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HUTU (hop up tracer unit) - Success!

Posted by Kundi (Roger) on July 17, 2014 at 11:55 AM

There is something about a good night game.  It is much cooler than having a game during the day, which is probably why I like it more.  The excitement level is higher as you move around not knowing was is about the next bush or corner.  I also like the simple devices like motion detector lights and motion detectors you can use to foil your opponents.

 

Our rules require you to either use a tracer unit or have a flashlight on when you shoot.  Tracer units can be expensive, running from $60 to $130 or more.  A less expensive options is a hop up tracer unit (HUTU).  It requires you to permanently modify your hop up, but it only costs $20 for the supplies and you can do as many hop ups as you want.  If you are comfortably breaking down your gun and soldering, you can do it in under an hour.

 

I have thought about doing a HUTU on my CQB gun, so I broke down and got the hardware.  As FOG can tell you, I am not the most talented tech around, but I can do the basics.  I used the following guides to figure out what I should do.

http://utahcountyairsoft.net/main/hutu1/

http://utahcountyairsoft.net/main/hutu2/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfAynRy5Sgk

 

I wired it to the 9V batter so I can put it on and take it off as needed.  One thing, when wiring your testing unit, solder a 200 ohm 1/4 watt resistor onto the red (+) wire or you will burn out your lights.  I used 4 LEDS, but I think you could do 2 and it would be much easier.  It fit easily into by Kings Arms M4 and when we tried it out, it was brighter and there were no missed BB's at full auto.  I will try to put up a video with it later on.

 

In summary, HUTU's work well and are far less expensive for those who are reasonably comfortable working on your gun and soldering.  I just have to resist doing it to all my guns!

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9 Comments

Reply JManHale
11:34 AM on July 21, 2014 
I just finished doing this to all my guns about 2 months ago and i love it.
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12:01 PM on July 22, 2014 
We need a night game!
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