At what point do you give up tinkering?
Posted 27 February 2012 - 10:41 PM
And I wonder to myself, at what point do you "give up"? I don't want to give up. I want to pretend that I'm "handy" with a wrench. But I have an auto cocker...that HATES me...and a Max-Flo reg that I doubt will EVER work properly. To this day, I'm AMAZED that I was able to tune not one, but TWO Level 10s in my Mags. I know!
So...tinkerers....lets hear your stories of failures....I'll start.
I bought a "Rebel LE"...first mistake.
A Rebel LE is a Spyder clone...but a horrible, horrible Spyder clone. It looks cool...but it shredded paintballs like a garbage disposal on cocaine. I thought I would fix the problem by feeding the balls faster...so I custom made a Warpfeed force the balls up and into the Vertical feed neck. Well, that didn't work either. So, I figured I'd polish the bolt and internals...that seemed to make the problem worse. So I started to shop for custom o-rings...that would help seal the inside so I wouldn't get "blowback", which seemed to be the culprit.
For those unfamiliar, "blowback" is when a blowback marker fires and some of the air escapes up the vertical feed neck and "blows" the ball up...which can cause it to get stuck and the bolt to shred it. Well, I bought boxes and boxes of custom made o-rings...trying to find that perfect size...never did.
Finally, I gave up. I sent it to 32 degrees who made the Rebel, they just said it looked fine and worked as designed. Apparently, it was not designed to fire faster than one ball every few seconds. So...I Ebayed it...for cheap...and kissed it goodbye...tinkerer FAIL...
Posted 28 February 2012 - 06:11 AM
Doorbells? Seriously? That's the swear filter? . -Pirate
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:23 AM
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 12:24 PM
Never .......... I say NEVER give up!
What you can't fix today you may be able to fix later (sometimes 1 year later). It happens to me all the time.
I tinkered 1 week on and off with a g18 airsoft that wouldn't work. Dropped the project for a couple of weeks an then i fixed it. Solution was pretty easy.
Posted 21 September 2012 - 03:17 PM
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