FTW Asteroid Wheels, are metal versions of our Mircoflywheels, with an Acetal core.
Our First Asteroid, Solar Flare, are machined out of brass making them over 6 times the weight.
- Potentially higher FPS
- 130fps average on Adventure force darts. Compared to the 110fps average with the plastic wheels.
- 120fps using Accufake darts, compared to 105 average
- Sustained FPS at high rates of fire.
- Higher energy efficiency
- Initial revs show draw rates within 10% of plastic wheels.
- When a dart is fired through metal wheels the draw is 1.25 Amps, compared to the plastic wheels which draws around 5 Amps.
- Increased motor longevity. These wheels will beat most darts to dust if they try to jam.
The Trade off.
- A much longer wind down time.
- From a dead stop to full rev takes 579 miliseconds longer.
- Noticeably increases the blaster’s weight
*All FPS testing was done using a cadwell chronograph, Merlins, and fresh never fired darts.
**DO NOT MOTOR BRAKE. You shouldn’t motor break merlins to begin with, motor breaking such a heavy wheel will cause them to rip the motors apart as that energy has to go somewhere.