It’s fair to say that this weekend has seen a lot of conversation and debate in the online chatrooms about the veracity of the new "H-Series" AEGs from Specna Arms!
From what Specna Arms have already released in their information package the EDGE 2.0 is an improved line of AEGs which combine a range of solutions and technologies difficult to find in other replicas on the market. It is a line that focuses on very good external quality, “solutions increasing the replica’s universality”, extending its life, facilitating failure diagnostics, and ease of power tuning. You get a replica in which you do not have to make any modifications, but if you want they will be fabulously simple.
Every element of the replica has been made and fitted with attention to detail. The body is finished with Nano Coating to prevent scratches. The receiver has deep engraved Specna Arms markings and an individual serial number. The SA-H21 EDGE 2.0 AEG is equipped with a front rail with 22mm RIS mounting system. The barrel ends with a standard muzzle mounted on a 14mm CCW thread. The fixed front and rear sights are adjustable.
The AEGs have a 6.03mm diameter inner barrel as standard which ensures accuracy of both first shot and follow-ups. A new type rotary Hop-Up chamber works with the barrel, which allows very precise and stable adjustment. The AEG also has the ESA2 quick spring change system. It allows you to quickly and efficiently adjust the replica’s power to the actual conditions in the field without using the tools; just unscrew the stock tube to gain access to spring. You do not have to pull out or open the gearbox as the ESA2 system allows you to replace the mainspring in a few seconds, and adapt the replica’s muzzle velocity to the site. It guarantees a perfect compromise between fire efficiency and your own and other players’ safety. In the box with a replica, there is also a second M90 mainspring.
The ORION Gearbox is the heart of the replica. It is based on a reinforced skeleton and equipped with the mainspring release function. The replica has several high-quality parts, thanks to which the AEG is ready for further tuning; the ORION Gearbox is ready to work with M140 springs. In addition, inside you also get:
· reinforced polymer piston with full steel rack
· sealed aluminium nozzle
· aluminium cylinder head
· double-sealed aluminium piston head with bearings
· bearing spring guide
· a set of steel gears
· 8mm ball bearings
The replicas also use a powerful, efficient High Torque motor equipped with powerful neodymium magnets. The motor has a 22TPA (Turn Per Arm) winding and can easily handle stronger springs than those included in the set.
The ASTER ™ System is the younger brother of the well-known TITAN ™ unit. This fourth generation of AEG control systems has been designed for most electric replicas equipped with V2 gearbox. ASTER ™ will allow you to achieve maximum reliability while keeping the overall price sensible.
Specna Arms tell us:
“Thanks to the ASTER ™ System, you can improve the replica by replacing the contacts with an advanced controller equipped with innovative optical sensors, which offers as many as 250 trigger sensitivity settings. Quick response to the trigger and many other useful functions will allow you to achieve an advantage on the airsoft battlefield. An intelligent fuse protects the battery, motor, and controller, even when the battery is reversed. This feature together with the optical sensors makes the ASTER ™ the most durable drop-in system on the market today.”
The ASTER ™ System does indeed offer more choice, and will provide:
· protection against reverse battery polarity
· innovative optical sensors
· 250 trigger sensitivity settings
· configurable via the replica trigger or GATE Control Station application
· built-in RGB LED for easy programming of the system
Specna Arms do add a warning though, that some functions of the ASTER ™ System are available in the GCS (Gate Control Station) application for which you need USB-Link which is not included in the package and will need to be purchased separately.
For more information on the GATE ASTER ™ System you can check HERE.
The new Specna Arms SA-H21 EDGE 2.0 AEGs are already on sale via GUNFIRE.
Whilst discussions about these latest AEGs from Specna Arms will undoubtedly continue to rage among the “online experts” we will keep our own council until we have had a chance to properly test one ourselves, and you can rest assured that Airsoft Action will once again bring you the full story as soon as we’ve had an SA-H21 EDGE 2.0 on the range and given it some thorough abuse!