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SuperMaxx 1000 Reinforcement


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#1 jwasko



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Posted 23 March 2017 - 09:25 PM

I finally got myself an SM1k, and I'd love it if the auto-rotation didn't kill itself.


Looking around I've seen many posts alluding to the fragility of the SM1k auto-rotation mechanism, but I haven't found any pictures or descriptions of how it breaks. Can anyone provide info so that I can attempt to reinforce accordingly?


I'll include a picture to refresh everyone's memory:

SM1k rotation mech.png


I've labelled the three components A, B, and C for easy reference. Original picture by Blue.


I'm guessing that the likely failures are:

1. Either of the two arms of component "A" snap (shouldn't be hard to reinforce or even replace the whole thing).

2. Component B breaks somehow (either breaking off the tip that interfaces with the cylinder or breaking where it attaches to part "C").

3. "C" seems pretty sturdy, but again the all-plastic, pin-in-hole connection to part "B" could be an issue for either component.


Any prior experience with SM1ks that you can share is appreciated.

Edited by jwasko, 23 March 2017 - 09:26 PM.

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#2 snakerbot


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 11:45 PM

The tab on the front of the trigger broke off of mine. I repaired it with some polycarbonate and a 6-32 screw sticking up to replace the tab.

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