Tactical Edge Hobbies Shims Kit


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x1 Set of Shims 
x5 - 0.1mm 
x5 - 0.2mm
x5 - 0.3mm
x5 - 0.5mm

Shimming is the practice of using small spacers (shims) to precisely align the gears in your gearbox so that they operate smoothly. A poorly shimmed gearbox often results in a loud whining noise while firing, premature parts wear, stress on the motor, a reduced rate of fire, and poor battery life.

The goal is to space the gears in such a way that maximises contact between the teeth on each gear while minimising the amount of space that the gears have to move side-to-side within the gearbox. It is also extremely important that the gears are not shimmed excessively, which would cause them to bind up with one another or the gearbox itself.

Proper shimming is essential for any gearbox, and can make a huge difference in performance. Even gearboxes with the best quality parts will feel cheap and sluggish if they are not shimmed well. 

It is an essential part of having a well run gearbox!

Standard packing and handling times are between 1-3 Business days and from there, standard shipping times from Brisbane. During peak season, big sales (like 20-30% off)  and special occasions such as Christmas and Fathers day there will be delays in shipping and we reserve the right to exceed the above guidelines on occasion. 

For express post shipping times please see the Australia Post website for more details. 

Once an order has been dispatched, it is in the hands of Australia Post and we will not be held responsible for any items that go missing and can not provide any discounts on new products that must be purchased to replace the missing items. Please call Australia Post if there are any issues with the delivery of your order.

Our contract ends once the order has been collected by Australia Post.

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Charging Batteries

Do not leave batteries unattended whilst charging and take off charge when they have completed charging.

When charging the batteries, we recommend charging them between 1-4 hours.
When they are charging the light/s will flash and once it is fully charged, the light/s will turn a solid red or green.

Also once you start to hear the battery getting flat, please recharge it as running it flat can damage the cells.

Soaking & Storage of Gels

When soaking the gels, they need to be soaked fully submerged in water from the tap for a minimum of 5-6 hours.

Once they have fully grown you can leave them in the water and keep them in or out of the refrigerator.

When you are ready to use them just drain of any excess water with a strainer before you feed them into the mag but do not dry them as they need to be lubricated to work properly.

You can store gel balls in a bucket of water with a lid for up to 3 months before they start to go super soft. We recommend if you do this to change the water every couple of weeks.