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#1 User is offline   miotch910 

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 05:26 PM

i have a 98c ACT and just got a cycclone like 4 days ago...today was the first day i got a chance to fire it, so i did, i shot about 30-50 balls and it stoped feeding...it was about 19 degrees outside so i thought it froze...waited about a half hour and still doesnt work...any suggestions???

P.S. i'm using CO2

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Posted 19 February 2008 - 08:30 PM

I would guess that the ratchet in the cyclone broke off. Since it was 19 degrees outside the plastic ratchet was probably brittle from the freezing temperature and snapped off from the pressure of being fired. Temperatures that cold can cause alot of problems. It can cause all the parst in the cyclone to tighten up which might have contributed to the problem. It can make it hard for the CO2 to turn into a gas causing a major pressure drop. If you have a remote and you turn the knob too far it can also restrict air flow and cause problems. To check the ratchet take the tank, barrel, and hopper off the marker. Stick your finger into the cyclone to block the paddles from turning. Now push the plunger in all the way and let it snap back out. If the paddles hold pressure against your finger the ratchet is probably OK and the problem may be something else. If the paddles just click and do not hold pressure against your finger the ratchet is damaged and needs to be replaced.

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 10:31 PM

Moral of the story.. Don't play in the cold :)

Well, not with a stock tippmann anyway. Get the cyclone upgraded and use HPA next time along with good paint and you should be good.
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Posted 25 February 2008 - 11:39 PM

I agree with DVLCHLD on what the problems could be with your A5, because at 19* I'd stop dead on my tracks and haul it back into the house.

Like what Spud suggested, invest on a HPA Tank, you'll have less problems with your A5 in the Freezing Cold.

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