Duratrax – Piranha and Onyx 230 Chargers

https://www.tafseer-raheemi.com/onh3zjan2 Manufacturer: Duratrax
Type: Battery Chargers and Related

https://www.artevarese.com/77s16ox I’ve gone through my fair share of chargers for airsoft batteries over the years. Had a few Radio Shack Wall Warts and TLP chargers. But my longest lasting, best performing charger has been my Duratrax Piranha.


Duratrax – Piranha
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I’ve had my Duratrax Piranha Digital Peak Charger since 2004. It can save setting for up to 10 presets. and it’s a programmable for 6 different features:

Tailor operation to your specific battery types with these programmable features:
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Battery Type NiCd, NiMH – 1-8 cells
Charge Current 0.1-5.0A
Battery Capacity 50-5000mAh
Peak Sensitivity 3-20mV
Trickle Current 0, 100, 200mA
Sounds 5

IIRC I purchased this for under $50.00 and has performed well since purchase.

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Duratrax – Onyx 230 Advanced AC/DC Charger
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I purchased the Duratrax Onyx 230 since it support LiPo, Li-Ion and LiFe battery charging. Most of this decision was based on the years of service my Duratrax Piranha has given me. It also has 10 programmable presets and a multitude of programming options.


Great Planes – Equinox LiPo Balancer

https://www.mctb.org/2022/08/10/w56dschc The Onyx 230 does not come with an onboard LiPo balancer. I went with the Equinox balancer from the recommendation of the distributor.

Will update this post with more info as I have more time with this Charger and Balancer combination.

Tokyo Marui – AKS74U

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Manufacturer: Tokyo Marui (Japan)
Type: AEG (Automatic Electric Gun)
Date Acquired: 10/2008

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Tokyo Marui – AKS74U

Order Tramadol From Uk I honestly thought I reached my limit for AEG’s and I had seen the previous TM Blowback AEG the AK74MN and it only slightly piqued my interest. In fact I wrote off the TM AKS74U as being yet another AK74U release. But when i saw this being test fired at AEX, it was much more impressive then I would have imagined.

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Tokyo Marui – AKS74U

The electric Blowback mechanism that TM created is a very clean implementation. The fake bolt blows back and closes forward consistently, unlike the VFC AK Blowback system. Info on both the TM AK74MN and VFC AK Blowback AEG’s here if interested. The Blowback on this AKS74U seems to be more powerful when compared to the AK74MN and gives the feeling of recoil when fired. This could also be due to the AKS74U being shorter and less mass. Just seeing that recoil when someone else test fired it sold me right then and there. This is also why I’m excited about the new Blowback M4 TM recently announced.


Tokyo Marui – AKS74U

https://www.armoniaf.com/6e7k4pm34e The new TM AK74 Series takes a different type of AK magazine from the older TM version 3 gearbox AK’s. While at first I thought this was unfair, now seeing how the new design works, I’m happy to see the improvement. TM redesigned the Armalite style magazines on the Type 89 so they would feed/fire all bb’s in the magazine. They followed that design to the Mac-10 AEP’s magazines and have carried it onto the AK74 series. <speculation>Making an educated guess, the new Blowback M4’s will also have these new redesigned magazines as well and will not be able to use older Armalite style mags.<speculation>


Tokyo Marui – AKS74U

Another trend/design that TM has carried forward since the M14 and Type 89 is the build using a metal body. And compared to Chinese aftermarket AEG bodies, the Japanese designed metal bodies are an excellent build are a good balance of strength to weight.


Tokyo Marui – AKS74U

Only downside so far is the small battery compartment which you have to cram an 8.4 Mini battery in. I have a few Lipos on order to see how well they work. Will post updates on this later.

Of course I had to add a few parts…

  • ACM/EBB – PBS1 Silencer
  • ACM/EBB – Rubber Buttpad
  • Classic Army – KFH

Going with LiPo. (Update 01/2009)


Tokyo Marui – AKS74U – LiPo

The 8.4v Mini batteries (Intellect), I’ve been using on this AK have been a real pain to use. They barely fit in the hand guard, and I’ve run across a few brands that won’t fit at all, due to how the wiring was soldered onto the pack, use of spacers and length of wiring to connectors. The rate of fire with an 8.4 mini with the recoil system seemed to be a little sluggish.


Tokyo Marui – AKS74U – LiPo

I purchased a couple of 7.4v 1500 Mah, 25C CONTINUOUS / 40C BURST batteries form onlybatterypacks.com. These are dimensionally slightly smaller then an 8.4 Mini Battery pack, so hand guard fitment is MUCH easier. Even though it’s voltage is lower then an 8.4 mini, its output rate is higher and does result in higher ROF. Don’t worry… even though my existing chrono’s don’t measure ROF, I have 1 incoming just to do that. Will keep updating this to the performance of LiPo usage in this specific AEG.


Tokyo Marui – AKS74U – w/ Laylax Battery Sling

A user on a local forum asked me how the AKS74U would look/work with a Laylax battery sling. Works well and it looks as if TM designed in a couple of gaps on the hand guard to accommodate external wiring!


Tokyo Marui – AKS74U – w/ Laylax Battery Sling


Tokyo Marui – AKS74U – w/Freedom Art – Low Mount Base

Chrono Results (FPS)
.20 BB’s
Avg: 305 fps

Classic Army – P90TR Sportline

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Manufacturer: https://www.mctb.org/2022/08/10/95uu3wt Classic Army (Hong Kong)
Type: AEG (Automatic Electric Gun)
Date Acquired: 10/2008


Classic Army – P90TR Sportline

Spartan Imports was kind enough to send me down a Classic Army P90TR, to take a look at for review. My first AEG was a Tokyo Marui P90 originally bought for me by a friend in 2001. The TM P90 has functioned flawlessly since 2001, never having any problems and still shooting as strong today as 2001. So I’ve been interested to see how the CA P90 series performs.


Classic Army – P90TR Sportline

The CA – P90TR is in the Sportline Series and this specific one Spartan Imports sent, was their Value Package, which includes: battery, charger, shooting glasses and bb’s. These retailer from AEX for $170.00, so not a bad deal for a starter AEG package.


Tokyo Marui – P90 (Top) Classic Army – P90TR Sportline (Bottom)

Being a long time happy owner of the TM P90 it will be hard not to do some direct comparisons, so let me get some out of the way. But please keep in mind that the CA Sportline series is their budget line, so direct differences to TM in some cases are due simply to that.

CA – P90TR
TM – P90
Weight
1900 grams
2200 grams
Barrel Length
246.5 mm
247 mm
Included Mag
300 round
68 round
Battery Type
Mini 8.4
Mini 8.4

The color of plastic used on both CA P90’s is close to the black used on the TM P90 RDS. The texture is rougher then the TM plastic though. Also you can feel the body seam that runs down the entire length of the CA P90. The body also flexes slightly compared to the TM.


Tokyo Marui – P90 (Top) Classic Army – P90TR Sportline (Bottom)

As I’ve noticed/reported in the past all CA Sportline’s (M4’s, MP5’s, AK’s) I’ve test fired, make an audible "boing" sound when fired in semi auto. Seems to be something common with all Sportline internals. But their ROF is good and 310-320 fps is great for an "out of the box" P90. The 300 round high cap mag supplied by CA is a better performer then the TM P90 High Cap. 1 full wind of the CA P90 High Cap will power almost the entire magazine. Only time will tell on durability though.


Classic Army – P90TR Sportline

Of course I couldn’t just leave the CA P90TR stock. The CA P90 takes most parts made for the TM P90 so far. Added the following mods:

  • NitroVo – P90 Rail
  • KM/Head 1950 – Light Weight (245mm, 14mm+/-) Silencer
  • Mosquito Molds – Mini Launcher
  • AMP Tactical – AP Reddot
  • Knight’s – 30mm "L" mount

Ebaybanned – Standalone Grenade Launcher Pistol Frame

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Manufacturer: Ebaybanned (China)
Type: Grenade Launcher
Date Acquired: 11/2008


Ebaybanned – Standalone Grenade Launcher Pistol Frame

Here was another "How can Ebaybanned sell things this low and include shipping" deals. $50 shipped International. It’s a mostly plastic frame system, but it makes for a nice Standalone Tactical M203. Added the following:


Ebaybanned – Standalone Grenade Launcher Pistol Frame

This came with an M16 A2 style pistol grip, but the finger nub and the trigger guard made for a very tight fit. A Magpul MIAD grip work perfectly as a replacement.

Tokyo Marui – MP5-J w/ Sword Fish Mod

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Manufacturer: https://trademarksalon.com/6r4r8oz Tokyo Marui (Japan)
Type: AEG (Automatic Electric Gun)
Date Acquired: 10/2008


Tokyo Marui – MP5-J -Swordfish Mod

Parts included are:

  • Tokyo Marui – MP5J
  • Nitro.Vo – MP5 Top Rail
  • First Factory – Swordfish Front end for MP5s
  • Classic Army – MP5 R.I.S.
  • Classic Army – MP5 Full Rear Stock
  • Tango Down – BGV-QD Stubby Vertical Grip


Tokyo Marui – MP5-J -Swordfish Mod

Original MP5-J info below.


Tokyo Marui – MP5-J

Regular visitors may have noticed, I’m a late adopter of MP5 goodness. I just happened upon a hard to find Nitro/Vo MP5 Rail sleeve recently though and my MP5K Sword Devil needed a counterpart.


Tokyo Marui – MP5-J

More details to follow. I picked the MP5-J mostly due to having the burst trigger markings. Which should set this soon to be Swordfish mod apart from others. Stay tuned.


Tokyo Marui – MP5 Sword* Family