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  1. #91
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    This project is DONE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by luke View Post
    This project is DONE!
    You have them milled? If so, this seriously has to be the fastest project completion in paintball history. Conception to completion in what 2-3 wks?

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    Can we see a picture of the finished product???

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    Rails are exactly like the pictures already posted.

    I'll box up and ship tomorrow...
    Last edited by luke; 10-25-2013 at 12:34 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OPBN View Post
    You have them milled? If so, this seriously has to be the fastest project completion in paintball history. Conception to completion in what 2-3 wks?
    Yea, all done. I got a jump start on them a few days ago.

    Looks like 14 days, I put some long days in to get them done though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by luke View Post
    Yea, all done. I got a jump start on them a few days ago.

    Looks like 14 days, I put some long days in to get them done though...
    That's amazing! Good job man.

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    Wow just got notice that mine shipped.

  8. #98
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    All orders are shipped except for:
    maverick13 (AGD parts have arrived) waiting for final order.
    swe_crazy, waiting for final order.

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    the final order is paid, Thanks

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    Got mine. Looks very nice. No I don't have pics yet.

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    Got mine today. This rail is beautiful, nice work Luke and Panda. Thanks guys!

  12. #102
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    I received my Armada rail today as well. I did notice some tooling marks, and wanted to make sure they won't be visible once the rail has been anodized.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TyeStick View Post
    I received my Armada rail today as well. I did notice some tooling marks, and wanted to make sure they won't be visible once the rail has been anodized.
    likely a deburring tool scraped the side of the rail or it rubbed against something

    if you have scotch brite you can try to rub the marks away your self, or you can instruct whoever you send it to for anodizing to make certain that the marks get polished or blasted away
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  14. #104
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    Yea, the deburing tool probably slipped or something. These are right out of the mill and have only been debured, no other finishing has been done.
    Everything ElPanda said was spot on.

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    Thanks for the info.

    Another heads up... The stock screws that screw the bike grip to the rail are too long. Now, I'm either going to have to hunt down washers, or find shorter screws. There's a decent size gap between the rail and grip now.

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    Yep, thats what you give up for ULE. Hit the hardware store and get two 10-32 screws, should cost you less than $1

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    Nice! I didn't know what size to get. Now I do!

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    I usually just put a short stack of washers in.

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    Another question.

    How do I remove this piece that's pictured without damaging it. What about installing on my Armada rail?

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    Should pull out with a pair of needle nose pliers. If not, use a vice and a couple of pieces of wood to press it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OPBN View Post
    Should pull out with a pair of needle nose pliers. If not, use a vice and a couple of pieces of wood to press it out.
    Spot on. I just use needle nose pliers too. Only one time did I use something to press it out, and it didn't require a vice. I just pressed it against the floor until the bushing slid out. Can't remember what I used, but maybe it was a piece of dowel rod or something.

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    Or you can buy new from Tuna.

  23. #113
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    Needle nose pliers work, but can damage the bushing.
    A flat tip punch, hammer and vise will do less damage.
    You really need a flat surface to lay the rail on when using the punch and hammer method because you can bend the rail other wise.
    I have found some of the older style bushings and ones that have been in the rail for years very stubborn and wont budge with pliers.

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    Thanks for the help guys.

    Also, I wanted to say that you guys did a great job collaborating and manufacturing these Armada rails. They turned out awesome!!!

    It may just be me, but it seems like my Mag RT's much easier now? Seems crazy easy!

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    got mine earlier this week. quick mock up of each rail on a XMT ULE Minimag Body w/Lukes Double Frame (may have to pick up a second).



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    Can't wait to see it finished! Thanks for the pictures.

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    Might try put it on a ego mag.
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    Sweet! I like the pump...

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    Here's a picture that would give people a general idea on how a z-grip sits on a Armada rail.
    I just need to change up the CP ASA and rail.


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    Thought id throw my setup on here too for ****s n giggles. Rail is super clean Luke! (I know my foregrip is off, waitin to go get a larger bolt)

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