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#1 Phibonnachee

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 05:33 PM

I recently acquired a Hornet and had begun to mod it. Part of the modding required the barrels to be cut out and then a dremel to sand down the peg and the AR. However, once I put it all back together I found that the bottom right air tank is leaking from the front (Others may also be leaking).
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I was just wondering if this was fixable or have I ruptured a tank from the dremel vibrations? I know that there are holes in those white pieces, but I am certain I did not damage the valve by drilling. How exactly do hornet airtanks work? Please tell me if you were able to fix this.
Also, as a side note, I was wondering if there was a way to remove the airtanks from the black support bracket without chopping the entire piece up.

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If I get another one, I won't be planning to remove the restrictors, just the pegs preventing stefans from loading.

Edited by Phibonnachee, 22 September 2009 - 05:45 PM.

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#2 Soothsayer

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 05:35 PM

You probably just got a good amount of plastic dust on the stoppers. Try blowing down into each tank, and then get some silicone spray and shower each tank in the front. Wait 15 or so minutes and you should be back in action. Usually works/is the problem for me whenever I mod these things.
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#3 flamingeyes245

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 05:55 PM

You may have drilled into the rubber piece.
That's what it looks like to me.
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#4 pjotrkuh

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 04:46 AM

You may have drilled into the rubber piece.
That's what it looks like to me.


Thats my guess to, in that case its not fixable, unless you got some spare hornet tanks lying around
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#5 imaseoulman

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 01:49 PM

Agreed with JSB that it's unlikely that you drilled into the poppet. A good fix for debris preventing a perfect seal is compressed air (a la those computer keyboard cleaner cans that dispense air or a home-made version using a MagStrike bladder). I've had this happen to me several times and it's almost always just debris preventing a seal between the soft poppet tip and the tank opening. Good luck.
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#6 ilzot

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 04:03 PM

Water.

Just run a tiny bit into each tank, pump and fire. Presto. Just hold it down when you fire to let excess water out and so none enters the tanks.

Did it with my SSPB and worked like a charm.

Good luck.
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