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  26. Post #26
    ಥ益ಥ ... Beautiful.
    Kill001's Avatar
    April 2006
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    drenches dug 6 feet into the ground with water up to your knees, pouring rain, fog/mist, and 40 degrees and maybe some poisonous gas here or there. Like in WWI
    I thought you were talking about Stalker

    damn
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  27. Post #27
    Dizzymagoo's Avatar
    October 2008
    95 Posts
    I shoot my KWA KM4 with an 11.1LiPo in the winter time here in Colorado with no issues. I also have a KWA Mark II that doesn't get issues until about >40f. I have played in 2f with my rifle and had no issues though.
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  28. Post #28
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    April 2009
    3,866 Posts
    That's like... 70% of the gun. :\


    I'm still knew at this. :(
    Welcome to FPAIR!
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  29. Post #29
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    September 2006
    801 Posts
    I use red gas in winter havn't had too many problems, it's just getting the fucking red gas.
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  30. Post #30
    Premature Joculation
    cardfan212's Avatar
    April 2009
    7,904 Posts
    Where can you even find it? I have never ever seen it before.

  31. Post #31
    I work under clearence dumbfuck
    TankMan's Avatar
    June 2009
    1,525 Posts
    well lets see, last january my 9.6v battery got me through a whole day in -32 degrees Fahrenheight. At night.
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  32. Post #32
    Captain Armed Dildo, Master of Ratings
    cpt.armadillo's Avatar
    February 2011
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    Well, since its red gas it must be soviet!
    Actually...
    http://redwolfairsoft.com/redwolf/ai...Gas_ET1600.htm

  33. Post #33
    Fluttershy Enthusiast
    thelurker1234's Avatar
    June 2011
    5,795 Posts
    drenches dug 6 feet into the ground with water up to your knees, pouring rain, fog/mist, and 40 degrees and maybe some poisonous gas here or there. Like in WWI
    Everyone with springers too. I would love to play a game in winter because here in texas its never too cold its too hot.
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  34. Post #34
    YEAH, AND?
    felix the cat's Avatar
    December 2010
    9,508 Posts
    -32 degrees Fahrenheight
    Well this part's not true

  35. Post #35
    He works under clearance he can't tell you the actual temperature he was tactical in.
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  36. Post #36
    YEAH, AND?
    felix the cat's Avatar
    December 2010
    9,508 Posts
    The coldest temperature ever recorded in Va (where tankman's from) is -30.
    And that was over 30 years ago.
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  37. Post #37
    Gold Member
    teslacoil's Avatar
    May 2006
    2,584 Posts
    The coldest it got last year in my area (Northern Virginia) was, IIRC, around -10F.

  38. Post #38
    YEAH, AND?
    felix the cat's Avatar
    December 2010
    9,508 Posts
    Last year here in Michigan it got down to -45 at one point. (in the northern part of the state) Down south I think it only got down to ~ -25ish

  39. Post #39
    Taepodong-2's Avatar
    December 2009
    13,528 Posts
    -40 Celsius every day. Such is life in Canada.
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  40. Post #40
    like..dude..nevermind....fuck
    DarkZero135's Avatar
    July 2011
    4,621 Posts
    60 degrees average :smug:
    ~beach lyfe~
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