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 ...

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

    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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    Is this remote wireless or not??

    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.

    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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    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!

    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.

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

    May I suggest Using a cheap r/c car.I got mine at walmart for 6$ then get a magnetic relay switch for 3$ here's the link. Robotcombat.com/products0-relay40.html. Now the gun I used was a crosman pulse it was 40$ at walmart.here's how 2 build it. It is easier than it may sound/look . take the car apart and find the 2 wires that go to the rear motor.cut these where they are connected to the motor.do the same with the steering/turning motor in front.now connect these wires to the magnetic relay switch to connectors that are on opposite sides of eachother.now take the gun apart.the crosman pulse has all the gears and motor encased inside so u don't hav 2 worry about gears falling out.now cut the 2 wires going to the motor and leave ablout an inch of wire left on the motor. Now take the rechargeable battery that came with the gun and connect the batterys negative wire to the motors negative wire.finally connect the motors positive wire to one of the remaining ports on the magnetic switch(use a longer wire).finally connects the batteries positive wire to the last port on the switch and you're ready to start shootin almost.now for a turret take the motor from the car and connect it to the 2 wires left on the r/c car and stabilize it and mount it now you're finished!!! Simply use the up/down lever on the controller to shoot and the left/right lever to rotate the turret.if you want me to make an instructable or have any questions email me at raymaas15@gmail.com

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    i dont know if ill get around to making an instructable because a have already built mine, but, the easiest way to make one is to take an r/c car and put the wires tthat go to the cars motor and connect them to the airsoft guns motor.as for the turret u could prolly hot glue the gun to one of the cars wheels ? but glue like a wooden square or somthing first so it dont turn 2 fast

    heyy we used that idea for our science fair/ science night project and we aced it. although we found that we didnt need to add those wings