Make Your Own Radio Controled Airsoft Gun

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Introduction: Make Your Own Radio Controled Airsoft Gun

About: Hi! I'm a freshman in college at California Polytechnic State University, majoring in Aerospace engineering. I interned for a short period at Instructables and love building and making. A few of my projects ar…

How to modify a electric airsoft gun so that you can control it using a remote control

Step 1: Gather Materials

The things you will need for this project are:

Two servos

One Electric Air soft gun (any kind should work)

Some wire

A push button switch

An FM receiver, one that you can plug servos in to... not a radio

Some wood

Tape

Step 2: Modify Airsoft Gun

First open up your gun, there should be a few screws in the sides . Then once its opened, make a short between one of the battery terminals and the motor with the switch in between, be sure to leave a lot of wire before the switch. Next run the wire with the switch on it to the outside of the gun. Now you can put the cover back on the gun with the screws you removed. You can just barely see the wires inside my gun in the picture below.

Step 3: Build Base

This step can be done however you like because it will determine how the whole thing looks, but I will still post some instructions.

With the wood make two bases one bigger than the other. On the smaller of the two put two other pieces of wood on opposite sides going up perpendicular to the base. Next cut a few wooden spacer blocks to go between the bases.This may sound confusing but the pictures should help.

Step 4: Servos

Now for the servos, one of the servos will be used to rotate the base, while the other will be used to push a switch. First, the one that rotates the base.

This one is fairly self explanatory, just take your servo and in some way mount the turning head on the smaller base. I used a few screws to do this..

The second servo is a bit trickier. First you need to mount that switch that goes to the air soft gun on one of the pieces of wood that is perpendicular to the smaller base. Now comes the hard part. You have to mount the servo so that the turning head will turn and push the switch, this takes a few minutes of tweaking. (The tape might help with this)

Step 5: Mounting the Gun

Now you will need to mount the gun. I would suggest mounting it at a slight incline so that it will go farther. In order to mount my gun all did was take a metal bracket bend it into shape screw it onto the smaller base and then into the gun, this is all shown in the pictures.

Step 6: Mounting the Small Base on the Big Base

Now take the bigger base you made and screw all those extra wooden spacer blocks onto it. Then mount the servo that is already connected to the smaller base onto the larger base, if your smaller base is unstable or the servo is unstable I used a weight to balance my smaller base and some wire to keep the servo in place on the larger base.

Step 7: Hook It All Up

Now just connect your servos to the receiver, and your done! Your final product should look something like this..... I am not liable for any damage done with this product.

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    77 Comments

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    aer00
    aer00

    10 months ago on Step 2

    This may sound dumb, but do you know if there is any light weight substitute for wood, im trying to make a sniper balloon.

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    alfonso
    alfonso

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    FM receivers cost anywhere from $15 to upwards of $200. I would look up a hobby shop in my area, and go check out their selection and learn about what type of receiver you want. Don't forget, you will need a remote control that operates on the same frequency as your receiver.

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    CrazeeChicken06
    CrazeeChicken06

    Reply 2 years ago

    you could probably get a fine one for $16 on amazon

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    alfonso
    alfonso

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    Servos are even cheaper, as with the FM receiver prices range, but on average servos are usually around 8 bucks.

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    coolkidtn
    coolkidtn

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Is there by any chance that you could connect this to the ceiling?

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    keeeneth
    keeeneth

    9 years ago on Introduction

    hi im currently doing a project for school which is similar to the post above.
    however im using a much larger gun , the nerf nitron

    and we will be mounting in on a mini monster truck.. i was wondering if you had any idea of how to create a remote trigger from the gun which can either be mounted on the gun itself or by bypassing the motor and flywheel.. thanks so much, any help is appreciated

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    Tinoman99
    Tinoman99

    9 years ago on Step 7

    Is this remote wireless or not??

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    corn holio
    corn holio

    10 years ago on Introduction

    dude i made my own version. i don't have pics because during my last airsoft war it got knocked over, kicked, shot with airsoft bbs, and it got crushed by a big rock some guy threw at it.

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    crazy4airsoft
    crazy4airsoft

    13 years ago on Introduction

    Hey can you tell me how much it will be for all of this, and how difficult is it to make? Is there a way to make it move on its own with like a sensor?

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    TropicalRC
    TropicalRC

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I would contact one of the sites that specialise in RC Tanks or look on eBay for some second hand spares! I am going to start this project as my next instructable! I'll let everyone know how I get on!

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    CameronC
    CameronC

    11 years ago on Step 7

    seems kinda cheap, but hey, it looks quick to build. Little things such as how much better/more professional it is to have a relay board for the gun to fire, and the way that the bottom servo is secured (Use screws or glue, not wire!) could be improved, but overall a really good instructable. I'm actually gonna make one of these =P.

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    agdollison
    agdollison

    13 years ago on Introduction

    you now what would be cool would take one of those rc airsoft tanks and take out the airsoft components and rig it up to an rc helicopter

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    zing200
    zing200

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    You know they do make RC airsoft helicopters

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    serith
    serith

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Do you control it by rc? you say pleanty about a reciever to plug the servos into, but nothing about a transmitter...