The battery powers a small electrical motor which is designed to drive a set of gears. The gears pull a piston backwards against a spring. The gear releases the piston and the spring propels the piston forward, creating air pressure. The air pressure is used to propel the BB through the barrel at a rate of anywhere between 250 feet per second to over 400 feet per second.
Operational picture and description of AEG
Internal structure and parts of AEG.
Gear boxes usually contain a miter gear, a reduction gear, and a half-toothed gear. Each gear is sequentially rotated by the motor in order to drive the piston. The half-toothed gear has what is called a "periphery", multiple teeth partially formed on the periphery, and an idle area formed on the remainder of the periphery. This provides an optimal means for pulling the piston into a compressed position when needed, while releasing the piston to create the necessary air pressure. A switch, comprising a movable and a stationary block, is placed inside the gear box at the front end. When the trigger gets pulled, it pushes against the switch, the movable block is moved toward the stationary block. When the blocks touch, an electrical connection is made, which causes the electrical motor to rotate and drive the firing process.
These gears, pistons, and springs are among the most important parts of an AEG. As a quality-oriented AEG manufacturer, ICS uses only the best, most durable parts when manufacturing the internals (and externals) of our AEG's. We've also innovated new gear boxes which make gun customizations and upgrades much easier to do.
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