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Old 02-05-2013, 07:42 PM #1
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Dwell Questions

My dwell in my DM11 is set to 21 but in the Dye manual it says to put the dwell to 10 and start increasing it until the marker begins to fire then get paint and go to a chrono and increase the dwell until you see no increase in velocity. Should I do that or just leave it at 21?

Also does increasing dwell lower your max rate of fire and what are the pros/cons of having a higher/lower dwell?
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:10 AM #2
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dwell of 21 is perfect, if you havent tuned it i'd suggested youtubing and or trying. basic tuning is turning your LPR in till it stops don't force it anymore then slowly back it out till the bolt fully cycles then do 1/2 - 1/4th turns

but basically it will look something like a dwell of 21 and a lpr of like 3- 3 3/4ths turns every gun is different

pros of higher dwell is a smoother shot but less efficient
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:31 AM #3
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The dwell is the time in milliseconds that the solenoid is activated. During activation air supplied by your LPR is sent to bolt system to move it forward and then back to cycle the marker. A longer (or higher) dwell time means there will be a larger VOLUME of air supplied to the bolt for the cycle. A lower dwell provides a smaller volume of air. To accommodate for a longer dwell time at 21 ms (stock is 18) one can drop the LPR pressure to achieve the same consistent firing rates and hence have a smoother shot because of the lower pressure. A lower dwell time requires a higher operating pressure (just the opposite).

My suggestion, set it to stock at 18, back your dwell out about 4 turns. If the consistency is good and you don't have drop off your gun will shoot paint bullets at a high level for a long time!
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:17 PM #4
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