My take on the FG42

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Re: My take on the FG42

Postby jimmiroquai » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:58 am

Update:
Found an old 550mm barrel and decided to use that instead of buying a new one.
Modified the 1st release AGM sten hop unit to make it adjustable.
I had to find a longer nozzle because the securing holes for the gearbox were drilled 2mm to far back. So i added 2mm to the hop-up chamber where it rests against the gearbox, used an longer nozzle i found in my parts box (i don't remember from what aeg) and sanded it to the right length. It should be long enough to seal with the hop rubber but short enough to allow bbs to feed. I also filed the front face of the tappet in order for the nozzle to sit a bit more forward. I replaced the plastic bushings with 6mm steel ones and the plastic spring guide with a version 3 with bearings.

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Shoots great! Without any misfeeds, despite the custom nozzle length. Great trigger response due to the mosfet.

All that's left to do is some of the cosmetics and paint!
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Re: My take on the FG42

Postby McVickers » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:18 am

So damn awesome!
Many congrats on such an inspired build!
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Re: My take on the FG42

Postby dcheetham89 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:40 am

One of the best customs I've seen my friend, you'll be envied on the battlefield I'm sure!
Looking forward to seeing it painted, very nice work indeed
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Re: My take on the FG42

Postby jimmiroquai » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:33 am

Wow, Thanks!

Well, here it is. My take on the FG42 type 1 ...inspired the the builds of Jay and schmitty..

To summarize:
Receiver is 1mm sheet steel folded and welded to two steel tubes with a 32mm id.
Iron sights, barrel, muzzle, bayonet lug, bipod mount/gas tube are aluminium.
Bipod, handguard, buttstock are fiberglass.
Internals: version 7 gearbox, modified nozzle, sten motorcage, sten hop chamber, microswitch, mosfet without AB.
Magazine: King arms M14 midcaps

Again, i wouldn't have been able to build this without this kit:
http://x5model.blogspot.com/search/labe ... ehr%20FG42

Here are the pics:
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Unfortunately, because of the local gunban (election season over here), outdoor pics will have to wait...in the meantime here's a poor indoor shot just for size reference
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Re: My take on the FG42

Postby Loose Hand Luke » Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:18 pm

Bloody fantastic mate!

Great work :good:
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Re: My take on the FG42

Postby bigkie » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:18 pm

Again mate a thing of beauty. Make me one!!! :whistle:
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Re: My take on the FG42

Postby dcheetham89 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:10 pm

Breath taking bit of custom work my friend, its a real credit to you. If my customs turn out to be 10% as good as yours I'll be happy, hope you get all the great play you deserve out of it :D
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Re: My take on the FG42

Postby cdfw » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:40 pm

Stunning piece of custom work.. All credit to you.
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Warren... If you are following this thread, there is a huge gap in the market for one of these!
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Re: My take on the FG42

Postby warren » Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:13 pm

haha :) i am and i,d like one as well :)
very nice ;)
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Re: My take on the FG42

Postby jimmiroquai » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:42 am

Thanks! Actually, on hindsight, it would be possible to make the receiver as tiny as the real one but a bit wider. Gearbox would have to be version 3 with a custom motorcage and contained in the stock. You would then have to fabricate a very long nozzle and a hop chamber as well. I'm not sure what the effect on available air volume a loooong nozzle would have though.
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Re: My take on the FG42

Postby JD7 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:26 pm

Fantastic, I love it
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Re: My take on the FG42

Postby dadio » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:01 pm

jimmiroquai wrote:Thanks! Actually, on hindsight, it would be possible to make the receiver as tiny as the real one but a bit wider. Gearbox would have to be version 3 with a custom motorcage and contained in the stock. You would then have to fabricate a very long nozzle and a hop chamber as well. I'm not sure what the effect on available air volume a loooong nozzle would have though.

extra long nozzles rob the power and the weight of them puts far higher stress on the tappet plate,that's not to say it wont work ,just a lot higher rate spring and associated additional strain on internal parts and gear case.
really nice job ,well done.
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Re: My take on the FG42

Postby jimmiroquai » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:42 pm

Thanks! Yes, i agree about the long nozzle. the longer it is, the more dead space. That's why i just opted for enlarging the receiver enough to fit a gearbox right at the feed port, hoping it didn't detract to much from the overall look.
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Re: My take on the FG42

Postby jimmiroquai » Mon Jun 24, 2013 12:48 am

Finally took it oout to a game after the looong wait. Needs an upgrade to make it shoot better. Hop adjustment was a little fiddly, But iron sights were dead on the spot. :) Handles great too. Tacticool carry is just so natural with this gun that i can't think of anyway else to carry it.

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Re: My take on the FG42

Postby Komrade » Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:57 pm

Great work!!! :happyclap:
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