Originally Posted by everblade
When I first aired up there was a leak near the solenoid...Around game five the leak stopped.
Originally Posted by MstrKey
Seems a few people are having a leak issue there. I'm betting it's the ram orings or a dry ram.
While you are usually spot on - this time... the shop put different springs behind the cup seal than on the Independence, too soft. I have used Indy spring on the last few guns going out and that has taken care of the "problem"
I have ordered new springs, which should ship next week, after Commanders Cup. They will keep the Pin and Cap in place - plus they make the gun chrono very consistently.
One thing I didn't count on is that most everyone believes "you get what you pay for", so Invasion is a "lesser" gun. But if you hold an Invasion next to an Indy you will see less milling marks. True, the Indy has more detailed milling, but the quality of Invasion's milling is excellent. The tolerances are every bit as good. If I paid twice as much to an American shop the quality of the gun wouldn't be better and might not be as good.
As stated I'm selling to dealers at wholesale price so they can sell it to players for less and I have passed along all the discounts to get the price as low as possible, while still keeping all the quality features and components.
Let me tell you all the list of what needs attention.
1. Cups seal spring - as mentioned
2. Screw in the feed neck ring hits the lever - shorter screw - will make the lever with a bigger gap to longer screw fits.
3. Detents should be longer - changed mold and making them longer - new ones ship next week.
4. Cap for Inline reg is a bit thin, making new ones and will send to any that have purchased.
5. Board will not shoot 12.5 defaults back to 15. We did not know that the board is set for 15 in ramping modes. To shoot 12.5 the tournament lock has to be on! To change you set the Max Balls Per Second, and then flip the Dip Switch.
"The Invasion is taller" ... it’s not. The Invasion’s trigger frame is thicker in front of the trigger guard, so the air bore has some where to be… plus we hollowed it out so the wires has a lot of space to live and not get cut… but the gun height is almost the same.
We have swapped out the only parts that are much different on the two guns, the LPR reg and the inline reg – using a macro. The Invasion performed no better with the Indy parts, rather the Invasion had less drop off at lower LPR pressure with the Invasion inline reg because the front grip acts as a volumizer and recharges better.
Holding the barrel up to the light, it is beautiful. We have a kit with 3 more sizes – at $599 many would expect a throwaway – but this is first quality – 2 half’s fit together very tight look down the front to where it joins and it is even. Just a beautiful barrel.
Did the too light a spring cause some to worry that the gun had “leaking” problems? Would seem so, it doesn’t. Did the short detents cause a few minor problems? Yes – but that too is resolved. Did the board freak out a couple that thought that there was “something” wrong? Yep, but there isn’t. However, are Alien guns excellent guns? and are they at very low prices? and will Alien take care of you if you ever have a problem? Yes to all – as usual.