2009 Independence Vs 2008 Independence - list of major differences
from thotograph, a quick method of tuning an indy
...you start with the dwell at a safe high-normal value like the stock setting on a broken in gun, and the gun chronod to a proper speed (like 280-300fps). Then turn the lpr down til it drops off. Then slowly raise LPR til velocity stabilizes. When it levels off go another tiny bit over where you get consistently the same velocity, and then turn dwell down until you get drop off and then once you get drop off raise the dwell back up one, two, or three blinks depending on how close you feel you should cut it on dwell making sure wherever you leave it at you get consistency. IMO its much more critical for me to have a reliable first shot velocity and shot to shot consistency.
Where is Alien's Website/Where can I purchase?
2008 INDEPENDENCE - trigger programming guide
SAME AS ABOVE - but as a JPG
2009 Independence Manual
Screw Sizes - For Remains and Interceptor
All screw specs are in this thread.
Download Interceptor Screw Chart PDF here
O-Rings - for Remains and Interceptor... specs are here.
Differences between the 05 and 06 interceptor
- "05 or 06"
- "Alien Interceptor Battle "
- "so which is better the 05 or 06 ceptor"
- "The Difference between 05 and 06 Interceptor"
- Alien Markers Comparison Chart at AlienOG.com
Right from the mouth of Jack Rice on the '05 and '06 differences:
VIRTUE Board Installation in a Remains Read
VIRTUE Board Installation in an Interceptor Read
The '05 was built as a top quality tournament gun, very tight tolerances. I had to cut the price to $595. A lot of players seem to like that price range. The tolerances won't be as tight on the '06. BUT the meat on the body around the ram is thicker and most everything is a little bigger. So if you want a gun for tournaments AND you will care for it like a top quality gun get one of the few '05 I still have. BUT never play with it when one of the screws on the ram are loose, don't even think about playing with it if the screw under the trigger has fallen out. Use at least mid grade paint. It' a top quality gun - I think the best available, care for it.
The chamber is a few thou bigger on the '06. Great for players who uses paint that are more often out of round. The back is a bit bigger but it will take more abuse. One screw missing? Take care of it before the next time you play, but go ahead and play. The wire passages are bigger and easier to align the wires for guys who have more thumbs than fingers. A little more play around the bolt for those guys who want to play without ever cleaning their stuff.
(Note: there are three markers: Alien, Interceptor, and Remains. Alien has not been released and is described below. Keep scrolling down for the other 2 markers.)
1. What is the "hatch cover" and why does it move out to the side instead of inline?
The offset, or out to the side, cam operated, gated feed breech closure is the premise our company was founded on. To make both the smallest and the best shooting marker is our goal. Moving the barrel back and sealing from the side is the answer. Our cam system opens and closes a plate, sealing the chamber before firing and opening the chamber for the next ball between firing. The Alien is the only marker we know of that has ever sealed "off axis".
2. How fast is it?
The Alien will outshoot a Halo. The eye slows it down to the speed of your hopper.
3. How far does the seal enclosure stick out?
Take a double-stacked marker and place a quarter on one side. It's about an inch wider than most makers but four to six inches shorter.
4. Can I get the hatch on the other side?
A player's hand is already wider than the marker, nothing to be gained.
5. How much “kick” does it have, and does it have sidekick?
It has slightly more kick that the calmest markers, such as Matrix, and less than Electric Spyders or Autocockers. No sidekick.
6. How much does it weigh?
Alien weighs about Two and a quarter pounds, without a Barrel and Regulator, Drop or tank.
7. What is the LPR operating pressure?
We are installing the newest Humphrey valve. It has an operating pressure of 70 to 225 lbs. The operating pressure will be in the 85 to 110 lbs range.
8. Does Alien chop balls?
In the event a ball is in the way of the door (and the eye is off) the door usually doesn't have enough pressure to break the ball and resets. Putting your finger inside the marker and pulling the trigger demonstrates the door pressure. The Alien can be operated in "simulate" mode with paint in it without excessive paint breakage. Don't try that with other markers and expect to play out the day, or even the game.
9. What is the firing pressure?
It takes about 275 lbs to go 300 fps.
10. How air efficient is it?
Alien is comparable to other ram operated tournament markers.
11. Could other shapes replace the Alien head?
Other top plates would be a least as big as the Alien head. We may make other top plates. After market companies may also decide to make them.
12. Was the Alien designed for front players?
It was designed to be light and maneuverable. Light and maneuverable helps in any position or in role-playing games. Alien is also perfect for X-Ball. The speed of fire and flat trajectory should make it very popular with Back Players. The unique looks make it a natural for role games.
13. How does it feel, where is the balance point?
The weight is in the back against your shoulder. The weight distribution give the marker and even quicker lighter feel than the reduced size alone offers.
14. Open bolt or closed bolt, what is it?
If you shoot an auto-cocking marker fast enough it becomes open bolt. The question becomes "does the sealing mechanism move while the marker is firing?" The Alien seals the breach and then releases the air. The seal is stationary while the marker is firing
15. What other markers is Alien similar too?
It's natural to try to compare. It's boltless and few markers are, or have been, so most start there; but the comparison also stops there. The hammer direction has bee reversed with the valve behind the hammer so almost no comparisons there. No other offset designs, no other cam driven closures to compare to. Previously the shortest markers were the spool valves with the bolt in front of the valve, the design of the Automag, though they are very un-similar. Truly the Alien lives in a world of it’s own making.