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#1 Alexthebeast

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Posted 19 June 2004 - 11:27 PM

Does anybody know wah psi I need on a tank to fire a power clip? iI made a tank out of 6" PVC, took it up to 100 and couldnt even get a shot off.
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#2 Raiden

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Posted 19 June 2004 - 11:39 PM

There must be something wrong with your tank or the connection to your gun, because 100 psi should make your darts fly go like the proverbial bat out of hell, or at the very least explode in your barrel.
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#3 Alexthebeast

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Posted 20 June 2004 - 12:41 AM

thats what i thought so I checked all the connectionss, check for leaks and NADA!
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#4 Jangadance

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Posted 20 June 2004 - 01:48 AM

I do believe the statistic that I've heard is that Larami used a maximum PSI of 50-60 in their blasters.
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Posted 20 June 2004 - 04:53 AM

Anything higher than that and they would be very liable to law suits...

I don't know why not, but there is no logical explanation for why that shouldn't work, just remember that the PC is a complex piece of machinery full of pistons, valves and plastic thing-o-ma-bobs. Make sure that you're tank is connected to ALL the required outputs, just a single one can screw up the entire gun, even for good.
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Posted 20 June 2004 - 09:07 PM

Yo...I know that the bigger the tank the more the air....but think about it....

You have to pump it alot to get good distance but if you have a small or somewhat medium tank (about 2 to 3 inches) then it wont take alot of pumping and its more compressed.

Sooooo, the smaller the tank the more the compresion but less amount of air.

I used about 1 1/2 foot of 2 1/2 inch pvc pipe for my airtank and it takes 20-25 pumps to fill it and then pump it 12 more after shooting it some.

#7 Alexthebeast

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Posted 20 June 2004 - 10:04 PM

I'm using a 2' 6" tank, I only pump it before the round in the war when I use it.
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Posted 20 June 2004 - 10:13 PM

Could you tell me how the tank is set up? It might help me to understand your problem. Do you pump it with a tire valve? Also, how is the tank connected to the power clip?

Does the air leave the tank when you depress the trigger? If so, where does it exit the gun if not out the piston set-up?

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#9 Alexthebeast

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Posted 20 June 2004 - 10:36 PM

It's set up in a back-pack manner. Yes, I use a tire walve.

The Vinyl goes to the trigger, where the bladder used to hook up.
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Posted 20 June 2004 - 10:52 PM

Ok, and can you tell me what happens to the air when you hit the trigger?

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#11 Alexthebeast

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Posted 21 June 2004 - 06:31 AM

I see te piston move a wee bit and hear that hissing sound. Its no the piston though, I've replaced it., Should I run air through the bladder.
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#12 reversedracula

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Posted 21 June 2004 - 08:51 AM

That sounds like the problem with my gun, where the purple cylinder behind the trigger wasn't sealed properly. You say you've checked all the connections; maybe you've missed that one. Maybe you didn't. I had that problem new in box. Good luck.
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#13 Vintage

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Posted 21 June 2004 - 01:22 PM

There really are only two reasons for the loss of air. If the air pressure drops before the trigger is pulled, there is a leak somewhere. If the air leaks after the trigger is pulled (which seems to be the case), it should be a problem with the piston.
I still think the problem lies with the piston. I think that the extra air pressure maybe ruined an o-ring in the assembly. I will take a look at my PC and think about it for awhile.

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Posted 21 June 2004 - 04:52 PM

Try pumping it up and then holding it under water in a big sink or something, if you see little bubbles rising up it means you have a leak, and its leaking where all the bubbles are coming out of the gun. If your gun isnt leaking then all I can suggest is theres too much pressure and it isnt firing at all.
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#15 Alexthebeast

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Posted 21 June 2004 - 06:35 PM

I know, i've tried it all. where's jon when you need him?
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Posted 21 June 2004 - 09:25 PM

My last word of advise...
Do Raiden's experiment only try depressing the trigger while it is underwater. The air bubbles will probably be leaking somewhere in the piston, not out the very front.

The hissing sound means air is reaching the piston, but is not sealing the piston mech in the tube. The piston is fairly complicated, so fixing it will be very hard unless it is a casing leak.

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#17 Alexthebeast

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Posted 22 June 2004 - 04:17 PM

No it pushes the piston fine.. It just doesn't there fasst.
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