twin a5 velocity issue both guns
Posted 03 July 2008 - 05:10 PM
Posted 03 July 2008 - 05:33 PM
Posted 03 July 2008 - 06:04 PM
i took them out one at a time none of the tubes were interchanged the the other
Posted 06 July 2008 - 11:13 PM
Posted 17 July 2008 - 07:36 AM
Tippmann Owner's Club #112
Posted 20 July 2008 - 09:27 AM
i suggest you change all your springs (hammer spring, valve spring, trigger and sear springs). as "unthinkable" as that might be, just deal with it. springs are cheaper than buying other hardware, and easy as hell to put back in. i would love to know why changing your springs is a no no!?! if they're taking air, and not leaking, it is the springs. period. the tubes change nothing, except what the valve is housed in, and they make it louder. besides, with twin A5's you should already know that the parts wear out extremely fast. i went through 4 vortex sets in a period of 3 months. wore them all down to nubs. springs were just as important to be replaced as often, as they wear out almost as quickly, if not quicker. (it depends which sets you have in your markers). i even wore out 4 sears and hammers.
the other problem might be O ring swelling due to over oiling, or stress and heat (under oiling). ive had that problem a couple of times. finally, you might want to get whatever you use for air pressure checked. sometimes regulators need to be "upped" because theyve been broken in, and have settled. if that doesnt work, try using straight co2. try cocking both markers, but only firing one at a time. if one shoots fine, but both shoot too low, then you need more pressure in the markers. one of the biggest ways to tell that is if the cyclones stop spinning if both markers are fired by the cranks quickly.
lastly, if you havent already, polish your internals, and also give your moving metal parts a once over. "polish" the hammer (sides, not the bottom), and the botl/hammer linking rod. that might help a bit. the point is, try to eliminate as much friction as possible so the parts dont have to work as hard to move. that alone might give you enough saved air pressure to get shooting again.
there's a crapton of complexity added to these finnicky paintball markers when you add another one. ive had my fair share of moments like this, and hopefully ive helped another hammer diagnose a problem. sometimes there's just no explaining these things. ive seen some crazy behavior from paintball markers that only god himself could explain. so start changing and testing things. thats the only way you can really expect to see results... CHANGE.
ps- if you're using the new a5 body shells, make sure that the unused hole in the new RT feature is plugged. you may not be able to notice, but that piece does leak if left unplugged. also, make sure you have the correct powertubes. if you got the red hots, make sure they're not the RVa kind, and are specifically what you want- non RT, non RVA, straight up powertubes with the FVA. not calling you dumb, but it nevr hurts to check twice.
This post has been edited by Iron__Man: 20 July 2008 - 09:30 AM
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