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|Subject: The MASK... Unleashed Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:22 pm|| |
The MASK... Unleashed!
ARS (Airsoft Research Syndicate) Japan has released the MASK pistonhead, otherwise known as the Mechbox Anti-Shock Kit. It is made of Polyoxymethylene (POM), in the USA also commonly known under DuPont's brand name Delrin. Its an engineering plastic often marketed and used as a metal substitute. Delrin is a lightweight, low-friction, and wear-resistant thermoplastic with good physical and processing properties and capable of operating at high temperatures (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delrin).
(MP7 Piston head - Image taken from www.airsoftextreme.com)
The MASK piston head's design was derived from LAYLAX's MP7 pistonhead. It is devised to work with the ARS sorbo pads to maximize shock absorption and achieve the ultimate in gearbox protection. A Sorbothane (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorbothane) "tablet" is embedded onto a 2.95mm deep crater and rises only at 0.5mm, enough to act as the first surface to impact the cylinder head sorbothane damper. In theory, the surface would work as a "sponge" that will absorb the shock and distribute the impact into its core without compromising the angle of engagement between the sector gear and the piston body.
The MASK also uses a white Silicone O-ring as a standard and will come in two different sets - 1. Piston head replacement, 2. Piston head with bearing and lock. The MASK is compatible with versions 2, 3, 6, and 7 mechbox. The first production line will be available in Canada, US, Indonesia, Europe, and Philippines soon...
Related Links: http://www.popularairsoft.com/airsof...ate-sorbo-padshttp://www.filairsoft.com/forum/showthread.php?t=43728http://www.airsoftcanada.com/showthread.php?t=57005