Double Eagle M916A UTR556 - Metal Handguard Version

Double Eagle
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£199.99
  • Aluminium handguard version
  • FALCON Fire control unit
  • Binary trigger and burst mode ready!

The Double Eagle M9XX range presents an innovative & unique range of AR-15 / M4 Airsoft replicas to the market, offering an exceptional exterior build quality with advanced next-gen internals and adorned with the latest in modern firearm furniture. The M916A is equipped with an ergonomically designed CNC aluminium M-LOK handguard which includes built-in gripping surfaces for improved ergonomics. This AEG also sports Double Eagle's highly advanced FALCON FCU, offering binary trigger, burst mode and other advanced features which can be programmed with the rifle's trigger and fire selector.

Full description

Description

The Double Eagle M916A is a "commando" length M4/AR15 style AEG with a unique, modern twist. This rifle's handguard and receiver have been designed with pure ergonomics in mind, and are well furnished with gripping surfaces, weight-reducing grooves and vents which keep the rifle lightweight and give it that stylish modern look. 

At the tip of the alloy outer barrel we can find an aggressively styled flat muzzle brake, with two ports on either side and a satin gunmetal finish. This is a welcome departure from the *yawn* boring birdcage flash hiders on most M4 style AEGs. The look is unique, but if it doesn't suit your style, you will be happy to learn that the muzzle brake attaches to 14mm CCW male threads at the tip of the barrel, allowing any 14mm CCW threaded accessory to be mounted in place of the muzzle brake. The alloy outer barrel also mounts a low-profile gas block and tube, and whilst this part is only for looks it is a nice touch for realism that Double Eagle decided to include.

The M-LOK handguard is constructed from CNC machined aluminium and features M-LOK attachment slots at the 3, 6, and 9 o'clock positions which allow either M-LOK accessories or M-LOK Picatinny rails to be mounted. The 12 o'clock position provides a Picatinny rail which mates perfectly with the receiver rail to provide a long, uninterrupted mounting surface which is ideal for larger optics and magnifier RDS combinations. The upper surface also provides a single M-LOK attachment point, which is ergonomically cut out of the handguard to provide a surface for your thumb when using the modern "c-clamp" style of shooting grip. In front of this cut out the Picatinny rail continues, providing a mounting point for the included flip-up front iron sight.  The profile of this handguard strays from the standard of cylindrical or octagonal handguards, instead providing a roughly triangular profile which assists the shooter in keeping the rifle under control in a similar manner to an M16A1 handguard or G36 handguard. This unconventional design is remarkably comfortable and allows the rifle to be used to its maximum effectiveness even without adding foregrips or rail covers.

The rifle's receiver follows an AR15 pattern, but like the handguard, it diverges to provide some innovative and unique features. The upper receiver rail has been cut out and "swiss cheesed" to reduce the overall weight of the rifle, even if only by a minuscule amount. The rear of the receiver rail is where we can find our rear flip-up iron sight, which is adjustable for windage and provides a choice of two different apertures. The entire receiver features weight-saving cut-outs, located in a manner which reduces weight without reducing the structural strength of the rifle, and adds to its modern tactical appearance. The front of the magazine well features a gripping surface with finger grooves, granting the user the flexibility to use this AEG in unconventional positions comfortably. The magazine well also has a slight flare, providing a guide for your magazine to be easily inserted and speeding up reloads, whilst remaining discrete and snag-free. The left side of the magazine well features a laser engraved "UTR" marking, which denotes "Ultra Tactical Rifle" which is also marked above the fire selector. The magazine catch can be found on the right side of the rifle, and lies well within reach of the shooter's trigger finger for a fast magazine change and "mag flip" reloads, provided your teammates have helmets on!

The bolt catch on the M916A serves to release the rifle's mock bolt carrier after the charging handle is pulled, and is mirrored on either side at the centre of the receiver, allowing lefties to enjoy slapping the bolt catch to send the mock bolt home. This bolt catch is significantly enlarged, addressing a major ergonomic issue with the original AR15 design; that the bolt catch was easy to miss in the heat of combat, due to its small and unobtrusive form. It also has a hole in the middle, to save weight of course! The charging handle of the M916A is an enlarged type, and features checkering on the gripping surfaces, allowing the handle to be charged with a single finger with no worries about slipping off. This charging handle is also ambidextrous and can be operated with either hand effectively.

 The fire selector of this AEG is very well designed and features deep linear checkering to ensure you have maximum control over the selector and get the mode you want, even in poor weather conditions and when wearing thick gloves. The rifle's trigger is a flat type with a textured surface and lower ledge, allowing rapid firing on semi-automatic with ease, and rewarding even those who "slap" the trigger by keeping the finger from sliding off whilst spamming the enemy. Surrounding the trigger we can find the integrated trigger guard, which is not removable like a normal AR but has been enlarged to allow users of gloves and owners of sausage fingers to access the trigger easily. The trigger guard is also ported, sneaking that tiny bit of weight away from the M916A and making it more suitable for long duration skirmishes.

The furniture of the M916A is another of its stand-out features, with the pistol grip being of an ergonomic design with linear texture on the front and rear, and stippling on the side panels, providing a remarkable amount of grip, to the extent that when you hold the pistol grip it feels almost like the grip is stuck to your hands! The stippling is aggressive but is shallow enough that your hands won't be torn up without gloves. The rifle's stock is a TS2 style stock, featuring a low profile adjustment lever, and two QD sling sockets on either side. The stock also includes a rubber butt plate which serves to keep the rifle firmly in the shooter's shoulder, whether wearing body armour or not. The stock attaches to a standard AR15/M4 6 position buffer tube, which allows any aftermarket stock to be added, should the TS2 not suit your style.

Double Eagle's own FALCON EFCS Fire Control System comes pre-installed in the rifles version.2 gearbox. Usually only seen in custom builds and high-end AEGs this feature is a welcome inclusion, allowing for 1-5 round burst mode, a binary trigger, as well as various wiring and battery protection features to boot. The 1-5 round burst mode and binary trigger settings can also be set at the same time, with binary being used to replace semi-auto mode, and 1-5 round burst replacing the full auto mode. The fire control system is designed to be used with Li-Po batteries and prevents the replica from firing when it detects a current draw spike, or if the battery voltage is too low. Please note that when low voltage batteries are used with the UTR556 the gearbox can lock up regularly. We recommend an 11.1V LiPo battery for this AEG, with a discharge rating (C-rating) of between 15 and 20 for the best combination of performance and longevity. The EFCS fire control system can be programmed using simple trigger pulls and requires no external tools, special adapters or a PC to function. For more information please see the Special Instructions Section.

The M916A features an up-to-date rotary HOP unit, which sports full compatibility with aftermarket AEG HOP buckings and nubs. The rotary design allows the level of backspin to be adjusted easily, and prevents the setting from being unwinding under vibration from firing. The HOP adjuster can be found within the ejection port, located on the right side of the rifle and is accessible when the charging handle has been pulled to the rear. The inner barrel is of a standard AEG type, allowing it to easily be replaced with a tight bore aftermarket barrel should you want to increase the accuracy potential of your M916A rifle, though the currently installed inner barrel is of an "air cushion" type, which is designed to encourage a cushion of air to form around the BB as it travels down the barrel, improving shot to shot consistency.

As well equipped externally as it is internally, the Double Eagle M916A really is an unexpected advancement at this price point. Offering an advanced FCS, modern rotary HOP unit and top quality externals the M9xx series are hot on the heels of high end manufacturers! If you are looking for an advanced, high-performance and affordable AEG without peers as your next gun, look no further!

Features

  • CNC machined aluminium handguard
  • Muzzle brake style flash hider
  • 14mm CCW male threading  - Ready for a tracer or suppressor
  • M-LOK handguard with 20mm Picatinny rail
  • 20mm Picatinny railed receiver
  • Flip up aperture iron sights pre-installed
  • TS2 style low profile sliding stock
  • 6 Position M4/AR15 buffer tube
  • Ergonomic textured pistol grip
  • Ambidextrous charging handle
  • Ambidextrous fire selector
  • "Air cushion" type inner barrel
  • Rotary adjustable HOP-up unit
  • Ambidextrous mock bolt release
  • FALCON FCS pre-installed - Ready for burst or binary trigger

Package Includes

  • Double Eagle M916A UTR556 - Metal Handguard Version
  • 300 rnd High capacity magazine
  • Deans to mini-Tamiya adapter
  • Deans connector kit
  • Cleaning rod
  • User manual

Special Instructions

Please note that the gun's EFCS system is only compatible with 11.1V LiPo batteries with a discharge rating (C-rating) of between 15 and 20C, and is not compatible with lower voltage batteries or LiFe batteries.

When using the included Deans to mini-Tamiya adapter you may find you will need to use a battery with a higher mAh rating or C rating in order to prevent the low voltage cut-off function of the EFCS from activating and preventing the AEG from firing.

Please note that both binary fire and burst modes can be set, as binary fire is applied to semi, and 1-5 fire mode is applied to full auto.

Please note that fitting the supplied deans connector will constitute a modification of the replica, and it will not be able to be returned.

FALCON EFCS Protection Feature

Gearbox Protection

When the current is too high or abnormal the power supply on the EFCS will disconnect to protect the motor and battery, and the motor will vibrate three times.

If the voltage of the battery is too high the EFCS power supply will automatically disconnect and the motor will vibrate two times.

Battery Protection

The FALCON is compatible with 11.1V LiPo batteries only, with an operating voltage between 6-13v. If the voltage is too low or too high the power supply will be cut. We do not recommend using 7.4V LiPos in this AEG as they will cause the gearbox to lock up frequently.

When using a LiPo the low voltage protection system will notify the user via 5 vibrations, indicating the battery's voltage is too low to be used. If this happens do not continue to use the battery, it will require charging first.

Vibration Description

  • 1 - Power On
  • 2 - System Error
  • 3 - Voltage too high
  • 5 - Low Voltage

Falcon Electronic Fire Control System

1-5 Shot Mode

  • Set the fire select to SAFE.
  • Pull the trigger and hold for 3 seconds to enter programming mode, and release when the motor makes a sound.
  • Pull the trigger once and release to enter 1-5 shot programming mode, release when the motor makes a sound.
  • Pull the trigger 1-5 times depending on the amount of shots you want a single trigger pull to make.
  • Set the fire select to full auto.

Trigger Sensitivity

  • Set the fire select to SAFE.
  • Pull the trigger and hold for 3 seconds to enter programming mode, and release when the motor makes a sound.
  • Pull the trigger twice and release to enter sensitivity programming mode, release when the motor makes a sound.
  • Pull the trigger between 1-3 times for different levels of sensitivity.
    • 1 - Highest Sensitivity
    • 2 - Standard Sensitivity
    • 3 - Low Sensitivity

Binary Fire Mode

  • Set the fire select to SAFE.
  • Pull the trigger and hold for 3 seconds to enter programming mode, and release when the motor makes a sound.
  • Pull the trigger three times and release to enter Binary trigger programming mode, release when the motor makes a sound.
  • Set the fire selector to semi-auto
  • Repeat the same process to disable Binary trigger mode

Reset to Default

  • Set the fire select to SAFE.
  • Pull the trigger and hold for 5 seconds to reset all settings.

Specification

General

Weapon Construction External
Weapon Type
Assault Rifle
Over 18 Only Icon
Over 18
Yes
Icon UKARA - United Kingdom Airsoft Retailer Association
Defence / UKARA Required
Yes, No,
Package
Included Items
  • Magazine
  • Instruction Manual
  • Cleaning Rod
  • Deans to Mini-Tamiya Connector
  • Deans Connector Kit
Skill Level Icon
User Skill Level
Starter, Regular Player,

Weight and Dimension

Weight KG Icon
Weight (KG)
Approx. 2.22kg
Weapon Length Collapsed
Length (Collapsed)
72cm
Weapon Length Extended
Length (Extended)
81cm

Construction

Construction Icon
Construction
Aluminium handguard, buffer tube, flash hider. Alloy outer barrel. Polymer receiver, pistol grip and stock. Steel dust cover, pins and screws.
Weapon Construction External
External Construction
Polymer
Alloy
Aluminium
Steel
Gearbox Icon
Internal Construction
Polymer
Alloy
Aluminium
Steel

Weapon Specific

Power Source Icon
Powered By
Electric
Blowback Icon
Blowback
None
Weapon Platform
AR Platform, M4 / AR15 / M16, Long Gun, Assault Rifle,
Magazine Style Icon
Magazine Style
STANAG, Long Gun Magazine, Assault Rifle, M4 / AR Platform,
Fire Select Icon
Fire Selector
PatrolBase | Fire Select Safe
Safe
Patrol Base | Fire Select - Semi Automatic
Semi Automatic
Patrol Base | Full Automatic
Full Automatic
Programmable
Weapon Safety Features Icon
Safety Features
Trigger Disconnect
Shooter Configuration Icon
Shooter Configuration
Ambidextrous
Weapon Configuration Icon
Weapon Configuration
Standard
Weapon Scale Icon
Weapon Scale
1:1
Suggested BB Weight
0.25g

Hop-Up

Hop-Up Unit Icon
Hop-Up Unit
Yes
Hop-Up Unit Adjuster Icon
Hop-Up Adjuster
Rotary
Hop-Up Unit Location Icon
Hop-Up Location
Behind mock bolt carrier, accessible when the charging handle is pulled and the mock bolt is locked to the rear.

Furniture

Weapon Furniture Icon
Furniture
  • Railed Handguard
  • Flip-Up Ironsights
  • AR Buffer Tube
  • Railed Receiver
  • Ambidextrous Charging Handle
  • Sliding Stock
  • Ambidextrous Fire Selector
  • Ambidextrous Bolt Release
  • QD Sling Point
  • Enlarged Trigger Guard
  • Flat trigger
  • Muzzle brake style flash hider
  • M-LOK Handguard
Rail System Icon
Rail System
20mm RIS / RAS , 20mm Railed Receiver, M-LOK Rail system,
Icon Stock Positions
Stock Setting
Sliding
Weapon Length Extended
Stock Positions
6 Position
Sight Type Icon
Sight Type
Iron Sights , Aperture Iron Sight,
Sling Plate Icon
Sling Options
Stock , Handguard , QD ,

Barrel

Outer Barrel Length (in)
11''
Icon Thread Type
Outer Barrel Thread Type
Male
Icon Thread Direction
Outer Barrel Thread Direction
CCW (Counter Clockwise)
Outer Barrel Thread Size
14mm
Inner Barrel Diameter
6.08mm
Inner Barrel Length
290mm

Magazine Specific

Magazine Type
High Capacity, Wheel Wound, AEG,
Magazine BB Capacity
Approx. 300 Rounds
Magazine BB Fill Method
Fill Window
Magazine BB Fill Location
Top

Electric Gun Specific Information

Gearbox
Gearbox Icon
Gearbox Version
V2 Gearbox
Wiring Icon
Gearbox Wiring
Rear Wired
Spring Change Icon
Gearbox Quick Change Spring
Yes
Digital Trigger Icon
Gearbox Electronic Trigger
Yes
Split Gearbox Icon
Split Gearbox Design
No
Motor
Airsoft Motor Icon
Motor Type
Standard
Battery Specific
Battery Connector
Patrol Base | Icon | Deans
Deans
,
Deans To Mini Tamiya
Deans To Mini Tamiya Adaptor
,
Suggested Battery
Suggested Battery Type
Li-Po
Suggested Battery Configuration
Stick
Suggested Battery Voltage
11.1v

Product Testing Data

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Test Description
Tested using 0.2g BBs
Notepad Icon
Tested Using
0.2g ASG BLASTER
Notepad Icon
Test Date
20/04/2022

Size guide

Joule Charts

Special Instructions

These table can be used as a reference to see if the BB weight you are using will be over acceptable Joulage limits at some Airsoft Sites in the UK. To check if the weight can be used chrono your weapon using the BB you intend to use, and then compare it to the chart.

FPS, Power and Joule Limits can vary from site to site, so please get in touch with where you're going to play with in advance to avoid disappointment.

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, with a 350fps limit for Automatic Replicas, 400fps for Semi-Automatic Replicas, and 500fps for Bolt Action Replicas.

Tap the tabs below to open the relevant chart for your replica.

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, and is the equivalent of 350fps, using 0.20g BB resulting in an upper limit of 1.14j.

Velocity BB Weight (Grams)
FPS 0.20 0.25 0.28 0.30 0.32 0.36 0.40 0.43 0.45 0.50
250 0.58 0.73 0.81 0.87 0.93 1.05 1.16 1.25 1.31 1.45
260 0.63 0.79 0.88 0.94 1.00 1.13 1.26 1.35 1.41 1.57
270 0.68 0.85 0.95 1.02 1.08 1.22 1.35 1.46 1.52 1.69
280 0.73 0.91 1.02 1.09 1.17 1.31 1.46 1.57 1.64 1.82
290 0.78 0.98 1.09 1.17 1.25 1.41 1.56 1.68 1.76 1.95
300 0.84 1.05 1.17 1.25 1.34 1.51 1.67 1.80 1.88 2.09
310 0.89 1.12 1.25 1.34 1.43 1.61 1.79 1.92 2.01 2.23
320 0.95 1.19 1.33 1.43 1.52 1.71 1.90 2.05 2.14 2.38
325 0.98 1.23 1.37 1.47 1.57 1.77 1.96 2.11 2.21 2.45
328 1.00 1.25 1.40 1.50 1.60 1.80 2.00 2.15 2.25 2.50
330 1.01 1.26 1.42 1.52 1.62 1.82 2.02 2.18 2.28 2.53
335 1.04 1.30 1.46 1.56 1.67 1.88 2.09 2.24 2.35 2.61
340 1.07 1.34 1.50 1.61 1.72 1.93 2.15 2.31 2.42 2.68
345 1.11 1.38 1.55 1.66 1.77 1.99 2.21 2.38 2.49 2.76
350 1.14 1.42 1.59 1.71 1.82 2.05 2.28 2.45 2.56 2.85
355 1.17 1.46 1.64 1.76 1.87 2.11 2.34 2.52 2.63 2.93
360 1.20 1.51 1.69 1.81 1.93 2.17 2.41 2.59 2.71 3.01

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used at Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, and is the equivalent of 400fps, using 0.20g BB resulting in an upper limit of 1.49j.

Velocity BB Weight (Grams)
FPS 0.20 0.25 0.28 0.30 0.32 0.36 0.40 0.43 0.45 0.50
250 0.58 0.73 0.81 0.87 0.93 1.05 1.16 1.25 1.31 1.45
260 0.63 0.79 0.88 0.94 1.00 1.13 1.26 1.35 1.41 1.57
270 0.68 0.85 0.95 1.02 1.08 1.22 1.35 1.46 1.52 1.69
280 0.73 0.91 1.02 1.09 1.17 1.31 1.46 1.57 1.64 1.82
290 0.78 0.98 1.09 1.17 1.25 1.41 1.56 1.68 1.76 1.95
300 0.84 1.05 1.17 1.25 1.34 1.51 1.67 1.80 1.88 2.09
310 0.89 1.12 1.25 1.34 1.43 1.61 1.79 1.92 2.01 2.23
320 0.95 1.19 1.33 1.43 1.52 1.71 1.90 2.05 2.14 2.38
330 1.01 1.26 1.42 1.52 1.62 1.82 2.02 2.18 2.28 2.53
340 1.07 1.34 1.50 1.61 1.72 1.93 2.15 2.31 2.42 2.68
350 1.14 1.42 1.59 1.71 1.82 2.05 2.28 2.45 2.56 2.85
360 1.20 1.51 1.69 1.81 1.93 2.17 2.41 2.59 2.71 3.01
370 1.27 1.59 1.78 1.91 2.03 2.29 2.54 2.73 2.86 3.18
380 1.34 1.68 1.88 2.01 2.15 2.41 2.68 2.88 3.02 3.35
390 1.41 1.77 1.98 2.12 2.26 2.54 2.83 3.04 3.18 3.53
400 1.49 1.86 2.08 2.23 2.38 2.68 2.97 3.20 3.34 3.72
410 1.56 1.95 2.19 2.34 2.50 2.81 3.12 3.36 3.51 3.90

Suggested limits are based on Joulage Limit rules used at Halo Mill: Proving Grounds, and is the equivalent of 500fps, using 0.20g BB resulting in an upper limit of 2.32j.

Velocity BB Weight (Grams)
FPS 0.20 0.25 0.28 0.30 0.32 0.36 0.40 0.43 0.45 0.50
250 0.58 0.73 0.81 0.87 0.93 1.05 1.16 1.25 1.31 1.45
260 0.63 0.79 0.88 0.94 1.00 1.13 1.26 1.35 1.41 1.57
270 0.68 0.85 0.95 1.02 1.08 1.22 1.35 1.46 1.52 1.69
280 0.73 0.91 1.02 1.09 1.17 1.31 1.46 1.57 1.64 1.82
290 0.78 0.98 1.09 1.17 1.25 1.41 1.56 1.68 1.76 1.95
300 0.84 1.05 1.17 1.25 1.34 1.51 1.67 1.80 1.88 2.09
310 0.89 1.12 1.25 1.34 1.43 1.61 1.79 1.92 2.01 2.23
320 0.95 1.19 1.33 1.43 1.52 1.71 1.90 2.05 2.14 2.38
330 1.01 1.26 1.42 1.52 1.62 1.82 2.02 2.18 2.28 2.53
340 1.07 1.34 1.50 1.61 1.72 1.93 2.15 2.31 2.42 2.68
350 1.14 1.42 1.59 1.71 1.82 2.05 2.28 2.45 2.56 2.85
360 1.20 1.51 1.69 1.81 1.93 2.17 2.41 2.59 2.71 3.01
370 1.27 1.59 1.78 1.91 2.03 2.29 2.54 2.73 2.86 3.18
380 1.34 1.68 1.88 2.01 2.15 2.41 2.68 2.88 3.02 3.35
390 1.41 1.77 1.98 2.12 2.26 2.54 2.83 3.04 3.18 3.53
400 1.49 1.86 2.08 2.23 2.38 2.68 2.97 3.20 3.34 3.72
410 1.56 1.95 2.19 2.34 2.50 2.81 3.12 3.36 3.51 3.90
420 1.64 2.05 2.29 2.46 2.62 2.95 3.28 3.52 3.69 4.10
430 1.72 2.15 2.40 2.58 2.75 3.09 3.44 3.69 3.86 4.29
440 1.80 2.25 2.52 2.70 2.88 3.24 3.60 3.87 4.05 4.50
450 1.88 2.35 2.63 2.82 3.01 3.39 3.76 4.04 4.23 4.70
460 1.97 2.46 2.75 2.95 3.15 3.54 3.93 4.23 4.42 4.91
470 2.05 2.57 2.87 3.08 3.28 3.69 4.10 4.41 4.62 5.13
480 2.14 2.68 3.00 3.21 3.42 3.85 4.28 4.60 4.82 5.35
490 2.23 2.79 3.12 3.35 3.57 4.02 4.46 4.80 5.02 5.58
500 2.32 2.90 3.25 3.48 3.72 4.18 4.65 4.99 5.23 5.81
510 2.42 3.02 3.38 3.62 3.87 4.35 4.83 5.20 5.44 6.04

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