The motor is a component that drives the gears inside the gearbox. It is usually located in the pistol grip of most AEGs and in the body for true support weapon style AEGs. The motor is connected to the electrical system through the switch. When the switch circuit is closed, energy is flowing from the battery through the switch and comes to power the motor. The motor will spin the shaft which has a pinion gear attached. The pinion gear turns the bevel gear, which turns the spur gear, which turns the sector gear, which pulls back the piston and releases it.
The motors in an electric gun are what are known as brushed motors. They use magnets and a spinning armature inside the body. Since the armature rotates, it is called a rotor. The rotor is turned into an electromagnet when electricity flows through it. As the rotor spins, it is interacting with the magnets for a push/pull effect. The brushes rub on the end of the motor to provide the electricity. The brushes are a wear item since they make friction and can be worn out over time. The brushes can be replaced pretty easily however.
One way you can augment the performance of your AEG is by upgrading the motor. Upgrading to a motor that has more torque than your original motor can be beneficial in a few ways. This is a very easy upgrade for guns where the motor is housed inside the grip and is one of the easiest things you can do. If you leave the rest of the gun stock, you will likely see an improvement in the rate of fire. A better motor will also turn the same gearbox setup (gear ratio and spring) with less effort due to putting out more torque, so you may see an increase in efficiency as a byproduct. One thing to note when selecting a motor is to make sure the shaft length is the same as your original motor. The majority will use long shaft type motors.
Besides the motor and hop up, any other modifications and upgrades will all be done inside the gearbox which requires considerable skill and time and are not suited for novices.
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Note: Fox does not warranty or accept returns for parts that have been installed/attempted to be installed.
Note: Due to varying manufacturer tolerances for gearbox internals, parts compatibility no matter what version might NOT fit even if it is supposedly correct and fitment is NOT guaranteed. The reality is that some parts may need fitting and some parts might look the same but the dimensions are slightly different enough to not work. This will require technical experience to identify to overcome