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Old 06-02-2007, 07:43 PM #1
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Regulator and Consistency of MINI

wow, so i'm interested in the mini, but a big concern of mine is how invert didn't really seem to pay much attention to the regulator, which is huge in terms of consistency. THe new ego's have a direct acting solenoid in order to achieve consistency. Some people spend 90 on an aka 2liter to get consistency. Can anybody describe how well the regulator (second half of the asa i beleive?) works? Is it simply a condensed or altered version of any regs on the market now? Stacked shims? Springs? Thanks a lot fellas
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Old 06-02-2007, 08:10 PM #2
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Go into the Ultimate Sticky and click on the tech videos. There will be one about regulator disassembly, so you can get a good idea of how it works. For its size and simplicity, it actually works pretty well. Consistency wise, you can easily get 285,285,286. And with string of paint around 15bps, there won't be any noticeable drop-off or speed variability. Sure, it's no 2Liter+, but it works well.
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Old 06-02-2007, 08:31 PM #3
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Wow

that is ridiculous. The mini regulator is just an intimidator lpr regulator with more surface area and a thicker spring.

not that it's a bad thing. I guess spring return and/or one stage regulation after the tank is what makes the newer guns so cheap. Have there been attempts to fit another asa on the existing asa with a second regulator? something small like the new myth?
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Old 06-02-2007, 09:27 PM #4
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hmmm mines pretty inconsistant compared to that... like +-7. any tips.
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Old 06-02-2007, 10:10 PM #5
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i too am curious of the majority of mini owners feel like their guns are less consistent than a gun with two pressure regulators (hpr and lpr)
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Old 06-02-2007, 10:34 PM #6
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well i played with mine i think 2 weeks ago and i was at the chrono and shot 289 4 times in a row then 291. idn if thats correct or if the chronr was reading wrong but i would say thats pretty good
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hmmm mines pretty inconsistant compared to that... like +-7. any tips.
Break it in more, and tinker with those settings until you find a sweet spot.
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Wow

that is ridiculous. The mini regulator is just an intimidator lpr regulator with more surface area and a thicker spring.

not that it's a bad thing. I guess spring return and/or one stage regulation after the tank is what makes the newer guns so cheap. Have there been attempts to fit another asa on the existing asa with a second regulator? something small like the new myth?
No one has attempted to do something like that, and I doubt they will until replacement or after market parts are made available (assuming they butcher their gun). And yes, by eliminating an LPR, markers like the PMR and Mini are much easier to use, produce and design, and are thus significantly less expensive.
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