MP5 225, on Dec 29 2006, 10:11 PM, said:
That is freaking sweet!!!!!!!!! But is that stock adjustabl?And also how do the paintballs shoot out?
The Tippmann A-5 is an open bolt blowback marker. The below diagram will give you a good illustration to follow. I will try to make this as simple as possible. When you cock the marker, you are pulling back the both the (front) bolt and the hammer (rear bolt). These two parts are connected with a linkage arm so they travel together. The hammer in the cocked (open) position is held this way by the sear. In the cocked position, a paintball is allowed to fall into the breech resting in front of the bolt. When you pull the trigger, it trips the sear which releases the hammer. The Hammer and front bolt move together so that at the exact moment the hammer hits the valve the bolt has pushed a ball into the barrel. The gas travels through the now struck valve and launches the paintball. The valve besides allowing air to travel forward also diverts some air backwards to re-cock the marker. This process takes a fraction of a second. In the A-5’s case, some extra air is diverted into the cyclone to allow it to function as well. That is a brief, and probably confusing, explanation of how the A-5 works. The linked diagram does a great of showing the firing process.
d. The Cyclone
The Cyclone is the centerpiece of the A-5. Without it, the A-5 would just be a glorified model 98. The Cyclone works by having extra air from the cycling process of the A-5 diverted to a piston that rotates a ratchet which connects to the stars feeder that feeds the paint into your marker. The actual process is a little hard to describe so just like with the cycling process of an A-5, I am going to divert you to the below diagram:
thats how it shoots paintballs
This post has been edited by SHOCKWAVE: 29 December 2006 - 09:59 PM