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Old 08-18-2012, 08:41 AM #1
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Clone GT did NOT dissapoint!!

Got to play with my GT last night (FINALLY!)..It performed awesome! I did have a slight FSDO but it was very slight and I figured out that I didn't get all of the factory lube cleaned out. I think I sold about 6 of them by letting ppl shoot the gun....Joke is on them, they all thought I was being nice letting them shoot the GT. I was just letting them help me break it in with their paint
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:47 AM #2
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lol. Congrats on your gt. It'll only get sweeter in time
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Old 08-18-2012, 11:52 AM #3
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its a sweet marker.. only thing I dont like are the 20 orings LOL. To me its the best shooting marker out there. Quiet and smooth!

It will get better as you break it in
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:27 PM #4
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The GT will definitely get better over time and once it's broken in a bit you should have no problem with FSDO if you have proper sized o-rings in there and lube it properly.

The GT does have a lot of o-rings, but most of them are static. There are only a handful of dynamic o-rings and once you get accustomed to the GT's drivetrain it really is pretty simple.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:21 PM #5
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Mark,
How do you define static/dynamic? I've always defined static orings as orings that do not move OR have any parts move against them. Dynamic orings being orings that move OR have a part move against them. If you look at this animation of the Droid engine (which operates/is exactly the same as the GT), you will see there are actually quite a few dynamic orings (by my definition). Not trying to start up anything, but I've always found it odd when people say that the Droid/Clone engine has alot of orings but only a "few/handful" are dynamic. I count 8 dynamic orings by my definition, which is more than any other spool valve currently being made if I'm not mistaken.

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Old 08-18-2012, 09:31 PM #6
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Our definitions are the same, I count 8 as well.

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Valve (3)
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There are no o-rings in the GT that are "problem o-rings" though, and by that I mean o-rings that fail or need to be replaced on a regular basis.

I like to hand fit my o-rings and after doing that you should get a lot of cycles out of the GT before having to change any of them. I mean of course any o-ring could always fail at any given time but none seem to do that on a regular basis. If you happen to get an o-ring that's slightly too small or large it could cause an issue which is why I like to hand fit and know that I will rarely run into a problem.

I don't mind having the 8 dynamic o-rings as it's a small trade-off for the performance and smoothness you get out of the GT. Maintenance is a breeze and takes like 5 minutes once you do it a couple times and get used to it.
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:40 PM #7
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in regards to the amount of o-rings on the drive train all I have to say is thats the price for shooting the best spool valve on the market. I HATE trouble shooting my old school Matrix but deal with it because it is an amazing shooting gun. The plus side is that the o-rings have such a long life before needing changing thats its almost a mute point.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:50 AM #8
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Joke is on them, they all thought I was being nice letting them shoot the GT. I was just letting them help me break it in with their paint
best way to do it!!
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