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PostSubject: Echo 1 failure forecasts?   Sat Mar 17, 2007 7:00 am

Obviously, since they are clone aegs, they aren't going to be as reliable as a high end counterpart. I'm just curious about what parts do you see in the Echo 1 series breaking first. Please, post any feedback if anyone has owned their gun a while, and how many rounds were shot through it. Also, speculation is accepted, although PLEASE differentiate between speculation and experience. Links to upgrade guides are welcomed as well. I'd like for this thread to help educate us Echo 1 owners as to what should be replaced/reinforced, in order to have our guns shooting as reliably as high end models.

Here's a little video on how to do a full gearbox upgrade to a TM M4A1, which should translate well to an Echo 1.

http://www.mechbox.com/site/mechbox-upgrades/version-2-mechbox-upgrade-video.html
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PostSubject: Re: Echo 1 failure forecasts?   Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:47 pm

mm a lil peice on the dust cover broke on mine, but no big deal
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PostSubject: Re: Echo 1 failure forecasts?   Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:11 am

Had mine since December. 7k+ rounds put through it. No problems. I don't see mine breaking anytime soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Echo 1 failure forecasts?   Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:02 pm

I've had mine for quite a while with no problems. Just make sure everything is tightened after heavy use and you will be fine.
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PostSubject: Re: Echo 1 failure forecasts?   Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:20 pm

lol now my hop-up unit is not working.
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PostSubject: Re: Echo 1 failure forecasts?   Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:23 pm

did u mess with it?
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PostSubject: Re: Echo 1 failure forecasts?   Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:59 am

no.
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PostSubject: Re: Echo 1 failure forecasts?   Sat Apr 28, 2007 11:19 am

hmm.. that sucks.
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PostSubject: Re: Echo 1 failure forecasts?   Sun Apr 29, 2007 3:47 pm

im buying a new metal hopup unit for it anways
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PostSubject: Re: Echo 1 failure forecasts?   Mon May 07, 2007 2:40 pm

i think what is kool about these guns are that, since they fit in the universal form factor, even when you spend the extra money for a CA or TM ppl r gna always upgrade, and these guns leave a more inexpensive foundation to build upon.

For example: CA upgrade to 400fps is around $450, an echo1 upgraded to 400fps is about $270

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PostSubject: Re: Echo 1 failure forecasts?   Mon May 07, 2007 8:13 pm

ummmm... what?? you can just upgrade the fps by spending 10 or 20 bucks on a new spring. you could upgrade it to 400 fps with and m120 easy, and ur gun wouldntneed anything else.
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PostSubject: Re: Echo 1 failure forecasts?   Tue May 08, 2007 4:12 am

yea I don't know where you got the extra $130 something for getting 400fps
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PostSubject: Re: Echo 1 failure forecasts?   Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:35 pm

Nate wrote:
ummmm... what?? you can just upgrade the fps by spending 10 or 20 bucks on a new spring. you could upgrade it to 400 fps with and m120 easy, and ur gun wouldntneed anything else.

But, you can't just put in a new spring and expect everything to work peachy keen, you have to spend more money on other upgrades to make sure the gun doesn't get destroyed when you shoot it.
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PostSubject: Re: Echo 1 failure forecasts?   Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:34 pm

Nate wrote:
ummmm... what?? you can just upgrade the fps by spending 10 or 20 bucks on a new spring. you could upgrade it to 400 fps with and m120 easy, and ur gun wouldntneed anything else.
That's false. You would want a new battery (probably a 9 volt), and you will want to upgrade your gears as well. If you don't, your gearbox won't lat very long, there will be too much stripping on the gears.
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PostSubject: Re: Echo 1 failure forecasts?   Sun Nov 25, 2007 6:13 pm

Yeah, that's pretty much what I was saying.
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PostSubject: Re: Echo 1 failure forecasts?   Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:48 am

Yeah, I wouldn't want to upgrade the spring. The gearbox will be the first thing to go, and an M120 will just put that much more stress on the mechbox.
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PostSubject: Re: Echo 1 failure forecasts?   Tue May 13, 2008 12:33 pm

id have to say that my echos that I own have been better than their star origionals (runs and hides) out of the box, with faster speeds..... only thing that broke thus far, was caused by my falling on my gun when i triped and fell on it (stupid water heater after dark!!!! Mad
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