The above video demonstrates (rather poorly, since you can’t see the BB) my second go at the R-Hop install process following last week’s initial install that overhopped 0.28g BBs with no hop. Unfortunately you can’t see it very clearly at all in the video, but the BBs were easily flying past the powerline tower I was using as a target. I’m horrible with judging distances, but that’s got to be at least 225+ feet.
I forgot to mention that I was using a Prometheus Flat Hop Nub as part of this install. You can use a normal cylindrical nub with an R-Hop setup, but by all accounts online it won’t render the same results as a flat nub. The BBs used are 0.30g Calibre Six BBs fed from a Magpul PTS EMag.
As per the video commentary the range increase is significant. Accuracy/consistency was relatively the same, although with the Lonex hop unit and Prometheus inner barrel they were already pretty good to begin with.
One fairly crucial thing I forgot to mention in the above video: full auto fire with this current setup is terrible. The BBs are firing without any problem, but the hop is horribly inconsistent from BB to BB – at the 28bps provided by the G&P M120 High Speed Motor I currently have in there, it kind of looks like a very short ranged BB shotgun. My guess is that the motor is simply too fast. I’ll switch the motor back to the slower stock Avalon motor and see if that renders full auto fire at least somewhat useable.
I’ll do some tinkering and perhaps do another video at this Sunday’s game day. I may or may not post up a video later this week with various tips and tricks I learned with this install. In the meantime if you have any questions, please ask away. 🙂
(special thanks to Dirt for being my iPhone cameraman and confirming that the BBs were indeed going where I thought they were)