Basically, here's how to find your rate of fire. I learned how to do this with a little internet research back when I got my Ion. To determine your ROF, you have to match your dwell setting to its value in milliseconds, then add it to your recharge value in milliseconds. Then, you divide 1000 milliseconds by the number you just got by adding your dwell and your recharge.
So here's what I found. My dwell is at 15, and my rechage is at 10.
Dwl. at 15: 15.76 ms
Rch. at 10: 31.1 ms
21 bps! That's what my Ion would be shooting if the board wasn't capped. So now, I could technically to raise my recharge to 33 (42.9 ms) and still be shooting 17 bps. I found this to be pretty interesting; instead of the board setting giving you a direct rate of fire to choose from, you actually have to divide one second (1000 milliseconds) by your cycle time (dwell+recharge), to determine your rate of fire.
So this is where the link and the chart come in (Skip to here for anybody who does not care about math. If this is the case, you can leave now. There's nothing to see here. ) This chart really helps you determine your rate of fire, because instead of doing all of that math, you can just refer to the chart. This also helps because finding your dwell and recharge settings in terms of milliseconds is complicated, too.
For dwell, 0=8.08 ms, and every next setting adds approximately .5-.53 ms.
For recharge, 0=26 ms, and every next setting adds approximately .5-.53 ms.
It is very helpful if you own a stock board. Aftermarket boards use different settings, so this will only work for the stock Ion board. I am posting this so Ion/SP8 owners can determine their ROF, or to help them better understand their marker.
This post has been edited by Philipp122: 02 July 2007 - 04:12 PM