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Old 02-21-2012, 06:21 PM #1
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Drone dx Problem

I just got my new drone in the mail today and Im having problems with it. At first it wouldnt fire when i put air in it. Now it will try to cycle but the bolt will get stuck forward and poor air down the barrel. Ive cleaned relubbed with a light ammount of lube with a heavy ammount of lube. Changed batteries, adjusted trigger and adjusted reg. Any Ideas?
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:34 PM #2
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2 more problem! I put on a cp reg to check and see if that is the problem and it would try to fire but i had to increase the pressure and the only time it would fire balls would chrono at 320 fps. That is the lowest I could get it and the balls actually fire. Next is there a problem shooting reballs with this gun? It seemed like the eyes wouldnt recognize them.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:51 PM #3
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Anybody? I adjusted abs and dwell I have a feeling im going to have to send this in to service before I ever get to play with it.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:53 PM #4
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there should be no issues with reballs. I shoot them out of my drone dx fine.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:02 PM #5
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I dont know if I just got a lemon or what but I have never had this many problems with a brand new marker.
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:23 PM #6
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From previous posts, I understand that they may come with a bit too much grease on the DT. Try to wipe that all down, relube and try to cycle it.

Oh, and read the sticky. I found a similar set of symptoms there in about a minute

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Old 02-21-2012, 08:57 PM #7
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Ok update I have it cycling at a pretty good pressure but when a reball is in the chamber it wont cycle fully. But if i am dry firing it it works fine. Then when i turn it on it dry fires with the eye on but wont shoot a ball with the eyes on.
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:05 PM #8
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what is your dwell at?
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:12 PM #9
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:24 PM #10
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Heres a video of some of the problems im facing with the cycling with a ball in the breech and the eyes.http://s91.photobucket.com/albums/k2...=VIDEO0052.mp4
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:29 PM #11
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man im stuffed up lol excuse the nasal breathing.
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:36 PM #12
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So the bolt isn't going forward at all? When you stick your finger in the breech is it registering the eyes are blocked?
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:39 PM #13
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the bolt cycles fine with nothing in the breech but wont put have enough pressure to shoot a ball. but the gun will dry fire with the eyes on but wont shot a ball with the eyes on. When i turn the pressure up to shoot a ball the lowest i can get the ball to register is 320fps.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:14 AM #14
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the bolt cycles fine with nothing in the breech but wont put have enough pressure to shoot a ball. but the gun will dry fire with the eyes on but wont shot a ball with the eyes on. When i turn the pressure up to shoot a ball the lowest i can get the ball to register is 320fps.
WOW......that was confusing!
1) So the bolt cycles fine with the eyes off and no paint?

2) But won't put enough pressure to shoot out a ball........then later on you mention turning the pressure up and it's at 320?

You do realize MacDev regs are super sensitive? They require very tiny adjustments like 1/25 th of a turn at a time........then fire a couple of shots dry........then adjust again. 1/2 a turn on the reg will move it over 100 FPS! Try smaller steps!
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:21 AM #15
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cycles fine eyes ON and no paint. I have been adjusting it by 1/16 of a turn at a time and it wont shot a ball until the pressure is high enough to shoot a ball at 320 fps.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:22 AM #16
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with the eyes on it wont shoot a ball but will dry fire.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:27 AM #17
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First reset your board......then brand new battery......use your tongue and make sure it's really good! Then pull bolt out and wipe the excess lube out of the drivetrain.......make sure none is on the bolt tip o-ring. Don't add more lube......just wipe each o-ring down like a squeegee and dab you finger on a towel. Make sure the bolt moves fairly easily. Re-assemble and try again. Oh and turn reg screw clockwise in all the way..........and slowly back it out while dry firing.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:29 AM #18
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How do i reset the board?
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:49 AM #19
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http://www.macdev.net/downloads/Drone%20DX%20V1.0.pdf If you would like to reset your software to the factory default settings, gain access to the tourney button your board, then enter the programming mode. While in programming mode, press and hold the tourney lock button. After approximately 10 seconds, your indicator LED will flash all colours indicating a reset has been completed.
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:10 AM #20
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ok did that eyes seem to work but i cant test fire any more its too late I will update tomorrow.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:59 AM #21
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yea the first video something is seriously wrong and not just lube and such. It was trying to fire with the eyes on and nothing in the breach. Was it reading a ball when it did that? Are the eyes dirty? Do you get an eye failure? Is it better after you reset the board?
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