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Post by ES13Rav » Tue, 18 May 1999 04:00:00


I played with my new 99 Rainmaker this weekend & I was noticing
dropoff/shootdown during rapid firing. I went to the crono to see how much it
was dropping off.  I shot 295, 296, 296 then rapid fired & it went down to 263.
I use an Apocalypse with output set at 700psi (the manual says set it at
650-700) and everything else is stock. I even tried setting it to 800psi & the
same thing happened.
Has anyone else noticed dropoff with a Rainmaker?
Does anyone know how to fix the problem?
Thanks
 
 
 

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Post by SpydrBal » Tue, 18 May 1999 04:00:00

Are you using microlines?  They can starve the gun.

Justin Sarnak
SOG#322223
MOG#401
"I don't really know what I'm doing, I just fake it really well."

 
 
 

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Post by ES13Rav » Tue, 18 May 1999 04:00:00

No microlines....the new one comes with a fat black hose.

 
 
 

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Post by AspenBor » Tue, 18 May 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>No microlines....the new one comes with a fat black hose.

really? they come with fat black hoes  :-)

(sorry i couldnt resist)

 
 
 

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Post by ES13Rav » Wed, 19 May 1999 04:00:00

Hell yeah =)
 
 
 

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Post by ed » Thu, 20 May 1999 04:00:00

its not the rainmaker... it s the apocolypse.......the regulator cant keep up with
the gun... try the raptor
Quote:

> I played with my new 99 Rainmaker this weekend & I was noticing
> dropoff/shootdown during rapid firing. I went to the crono to see how much it
> was dropping off.  I shot 295, 296, 296 then rapid fired & it went down to 263.
> I use an Apocalypse with output set at 700psi (the manual says set it at
> 650-700) and everything else is stock. I even tried setting it to 800psi & the
> same thing happened.
> Has anyone else noticed dropoff with a Rainmaker?
> Does anyone know how to fix the problem?
> Thanks

 
 
 

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Post by Terry Garret » Thu, 20 May 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> its not the rainmaker... it s the apocolypse.......the regulator cant keep up with
> the gun... try the raptor

I missed the first part of this thread....A Raptor will outflow an Apocalypse?
Somewhere I got the idea they flowed about the same....

Also, remember people.  If I am not mistake BE added a filter into the '99 models
since any debris would***up the regs.
Doesn't take much to clog one of the inline filters up.  It's atrade off. Change the
filters regularly or tolerate malfunctioning regs - if you get dirty fills.....running
air is no exception.....unless you use scuba tanks.

--
Terry Garrett

G3 Paintball Supply
Race Your Gun at Red Line!
LAPCO, Redz, Diamond Lab, Eclipse, WDP
 and more....

http://SportToday.org/

 
 
 

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Post by Ravi Chop » Fri, 21 May 1999 04:00:00


Quote:


>> its not the rainmaker... it s the apocolypse.......the regulator cant
keep up with
>> the gun... try the raptor

>I missed the first part of this thread....A Raptor will outflow an Apocalypse?
>Somewhere I got the idea they flowed about the same....

They're exactly the same reg design. If anything, the Apocalypse should
flow faster since it's 4500 psi fill gives it a steeper pressure gradient
across the reg, at least at the start.

Quote:
>Also, remember people.  If I am not mistake BE added a filter into the
'99 models
>since any debris would***up the regs.
>Doesn't take much to clog one of the inline filters up.  It's atrade off.
Change the
>filters regularly or tolerate malfunctioning regs - if you get dirty
fills.....running
>air is no exception.....unless you use scuba tanks.

>--
>Terry Garrett

>G3 Paintball Supply
>Race Your Gun at Red Line!
>LAPCO, Redz, Diamond Lab, Eclipse, WDP
> and more....

>http://SportToday.org/

Yes. The filter is in the 45 degree elbow on the side of the regulator.
I've taken that off (replaced it with a 90 deg, getting air from a 'mag
vertical ASA) the Rainmaker I'm reviewing and have had no problems.

--
-Ravi Chopra

WWW: http://SportToday.org/~rchopra/index.html

 
 
 

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Post by Terry Garret » Fri, 21 May 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> >I missed the first part of this thread....A Raptor will outflow an Apocalypse?
> >Somewhere I got the idea they flowed about the same....

> They're exactly the same reg design. If anything, the Apocalypse should
> flow faster since it's 4500 psi fill gives it a steeper pressure gradient
> across the reg, at least at the start.

Oh, come on....I was being gently sarcastic.....

--
Terry Garrett

G3 Paintball Supply
Race Your Gun at Red Line!
LAPCO, Redz, Diamond Lab, Eclipse, WDP
 and more....

http://www.g3pb.com/

 
 
 

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Post by Ravi Chop » Fri, 21 May 1999 04:00:00


Quote:


>> >I missed the first part of this thread....A Raptor will outflow an
Apocalypse?
>> >Somewhere I got the idea they flowed about the same....

>> They're exactly the same reg design. If anything, the Apocalypse should
>> flow faster since it's 4500 psi fill gives it a steeper pressure gradient
>> across the reg, at least at the start.

>Oh, come on....I was being gently sarcastic.....

>--
>Terry Garrett

>G3 Paintball Supply
>Race Your Gun at Red Line!
>LAPCO, Redz, Diamond Lab, Eclipse, WDP
> and more....

>http://www.g3pb.com/

I kind of figured, but not everyone out there knows that the Armageddon
and Raptor are, functionally speaking, identical. Just thought I'd
clarify.

--
-Ravi Chopra

WWW: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~rchopra/index.html

 
 
 

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Post by ed » Fri, 21 May 1999 04:00:00

thats right an apocalypse cannot keep up with a raptor.. it is not the same reg....and who
said that a raptor does not come in 4500 psi..... thats funny i have one.....the
apocalypse cannot keep up with my rt... the raptor can

ED

Quote:


> > its not the rainmaker... it s the apocolypse.......the regulator cant keep up with
> > the gun... try the raptor

> I missed the first part of this thread....A Raptor will outflow an Apocalypse?
> Somewhere I got the idea they flowed about the same....

> Also, remember people.  If I am not mistake BE added a filter into the '99 models
> since any debris would***up the regs.
> Doesn't take much to clog one of the inline filters up.  It's atrade off. Change the
> filters regularly or tolerate malfunctioning regs - if you get dirty fills.....running
> air is no exception.....unless you use scuba tanks.

> --
> Terry Garrett

> G3 Paintball Supply
> Race Your Gun at Red Line!
> LAPCO, Redz, Diamond Lab, Eclipse, WDP
>  and more....

> http://SportToday.org/