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Old 06-25-2013, 09:55 AM
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Default Machine Gun Slider Rails?

I've seen photos, such as here: http://www.mnwing.org/ where it looks like the slider rails were drilled out. What is the purpose of this? Weight, looks? Do the rollers "snag" on the holes? What dia. holes? I thought they look pretty cool. Can anyone elaborate more on this idea here, or post pictures of their's?

Looks Cool,

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Old 06-25-2013, 10:38 AM
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I would bet its for looks, yes it reduces weight but how much? Personally I love the look and wish I would have done the same! Also not sure if it was planned but you could also now use the holes for canopy stops at certain points. Make a plug that would fit into one of the holes that is removable and you could have a canopy stop at many different points.
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:03 PM
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Also not sure if it was planned but you could also now use the holes for canopy stops at certain points. Make a plug that would fit into one of the holes that is removable and you could have a canopy stop at many different points.
That is a good point!

I might just drill mine out, going to make one heck of a mess though
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:25 PM
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Here I thought the subject was about how to mount machine guns on my RV with cool detachable rails.
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:28 PM
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I was just thinking that I could still remove mine and do it, looks cool, but i am remembering how many times ive stepped on them and worried about deforming them. I am light but fear id crush it with too many holes...
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:11 PM
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Awwwwe and I was looking for a mod to mount my machine guns, in case of a drone attack. I think I could beat them, they are just logic and programmed, they can't reason right?

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Old 06-25-2013, 05:17 PM
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Default I drilled mine....

.....to save weight. That's a solid bit of material, you wont deform it by standing on it. And yes it does look cool
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:13 PM
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i think it looks better highly polished
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:37 PM
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I'd post pictures of mine, but my plane is being painted hundreds of miles away at the moment.

I did mine primarily for looks; it's something different than most other RVs and is one more thing that helps to make my RV "mine".

Weight savings was a secondary reason, although the actual weight savings is miniscule. Still, "no single raindrop believes that it is responsible for the flood" - every little bit helps or at least makes way for weight in more desirable areas.
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Here I thought the subject was about how to mount machine guns on my RV with cool detachable rails.
Me too!

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