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Old 03-31-2009, 01:03 PM #1
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Re: Ego9 - The Ultimate Dwell Setting Thread (a how to guide)

Here is a quick reference guide to set up your Ego9's Dwell and LPR pressure to ensure that you get the best longevity and performance from your marker (along with a few other helpful hints to ensure that your marker stays in tip-top condition).

For best results we would advise you to set up the LPR first, Inline Regulator second and then dwell third.

- LPR setting. The output pressure of the LPR will directly affect the speed at which the rammer travels. If the output pressure of the LPR is set un-necessarily high then adjusting it lower would reduce wear and tear on the rammer bumper o-ring. Obviously taking it too low could result in other issues such as drop-off or inconsistent velocities so to ensure a sufficient margin for error do not turn the LPR screw in more than 2 ½ turns.

- Inline Regulator (HPR) setting. With the LPR set to your preference (as described above) adjust your Inline Regulator pressure so that your marker chrono graphs at approximately 290 fps. This is so that you get realistic efficiency figures after setting your dwell.

- Dwell setting. The dwell setting on each Ego9 needs to be set up individually by sweet-spotting the dwell to the marker in question. It is not a case of a dwell setting of 8, 10 or 12ms will work perfectly on every marker as tolerances and performance of components within the marker are different. Sweet-spotting the dwell can be performed in a similar fashion to the “Efficiency for Dummies” thread on the Geo forum:
1. Chrono the marker as it is until you reach the desired velocity; let’s assume you want to shoot at approximately 290fps.
2. Remove the rubber grip screws on the right hand side of the Ego9 and push the set-up pushbutton on your circuit board to enter the set-up menu.
3. Scroll through the menu and "Unlock" the circuit board.
4. Close up the grips again so that you don't lose the three screws that you're about to drop!
5. As the marker is now unlocked go into the DWELL parameter and lower the dwell by 1.0ms from 10.5ms (the factory setting) to 9.5ms.
6. Chronograph the marker and check that the velocity has remained approximately the same.
7. Again go into the DWELL parameter and lower the dwell by 1.0ms.
8. Chronograph the marker again to check that the velocity has remained approximately the same.
9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 until the velocity starts to drop.
10. When you reach this stage your DWELL is set too low to achieve the velocity you require. You must now raise your DWELL by 0.5ms from its current setting.
11. Chronograph the marker again to check that the velocity has returned to the desired value. If it has not then increase your DWELL again in 0.5ms increments until it does.
12. When you are content with the velocity readings, exit the DWELL parameter and "lock" the marker so that you are tournament legal.
13. You have now sweet-spotted your Ego9's DWELL to maximize its efficiency at that particular Inline Reg setting.

- Dry-firing. The primary cause of quicker than normal bumper deterioration is DRY FIRING! Players need to get educated that doing this will damage their marker.

If you guys have any questions about how to set up your Ego9 then please post below on this thread and Jack and I will reply directly here for you guys.

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Old 03-31-2009, 01:07 PM #2
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Nice post Nicky.
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Old 03-31-2009, 02:15 PM #3
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Maybe end alot of the thread asking this.
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Old 03-31-2009, 02:19 PM #4
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There will still be 30 threads a day made about this subject.
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Old 03-31-2009, 02:23 PM #5
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I'd say sticky it but Bob is right lol.

Thanks for the guide Nicky
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Old 03-31-2009, 02:45 PM #6
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there are benefits to a higher dwell as well... why make it as low as possible if you don't actually need the best efficiency?
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Old 03-31-2009, 02:55 PM #7
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there are benefits to a higher dwell as well... why make it as low as possible if you don't actually need the best efficiency?
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Old 03-31-2009, 03:51 PM #8
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so when someone says 1 turn in from flush that means a full 360deg turn in and then up the dwell to compensate? I just want to clarify it here while we are on the subject
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:25 AM #9
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To clarify, the LPR adjuster being "flush" (this phrase confuses a lot of people) refers to the very end of the adjuster screw being perfectly in line with the very end of the LPR cover.

One turn in from flush would refer to a complete 360* clockwise turn from the flush position.
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Old 04-02-2009, 04:27 AM #10
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First post edited slightly to incorporate the order in which adjustments should be made:

1. LPR
2. Inline Regulator
3. Dwell

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Old 04-02-2009, 05:11 PM #11
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So when you play with the LPR over the chrono are you looking for the position that reduces inconsistencies and kick?
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Old 04-02-2009, 05:15 PM #12
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in reference to the 'velocity drop', I'm wondering how much fps is considered a velocity drop? when we all go to chrono, there will be an obvious variation in fps from shot to shot +/-(fill in the blank)... I still get quite a large spread, considering I've only put about 5 cases through my 09. I noticed the spread gets smaller and smaller as my marker breaks in(obviously).. so how much velocity difference should we be looking for, so as not to mistake it for just a small variance??
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Old 04-07-2009, 11:52 AM #13
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Umm...wrong thread, wrong marker, wrong everything...BUT:

Can you set the dwell on the Etek2 and Ego08 the same way?
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Old 04-07-2009, 11:58 AM #14
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Yes, the same basic tuning procedure can be used on both of these markers.
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Old 04-07-2009, 09:05 PM #15
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:27 AM #16
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Can you PLEASE post a PIC of what eexactly is "flush" for the lpr, i moved it and i cant remember what flush is whether is is to the hole, or flush to the entir3e cap... if it is flush to the cap would the screw be showing from the side.

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Old 04-08-2009, 08:35 AM #17
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Very end of the screw to be level with the very end of the cap.
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:28 AM #18
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Can you PLEASE post a PIC of what eexactly is "flush" for the lpr, i moved it and i cant remember what flush is whether is is to the hole, or flush to the entir3e cap... if it is flush to the cap would the screw be showing from the side.

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http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.p...5#post57276455
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:41 AM #19
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Lol, you referred to my post....ha!

If you lay a thin allen key across the front of the LPR cap and then take the appropriate allen key to turn the LPR screw out, you should be able to see when the screw meets the allen key which is across the LPR cap.
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Old 04-08-2009, 11:10 AM #20
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I keep my dwell around 9.5 and have the 2 1/2 turn from flush and it works like a dream
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Old 04-08-2009, 11:12 AM #21
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Are you shredding the rammer 009 o-ring?

Just wondering, did you perform the over-dwelling test?
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