How to shim your AEG

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How to shim your AEG

Post by Vesper » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:04 am

I noticed a lot of people ask how to shim gears correctly. Here it is.

Deadman's gearbox shimming guide airsoft mechbox

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Re: How to shim your AEG

Post by Dominum » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:17 pm

Great tutorial! As he points out, the main goals of shimming are to minimize rubbing/scraping of gears against other components, and to prevent the axles from sliding up and down in the bushings or bearings. One that he forgot to add is that you also want to maximize the contact surface area of the teeth themselves.
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