Block2 Build – Teardown + Mechbox overview

Straight-away the gun was torn down to the mechbox to see what VFC has in store for 2016.

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Engraved logo, red aluminum cylinder are new for 2016 and the 8mm bearings and red nylon-fibre piston were introduced in 2015.

Looking from the rear of the mechbox, the Deluxe RIS II has a wiring harness with built-in MOSFET.

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Not sure on the durability of this unit but it will be removed to install a BTC Spectre. Also very interesting is the introduction of a quick-change spring system. VFC has done it in a very clever fashion by re-using as many parts from the legacy spring guide and making as few changes to the mechbox as possible. The rear of the mechbox has been re-profiled for the quick-change spring guide nut.

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With the main spring removed, and anti-reversal latch released, opening up the gearbox was a complete joy. Nothing out of the ordinary or new, simply the red tappet plate and the higher-steel-content self-shimming gears that were introduced in 2015. Note the special cast pocket for the MOSFET not present on legacy gearboxes.

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