How did they mess up the AK? It seemed pretty promising from some videos I watched, although mind you they were all filmed in Asia so perhaps the problem is to do with cool down? The full bolt travel seems nice especially they also provide optional short stroke system, any first hand owner can shed some light on this?
Full-travel makes it shoot like krap(first time GBBR actually has lower ROF than realsteel...); there is a reason no one else did "almost full travel"(not to mention WE's "full" travel is still short by a little bit).
If they were able to get full-travel bolt to work correctly(with decent rof, gas consumption...etc.) they would not even need to sell players $20 block of metal that makes WE almost on-par with GHK performance.
Potmetal externals; missing details on rear block of Aks-74u; cannot even get Tula Star correctly(no it is not trademarket).
Not to mention internals more cheesy than their M4(which I give no s**t about like I do with every other m4), G36...etc. Biggest slap in the face is that GHK used potmetal internals too and they had something similar to reliability while WE missed that by many arshins.
WE always seems promising and when actual product comes out, disappointment is onlything I see. At first I was like "cool, WE is going to make a full-bolttravel AK that is going to be most realistic GBB AK ever!"... then when it comes out and it is missing SOO many details along with having as much potmetal parts as CYMA... I said "FU" to WE and that was all. Then people start whining about my complaint of WE as if so many wrong things on WEAK(see what I did there) is okay and they love incorrect details(which is not going to cost WE much at all to fix...and even save them some money due to adding one of such detail will lower how much potmetal is used to case rear block).
And then SVD...machined steel receiver = great, potmetal parts = rubbish(if you are going to pay $600, it better be full-steel). Wood is just total s**t; it is even worse than those laminated wood on Cyma SVD. WE should have sourced wooden handguards from CYMA; it will probably turn up cheaper and better. But no, WE is all about Made-in-Taiwan. They never realized that feces made in Taiwan is going to stink just as much as if it was made anywhre else.
After a short time, WEAK quickly turns into advertisement for RA-tech steel replacement parts...
Wood = fail as already mentioned.
Aluminum receiver + wood = even more fail.
Because...plastic handguard is same shape as wood handguard, which is even more epic fail. RealSteel sample picture was sent to WE many times and they probably already have realsteel handguard/stock to get exact dimensions. But no, they make cheap plastic handguard in same shape as wood just like every other epic failures of airsoft SVD-furniture-makers.
Getting dimensions off RealSword SVD is pretty much only thing they did correctly.
Semi-auto gives it great potential because ROF is largely irrelevant(realsteel SVD's effective firing rate is pretty low; WE cannot possibly screw up this time) and cooldown is not going to be severe.
BUT...it is WE...something is probably going to go wrong in a few days of use and owners end up with bricks that are too big to even be paperweights until RA-tech makes replacement parts or they buy stock WE internal parts over and over again. WE's appeal is actually largely due to their great customer service in Taiwan, not because they make amazing budged GBBR(which is not cheap anyway).
Edited by adadqgg, 21 July 2012 - 11:27 PM.