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Poll: Reinforced Bolt Carriers (21 members have cast votes)

Do you use Reinforced Bolt Carriers on any of your planes?

  1. Yes (19 votes [90.48%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 90.48%

  2. No (2 votes [9.52%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.52%

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Reitousair #21 Posted 27 November 2019 - 05:52 PM

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View Postlegoboy0401, on 26 November 2019 - 10:45 PM, said:

Interesting. What about the Ki-45, 102, and 93?


Ki-45 and Ki-102 can work with anything, though LGB and GOA tend to be the more popular options (though I can see RBC being really nice on the Ki-45.)


Ki-93 tends to have people pick either LGB or GOA, I haven't heard of a single case of RBC being equipped onto the Ki-93, it's just so focused on sniping and the gun cools down extremely fast (once it begins cooling) that there's not much of a need for it.

I do fly Chinese aircraft a fair amount so... *ahem*



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trikke #22 Posted 01 March 2020 - 07:49 PM


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View Posttrikke, on 27 November 2019 - 11:51 AM, said:

I've never once stuck a RBC on anything I own.   I always go gas-operated


AND I finally stuck a RBC on my new 20mm Curtiss xf15c, but after rereading this, I put it on a plane that wouldn't use it correctly


I'll have to spend tokens to fix that, dammit

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wylleEcoyote #23 Posted 02 March 2020 - 10:20 PM

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Dont sweat it Trikke.  The RBC is a great choice for that bird. The 20's are plenty good enough on their own for what they do.
RBC<with bonus cooldown> just let you shoot them much more often! 
long barrels make crits happen alot but if you miss your guns will overheat before you target dies.
Gas actions will jack up that DPS and set fires! (one of the few things 20mm cannons arent great at)
which is nice for doing damage while your guns are cooling off.

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