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    Quote Originally Posted by RiotKing
    this seems to be the place to ask, so...
    i wish to make the happiness that is the egomag, but, i have my eyes on a certain frame. do any of you know or think that the E-Tek STARS frame will be a good choice? it states that it is compatible with all ego versions, so the re-drilling of the attachment holes should be the only thing to do, right? also, it dosent look to have anything pneumatic going on, is it fully electronic?? and it seems i am going to be needing a new noid, which are the best choices and WTB??
    any answer would be nice, thank you.
    You have to get away from the part in which your worried about the Etek frame working on an Ego.

    The Ego frame doesnt work on a Mag period. So what guys have done is modified it to work.
    Ive seen Ego, E1/E2, Ion, and other frames used for this conversion. Anything is possible.

    Your not going to be using the solenoid from the Ego as it is, so as long as you can get access to a few tools and take some time to read the guides outlines on the AO,... you should be all set to use your Etek frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p8ntbal4me
    You have to get away from the part in which your worried about the Etek frame working on an Ego.

    The Ego frame doesnt work on a Mag period. So what guys have done is modified it to work.
    Ive seen Ego, E1/E2, Ion, and other frames used for this conversion. Anything is possible.

    Your not going to be using the solenoid from the Ego as it is, so as long as you can get access to a few tools and take some time to read the guides outlines on the AO,... you should be all set to use your Etek frame.

    ~ P8nt

    right now i use a hyperframe. the ego grips feel better and have more interchangable parts. so ill be using one of those. as for a solenoid, can i just steal the one out of my hyperframe and call it good? or do i need an armature with more length? dont worry about me getting my hands on any kind of tool. ive got that department covered. i can get ahold of anything from the tool needed to remove the caps on the cable box outside your apartment to a backhoe... must i use a pneumatic solenoid? or will an electric one like the one in my hyperframe suffice?

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    measurement question: Approximately how far is the center of the first hole from the front of the ego frame in your modification? My worry is about my MPA3 not hitting the seer leg correctly and having to take some meat out of the frame

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    Question What model ram/solenoid is that??

    I have been lookin around, have an original RT with the banjo bolt, cant put a ULT in it.
    The 8mm ram, and the fact you are using it efectivly to trip the RT on/off the ram brand and model, same question for the noid you use?
    would be great to have that info. I want to EP my rt mag and need that ram with 8mm diam to trip my sear. Your help would be great to have, I'm stuck on what to use that has enough psi/force to trip that sear with my rt on/off

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    Quote Originally Posted by p8ntbal4me
    I was just lookng at your ram you used.

    Looks ALMOST like mine. Mine is a bit longer and slightly deeper but drops into the I-frame with no milling required. Whats the width of that EGO frame internally?

    My bore is larger too,... Im using an 8mm bore. I was going to try the 6mm & 4mm bore but between gas usage and the stoke to strike force on the sear using an R/T on-off.... 8mm as the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagModderMatt
    I have been lookin around, have an original RT with the banjo bolt, cant put a ULT in it.
    The 8mm ram, and the fact you are using it efectivly to trip the RT on/off the ram brand and model, same question for the noid you use?
    would be great to have that info. I want to EP my rt mag and need that ram with 8mm diam to trip my sear. Your help would be great to have, I'm stuck on what to use that has enough psi/force to trip that sear with my rt on/off

    Thanks,
    Matt
    Honestly,.. the key to the triggering of the standard on/off assembly is the psi max on your solenoid and a quality ram. I will say that from my findings,.. the MPA-3 is what works very simply. The one that I have made is touchy,.. and requires ALOT of measuring, layout, design,.. and pacients. If you do not calculate the psi output from the solenoid to the distance of most efficiency on the stroke of the ram,... it wont cycle like you would want it to.

    I hacked almost 12 frames now from AGD, WDP, WGP,.. you name it. I have pretty much got my parts down to a simple template to work with.

    ~ P8nt

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    Post thx, thats very helpfull

    Quote Originally Posted by p8ntbal4me
    Honestly,.. the key to the triggering of the standard on/off assembly is the psi max on your solenoid and a quality ram. I will say that from my findings,.. the MPA-3 is what works very simply. The one that I have made is touchy,.. and requires ALOT of measuring, layout, design,.. and pacients. If you do not calculate the psi output from the solenoid to the distance of most efficiency on the stroke of the ram,... it wont cycle like you would want it to.

    I hacked almost 12 frames now from AGD, WDP, WGP,.. you name it. I have pretty much got my parts down to a simple template to work with.

    ~ P8nt
    I myself have hacked a few frames. AGD, benchmark,Intelli, two spyder esp grips, I have found that the cheapest and almost pre built for the mod is the spyder esp or dragun.
    The ram stuff is perfect, I got the info from you that I needed and the mpa-3 is cheap, reliable and can hold 250 psi + cycles prettymuch as fast as you want (the mag on/off resets the ram super fast) I have however gotten tunaman to do the ULT milling for me.
    Thanks tuna! so if I choose to go with a ULT I can with this valve, I would rather try to go with my RT on off because it recharges/resets the sear & ram faster, and with mpa-3 runnin about 220psi I think it will trip the rt on/off with no prob. I gotta ask though, I have the room for a larget solenoid, I was lookin at This one, or it's brother What do you think will put out like 220psi to the mpa-3 not leak & last a while. I want one that will last and shoot fast I kinda plan on selling kits to people if all goes will with my own

    It would have the mpa-3 that noid, UTB board and (no lables just blacl)This Grip (it has a place for the noid to just drop in with minnimal It could even be just an all electric (like devil mag) with the verC T board for spyder's and use just the E-noid for people with ULT, they wouldnt need any LPR and would be even more of a sleeper.

    Please let me know bout the noid psi, and any ideas. You have been a great help
    and your egomag deservs five
    5 out of 5 !!!

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    has anyone thought of using a timmy frame....im currently looking for a mag to and the parts to start one, i was just wondering if its been done before.


    heres a ideal of wat im doing



    ill use a MPA-3 Actuator instead of the autococker ram that i have in the pic

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamer565
    has anyone thought of using a timmy frame....im currently looking for a mag to and the parts to start one, i was just wondering if its been done before.


    heres a ideal of wat im doing



    ill use a MPA-3 Actuator instead of the autococker ram that i have in the pic
    I think i was the first one to do it. Sold it to Sk8ter.

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    gamer565, in theory you can get any electropneumatic gun's frame and put it on a mag. As long as you can hook up a ram to hit the sear, you can make it work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by questionful
    gamer565, in theory you can get any electropneumatic gun's frame and put it on a mag. As long as you can hook up a ram to hit the sear, you can make it work.
    doesnt the rail hold the sear?


    im still learning about mags, so correct me if im off.



    sandfreestyle- i just seen ur thread bout it...and its exactly how i was imaging mine...do u have any pics inside the frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamer565
    doesnt the rail hold the sear?


    im still learning about mags, so correct me if im off.
    yes it does

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    ok...so as long as i have a rail and basically copy urs ill be set..

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamer565
    ok...so as long as i have a rail and basically copy urs ill be set..
    i have a little advice since i have done the timmy frame and ego frame. The ego frame is way easier than the timmy frame. the timmy frame has a whole lot more modification to get it to work properly.

    the ego frame will work on a classic rail as well with a minor moddification.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandfreestyle
    i have a little advice since i have done the timmy frame and ego frame. The ego frame is way easier than the timmy frame. the timmy frame has a whole lot more modification to get it to work properly.

    the ego frame will work on a classic rail as well with a minor moddification.
    alright thnx...ill look into some ego frames then.


    ive held/shot my friends 07ego....but the trigger area seemed kind of small...are all ego frames these way?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gamer565
    alright thnx...ill look into some ego frames then.


    ive held/shot my friends 07ego....but the trigger area seemed kind of small...are all ego frames these way?
    The 05-06 frames are the best cause they have a flat surface on the top so it sit flush with the rail. The 07 and up frames are kinda curved, they are also I think a little narrower. The stock Etek frames are, I think, all good. I'm not sure about the new Etek star frames.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandfreestyle
    I'm not sure about the star frames.
    I used an 05 star frame for mine and it worked great.

    ~ P8nt

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    Sorry for dragging this up. Havent posted in a while but this is cool!

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    thanks! I haven't been on AO in a long time either. where's all the pictures?

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    Hey, I'm considering doing this project also, but I have one issue. Why is it necessary to put in a noid and pneumatic actuator into the grip frame? Couldn't it be possible to simply put an electromagnetic sear tripper straight into the board so it trips the sear. I had this old one from my PMI Piranha, and I thought i could use it...



    The 9 Volt is there for size comparison. I realize that I would need to mill it down a bit. Would it still work?

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    yeah that setup would still work except the battery will not last nearly as long. In an ego-mag, the only job that the electromechanical solenoid has is to change the path of the air. That air is what moves the sear, instead of the direct battery power.

    The type of setup you're exploring, with the direct sear trip from the solenoid, is the same type as the spyder-mag, e-mag, and the discontinued Devil Mag (which has been reingineered in different forms, but still maintains the same principles)

    It all depends on how much battery life you want outta your gun. Unfortunately, there have been known flaws to the pneumatic setup, involving ball breakages. I think there is a thread on this forum in the Deep Blue section that goes into more detail on the pneu-mag ball break problem.

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    Like how long would the battery last? Would it be something managable like my Proto SLG? It has a sear tripper almost exactly like the one I might use, and it isn't all that bad on batteries. I guess to me it seems a bit more reliable than having to route air through an lpr then into a noid that can break and leak then into an actuator that could short stroke...

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    Quote Originally Posted by braveheart2592
    Hey, I'm considering doing this project also, but I have one issue. Why is it necessary to put in a noid and pneumatic actuator into the grip frame? Couldn't it be possible to simply put an electromagnetic sear tripper straight into the board so it trips the sear. I had this old one from my PMI Piranha, and I thought i could use it...
    The 9 Volt is there for size comparison. I realize that I would need to mill it down a bit. Would it still work?
    Its not a matter of can it work,.. cause Im sure with some time and some money you can find someone to make anything work.

    If I was looking at this for you,.. I would say no for a few key reasons.

    1. The layout inside the Ego frame doesnot permit for a solid mounting solution. And I mean that in almost every case you can think of. You need to mill obviously, but you also need to make a mount for the bottom of the solenoid and the tention screws. There simply isnt alotof "meat" there to do a whole lot right from the get go.

    2. The Ego board has a MUCH higher profile than you can work with. From the center of your solenoid, you need to figure the radius and subtract that from the bottom limit of the sear arm. This point gives you the MINIMUM solenoid clearance. Then (as stated above) you need to add in the space for the bracket. Your solenoid isnt as large in diameter as the ones I have,.. but its close enough to say its "not possible"

    3. The upper section of the Ego board where (on a E1/E2 board) the capacitor does/would be mounted limits the drilling/mounting place you can put a bracket for holding the solenoid.

    I see completely what your asking,... but in my opinion,... its not really possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by braveheart2592
    Like how long would the battery last? Would it be something managable like my Proto SLG? It has a sear tripper almost exactly like the one I might use, and it isn't all that bad on batteries. I guess to me it seems a bit more reliable than having to route air through an lpr then into a noid that can break and leak then into an actuator that could short stroke...
    Yeah, the slg is a sear tripper, I don't know how much more efficent it's electro-sol is, if any more efficent. they might even be the same, only the slg might have a larger sear, that would make it easier for the solenoid to move the sear. That's just a guess though.
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    if you decide to just use the electromech solenoid for your mag you should go looking for the spydermag threads. With this thread they're going into a completely different setup without a e-mech sol in it. The thing p8nt said is only applying to your setup in an ego frame. If you had a spare spyder frame (with a board, switch and sol) then you'd be good to go. The reason that the actuator, pneu-sol and lpr are needed is so they can still have the functions of the ego board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p8ntbal4me
    Its not a matter of can it work,.. cause Im sure with some time and some money you can find someone to make anything work.

    If I was looking at this for you,.. I would say no for a few key reasons.

    1. The layout inside the Ego frame doesnot permit for a solid mounting solution. And I mean that in almost every case you can think of. You need to mill obviously, but you also need to make a mount for the bottom of the solenoid and the tention screws. There simply isnt alotof "meat" there to do a whole lot right from the get go.

    2. The Ego board has a MUCH higher profile than you can work with. From the center of your solenoid, you need to figure the radius and subtract that from the bottom limit of the sear arm. This point gives you the MINIMUM solenoid clearance. Then (as stated above) you need to add in the space for the bracket. Your solenoid isnt as large in diameter as the ones I have,.. but its close enough to say its "not possible"

    3. The upper section of the Ego board where (on a E1/E2 board) the capacitor does/would be mounted limits the drilling/mounting place you can put a bracket for holding the solenoid.

    I see completely what your asking,... but in my opinion,... its not really possible.

    ~ P8nt
    Then how can you fit in a noid AND the pneumatic actuator?

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    And that's the reason I'm on this forum instead of the spyder-mag forums, I want the abilities of the STAR frame, not a crappy spyder frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by braveheart2592
    Then how can you fit in a noid AND the pneumatic actuator?
    I will explain:

    When you do either mod you need to do a few things in order to see if the frame is a good candidate for what you wish to accomplish. Here is how I do it so I know right away what can and can not be used for a conversion.

    1) Get all your parts FIRST! You need to get the actual rail that you plan to use and outfit it with a sear pin and sear. Having ALL the parts BEFORE you start is key. You should have the body and all the mounting screws as well. You do not need the valve system yet,.. but its a plus.

    2) Measure, Measure, Measure! Assemble your rail and body together to form a loose fit. This will give you a rough idea on how things are going to line up. You NEED the body installed to find the "sear rest limit point" (thats what I call it because I cant find an actual name for it) in later steps.

    3) Check the possible frame for the front screw and rear screw hole lineup. This is the step where most problems later on come from. The "sear rest limit point" is DIRECTLY RELATED to these 2 holes. You should ALWAYS take yout measurements from these 2 as they MUST line up with all ADG spec parts to work with AGD markers. Working from the front of a frame or a trigger pin hole is not a wise idea. They dont hold the same tolerances (I will explain that some more in detail later)

    4) What actuator will you use? This is the point where you check out how much "play" you have to do which mod. The MPA-3 ram (the one Cyberave68 sells) is 1" long (un-cut). So you would take the distance from where you would like to drill your front mount screw hole (the center), measure to the back of the frame you want to use, and find the "sear rest limit point". The you would SUBTRACT 1" for the MPA-3 ram, then SUBTRACT .125" for pre stroke travel (MPA-3 has a much higher force when the sear isnt resting agains the ram/piston. This number is not made up, taken from Clippards Home Page). Lastly,... you need to SUBTRACT the amount of space needed for a barb on the back of the MPA-3.

    5) Draw lines. You need to mark out the REAR lines of where the MPA-3 falls. Do you have enough room to fit it in, or do you need to mill some material out? Is the actuator going to hit the trigger in the frame you chose? The width is not important right now, you only need to know if this small piece will fit. You always need to be installing the parts and re-fitting EVERYTHING as it would work when your done. Skipping these measurement steps can be the reason for a working or failing mod.

    6) Check front mount screw hole proposed location for ASA/vertical grip mount space. In the event you use a frame that has a much larger trigger guard design such as the EGO or Angel, you may have to mill or shift your frame to the rear of the rail to leave enough space for the ASA/fore grip. You need about 0.666" of space betwen the center of the front mount screw hole and the front of your frame.

    7) Check the depth of your actuator. You need to remember that the sear does come down into the trigger frame some when it moves, so plan that into your calculations. This is why you need the body mounted for measuring. With the body mounted, your sear will only move as far as it can,.. thus you should be able to measure the radius of your actuator and know if it sits low enough. The radius of an MPA-3 is 0.281". If you mount the MPA-3 horizontal (meaning that whatever plane your rail is at, the MPA-3 SHOULD be mounted parallel to it) then you are safe. The actuator should hit the center of your sear at the bottom. Its important to mount it this way because of the amount of force needed is far less to move the on/off pin than it would be as a higher contact point or at an angle facing down.

    8) Cosmetics. Now that you have all the hard stuff out of the way, how do you want this frame to look? I say this last because most guys look at the way things will be when its done BEFORE they can really say "this whole design will work AND look good when Im done". For me, this is how you can really make a project expensive REALLY fast! Knowing what you have to work with before you do it is great. If you were using a pancake solenoid to do this mod and you find out you cant get the front fore grip you want to use in with the frame because the location you have to drill a hole for the front mount screw wont work with the "sear rest limit point" BEFORE you drill anything,.. is kinda nice.

    Most of the guys that have done this kind of mod before already do these things (maybe in a different order) so they will know right away where Im comming from. Those of you that want to TRY your hand at it,... go for it! Its not like its hard,... you just cant rush anything you do. If you dont have all the tools (drill bits, a means to mill or cut things), parts, etc,... you need to hold off till you get them.

    ~ P8nt

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    good job p8nt, nice walk through

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    Quote Originally Posted by p8ntbal4me
    I will explain:

    When you do either mod you need to do a few things in order to see if the frame is a good candidate for what you wish to accomplish. Here is how I do it so I know right away what can and can not be used for a conversion.

    1) Get all your parts FIRST! You need to get the actual rail that you plan to use and outfit it with a sear pin and sear. Having ALL the parts BEFORE you start is key. You should have the body and all the mounting screws as well. You do not need the valve system yet,.. but its a plus.

    2) Measure, Measure, Measure! Assemble your rail and body together to form a loose fit. This will give you a rough idea on how things are going to line up. You NEED the body installed to find the "sear rest limit point" (thats what I call it because I cant find an actual name for it) in later steps.

    3) Check the possible frame for the front screw and rear screw hole lineup. This is the step where most problems later on come from. The "sear rest limit point" is DIRECTLY RELATED to these 2 holes. You should ALWAYS take yout measurements from these 2 as they MUST line up with all ADG spec parts to work with AGD markers. Working from the front of a frame or a trigger pin hole is not a wise idea. They dont hold the same tolerances (I will explain that some more in detail later)

    4) What actuator will you use? This is the point where you check out how much "play" you have to do which mod. The MPA-3 ram (the one Cyberave68 sells) is 1" long (un-cut). So you would take the distance from where you would like to drill your front mount screw hole (the center), measure to the back of the frame you want to use, and find the "sear rest limit point". The you would SUBTRACT 1" for the MPA-3 ram, then SUBTRACT .125" for pre stroke travel (MPA-3 has a much higher force when the sear isnt resting agains the ram/piston. This number is not made up, taken from Clippards Home Page). Lastly,... you need to SUBTRACT the amount of space needed for a barb on the back of the MPA-3.

    5) Draw lines. You need to mark out the REAR lines of where the MPA-3 falls. Do you have enough room to fit it in, or do you need to mill some material out? Is the actuator going to hit the trigger in the frame you chose? The width is not important right now, you only need to know if this small piece will fit. You always need to be installing the parts and re-fitting EVERYTHING as it would work when your done. Skipping these measurement steps can be the reason for a working or failing mod.

    6) Check front mount screw hole proposed location for ASA/vertical grip mount space. In the event you use a frame that has a much larger trigger guard design such as the EGO or Angel, you may have to mill or shift your frame to the rear of the rail to leave enough space for the ASA/fore grip. You need about 0.666" of space betwen the center of the front mount screw hole and the front of your frame.

    7) Check the depth of your actuator. You need to remember that the sear does come down into the trigger frame some when it moves, so plan that into your calculations. This is why you need the body mounted for measuring. With the body mounted, your sear will only move as far as it can,.. thus you should be able to measure the radius of your actuator and know if it sits low enough. The radius of an MPA-3 is 0.281". If you mount the MPA-3 horizontal (meaning that whatever plane your rail is at, the MPA-3 SHOULD be mounted parallel to it) then you are safe. The actuator should hit the center of your sear at the bottom. Its important to mount it this way because of the amount of force needed is far less to move the on/off pin than it would be as a higher contact point or at an angle facing down.

    8) Cosmetics. Now that you have all the hard stuff out of the way, how do you want this frame to look? I say this last because most guys look at the way things will be when its done BEFORE they can really say "this whole design will work AND look good when Im done". For me, this is how you can really make a project expensive REALLY fast! Knowing what you have to work with before you do it is great. If you were using a pancake solenoid to do this mod and you find out you cant get the front fore grip you want to use in with the frame because the location you have to drill a hole for the front mount screw wont work with the "sear rest limit point" BEFORE you drill anything,.. is kinda nice.

    Most of the guys that have done this kind of mod before already do these things (maybe in a different order) so they will know right away where Im comming from. Those of you that want to TRY your hand at it,... go for it! Its not like its hard,... you just cant rush anything you do. If you dont have all the tools (drill bits, a means to mill or cut things), parts, etc,... you need to hold off till you get them.

    ~ P8nt
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    Might sound like a stupid question but do you have to disable the eyes each time?

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