V2 Batch 1 now ready for dispatch!
This is the #1 upgrade for your KC-02. The piston should be the very first thing you change before anything else if you are trying to work to a budget.
Precision CNC machined from 6061 aluminium.
Massively improve FPS output and consistency of your KC-02 over the standard piston!
New V2 piston evolves beyond the V1 KF design, now features much less friction fitting between O-rings and cylinder, double O-ring, double-ported and much tougher crown design!
In the time before time, there was no RogueWorx. There was only RA-Tech barrels, the FE70 bucking and there was a guy called Kevin Forney, who hand-made ported pistons in his spare time. For several years, this was all we had, all we needed. But times change.
The popularity of the KC-02 grew, and Kevin couldn't keep up with demand, so he struck a deal with RogueWorx to get his piston design mass-produced under license. And that was how it was for several more years.
Now, about 1000 pistons later, the KF design is showing its age, so it's time for the RWKF Piston V1 design to be retired, and the RW V2 piston to step forward.
The KF piston worked brilliantly, but it wasn't perfect; it was fragile, with several people breaking the crowns off them over the years. The extremely tight fit of the O-ring meant it had to be frequently lubricated with thick silicone grease to prevent it jamming, and friction was a constant concern. The design of its tail was also very loose if not packed out with PTFE tape.
The V2 piston solves all of these problems. The RW V2 piston is an all-new design:
- Double O-ring. Instead of 1 large tight-fitting O-ring, the V2 piston uses 2 smaller O-rings which have been precisely spec'd to be exactly the same diameter as the cylinder it fits into. This massively reduces the amount of friction on the nozzle movement during blowback, while still maintaining an excellent seal thanks to using 2 O-rings instead of 1. This reduces the dependency on heavy lubrication of the piston, and allows lubricant to get held between the 2 rings instead of escaping the cylinder.
- Double-Ported. The V2 piston features both traditional front-face ports and internal ports that connect together behind both both O-rings to still provide some of that tried-and-tested O-ring pressure sealing that was the defining feature of the V1 KF piston and many other ported airsoft pistons.
Built like a tank! The re-design of the front face and O-ring grooves means that all weak points have been removed from the design. We will not be seeing any more bent or broken piston crowns during assembly or after extended use. The V2 is tough as nails!
- Re-worked Tail Design. A carefully radiused re-design of the tail notch on the piston provides a much more secure fit into the bolt carrier with significantly reduced forward-backward axial movement.
- Radical New Look. We could pretend that the beautiful spiral grooves cut into the V2 piston are for weight-saving, but really they are just to look amazing! The V2 design actually comes out weighing almost exactly the same as the V1 (around 10g/0.35oz). The spiral grooves just make it obvious you've got a RW piston without the need for additional laser engraving.
We still recommend wrapping the tail of the piston in a couple layers of thin PTFE tape, just to seal the return spring pin in place, and stop the piston rattling around at all in the bolt carrier. The gun will still work without PTFE tape, we just recommend it. See this video for reference on what we're talking about.
This batch are all gold. Previous batches of the V1 piston were red, purple, blue, green, grey and orange.